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Old 08-11-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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Hot floorboard/center console

Hi everyone! I just bought my first jeep a couple days ago, so forgive me if this should be common thing I should know about. I feel like the floorboard area is hotter than normal. With the half doors on and the top down, I feel pretty hot air on my legs. Also, the center console and the shifter are hot to the touch. Even with the A/C blowing on the floorboard it's still pretty hot. Any ideas of what to check out/fix? It usually runs right at 212. Thanks.

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Old 08-11-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
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Do you have the carpet/heatshield in?

Mine gets pretty warm as well especially with no carpet. The trans/tcase sit up pretty close and when they get hot it transfers heat. You could need a tcase fluid change if the oil is bad and not handling the heat. Just a thought.

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Old 08-11-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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212 is about normal. After 3 or 4 hours of riding in 100+ temps, it feels like I have me feet by a campfire, LoL! The past few days &'ve turned on my A/C now and then to cool my feet, even though I don't have my doors / top on.

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Your Jeep looks lifted. I can't tell from the pic, does it have a tummy tuck? If so, your transmission is closer to the floorboard, helping to transfer heat to the cabin.
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I'm not sure what a tummy tuck exactly is, but transmission is pretty close to the floorboard. I haven't taken the carpet out yet b/c of the heat. do they make a heat shield that goes above the transmission, but not inside the truck so I can keep the carpet out?

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If you look under your Jeep and see a flat plate like in the pic, you have a tummy tuck. If you have something that looks like a lower lip of a camel hangin' under your transmission, you do not.


Jeeps are short & skinny, so everything is packed in pretty tight. I don't think there are any aftermarket "heat deflectors" that go below the body, but I could be wrong. Some people have used a heat resistant matting material under the carpets.

I still haven't decided whether or not to bedline my tub, or do some matting, or both. I think I've been avoiding the decision so that I can avoid the work, LoL!
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I don't have that. I'm sure it will become something I get used to. Thanks for explaining that.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #7
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The hot floor thing kinda sucks. You might try getting some good floor mats like these.

It might just be in my head, but I swear the deep lugs allow better air flow between my feet & the floor.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:38 AM   #8
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in mine the gear shifter boot was missing, and

down below it there is a thicker flat seal; they both block the heat. My floors are rhino lined, and no carpet, so I too got some decent mats for the floors. I feel the warmth of the sides of the console, etc
I am deciding whether to put some removable carpet peices on the floors under the rubber mats; I am wondering what else to do to remove that heat source.
I considered thickening the layer of the liner on the bottom of the floors and on the area under and around the console; and considered insulating the inside walls of the console wherever that would fit.
I am wondering if the fluids need replacing, now that it was mentioned.
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There is a stock heat shield about mid tub pass side for the exhaust. Nothing for the trans other than the stuff inside on the bottom of the carpet. I have my keep Bedlined, but leave the front carpets in. Easier to clean and better insulation winter and summer.

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