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    Default help! water in heater!

    So i decided the jeep needed a bath..but didnt cover the cabin air intake...and it seems it sucked in a good amount of water...when i turn on the heater it pours out from under my glovebox. So my question to you guys is, Is there a drain plug or something somewhere or am i going to have to run my heater until all the water is in my floor instead of inside the heater?

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    Damn. Never heard of this. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    Damn. Never heard of this. Good luck.
    Really lol? Arent everyones vents right in front of their windshields? lol i spray my windshield or hood, and water goes right in

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    I don't think I've heard of water getting that far into the system on a TJ, though. Haha.

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    Sounds like the drain is plugged. Not sure where it exits on the newer ones, on the CJ's there is a drain on the firewall inside the engine bay.

    If they get plugged (easy with leaves/pine needles/etc) you'll get the water coming inside.

    Nice thing is, now that there's no water coming in, the rest will drain/evaporate

    You should be able to find the drain tube, just by looking into the vent, if you can't see where it exits, or it's full of debris, you'll have to pull the 'screen' off the cowl, so it can be cleaned out.

    You may be able to access it from the engine bay also, depending on bad it is plugged.

    I'll see if I can find a pic of the CJ drain, I know I had one, but then my 'puter crashed.


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    Look here under the hood. This is where the CJ drain is. It should have a hose on it (not in this pic) thats about a foot long, and closed on the end, to prevent stuff from going up the tube (but still lets it drain)

    HTH


    Chris, look familiar??


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    Quote Originally Posted by HillBillE View Post
    Look here under the hood. This is where the CJ drain is. It should have a hose on it (not in this pic) thats about a foot long, and closed on the end, to prevent stuff from going up the tube (but still lets it drain)

    HTH


    Chris, look familiar??
    I have a little tube sticking out of the firewall into the engine bay that im pretty sure is the drain..problem is..it seems id have to have my rear end elavated for anything to train out of it..id just run it all out via turning the heater on high and letting it pour..but im pretty sure that lil grey box under my center consle is my ECU so not really wantin that to get wet(YES! the water did pour out of my floor vents onto the ecu case.

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    Seal the ecu up in a plastic bag. Use something like a snake/metal coat hanger, etc. to go through the cowl and out the drain. Once you get it un clogged, try again.

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    Haha. Thanks Randy. Hope it helped the OP

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