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SasyMama

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posted 05-01-2001 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SasyMama     send a private message to SasyMama   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by SasyMama
Hi
Nice day today here, 79. Nice night - 72-ish cool breeze. I have the fan off, temp setting to the blue side all the way (cold) and I have the knob turned to the vents. I have a small amount of HOT air coming out of the vents and floor when all is turned off. I have the windows all open but the car is STILL HOT INSIDE. TO THE POINT I HAVE TO TURN THE AIR CONDITIONING ON for a short bit and then it heats back up if I turn the air off. Something is wrong.

Anyone knows what is wrong, or if a vent is not closing correctly. Is there a TB on this.
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This message has been edited by SasyMama on 05-01-2001 at 07:29 PM

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If you reach down with your left hand the heat is coming around the door.

You feel the heat on your left calf? right..err..correct

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posted 05-01-2001 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JUST JP     send a private message to JUST JP   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by JUST JP
Sasy,
The Kats put out quite a bit of heat. Unless it's A LOT of heat, it's probably ok. Next time, try not only turning the temp to blue, but turn the other dial to recirculate. That will keep the vent system from sucking in warm are from the engine compartment. Hope this helps, let me know.

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Hi Gary
It seems to be coming from everywhere, the center vents too. I have the selector to the vents not the floor.

I will check again tomorrow. Why?

Sasy

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SasyMama

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Thanks JP
I have it set to draw air from the outside. Turn it to the reticulate the inside only?
Sasy

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I have noticed hot feet too. I assumed it was just engine heat.

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Today is the first really hot day here and never noticed it till today. It is really hot inside with the top down. I have to open the windows or put the air on.

Could some vent be stuck open or something like that.
Sasy

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Sasy,
Yes, turn it to recirculate the inside air. That should solve your problem.

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Thanks
I will do that JP. Is this a manufacturing or engineering fault of the car.
Sasy

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What are ceramic brakes

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Sasy: The ceramic brake pads eliminate the brake dust from the wheels. This is really noticeable on the older Cats that don't have chrome wheels. I was one of the first to switch to the ceramic pads because I was tired of cleaning the wheels every 50 miles.

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Should I get them for my KATS. I hate brake dust. I have chrome wheels. Where can I get them, and are they noisy when you brake?
Sasy

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Sasy,

the catylitic convertors are directly in front of your feet, this is why I think it is HOT in the car.

3 years and 13,000 miles I get heat out of it all the time. Run my air alot with the top down. Or turn the fan on to move more air. I don't think the recurculate switch makes much difference, hot in either position.

YES, GET THE CERAMIC PADS FOR THE FRONT the rear has aluminum rotors and we have been told NOT TO INSTALL ceramic on the rear

The part # is Raybestos PGD 730 QS. I bought mine at Pep Boys for about $60. remove the front wheels and about 15 min. later you are ready to reinstall the wheels.

I use to have to clean the wheels after no more than 5 miles. I drove to Detroit from Indy and about the same amount of dust as the 5 miles.

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Thanks Larry & Sue
I thought there was a good explanation for the excessive heat. I wonder if I have a friend make a heat shield
for this area would this help?
I will get the brake pad tomorrow I think.
Thanks again
Sasy

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Who in the world drives around in a convertible with the top down but the windows up anyhow? Move the seat back too ... that might help with the hot air recirculation you feel coming from in front of you ... Prowl On!

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Sasy,

Must be cooler in southern Michigan! It was 86 degrees here in Rochester Hills, today. Have had the top down all week. Best weather we've had yet! When I have the top down, I don't ever have the windows up!! That's why I have short hair......don't have to worry about wind-blown hair!! One of these days, you'll have to meet with Carol and me!

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SasyMama

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Thanks CJ
It is a bit cooler here. I am next to the lake. I should have the top down, but my allergy meds are late taking this year. I had the top down a coupe of time. I like it at night. I will have surgery very soon and hope after that we can meet. Need do get this off my mind to go cruzin.
Sasy

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Actually... I drive with the window's up a lot when my top is down. Sometimes it is too cold out for all that wind and sometimes I just don't want all that wind. I'd say my windows are up more then down. Those ceramic pads are a must... not even a choice to not have.

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Todd ... Just an FYI, buddy, try crankin the heat on and just open the vents that face you instead of keeping those windows up! It REALLY does look stupid for a convertible to be going down the road top down-windows up. Also, get yourself a nice Prowler jacket for those chilly days if you do want to go topless, just keep that heat going. Or get yourself a "stylish hat", perhaps ...

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I also drive with the windows up more than down - when the top is down. It really cuts down on the cross-wind and makes the drive more enjoyable.

I don't think I see too many convertables in Calif that drive with the top down and the windows down - maybe its a California thang...

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Does the Air Patrol help with the excessive wind swirling around the cabin?

I always cruise with driver's window down, but the passenger insist on keeping wind to a minimum and keep passenger side window up...and that bugs me.

Anyone have the Air Patrol?

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Ray;

Don't get the air patrol. I tried one and they look great but do nothing for the wind. They are placed too far back on the car to have any effect on the wind that comes back at you when you drive with the top down. I think DC should design a windscreen like they have on the Chrysler Seebring Convwertable for the Prowler!!

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Sasy,
Definetly change over to the Raybestos ceramic front brake pads. I just changed mine and no more Black dust. Installation took about 15 min a wheel. I got mine from Checker Auto Supply and paid $85 and some change.

Alex

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Ray... you have to understand... we California's are mostly used to warm weather. 50 degree's is VERY cold to us, so cruisin at 65 degree's on the freeway with the top down means windows up, heater on, coat on, and still cold usually. We just don't have blizzard's and 0 degree weather to acclimate us to colder weather. Sucks I know, but I'll pass on the above experience and keep those windows up.

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