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post #1 of 13 Old 12-18-2007, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Major condensation issue!!

So about 10 minutes ago I went to move my Jeep to the other side of the street (winter parking ban). Every window was covered in ice. And when i say covered, there was about 1/8" of ice on the front windshield in places.

It's warming up right now, hoping to turn it all to water and maybe dry it all up with a towel.

Now I went to the pats game this weekend (totally worth it btw ), and I know I got a ton of water inside the Jeep, is this what is causing all the problems? And if so will I have to wait till summer to get this issue all figured out? There was probably a gallon of water in the Jeep (with about 60 pounds of soaked clothes).

Monday I had a ton of water drops hanging off the freedom panels.

Any advise on how to solve this would be greatly appreciated. I was going to let the jeep just heat up and run for a couple hours to see what that would do for me.

I did search for this but didn't come up with too much info...


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post #2 of 13 Old 12-18-2007, 04:27 PM
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Take the 60 pounds of wet clothes out.
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crack your windows and crank the heater in the front blowers to get alot of air flow and it should eventually evaporate out, but get the wet clothes out of there.

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Take the 60 pounds of wet clothes out.
was = past tense

Yeah, those are gone, the jeep has been completely emptied (Monday).

I just shut it off, and there was, no water to wipe up. I guess I will see if this condensation issue comes up again, maybe a dehumidifier is in order.

I also just noticed I am getting a sound from about the transfer case of a constant knock (sounds like it's underneath the jeep). It's sounds like I'm making an on the rocks margarita, that doesn't seem to stop.
Oil level is fine btw.

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I'm assuming the water or condensation is inside the Jeep. If you drive with windows closed and vent turned off it will build condensation and moisture from your body heat and breathing. So, try driving with air conditioning on with recircle, with the temp set at middle (any temp range -- cold, warm or hot). AC will draw out moisture and you will never have that problem. Likewise, I do the same when it's raining outside and have no fogging inside at all. Recircle air mode is more important when humidity is high outside.

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I'm assuming the water or condensation is inside the Jeep. If you drive with windows closed and vent turned off it will build condensation and moisture from your body heat and breathing. So, try driving with air conditioning on with recircle, with the temp set at middle (any temp range -- cold, warm or hot). AC will draw out moisture and you will never have that problem. Likewise, I do the same when it's raining outside and have no fogging inside at all. Recircle air mode is more important when humidity is high outside.
That's good advice for a damp summer day, but this time of year I'd be more inclined to recommend driving with the heater on and recirculate off. Outside humidity is usually pretty low in the winter so just heating the outside air and blowing it through the cab should dry things out.
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crack your windows and crank the heater in the front blowers to get alot of air flow and it should eventually evaporate out, but get the wet clothes out of there.
...with the A/C turned on. That will give you dryer air.

[edit] Never mind. Just saw the other post -- hasty reply.
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That's good advice for a damp summer day, but this time of year I'd be more inclined to recommend driving with the heater on and recirculate off. Outside humidity is usually pretty low in the winter so just heating the outside air and blowing it through the cab should dry things out.
Go ahead with the heater only -- it will fog up.

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Yes it will, used to drive alot with the A/C in the winter. Turn the temp up a little obviously.
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Go ahead with the heater only -- it will fog up.
not if you open a window (just a little)
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Transfer Shifter is in what Gear

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was = past tense

Yeah, those are gone, the jeep has been completely emptied (Monday).

I just shut it off, and there was, no water to wipe up. I guess I will see if this condensation issue comes up again, maybe a dehumidifier is in order.

I also just noticed I am getting a sound from about the transfer case of a constant knock (sounds like it's underneath the jeep). It's sounds like I'm making an on the rocks margarita, that doesn't seem to stop.
Oil level is fine btw.

Stealership here I come!
Yes, get the moisture out by venting or use a/c.
The more interesting problem is the noise down below. Which way is the transfer case lever pointing? My guess is it is not in one gear or another.

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Look into damprid or some industrial packing desiccant.

I have several large packets of silica gel desiccant that you can heatup and then reuse over and over. I use them in all sorts of needs.
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Yes, get the moisture out by venting or use a/c.
The more interesting problem is the noise down below. Which way is the transfer case lever pointing? My guess is it is not in one gear or another.

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Of course the noise wasn't there this morning!

I actually checked the lever, to make sure it was in 2H, even drove it up and down the street for certainty last night.

New bad news! I had a flat this morning! And the tire place 25 feet away can't find a hole.

At least there was no frozen condensation this morning. But my Jack and tools were frozen to the tub.

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Look into damprid or some industrial packing desiccant.

I have several large packets of silica gel desiccant that you can heatup and then reuse over and over. I use them in all sorts of needs.
Maybe I'll go buy 30 packs of beef jerky...

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