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Unread 11-20-2007, 06:03 PM   #31
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Unread 11-20-2007, 06:10 PM   #32
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Well mine leaks all over the dang place! Not bad, but it is a pretty constant drip, especially when it's raining. I've replaced the windshield cowl and I just checked my hood vent thingy and hose and theres NOTHING in there! I was soooo hoping that there was going to be a bunch of sticks and leaves but there alas is nothing. ugh! I did notice something interesting though... The flap for the vent is in the under the hood grill and it is on the driver's side. Now the weird part was that when "closed" on the switch the vent door was still open about 1/2" or so, is that supposed to be like that or should it be tight closed?? I'm really curious if that is where the water is getting in. And if it was would it be leaking all along the bottom of the dash? HELP! I'm Tired of Weet shins and rusty floors!!
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Unread 11-20-2007, 06:30 PM   #33
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Found the below quote in another post on here, thought it would be useful...
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Chances are pretty good that you should pull the heating system down, take it apart and reseal it.

There are 3 bolts that hold it on the firewall, you'll also have to disconnect the heater core, so drain about half your coolant first.

Taking out the passenger seat helps quite a bit with this.

Once you have it down on the floor, unscrew it, clean the halves well and then use generous amounts of black RTV between them. You'll notice that there is a hose that goes from a low spot on the heater assembly through the firewall and dumps out just under the battery tray on a YJ. If this is cracked, missing or cloged, you'll get water in your PASSENGER footwell.

If you're getting water everywhere, check to see if it's leaking out of the heater box, you'll see drips of water along the seam.
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Unread 11-20-2007, 07:09 PM   #34
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word, i am on it this week. I am growing tired of water in my floor mats everytime it rains!
same problem here. i pulled my carpets. still wet floor, pulled my plugs as well. works great
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Unread 11-20-2007, 09:11 PM   #35
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I did the water hose test on Sunday and believe that I have found the problem on mine. I ran water down the vent in the top of the hood and water ran through there with out issue. So I moved up higher on to the windshield and allowed water to run under the seal that covers the windshield at the bottom. After a minute water started to drip from under my dash. Don't have time to replace the seal right now so I got some RTV type sealant. I am going to give it a shot and see what happens.
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Unread 11-20-2007, 11:33 PM   #36
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that bugs the Heck out of me because I have replaced that cowl seal and it's still leaking!? ugh
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Unread 12-05-2007, 05:58 PM   #37
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OK - JUST bought the HOOD Scoop - I CANt run it backwards because the Windshield Washer squirters in the way. what did you guys do to get it on in the backwards position...??

I just purchased mine and I have the same dilemma, did you guys purchase the clear-ish smoke colored one from quadratec of did you get a different model? The smoke colored one I bought and it only attaches with adhesive sticker and no bolt holes. It actually goes around the vent grill not on top of it! WTF? I'm clueless, somebody clue me in so I can send back that scoop to Quadratec before it's too late.


*the only way I can see to run it backwards is to notch out the scoop base to fit around the windshield washers, but everyone else seems to have bolted their's on so I don't think I got the right one! HELP!

SO WHICH ONE???????
Mine --> http://www.quadratec.com/products/13006_11.htm
and the other one --> http://www.quadratec.com/products/13006_12.htm


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Unread 12-05-2007, 06:20 PM   #38
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I have "the other one." It installed in ninety seconds right over top of the stock grill, facing backwards. It's invaluable if you don't have ac.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 06:28 PM   #39
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Unread 12-05-2007, 06:35 PM   #40
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Okey I'm too... Only problem is that I own a 97 TJ and they skip my year? What's up with that? Is there something different? Will another year work?
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Unread 12-05-2007, 06:54 PM   #41
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I just purchased mine and I have the same dilemma, did you guys purchase the clear-ish smoke colored one from quadratec of did you get a different model? The smoke colored one I bought and it only attaches with adhesive sticker and no bolt holes. It actually goes around the vent grill not on top of it! WTF? I'm clueless, somebody clue me in so I can send back that scoop to Quadratec before it's too late.


*the only way I can see to run it backwards is to notch out the scoop base to fit around the windshield washers, but everyone else seems to have bolted their's on so I don't think I got the right one! HELP!

SO WHICH ONE???????
Mine --> http://www.quadratec.com/products/13006_11.htm
and the other one --> http://www.quadratec.com/products/13006_12.htm


THANKS GUYS!
Same thing with me as well..im just going to notch it out carefully with a utility knife..not worth sending it back imo.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 10:36 PM   #42
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that bugs the Heck out of me because I have replaced that cowl seal and it's still leaking!? ugh
i did the same thing. brand new seal and it still leaked. after looking everywhere for where the water was getting in i said the hell with it and dropped the windshield again and RTV'ed the seal. I'd have sworn up and down that there was no way water could get by that seal, but i've been dry for months now. don't ask me why it wasn't sealing or how the water was getting around it, but it was, all along the bottom side of the seal where it meets the tub (the top half i RTV'ed from the outside). and yes, if it's leaking at the seal, the water will find its way to the bottom of the dash.
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Unread 12-06-2007, 06:31 AM   #43
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saw that this thread was still going, so I figured I'd show what I've done for a hood/cowl scoop.

I didn't want to spend the $$ to buy one, so I just made my own scoop.
I started by making a cardboard template of what I wanted, then cut the shape out of a scrap piece of stainless sheet metal that I had, and bent it using a couple blocks of wood and a hammer.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member...74_47_full.jpg

I haven't had a chance to drive with it on yet, but we did get a couple inches of snow on Tuesday night, and the scoop seemed to do a prety good job of keeping the snow out of the cowl grill.
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Unread 12-13-2007, 11:37 PM   #44
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[QUOTE=FunkSkunk]
SO WHICH ONE???????
Mine --> http://www.quadratec.com/products/13006_11.htm
and the other one --> http://www.quadratec.com/products/13006_12.htmQUOTE]


Yeah I got "the other one". I was skeptical of the idea of taping a part onto the jeep, and it fits facing the windshield without interfering with anything.

And to update, Had a few rainstorms since putting on the hard top this winter and not a drop of water inside (yet). still suspicous of the soft top channell holes...
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Unread 12-14-2007, 07:48 AM   #45
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I never thought about turning my hood scoop around to face the windshield (I'm blonde). Good idea. I'm going to go outside and turn mine around right now!

I knew there must be some practical reason I read this forum every morning!

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