Yj hood vent leaks inside during heavy rain - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-07-2011, 12:10 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1
Yj hood vent leaks inside during heavy rain

Does anyone have experience with installing a small vent scoop to make cabin vents more effective? I am in south Florida and during our heavy rains some water leaks through the vent intake onto the cabin floor. Do you know if the vent scoops work and should they be installed facing forward as that looks like more water might be directed into the vent. Thanks

Captain Randy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-07-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Undead-89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Loveland, CO
Posts: 760
There is a drain pipe in the engine compartment on the firewall on the Passenger side. Looks like a 1inch tube with a flanged rubber thingy at the bottom. That is probably plugged up. Disconnect it ans empty it out.

If you want to install a scoop for maximum input air you want to mount it with the opening toward the window. Air actually hits the windshield and goes down and forward. When you are driving you can actually see the water run forward on the hood until it hits the edge and catches the wind and is blown back. Even more entertaining with ice chunks.

Undead-89 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-07-2011, 01:03 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
NAVYCHIEF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,207
/\ X 2 make sure you get the one that screws on to the vent frame. the generic tape on one is a waste of time and money.
__________________
1994 RENEGADE

TREAT EVERY STRESSFUL SITUATION AS A DOG WOULD.
IF YOU CAN'T EAT IT OR PLAY WITH IT,
JUST PEE ON IT AND WALK AWAY.
NAVYCHIEF is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-07-2011, 01:15 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Undead-89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Loveland, CO
Posts: 760
Oh and if it says it fits TJs and YJs they are probably lying, even if it is Quadratech.
Undead-89 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-07-2011, 01:16 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
NAVYCHIEF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,207
/\ x2 again
__________________
1994 RENEGADE

TREAT EVERY STRESSFUL SITUATION AS A DOG WOULD.
IF YOU CAN'T EAT IT OR PLAY WITH IT,
JUST PEE ON IT AND WALK AWAY.
NAVYCHIEF is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-07-2011, 02:38 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Undead-89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Loveland, CO
Posts: 760
Captain Randy and NavyChief. Makes me Think I should have named myself Stupendous Airman.
Undead-89 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-07-2011, 02:44 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
NHrubicon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 844
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Undead-89 View Post
Oh and if it says it fits TJs and YJs they are probably lying, even if it is Quadratech.
X2 on that...I have a spare (ordered 2) that was supposed to fit both and it doesn't fit on the YJ...way off!
NHrubicon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-07-2011, 06:19 PM   #8
First Aid technician!

WF Supporting Member
 
joshd4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NE GA
Posts: 107
Follow this link if you have water coming in from that location. Lots of good info and pics. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/help...ash-77501.html
__________________
Failure is not an option. It is a privilege reserved only for those who try
joshd4 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-07-2011, 07:46 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Shore Massachusetts
Posts: 160
Our '94 had the drain hose plugged. Cleaned a small swamp out! Too bad the previous owner didn't know why it was leaking for the couple years before I got it....might not have the rotten floor pans where the carpet was continuously wet.

-John
94 yj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-08-2011, 12:39 PM   #10
First Aid technician!

WF Supporting Member
 
joshd4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NE GA
Posts: 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by 94 yj View Post
Our '94 had the drain hose plugged. Cleaned a small swamp out! Too bad the previous owner didn't know why it was leaking for the couple years before I got it....might not have the rotten floor pans where the carpet was continuously wet.

-John
Im in that boat right now. Swapping out the drivers floor pan. Fun times.
__________________
Failure is not an option. It is a privilege reserved only for those who try
joshd4 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-08-2011, 12:58 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Roy,WA
Posts: 31
Was hoping this hose was all I needed to do... it is clear...got to be the window cowling gasket... get out the check book
__________________
I'm so broke I thought I wet my pants till I realized it was my wallet crying...
Natel37 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-08-2011, 01:28 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Undead-89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Loveland, CO
Posts: 760
Natel, mine came from the holes in the top of the window frame drilled for the soft top. When I took the Soft Top off water would get up Under the lip and start filling the Window frame, which would then leak into the dash.
Undead-89 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-09-2011, 02:07 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Roy,WA
Posts: 31
@undead don't have a soft top....it doesn't look like the hard top has ever been taken off

__________________
I'm so broke I thought I wet my pants till I realized it was my wallet crying...
Natel37 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hood Vent Scoop question 05wranglerdean General Jeep Discussion 10 02-11-2013 08:38 PM
Vent system moku YJ Tech Forum 4 10-27-2010 10:58 PM
hi lift jack hood mount/ jack too heavy? Mud-4-Life TJ General Discussion Forum 28 09-01-2010 07:01 AM
Water on the passenger floor after heavy rain Wildkarde TJ Tech Forum 11 08-26-2010 04:17 PM
clogged hood vent, any ideas za_mhz TJ Tech Forum 4 12-10-2008 06:08 AM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC