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Old 05-02-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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transmission heat in cab

I have a 2006 wrangler X. 6 cylinder 6 speed and lately ive noticed the shift boot, shifter, and console around it has began to heat up quite abit. Its hot to the touch after any length trip. Is this normal or could it be a problem. I never had that happen on my 99 so i dont think its normal. Could it be as simple as low transmission fluid? Any help would be great.

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The catalytic converter is next to the transmission/transfer case and is likely the source of the heat. See if its metal heat shield that is supposed to be positioned between it and the floor is missing.

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I'd check the trans fluid just to be sure, but my '06 does the same thing at times. I have changed my trans fluid and it is full.

There are 2 cats in front of the firewall on the driver's side and a 3rd on the skidplate on the passenger's side. The heat may be coming off of them.
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Thanks. There is a heat shield on the passenger side but no shield on the two driver side cats. Is it supposed to have one? I plan to check the fluid tomorrow.
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No heat shield is on the two cats next to the engine, only above the cat next to the transmission and transfer case.
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also maybe check the lower shift boot. If that is torn its basically open to the outside and can let in all kinds of hot air. Ask me how I know about that.
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also maybe check the lower shift boot. If that is torn its basically open to the outside and can let in all kinds of hot air. Ask me how I know about that.
X2.. I would check the shields first as mentioned above but I'm betting on a torn inner (lower) shift boot.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:32 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the advice/ideas. I got a few things to look into tomorrow.
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Torn lower boot is the problem. Thanks again for helping me diagnose the issue.
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I have this same problem so let me know where you order yours from. I need one too!!! The P.O. took a knife and cut mine out it looks like.
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I have this same problem so let me know where you order yours from. I need one too!!! The P.O. took a knife and cut mine out it looks like.
just go to the dealership and pick one up or get one from quadratec. Takes like 2 minutes to change out.
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The dealership wants $70.20 for the part. Ive found it online for $48 plus shipping.
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$70? The one for the 6 speed must be WAY different then the one for the 5 speed because I paid $26.50 two weeks ago and Quadratec has the 5 speed ones for $25.
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The $25 one is for 97-02. Something must have changed in 03-06. Its mopar part 52059661AC has a plate attached to it. Looks just like my torn boot so i assume its right.

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