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markharmon 01-01-2011 10:24 AM

Cowel vent and leak
 
I have some water in floorboards after rain. It's coming from firewall then down on trans hump then splits right and left into floorboards. Couple posts have mentioned clogged drain. How do you clean it out?

hannahuffster 01-01-2011 11:40 AM

It is a big black tube about a foot long, that attaches to the firewall on the passenger side of the motor. It is held in place by a spring clip. Just remove and flush out with water and reattach. You will be good to go!

NUTnOUT 01-01-2011 11:42 AM

thats what i thought. i took mine out and it was plugged completely with needles, mud, rocks so after i cleaned it i thought i was good to go, but the next rain I still had water dripping on the passenger floorboard. no clue where it comes from now.

hannahuffster 01-01-2011 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by NUTnOUT (Post 957810)
thats what i thought. i took mine out and it was plugged completely with needles, mud, rocks so after i cleaned it i thought i was good to go, but the next rain I still had water dripping on the passenger floorboard. no clue where it comes from now.

I would say cowl seal under the windshield maybe...

markharmon 01-01-2011 12:09 PM

When I was rebuilding mine I noticed a short metal tube sticking out of the firewall but no hose attached to it? It's on the passenger side just above where the floor pan is attached.

NAVYCHIEF 01-01-2011 12:44 PM

i found the best way to clean the whole drain system is to pour HOT water into the cowl intake and rinse the whole thing not just the hose. about every 6mos or so i run some 30 second killer through it.

CMEvans79 01-01-2011 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by NAVYCHIEF (Post 957899)
i found the best way to clean the whole drain system is to pour HOT water into the cowl intake and rinse the whole thing not just the hose. about every 6mos or so i run some 30 second killer through it.

what's 30 second killer?

NAVYCHIEF 01-01-2011 02:04 PM

it's a moss killer. home depot has it. i forgot the word moss in my first reply. bleach should also work.

hannahuffster 01-01-2011 03:03 PM

The drain hose should be higher up, than the floor pan. Like 6 (or so inches if I remember right) from the top of the hood line...

sevenservices 01-01-2011 07:04 PM

I did this with my cowl to help keep water out.

http://www.svnsvs.com/storage/jeep/cowl.jpg

60mg 01-01-2011 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by sevenservices
I did this with my cowl to help keep water out.

Same here. Works great.

sevenservices 01-01-2011 09:22 PM

I also glued a custom cut brass screen to the underside behind the slots on this one to keep leaves out. Only problem is the snow needs to be cleaned off from it in the morning when I start the jeep in order to let the air flow through nicely.

kilz42 01-01-2011 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by sevenservices
I also glued a custom cut brass screen to the underside behind the slots on this one to keep leaves out. Only problem is the snow needs to be cleaned off from it in the morning when I start the jeep in order to let the air flow through nicely.

How does the air flow into it? From the looks of the pic it's like a solid covering? Is there slots in the back towards the windshield?

NAVYCHIEF 01-02-2011 12:01 AM

yes, it is open toward the windshield. actually more good air in than with it pointed forward.

scott howard 01-02-2011 08:28 AM

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/yj-h...ned-68618.html


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