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Old 12-08-2010, 09:03 PM   #1
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Winter Time Tip

Here is a tip I learned last year that works well.
If you live where it gets cold or would just like more heat thru out
the cab this works well.
First this works if you only have a/c in your Jeep.

Take a piece of dryer duct tubing and form one end around the a/c fan motor
housing ( i used some foil duct tape to hold it on and make air tight)
fan located under dash on the driver side of a/c system.

next route the duct around, over ,under, beside and just out of the way over stuff like the brake and gas pedal and position the open end to where some heat coming from the heater floor vent is blowing into it .

Now turn the compressor temp control all the way to the warmest setting
( so the compressor will not turn on )
and turn the fan on ( i find low or med to be a great setting)
point the vent to where it fills the cab with warmth and this year enjoy
your mobile tent all winter long.

If anyone would like pics of what I have done just ask.

Thanks to everyone on here that helps out fellow Jeepers..Have a great
Christmas and a Happy New Years!!!!

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Old 12-08-2010, 09:11 PM   #2
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Winter Tip

Good info. New to the forum. <My Jeep has recently started to crank slower than usual. It's been down in the teens overnight here. I'm planning on having the battery tested tomorrow, can you recommend a good battery other than an optima for a 2000 TJ Sahara? Appreciate any info you may have.

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Old 12-08-2010, 09:24 PM   #3
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I like any of the gel battery's they cost a little more but are worth the money.
Here is a better fix for your problem .
Do this and never look back.

High Torque Mini Gear Reduction Starter for AMC & Jeep - eBay (item 250416056488 end time Dec-20-10 15:43:37 PST)


I have run a gear reduction starter in all my 5 jeeps and the oldest starter is 12 years old on my 53 cj3b.

they are just a smart idea for any jeep that lives where it gets real cold.
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An intriguing idea. I suppose you could also remove the floor vent air spreader altogether and just stuff the tubing up into the plenum hole. This would direct the heated air entirely out of the A/C vents instead of the floor vents.
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Wrangler Haven I did force all the heat into the duct the first time but I have really cold feet and found that I liked a little of the heat going straight to my toes.
But I promise that you will like the a/c as a heater helper a lot when you try it.
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I used to live in Maryland and I will share this tip----
When calling for sleet, freezing rain or snow put a big beach towel across your windshield and tuck it into the upper door area on both sides. Walk out in the morning and pull it off to reveal a completely clean windshield and free moving wipers.
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Now turn the compressor temp control all the way to the warmest setting
( so the compressor will not turn on )Scott Howard
Just so you know, if you have the heater control on floor heater/defrost mix or defrost only the compressor will still turn on about every 30 seconds or maybe every minute. It does this to reduce humidity in the cab and to keep the compressor oiled.

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