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Drying carpet

so I left work today after a downpour and had an inch or so of water in the passenger side of my jeep. must have left a door cracked because I can't see how the water got in. I pulled the carpet out and pulled the drain plugs. What is the best way to dry the carpet? can I put it in the dryer on low heat? thanks

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Eh, if it's warm enough I'd let it air dry. I'd be worried about it shrinking or losing it's shape even on low heat.

Or better yet, just pull out all the carpet

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That's pretty much what I thought. I'm placing towels on the carpet and jumping on it to soak up the water and have a fan blowing on the carpet. seems to be working well so far.

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Best way to minimize odor is to completely pull the carpet out, clean it and allow it plenty of time to completely air dry in the sun/ low humidity. Also wipe down the inside of the tub at the same time......before reinstalling the carpet.

If you leave it in the Jeep too long, then there will always be a damp musty smell from the moisture that is trapped between the bottom of the carpet and the tub. This will exacerbate mold/ mildew, and subsequently whenever the carpet becomes the least bit damp.......it will stink.

You need to pull the carpet ASAP if you are going to try to keep it. The stank-gods are already brewing as we speak.

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My wife just towel dries her's.



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Definitely pull the carpet. It will get pretty moldy if you don't pull it and let it dry.....coming from experience here.

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no carpet ftw

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Pull it and air dry it. Happened to me in the Fall. Softtop leakage = pools of water and ripped out entire passenger side carpeting. It will mold over and smell. Good luck!

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I just pulled all my carpet and had it line-x'd.

Going to make life a hell of a lot easier.

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Pull it and put a towel under it and a towel on top. Step on the towel to squeeze the water out into the towels. Get as much out as you can and then put it out in the sun to dry.


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I pulled mine and let it dry in the sun.


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toss it the way these jeeps leak it is hard to keep it dry....
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Hell, my wife got rid of all her carpet...I'm thinkin bout just Line-X'in that thing....more durable ya know.



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The larger question is the reason for the front passenger pool - I get it too. Not only am I finding the source for the leak difficult to track down, but no real answers. I thought I read somewhere about a bulletin, but my search in recalls & TSB's revealed nothing. It's a brand new Jeep and for the money I'm finding it difficult to just accept as a long-term character flaw for all Jeeps, new and old alike. I read once it could be a firewall seam, and/or a drain valley clogged in the hood vent area. I see references to a lot of us with this same dang problem.

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For the record, yes you can put it in the dryer, I've done it with all but the very largest piece that I simply couldn't squeeze in.

As far as the leak, my theory is the water comes in at the pillar, drips behind the plastic so it's not visible and then runs down onto the carpet.
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For the record, yes you can put it in the dryer, I've done it with all but the very largest piece that I simply couldn't squeeze in.

As far as the leak, my theory is the water comes in at the pillar, drips behind the plastic so it's not visible and then runs down onto the carpet.
I think the same thing because I never had an issue until recently. I didn't even know it until I pulled my passenger Husky Liner out and the bottom was wet. There was never any water in/on the mat itself. I'm thinking the A pillar too


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