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Unread 07-22-2010, 07:47 AM   #1
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jeep flooded with water--what to look for??

well, my jeep was parked at work yesterday,and we had a surprise "monsoon" set in with hard blowing downpours for over an hour..of course i didnt have a top on and when i went out to get in it the wiper motor and stereo system were shorted out i guess,because they were both on..no keys even in the ignition..it started fine and i was sloshin water everytime i pushed the clutch pedal...i managed to get some out turnin hard left at speed and sloshin out the passenger side door...when i got home and shut the key off,my wipers were creeping across the windshield and my radio lights were on,but not playing any sound..i unhooked the battery and i bailed nearly -2- 5 gallon buckets of water out and finally sopped it with rags,and pulled the carpets back where i could and put the fans to it overnite...this mornin,it is dried up pretty well and electrics seem to be workin as normal,and i am leving it out in the 97 degree sun for a day or two with the top off,but is there any thing in particular that you all seem to think i should pay special attention to after it being so wet on the inside...water did not get in the glove box and the fuse panel seemed ok..it got as high as the bottom of the doors though before it ran out...you all think i have done what i can,or is there something else i should look at??

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Unread 07-22-2010, 07:51 AM   #2
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You are aware of the drain plugs?
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is there something else i should look at??
A Rain Gear cab cover.
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ha! yeah!! i know there are plugs..i just didnt mess with em...we were jokin around at work about bailing the water out like a john boat,and i just used a square tupperware bowl and a bucket,more as joke that anything...we had a bet about how many bails it would take...i lost count at about 50!! ha!!
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A Rain Gear cab cover.
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A Rain Gear cab cover.
That's what I was thinking.
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On the rare occasion that I've been caught in a rainstorm, I threw a towel, sweatshirt, etc over the steering column and mine's been fine. When I wasn't around, or unaware of it happening, both the signal stalk and hazards returned to operation once they dried out, which only took a day or so.

I would recommend pulling the plugs. It would have taken far less time than to bail the water out with whatever container. They're rubber, it's really quite easy! During the summer, I just leave mine out.

As for other things to look for, not really. It's a good thing it's a jeep, huh?

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On the rare occasion that I've been caught in a rainstorm, I threw a towel, sweatshirt, etc over the steering column and mine's been fine. When I wasn't around, or unaware of it happening, both the signal stalk and hazards returned to operation once they dried out, which only took a day or so.

I would recommend pulling the plugs. It would have taken far less time than to bail the water out with whatever container. They're rubber, it's really quite easy! During the summer, I just leave mine out.

As for other things to look for, not really. It's a good thing it's a jeep, huh?

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ya got that right!! i pulled my plugs before i put the carpet back down this morning..
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