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Old 07-12-2006
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Floor HOT

the floor on my ranger gets really hot ( i have the ruber floor) but it gets burning hot like the other day while driving i droped my phone and stuck my hand down there to pick it up and it was hot to the touch....anyone have any ideas what that could be?
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you running the ac? if not then it could just be the heat of the air outside...you may crawl under it and check to make sure you still have your heat shields....
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yes the ac is on.....what do the heat sheilds look like.
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ummmm........the ones on the cats will look like metal wraps.....the ones on the floorpans will look like pieces of metal was just stuck to the floor pan....other than that i cant describe themm.....
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Maybe God doesn't want you to have a Ranger? ...

Seriously I have no Idea what that could be. Never hear of this short of some hot muscle car.

~HJ
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Was the truck sitting out in the sun?
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My Honda Element has a rubber floor too and also gets quite hot. In fact, on a long trip, my dog prefers the seat as the floor gets too hot.

Here is my take on this.

Rubber acts as an insulator for hot and cold. Look at those things you put your beer/soda can in to keep it cold longer. Also, rubber does not breath...hence, plastic cups.

So you have a metal sheet (the floor) with hot gasses flowing along one side of it and a rubber insulator on top of it. Guess what...it stays hotter because the heat transfering through the metal sheet (the floor) goes no where except for what is absorbed into the rubber floor.

With carpet the heat can escape because it is porous. Even with that foam underlayment some autocarpets have, it is still an open cell foam so heat can escape from it.

Make sense?
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if it's hot enough to bother you, look into sprayable/paintable sound deadening material it acts as a heat sheild as well as deadening sound. you can cover your floor with it then put all regular flooring back on top and not worry about it again.

but as a precaution make sure you have no holes or missing parts to your cats
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rubber floor gets really hot on the tranny hump when im driving it for extended periods.. i thought it was normal
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rubber floor gets really hot on the tranny hump when im driving it for extended periods.. i thought it was normal
You prolly have an auto tranny. that is the tranny temp radiating up....
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I got carpet and mine does it but its just warm not that hot
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