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The Hot Spot!?

Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by Dahlia47, Aug 27, 2022.

  1. Aug 27, 2022 at 3:35 PM
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    Dahlia47

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    The spot to the right side of the gear shifter is pretty hot. There is a warning sticker. is there anything I can put there so my passengers dont get burned?
     
  2. Aug 28, 2022 at 6:50 AM
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    There may be some self-sticking heat resistant material or underlayment material that manufacturers use over certain areas like the exhaust system/muffler or CAT. Maybe some extra section of carpet applied with velcro?
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2022 at 12:14 PM
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    Maybe I missed it someplace, but what vehicle is this? Is a converter/muffler/exhaust pipe close to the floor in the "hot spot"? There are a lot of heat shielding materials available from Summit, general or vehicle specific (https://www.summitracing.com/search?SortBy=BestKeywordMatch&SortOrder=Ascending&keyword=heat shielding&page=2). On exhaust, where I have space, an aluminum heat shield standing about a 1/2" off the offending component is my first go to. Very effective.

    OK, I did miss it. If the JK 3.8 is set up like the 3.6, the converter is in that position. Does it have the heat shield on it? If it was replaced at some point, that may have been left out.
     
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  4. Aug 30, 2022 at 9:59 PM
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    I am not sure if it had a heat shield or not.
    Im not sure how to ask this question, what can i put there to prevent someone from getting burned? Does it go in the cabin or is it something thta needs to be installed underneath?
     
  5. Aug 31, 2022 at 9:02 AM
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    If that area gets hot enough to be an issue that is not normal. Inspect under the Jeep for the source of the heat whether its an exhaust pipe or a CAT that's missing a heat shield. Not too difficult to buy or DIY heat shield as it basically deflects the surface above the heat source before the heat can transfer to the floor of the Jeep. Most heat shields are formed thin gauge aluminum sheet
     
  6. Aug 31, 2022 at 9:12 AM
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    This is what I think the problem is! Maybe the Jeep has been the victim of a CAT heist. That area should not be hot inside if everything is as it left the factory. And yes, the heat shied installs from the bottom. One may have to pull some of the exhaust and the CAT to install a heat shield. Not usually a lot of room there to work.
     
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  7. Sep 2, 2022 at 5:48 AM
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    If you confirm that the heat shield is in-place, you may try adding some Dynamat or other heat/noise reduction material beneath the carpet in the hot area, as suggested by aggrex.

    Note: You might find this sort of material at a car audio shop. Or rather than the name-brand material, I believe that Home Depot-type or NAPA stores may carry their own brands.
     
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  8. Sep 3, 2022 at 10:17 PM
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    This is the warning. Its in both sides of the stick shift. But on the right side its a bit more showing. Im hoping the pic came through.

    IMG_20220903_115323.jpg
     
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