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Old 01-27-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
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Brake pedal boot

Has anyone found an interior rubber boot to attach to the brake pedal shaft on a 2003? Since I haven't been able to figure out why my heater vent selector will not switch to the foot vents, I am freezing my feet off in cold weather. I feel like a fool wearing my snow boots to drive in temps below 50 degrees. I just tell everyone I just drove non stop from Alaska.

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Not sure I follow you on the interior rubber boot issue--03s have the MC in the wheel well below the drivers seat so the brake pedal arm goes thru the floor and is covered by a brush curtain material--no rod????


Ref my earlier posts--the best way to optimize winter dash heating [and summer cooling] is to put the dash selector on "Max A/C" and turn the heater select to full heat side, then turn the fan up. This blocks outside air from coming in, and allows the dash fan to overcome the partial vacuum that forms in the front cab/genset compartment at hi-way speed. Yes this does cause the AC compressor to run so if you are going to be in cold weather for an extended period, you can disconnect the compressor clutch wire on the A/C to prevent compressor run while in this configuration.
PS--If foot warmth is still an issue, you can physically connect splice/tee the floor vents to the ducts coming from the the upper vents so while you are in the "Max A/C" config, heat is diverted from the upper vents.......
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The brushes don't stop the cold air from coming up through the slot in the floor, hence the rubber boot.

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So how about a piece of carpet with a split for the brake pedal arm??????? I think looking for a boot might be over thinking it......
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Great idea. As usual, Old Scout, you have a solution.

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Has anyone found an interior rubber boot to attach to the brake pedal shaft on a 2003? Since I haven't been able to figure out why my heater vent selector will not switch to the foot vents, I am freezing my feet off in cold weather. I feel like a fool wearing my snow boots to drive in temps below 50 degrees. I just tell everyone I just drove non stop from Alaska.

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Could you make something like this work?
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vol...FQEcaQod7U8DeA
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Maybe, I could not find any dimensions in the description. I will take another look at the travel of the brake and see if it makes sense.

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My coach has what looks like a rubber shifter boot.

Any auto parts store should have them.

Something like this:
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Reason I suggested carpet is that I found a ready-made carpet piece some years ago--keeps the whole drivers cockpit floor carpet clean and stops wear from the heel of my shoe resting on the accelerator pedal all day--works for me......
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