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Old 06-20-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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Hot air blown into cabin

Hey guys

2000 TJ Sahara, I was driving lately on local roads, speed max. 80 km/h, as I suddenly felt hot air being blown into the cabin.

The air comes from where the manual gear shifter stick is. The plastic around it got really hot. At the same time I realised my temp gauge went up near the red area (didn't touch it however).

Also, oil pressure dropped dramatically (0) and stayed there.

I am scared! Anything wrong here? Anybody got any ideas?

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Old 06-20-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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Check the rubber shifter boot. Pull the leather boot up to get to it. You can see it from underneath as well. Probably has a rip in it. Hot air from underneath coming in. happened to me as well.

As far as your temp gauge, sounds like a separate problem. Check your cooling system.

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Old 06-22-2013, 03:10 PM   #3
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Awesome, thanks a lot! Will check that!
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:29 AM   #4
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Awesome, thanks a lot! Will check that!
Don't bother "checking", I can almost guarantee the inner boot is torn. Pick up one at the dealer they are around $30.00 IIRC.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:29 AM   #5
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Check fan clutch and radiator fluid level/color. If those check out, open the radiator cap and let the jeep get to operating temp and watch to see if you see coolant moving inside. This is to make sure the water pump is still working. With the engine that hot and if it really had zero oil pressure, I would be worried about damage. Still running ok? Maybe something with the cluster gauge. Bad ground?
Take it out and play with it
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