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Excessive heat from Center console with windows open

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by 95 taco, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Oct 1, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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    95 taco

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    1999 Limited, supercharged, new exhaust from just behind the cats, with the front windows down driving there's a draft that pulls heat from underneath the vehicle, it makes the center console extremely warm, I can feel the air moving from where the E brake comes through the console.
    If I let the vehicle sit and idle the console never gets warm, but the moment i start driving the draft pulls the heat up, it's not the rear heat because the lines rusted so they're capped at the engine bay.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2017 at 1:26 PM
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    Usually means a cracked/leaking shifter boot.
     
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  3. Oct 3, 2017 at 3:33 PM
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    The Auto trans have a shifter boot under the console?
     
  4. Oct 4, 2017 at 6:03 AM
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    The 4x4 shifter should. My 2wd is mostly a metal plate over the tunnel hole but there's always places to develop leaks allowing hot air from the exhaust to be drawn up.
     
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  5. Oct 12, 2017 at 7:34 PM
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    Pulled the center console today to replace the radio and sure enough, half of the 4WD shifter boot is gone.
     

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