Jeep TJ Heat Coming In
I bought a 2000 Jeep TJ about one year ago. First time owner and have driven it mainly on weekends. It has probably about four inches of lift. This jeep seems to get a lot of heat in from underneath. It comes in around the emergency break handle, four wheel drive shifter as well as around the brake and gas pedal area. Is that normal? Is there a fix? Thanks in advance.
I would agree that is where the problem usually is - it was for me. They cost about $20 shipped. My '98 is smaller than that, but does the same thing. A small hole or rip in it can let in a lot of hot air right off the engine and exhaust manifold. When I had my console out, I added SS tape around the cup holder's underside and added spray foam around them too to fill the cavity in. I put some SS tape on the tunnel too. Drinks stay cold a LOT longer now.
In addition to checking for a torn transmission shifter boot, check to see if you have heat coming from the HVAC foot vent when it isn't selected. The foot door actuator or door linkage may be faulty. If you don't have the factory carpet installed, you may also be getting a lot of heat transferred through the floor from the exhaust and drivetrain which is normal, the stock carpet has thick heat insulation on the underside to shield against this.
2000 TJ SE
2005 LJ Rubicon
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