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Old 11-30-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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Foam rubber blowing out the dash vents

The subject line pretty much sums it up. Every time I turn the heat or A/C on through the dash vents there are small pieces of foam rubber that blow out of the vents. I don't have an owners manual (2000 TJ) is there a filter of some sort that I need to replace? Thanks

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:20 AM   #2
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curious myself, my last tj did the same thing

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:29 AM   #3
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I've had that happen on other cars before. I'm not sure where it comes from but it's some kind of foam sealer that rots away after 10 years or so.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:49 AM   #4
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Make sure its not a critter trying to make a nest. Might be worth setting a mouse trap on your floorboard overnight just to be sure.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:29 PM   #6
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The foam seals for the ducting are breaking down. If you (or the PO) smoke in the vehicle, nicotine will cause the seals to deteriorate even faster!
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:47 PM   #7
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Mine did the same thing but it was like a coarse filter type material
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:57 PM   #8
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Mine did the same for a while. If you rolled it around in your fingers it would turn almost powdery so I chalked it up to age and it starting to break down. It seems to have fixed itself though.

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