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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-17-2007, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Question Cold Feet Question?

Why does my heater blow everywhere else except the floor when I have the the mode switch in the "Floor Only" position. Turning the mode switch from the "Windshield/Floor" position to the "Floor Only" position does not increase the airflow to the floor as I would expect. Shutting the side vents should not be a solution but is the only one the dealer could come up with.
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Re: Cold Feet Question?

As I told you on the phone, my feet don't feel warm in the truck either. I don't recall ever putting it on foot only, but I have split it (dash and foot?). However, the cab gets toasty very fast. I wish my Jeep had a heater like this truck.

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Re: Cold Feet Question?

I have the same problem. Once it gets cold outside I like most people wear a coat, so I do not need it blowing on my chest. The service manual says that the air on "foot only" will come out the vents like this; out the two outside vents and the two floor vents if I remember correctly. I get a weak trickle even when I turn the outside vent off. In the "floor only" position my thinking would be that most of the air would go to the floor, unfortunately most goes to the outside vents and then to the passenger side. First auto that I have ever had "trouble" with the heater.

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Re: Cold Feet Question?

You might try cleaning the cabin filter. I read somewhere in the post that shows the cabin filter replacement process that this cleaning had helped increase perceived airflow.


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Re: Cold Feet Question?

Something's definitely wrong. When I have it on windshield/feet, the bottom barely blows any air out. My feet start to get warm only when I put it on feet only.

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Re: Cold Feet Question?

This is interesting... we are in our first cold snap this winter and I noticed the same thing. I have ~6 mo. and 7k on it. I'll have a service done sometime in Feb. and will discuss with the service department. If anyone speaks with them in advance I'd love to hear the feedback.

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Re: Cold Feet Question?

I noticed this also. My feet feel cold even if I have it set to blow on feet. I can feel it blow hot air down there if I stick my hand in there, but my feet and legs are still feeling cold. Maybe its the way the airflow is directed?

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Re: Cold Feet Question?

After reading these posts, I tried out my feet-only setting the other night -- and had the same problem -- there's a very little bit of heat coming out near my feet, but more still comes out through the side and middle vents, despite the feet-only setting. Weird.

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Re: Cold Feet Question?

Dang...now I have another thing to try out. Isn't this thing fun?

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This is interesting... we are in our first cold snap this winter and I noticed the same thing. I have ~6 mo. and 7k on it. I'll have a service done sometime in Feb. and will discuss with the service department. If anyone speaks with them in advance I'd love to hear the feedback.

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Updated observation... when only on the floor setting it appears to push out the side vents, the floor vents (which are close to the center of the console), and the windshield vents... for some reason my feet feel cold, but I don't know why. Maybe it's because of how much heat is made in general? I've never had a vehicle that heated this quickly.

FYI... don't test these things while driving down the road like I tried...

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