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Old 12-31-2013, 06:27 AM   #1
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we have had some really cold (-22 degree) weather lately, the heater just cant get the jeep warm in the morning. 40 min ride and i cant get the chill knocked off. anybody found a way to better insulate the jeep or any way to help warm it up inside. i know its a jeep and its not going ot be super warm and cozy but damn lol @ 0 degrees and above it does retty good job. i have noticed i get a lot of cold air coming from the E-brake, gonna adress that this weekend.

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Old 12-31-2013, 06:36 AM   #2
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Shazbot that's cold. I complain when it's in the 50s. I can't really comprehend negative temperatures, but your Jeep should pump out some serious heat. You might want to look into having your heater core flushed. Also make sure your thermostat wasn't removed.

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Getting your heater core flushed is fairly simple and very effective(if it's bad) but I agree, it should pump out some major heat. In my 01 the heat ONLY blows out my defrost vents(onto windshield) and I have numerous air holes in the jeep and at full blast it just about burns out my kids in the back. Lol!
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I will look into doing that, i dont really think there is a poblem with the heater, in normal cold it does a great job its just these crazy temps its not able to keep up, just wondering if there was a way to help it warm me up lol
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:12 AM   #5
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Drain plugs in? Carpet?
If you have cold coming from shifter area check the rubber boots under. Mine was ripped and let in a lot of air.
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Is your engine getting up to the normal 210 degrees? If not, make sure the thermostat is the correct 195 degree model. Also make sure the thermostat is NOT a fail-safe model which commonly fails in the open position which would prevent the engine from warming up in such temperatures. If someone cluelessly installed a 165 or 180 degree thermostat in the cooling system, that will not let the engine warm up properly which will mean the heater won't put out as much heat.

When the engine is getting up to its usual temperature and the heater is working properly, your interior should warm enough... the TJ's heater is normally more than capable of coping with those types of temperatures.
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its getting up to narmal engine temps. drain plugs are in, carpet will be back in tonight, i have not had time to get it in. im not looking to find problems, i have no doubt my heater is working properly, im just loooking to see if anybody has used a way to help insulate or seal off places
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Might sound stupid but I always figured it would be good to entrap some heat in if you put up like transparent plastic or canvas type of material and drape it down behind the driver and passenger seat? We get cold weather up here, that cold too and i have been in 3 jeeps, neither one of them were warm, i got used to wearing more clothes, maybe some simple heating insulation like i mentioned could work? Maybe those plug in heated seats you can buy ?
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its getting up to narmal engine temps. drain plugs are in, carpet will be back in tonight, i have not had time to get it in. im not looking to find problems, i have no doubt my heater is working properly, im just loooking to see if anybody has used a way to help insulate or seal off places
They sale a portable heater that will warm the entire jeep beyond expectations. Would you like a link?
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:22 PM   #10
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My jeep goes to just under 210 on the thermostat, it heats ok but not like I would like it to. I have flushed the heater core and it helped a little bit. Enough for me to drive comfortably if I let it warm up for ten minutes.
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I put some camo gortex material I had in front of the radiator and since then my temp gets up better and the heater pumps with in 5 min try carbord on half the radiater
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Might sound stupid but I always figured it would be good to entrap some heat in if you put up like transparent plastic or canvas type of material and drape it down behind the driver and passenger seat? We get cold weather up here, that cold too and i have been in 3 jeeps, neither one of them were warm, i got used to wearing more clothes, maybe some simple heating insulation like i mentioned could work? Maybe those plug in heated seats you can buy ?
it sounds like it would look stupid lol but it would def help, considering we are lookinig at possible -35 this coming week i may give that i try.

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They sale a portable heater that will warm the entire jeep beyond expectations. Would you like a link?
i thought about starting a smal fire in the floorboards lol

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I put some camo gortex material I had in front of the radiator and since then my temp gets up better and the heater pumps with in 5 min try carbord on half the radiater
did it help with the actual temp of your heat? i let mine warm up for about 15 min every morn and it blows hot and is @ almost 210 by the, just cant get the cab warm enough
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Is your radiator full? If you're pretty low on coolant it won't retain the heat as long and won't heat up in the cab as well.
Also, due to those temps I would place something on the grill to help prevent the freezing airflow into the radiator. Don't put cardboard though, that will turn ugly once it gets wet.
Good luck,,,oh, maybe a Snuggie
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fluid is full, checked it few weeks ago before cold hit. i need to see if i can find something to put in fromnt of radiator. im about ready to snuggie up on the way to work lmao
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Install a heated seat!
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i have to say putting plastic up behind the front seats has came out to be a pretty good fix for my heat. not the most esteticly pleasing but useful lol
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i have to say putting plastic up behind the front seats has came out to be a pretty good fix for my heat. not the most esteticly pleasing but useful lol
Lived in Faibanks Alaska 6 years seen -64. -40 is common in winter. And above is a great idea. Tons will argue but putting cardboard on your radiator makes the thermostat open a direct proportionate number of times compared to the wind you are blocking and does nothing unless you can block enough air to over heat the engine. I installed heated seats. A kit from quadratec and they are awesome. Also as stupid as it sounds driving with the ac on since it's the only way to use vent and floor on my 2000 kept it toasty. Using defrost runs the ac compressor as well plus blows your air past the cold windshield before it gets to you.
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Lived in Faibanks Alaska 6 years seen -64. -40 is common in winter. And above is a great idea. Tons will argue but putting cardboard on your radiator makes the thermostat open a direct proportionate number of times compared to the wind you are blocking and does nothing unless you can block enough air to over heat the engine. I installed heated seats. A kit from quadratec and they are awesome. Also as stupid as it sounds driving with the ac on since it's the only way to use vent and floor on my 2000 kept it toasty. Using defrost runs the ac compressor as well plus blows your air past the cold windshield before it gets to you.
have thought about running the a/c to get the top vents, like you i see lot of heat being cool across windshield. will look into the heated seat kit
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If it's cold enough too snow will just blow of your windshield with out melting if you use top vents. No wipers needed.
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If it's cold enough too snow will just blow of your windshield with out melting if you use top vents. No wipers needed.
Dude where were you weeks ago when i started this thread lol changing to the front vents was a huge difference. didnt think it would help as much as it did. actually turned down the heat this morning in neg temps.
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tried all the answers,new radiator, heater core, resisters,blend door,flush system. forget it. pulled out heater system, ordered 16 in automotive heater from Summit Racing. Easy install used 3 in hose to hook up to existing vent work. Works like a charm. Best $179.00 ever spent on Jeep

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