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Unread 03-06-2012, 06:26 AM   #1
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Under the hood?

Just picked up our new 2012 Overland with the 6. Popped the hood to show a friend the engine and noticed on the hood lip there is a rubber "seal" along the driver's side but missing on the passenger side. Does anyone know if this is normal? I assume it is and has to do with the air intake on the driver's side. Much appreciate the help on this.

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Unread 03-06-2012, 06:30 AM   #2
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It is the "snow blocker" for the air intake...perfectly normal.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 06:34 AM   #3
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That's what I figured, but just to confirm you are talking about the seal that is attached to the underside of the hood, right? Not the "dam" on the top surface of the grill?
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Unread 03-06-2012, 07:16 AM   #4
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It's only on 1 side (air intake side). I took my jeep back for the same thing, the mechanic showed me 6 other cherokees, same thing.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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Thanks very much!
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Unread 03-07-2012, 01:15 PM   #6
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Found the seal, is right at the edge of the hood and looks like it is sealing air/rain from flowing over the top of the headlight.

Seems odd: the seal is across the edge of the headlight and it appears to want to pull intake air from the slots on top of the grille and over the radiator support cover to the intake. This makes sense however there is a foam barrier strip that will block most of the flow (see picture). The path in the grille, out slots on top, and around to the intake should keep rain/snow/birds out of the intake but the barrier makes little sense other than to block the air flow. Wonder why (sell CAIs ?)


Need to monitor the Intake Air Temp using my OBD scanner with the barrier in place and with it removed. Might be interesting.


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Unread 03-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #7
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As mentioned a few posts above, it blocks things from blowing into the box. Snow, dirt, etc etc.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 03:47 PM   #8
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i have the rubber seal but not the foam barrier.

the temps from my scangaue 2 are about 3-5 deg over outside temps. same with my 07 camry se i had that had an intake that looked almost the same as the jeep .
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