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Old 05-10-2014, 11:17 PM   #1
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Crap ton of Rain in my JKU

Hi all,
Any advice for drying my '14 JKU after a pop up thunder storm left about 2 inches of water in it? Left it at home completely naked to run to the store and when I came out the sky had opened up. Dried it out by pulling the carpet and driving it around for a couple of hours. The traction control kept turing off at odd moments and the decent control came on a couple of times hopefully that will stop once it drys out....

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Old 05-10-2014, 11:34 PM   #2
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Hi all, Any advice for drying my '14 JKU after a pop up thunder storm left about 2 inches of water in it? Left it at home completely naked to run to the store and when I came out the sky had opened up. Dried it out by pulling the carpet and driving it around for a couple of hours. The traction control kept turing off at odd moments and the decent control came on a couple of times hopefully that will stop once it drys out....
There are drain holes under the carpet to drain the water

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Old 05-10-2014, 11:55 PM   #3
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Sounds like your clockspring may have been damaged by the rain. I tried to find a good post that explains it, but couldn't find one.

I'll try to see if I can find someone with a little bit more knowledge about clock springs and ask them to stop by and give some more details...
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:03 AM   #4
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Knowing about about electronics I think the worst thing you Gould have done was drive it around to dry it out. Now you have electrical shorts all over happening because they are all wet.

Best thing you could have done IMO would have been to let it sit for a few hours even getting your moms or wife's hair dryer and out it on just cool setting and blow out all the switches and steering wheel and try and get as much water out before starting it. I probably would have even disconnected my battery just to to über safe.

Hope this helps, soon to be a 14 Rubicon owner and never owned a jeep so I am not saying this out of jeep experience but out of electrical experience.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:15 AM   #5
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Been there done that and it will all dry out and work fine--it may take a day or so but I have had the same happen to me several times--and have never seen any long term problems
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:54 AM   #6
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The worst I had happen. My horn kept sounding. I pulled the battery and feared the clock spring in the steering column (expensive fix) Later that day it was hot and it all dried out. No issues. There's a member here in the market place selling steering column covers.

As far as the carpet. A wet/dry vac and day in the sun. No need to pull.

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