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So where are the drain plugs in my Jeep Wrangler JK. Easy answer "Under the carpets..." Okay for those of you that don't know already, your Jeep Wrangler comes equiped with drain plugs just like most of the past Jeep models, though I think the CJ's came with rust holes vice drain holes. Well if you have weather people like I have around here 0% chance of rain and sunny can be the same thing as Monsoon rain storms all day long. Of course you won't discover this until you leave you windows at home, or have your top down and no way to get to the Jeep to put it up all day long. Jeeps will hold a lot of water and make for a wet ride home. Though my son thought it was awesome to splash in the swimming pool of a Jeep when I picked him up from school. Note: It didn't rain there at all.

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Once you get the carpets out, which is usually required to get them to dry, especially the front drivers and passengers footwell carpets that have a thick pad on the back side. Usually only take about a day for the rest of the carpets if you hang them up, and about 2 days for the front footwells.
The drain plugs are just rubber inserts on the JK's and TJ's, some of the older YJ's and CJ's actually had metal inserts. There are 12 rubber plugs in all.

Two in each of the drivers and passenger side foot wells One under each of the driver and passenger seats One in each of the rear passenger foot wells One under each of the rear passenger seats
One in the little storage compartment under the back carpet. This is usually filled to the top, so everything is soaked. One in the jack compartment in the back. This is usually filled to the top with water, so you have to take everything out.



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This page last updated: 12-Oct-2012

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