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Captain Randy 03-07-2011 12:10 PM

Yj hood vent leaks inside during heavy rain
 
Does anyone have experience with installing a small vent scoop to make cabin vents more effective? I am in south Florida and during our heavy rains some water leaks through the vent intake onto the cabin floor. Do you know if the vent scoops work and should they be installed facing forward as that looks like more water might be directed into the vent. Thanks

Undead-89 03-07-2011 12:38 PM

There is a drain pipe in the engine compartment on the firewall on the Passenger side. Looks like a 1inch tube with a flanged rubber thingy at the bottom. That is probably plugged up. Disconnect it ans empty it out.

If you want to install a scoop for maximum input air you want to mount it with the opening toward the window. Air actually hits the windshield and goes down and forward. When you are driving you can actually see the water run forward on the hood until it hits the edge and catches the wind and is blown back. Even more entertaining with ice chunks.

NAVYCHIEF 03-07-2011 01:03 PM

/\ X 2 make sure you get the one that screws on to the vent frame. the generic tape on one is a waste of time and money.

Undead-89 03-07-2011 01:15 PM

Oh and if it says it fits TJs and YJs they are probably lying, even if it is Quadratech.

NAVYCHIEF 03-07-2011 01:16 PM

/\ x2 again

Undead-89 03-07-2011 02:38 PM

Captain Randy and NavyChief. Makes me Think I should have named myself Stupendous Airman.

NHrubicon 03-07-2011 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Undead-89 (Post 1102357)
Oh and if it says it fits TJs and YJs they are probably lying, even if it is Quadratech.

X2 on that...I have a spare (ordered 2) that was supposed to fit both and it doesn't fit on the YJ...way off!

joshd4 03-07-2011 06:19 PM

Follow this link if you have water coming in from that location. Lots of good info and pics. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/help...ash-77501.html

94 yj 03-07-2011 07:46 PM

Our '94 had the drain hose plugged. Cleaned a small swamp out! Too bad the previous owner didn't know why it was leaking for the couple years before I got it....might not have the rotten floor pans where the carpet was continuously wet.:banghead:

-John

joshd4 03-08-2011 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 94 yj (Post 1103122)
Our '94 had the drain hose plugged. Cleaned a small swamp out! Too bad the previous owner didn't know why it was leaking for the couple years before I got it....might not have the rotten floor pans where the carpet was continuously wet.:banghead:

-John

Im in that boat right now. Swapping out the drivers floor pan. Fun times.

Natel37 03-08-2011 12:58 PM

Was hoping this hose was all I needed to do... it is clear...got to be the window cowling gasket... get out the check book

Undead-89 03-08-2011 01:28 PM

Natel, mine came from the holes in the top of the window frame drilled for the soft top. When I took the Soft Top off water would get up Under the lip and start filling the Window frame, which would then leak into the dash.

Natel37 03-09-2011 02:07 PM

@undead don't have a soft top....it doesn't look like the hard top has ever been taken off


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