How to Drain a Jeep Wrangler

by Nigel D'Orville

The Jeep Wrangler is loaded with many hidden features, including floor drains located under the vehicle's carpet. These drains can be used to remove excess water from the Jeep as well as rinse out the Jeep after a muddy trail ride. If you've got puddles under your feet or it's time to wash the interior, the Jeep's floor drains will come in handy.

Open the doors of the Jeep and remove the carpet by pulling it away from the floor. Some of the carpet is tucked under seats and interior trim so be careful not to pull too hard when removing it.

Locate the drain plugs in the floor pan of the Jeep below the foot spaces. There are typically two or four drains in a Jeep, depending on the model.

Pry out the drain plugs with a flat head screwdriver. The plugs can sometimes be removed by hand or pushed out from underneath the vehicle with the screwdriver.

Let the water drain from the Jeep and allow everything to dry before reinstalling the plugs. Let the carpet dry as well, before reinstalling it, to prevent mold and mildew from growing in the vehicle.

Reinstall the plugs by pushing them into the holes from above by hand. Reinstall the carpet by tucking it back under the seat brackets and interior trim, then shut the doors.

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About the Author

Nigel D'Orville began writing seriously during the first semester of his undergraduate studies in 2007. He is a published writer for eHow, specializing in "how-to" articles in a variety of subject areas ranging from car maintenance to consumer electronics. Nigel is currently a senior at the University of Dayton and plans on graduating in May 2011.

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