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MPG I have a Jeep Patriot, 4x4, 2.5 4L engine, manual transmission. The sticker claims that it does 25-29 mpg but I've yet to see such results. I'm getting under 23 every time and I've been driving like a grandma trying to get to at least 25! Anyone else having this same problem? What kind of mileage are you getting?

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The mileage estimates on your sticker are EPA mileage estimates, which are notorious for being inaccurate. They overhauled their testing standards for 2008, but real world mileage can be much different. Driving like a grandma doesn't mean much. Living in areas with a lot of hills or mountains will decrease mileage, as will rain and snow. Check your tire pressure often, as improper tire inflation can hurt your mileage. Other than that, you're probably getting average for that vehicle. Welcome to SUVs.

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I have got a 2005 Equinox and I'm getting horrible fuel mileage ! Like 7mpg in the city and 17 to 21 mpg on the highway , I've put new tires , battery , original equipment spark plugs and wires and still...

There are many things that could conspire to rob mileage. My first thought was possible transmission slippage. Although your city rating is horrible, the highway mileage is just a little off. 23-25 hwy is correct, 23 for lousy doped California gas, and 25 elsewhere. My guess is that you have slippage but above 45 mph, you are still getting advantage once the converter lock takes effect in overdrive. Just slippage until you reach that lock point.
Start with a full diagnostic of all stored codes in the ODB II computer, both for the engine and the transmission, then an evaluation of your transmission from a good shop.
Good luck, the Equinox is a darned good car,and worth the effort.

Feb 22, 2015 | 2005 Chevrolet Equinox

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Is there software to reprogram computer on a 2007 jeep patriot to get more mpg

more MPG, now that is a dream,

No engine size stated, (mine is 3.8L)

there is one method,

put a raw egg under the right foot, and never allow it to leak .

The MPG (turned engine, brakes not dragging)

is 100% related to ,car weight, and your happy right foot.

less happy, more MPG. (i promise)

there is no free lunch in Physics, heavy cars suck fuel.

NO the chip deal.

1: hack in to the PCM. ( google for 3 days, you might find this.

2: then shut down closed loop ops (very illegal) but my answers are pure physics and ECU tuning.

3: then set the AFR to 13.5:1 full time (Dyno tuned.) $$$$$

no free lunch on any Dyno either.

4: now car is gutless and will not accel. fast and will be a lean burn

engine. The engine makes best MPG that is not the same Air fuel ratio

of the legal 14.7: 1 ratio. (EPA) called Stoch, clean burn.

5: defeat enrich mode. next.

if you really want to learn, read this book, sure will cost you $15

but its all there. every steps.

Greg Banish

and last , here is one car that gets 84mpg

note the extremes.

not that most CHIP sellers , lie about HP gains. 20% and all that.

and if they SELL MPG chips, more lies. get the promise in writting

and with full refund , if it fails... they wont do that.

then there are the guys that sell you a $100 , 3cent resistor

that replaces the IAT.

the closed loop system will bypass that, SEE the longterm

fuel trim , hide your fibbing IAT? sure.

if you fib enough, say go too hot?

the Closed loop will end or the the ECU will goto limphome.

if it goes to limphome, MPG goes HORRIBLE.

if not the hot (fibbing) IAT sensor will cause lean burning.

a good way to burn exhaust valves and makes tons of NOX pollution.

(you will fail the smog test)

and the new ECU on your car (i have an 08 JK)

will throw DTCs for too lean. all day long.

so what is the value in that? i dont know.

so DIY

buy your custom ECU and programming.

are you running fuel sucking A/T trannY?

i designed my own MPG gauge. (obd2)

my JeepsDASH MPG,(stock) is long run average. useless to me.

My gauge is real time. all the time. averaged for about 3 seconds.

if im a good boy (retired tech) i get 25mpg.

(driving normal its 19mpg) 3.8L V8, 60k miles.

get rid of weight

get rid of A/T

buy a guage and learn how to drive all over again.

lots of coasting , avoiding the usage of brakes (safely)

and slow Acceleration. (

Stay in closed loop, (my gage has that) and mPG just happens.

fix dragging brakes, on car, , bad caliper guides?

on the stock gauge you must push reset over and over.

to get real time readings, that are meaning full. a pain.

and first learn what a CHIP is ( it means nada)

Make them tell you what it really is, or just pass.

If you work hard for the money. that is.

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Is there software i can download to change the computer?

double posted, and is better. "can it"
answer , NO. ( any thing that changes engine tune is illegal here, because it changes smog emission''s)
in fact, in the USA its very illegal.
need links to the federal agents , shutting down 3 guys?
no country stated.
no engine stated.
Gear ratios.
you change the axle ratios and want to match that?
the software can not change gears sets. impossible
what you can do (i have this on my JK) is change the axles or tires
the use a "tool" that changes the PCM gears parameter to match what you have, for SPEEDO corrections. and by default allows the ECU
to use the correct load factors , when driving, (very important)
i have flash cal..
they have other tools. that do more. but not for all cars.
and MPG will not work. (i bet) seen many say so after popping for $150 or more.

Mar 11, 2014 | 2007 Jeep Patriot Limited

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2009 jeep patriot transmission problems

google jeep patriot forums join one or more and post there

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What is the 1999 kia sportage ring gear torque settings

  1. Torque
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    • The two-door Sportage is 156.4 inches long with a wheelbase of 92.9 inches. The four-door versions are 170.3 inches and the wheelbase is 104.3 inches. All versions are 68.1 inches wide and 65 inches tall. The front and rear tracks are both 56.7 inches. All versions sit 7.9 inches off the ground. The two-wheel drive, four-door versions weigh 3,186 lb if manual and 3,230 lb if automatic. The two-door, two-wheel drive model is 3,108 lb. The two door, four-wheel drive model is 3,230 lb. The four-door, four-wheel drive models are 3,352 lb if manual and 3,396 lb if automatic.

Read more: 2000 KIA Sportage Torque Specs '

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How many rpm should a 1991 tracker 1.4 auto

The 1991 model was 65 inches high, 142.5 inches long and 64.2 inches wide, with an 86.6-inch wheelbase. Small variations in those dimensions were seen during the course of production, but not more than an inch for any of the measurements. The Tracker is able to tow 1,000 pounds and weighs between 2,238 and 2,338 pounds.Early models of the mini SUV were powered by a 1.6-liter overhead cam 8-valve fuel-injected engine with four inline cylinders, while later models were upgraded to a version of the same engine with 16 valves.The additional valves gave the later models more horsepower and torque. The smaller engine produces 80 horsepower at 5,400 revolutions per minute, and 94 foot-pounds of torque at 3,300 rpm. The larger engine produces 84 horsepower at 5,600 rpm, and 98 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000 rpm. Equipped with an 11.1-gallon fuel tank, the vehicle gets 23 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway with an automatic transmission. With a manual transmission it gets 25 mpg and 27 mpg respectively.

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Tune ups, clean oil & filters , tire air pressure at rated as specied on door panel. good driving habits.. have dealer ck computer settings

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