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#1084 of 1888 Wet, Smelly Jeep Wrangler
Oct 31, 2007 (8:33 am)
I drive a 2005 Jeep Wrangler X on an island in the Carribean.
I don't have problems with leaks, but it often rains here on very short notice and the inside of my Jeep gets wet more often than I'd like and now has a mildew smell about it when I get in.
I have been told that I should just strip out my carpet, but I am afraid that it will hurt the resale value of the Jeep. (Although I suppose it stinking inside will as well!)
I was wondering, has anyone tried Husky floor mat liners?
I thought these might be a good way to collect the water instead of having it sink into the carpet.
Either that, or are there any car deodorizers you recommend?
Any help would be appreciated!
#1086 of 1888 Re: Wet, Smelly Jeep Wrangler [wrangleronstx]
Oct 31, 2007 (11:23 am)
Besides pulling out the carpet, consider some waterproof seat covers. They may make you a bit more sweaty while driving, but will pay in the long run.
When you pull out the carpet, perhaps consider something like Herculiner or Line-X. I'm not sure what options you have available, but Herculiner or Durabak or Rhinolining can be used to cover the floor of the Jeep, protect the paint and prevent rust (an issue on a Caribbean island), provide some sound deadening, and provide mildew-free flooring. It is something you can apply yourself if you don't mind removing the seats and the center console... LOTS of writeups on how to do it on the web.
What island are you on? Just got back from Bonaire 2 weeks ago.
#1087 of 1888 Re: Wet, Smelly Jeep Wrangler [wrangleronstx]
Nov 01, 2007 (3:11 am)
I've got the Huskies for the front floorboards. My only complaint is they are difficult to empty--pulling them up usually spills them, so you have to mop water out of them with rags. But they definitely don't leak.
#1088 of 1888 Water On FLoor 2006 Jeep Wrangler X
Nov 08, 2007 (7:50 am)
The last two days it rained and I noticed water under my passenger side floor mat. I recently put my hard top back on but cannot find any places it could be leaking from. The sides are not wet...just under the floor mat. I know its just water by the lack of any oder. Any suggestions on where the water might be coming from?
#1089 of 1888 Re: Water On FLoor 2006 Jeep Wrangler X [skyking49]
Nov 08, 2007 (8:57 am)
I had the same problem last year. On mine, I found that the vents in the back of the top just behind the side glass had come loose from its seal. After pulling the vent louvres and re-sealing them, I have not had anymore problems. Not all tops have the vents. If yours does, I would start there.
#1090 of 1888 Re: Water On FLoor 2006 Jeep Wrangler X [skyking49]
Nov 08, 2007 (11:09 am)
A couple of possibilities. 1. The condensate drain line from your air conditioner could be disconnected and dumping the water in the passenger floor. 2. Many of our beloved vehicles leak water through holes in the firewall when it is raining or when we wash them. Mine does this when it is parked headed uphill and I deal with it by parking headed downhill. As I understand it, you can remove the grill located below the windshield and seal the holes. So far, it has been easier to park headed downhill.
#1091 of 1888 tail lights & dashbosrd lights
Nov 12, 2007 (5:17 pm)
I do not have either…and the owner’s manual does not tell you which fuse to check…Anyone know?
#1092 of 1888 Re: tail lights & dashbosrd lights [gman1259]
Nov 12, 2007 (5:30 pm)
Never mind...I found it, finally.
#1093 of 1888 2003 wrangler can't change temperature
Nov 13, 2007 (8:58 pm)
The diverter doors are stuck or at least do not move. therefore i cannot change temp setting. Any ideas on how to fix myself? Jeep dealer wants $600.00-$1,000.00. It;s not the control head, I replaced that, no change.$ Estimate by jeep is ridiculous.