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My husband and I bought a 2012 Jeep Patriot about 4 months ago and it absolutely has no power going up hills. And yes we have that god awful CVT transmission. Just looking for advice as to what it could be cause we could put our foot to the floor and it just has no power at all. But once it gets over the hills and on flat road it accelerates just fine. We’ve changed both transmission filters and put new plugs and wires in it.
 

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Air filter? The ECM will compensate to some extent, but after a point it simply needs the correct amount of air.
Have you tried fuel system cleaner? Don't expect immediate results. You've got to add the cleaner and run through the whole tank before you'll get any difference.
At 9 years old it could also be the catalytic converter.

Question: Does the engine rev up to 3000+ RPMs like it should when climbing the hills?

I doubt this is a transmission problem, but of course from my vantage point I can't be sure of anything.
 

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PS, remember it's only a 4 cylinder engine with less than 175 HP. If you have the 2.0 engine you've only got about 150. I also have a Patriot (sibling to the Compass) with the 2.0 and when I'm in the mountains 4th gear isn't always enough. When I'm down in 3rd gear it's hard to get it over 50MPH.
 

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We do use the shifter and it works better. And the transmission fluid level is good cause we just changed all that. We haven’t checked the catalytic converter yet. But my husband thinks the exhaust isn’t sealed completely to it. So we are losing power due to that.
 
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