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TxkTJ 11-30-2012 11:17 AM

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

Crazyflyingplastics 11-30-2012 11:20 AM

curious myself, my last tj did the same thing

SouthTJ 11-30-2012 11:29 AM

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.

Dextreme 11-30-2012 11:49 AM

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.

lynn 11-30-2012 12:30 PM


Wheel2Work 11-30-2012 02:29 PM

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!

99georgiatj 11-30-2012 08:47 PM

Mine did the same thing but it was like a coarse filter type material

B-wils-TJ 11-30-2012 08:57 PM

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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