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Old 07-01-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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Really Hot at My Feet

So any time I take my tj on a trip over an hour, my feet are burning hot. The metal part of the pedals is the source of the heat I'm pretty sure (they're too hot to touch).

Anyone know why/how to fix this?

I stopped driving barefoot but I feel like there's a better solution. Any ideas?

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I've noticed this too.. Not sure why this happens but I put on my AC when it gets too hot near my feet. I'm guessing a thermal barrier or mat might help but if anyone can enlighten us that would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-01-2013, 11:26 AM   #3
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My jeep gets hot under the center console, im assuming everyone's does because the tranny/driveshaft/transfercase are under there
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Yeah, forget about placing a cold drink in your Cup holder, unless of course you want boiling water for your soup or hot chocolate drink.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:36 AM   #5
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Lol so this is just one of those "its a jeep" comments

Ok cool. Just making sure Im not putting undue stress on my transmission or something.

Also... I have slush mats. They do not help. They probably make it worse.

And sadly my AC slider only slides from hot to warm... and yes this broke on an 8 hour trip about 3 hours in :/

Do you think I could install some extra heat sheild on the floor under the carpet or something?
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Yeah, I believe it is one of those "jeep" things...
I'll probably get some thermal barrier soon and play with that and see if it helps.
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I'm thinking of putting Peel and Seal (Dynamat) on the inside firewall and tranny hump. It's supposed to help with sound and temp.
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Speedy,
That's not a bad idea. Let us know how it works out for you. That could be another option.
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I'm thinking of putting Peel and Seal (Dynamat) on the inside firewall and tranny hump. It's supposed to help with sound and temp.
That's what I was thinking but wouldn't you have to remove the transmission to do that?
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If you have the mini cats those things will heat up the drivers side floor area.
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No, I'm thinking of doing in on the interior. That's why I was talking firewall and hump and not the floor. There still may be a time when I take out the carpet.
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I bought some heat shielding that they use above mufflers. I plan on sticking it up by the mini cats, and some under the tunnel.
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:45 PM   #13
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If you have the mini cats those things will heat up the drivers side floor area.
Mini cats?
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No, I'm thinking of doing in on the interior. That's why I was talking firewall and hump and not the floor. There still may be a time when I take out the carpet.
Got it. I'm not that great with terminology.
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Mini cats?
Look under the hood. There are 2 smaller catalytic converters that sit right in that area.
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Look under the hood. There are 2 smaller catalytic converters that sit right in that area.
I will look. And that would definately explain it.

Not seeing any. (First post from under the Jeep. Neat. Haha)


On another note it looks like I could sneak some heat shield between the transmission case and the wall above it.
Also, is it safe to put some heat shield directly on the exhaust?
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Lol... so theres this hole... no idea why its there... but its next to the motor and pretty close to the headers... and ill just show pictures.

My options are:
1) patch it.
2) get an insulated vent hose and put a vent under the bumper to let fresh (cooler) air in. And of cours add a valve to close it in the winter.

2 might be Better than having the windows open I think. Lots of old cars had these on purpose.
Anyone think it's worth it?
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Lol... so theres this hole... no idea why its there... but its next to the motor and pretty close to the headers... and ill just show pictures.

My options are:
1) patch it.
2) get an insulated vent hose and put a vent under the bumper to let fresh (cooler) air in. And of cours add a valve to close it in the winter.

2 might be Better than having the windows open I think. Lots of old cars had these on purpose.
Anyone think it's worth it?
Well now, there's your problem haha I'd plug it.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:30 PM   #19
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Well now, there's your problem haha I'd plug it.
Haha any idea why that hole is there?
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:39 PM   #20
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Haha any idea why that hole is there?
If I recall correctly, I think that's where the cable for something goes through. I have an automatic. Maybe the shifter?
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Haha any idea why that hole is there?
It looks like a hole in the firewall for running wiring/transmission parts/etc. Usually they are plugged with a rubber stopper type deal if they arent in use.

But, that being said - mine gets hot as well. It seems most other wranglers do as well.

There is also something called lizard skin which is similar to roll/spray on bed liner except that it is a ceramic insulator. I've never used it but I've read some decent reviews.
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If I recall correctly, I think that's where the cable for something goes through. I have an automatic. Maybe the shifter?
Could be. I have a manual transmission. So unsurprisingly the soultion here is... ducttape.
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Could be. I have a manual transmission. So unsurprisingly the soultion here is... ducttape.
Anything to stop that hot air from entering should help a lot.
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For those of you that have standards, there is shift boot under the console. If it tears (not an unusual occurance), it will let in tons of nicely heated air for your displeasure. Conveniently, there is an outlet for said hot air, at the front of the console, right next to the driver's pedal.

Said boot is around $30 at most dealers.
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Another option I will most likely do is exhaust wrap. It's fairly inexpensive and I fortunately have a source that sells this stuff at cost.
2"wide x 50' lengths in tan, black, and titanium color.

That will help get rid of some of the heat from the engine and under the belly.
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I myself have this issue.. I was also wondering if it was normal. .But only my gas pedal foot gets hot. and damn it gets hot after an hour or so. I'll check for that hole and them mini cats. Thanks
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Another option I will most likely do is exhaust wrap. It's fairly inexpensive and I fortunately have a source that sells this stuff at cost.
2"wide x 50' lengths in tan, black, and titanium color.

That will help get rid of some of the heat from the engine and under the belly.
It's not a good idea to use exhaust wrap on a street vehicle. They hold moisture and will cause the exhaust to rust out a lot faster.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:57 AM   #28
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For those of you that have standards, there is shift boot under the console. If it tears (not an unusual occurance), it will let in tons of nicely heated air for your displeasure. Conveniently, there is an outlet for said hot air, at the front of the console, right next to the driver's pedal.

Said boot is around $30 at most dealers.
That hole you're talking about. .. I have a boot that works great and no heat comes in from around the shifter (my drinks stay cold [: )but the vent hole is completely unused. Is that a stock feature to connect the boot to the hole and mine's broken or or is the vent just a good way to fix my hot foot problem ?
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For those of you that have standards, there is shift boot under the console. If it tears (not an unusual occurance), it will let in tons of nicely heated air for your displeasure. Conveniently, there is an outlet for said hot air, at the front of the console, right next to the driver's pedal.

Said boot is around $30 at most dealers.
That hole you're talking about. .. I have a boot that works great and no heat comes in from around the shifter (my drinks stay cold [: )but the vent hole is completely unused. Is that a stock feature to connect the boot to the hole and mine's broken or or is the vent jus a good way to fix my hot foot problem ?
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Neil:
I never thought about that. I was under the impression that the exhaust would vaporize any moisture that gets near it and wouldn't cause that problem.

It doesn't rain much here in California and I dont go "mudding" where the exhaust would be submerged in water for any length of time.

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