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Offline 1NiceBoss

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Excessive Heat On Driver Side
« on: June 08, 2019, 04:08:45 pm »
Hi Guys,

It's been 2 months since anyone has posted anything here so I'll get the ball rolling again...

Anyone know why I would be getting alot of heat coming up from the floor area while driving my '13 LS? Only on the driver's side. Passenger side does not have this issue. AC/Heat controls are Off and temp knob is turned all the way to cold. There are no open holes in the firewall under the dash. Maybe this is normal??? Your thoughts....

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Re: Excessive Heat On Driver Side
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 12:24:08 pm »
Marty,

Is it the floor or the trans tunnel? I have the Ford Performance “kitty litter” trans cooler scoop installed on my LS, I get a fair bit of heat on the tunnel since installation.
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Re: Excessive Heat On Driver Side
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 01:54:37 pm »
There's nothing added to the car. It's all stock....

It feels like the heater is on at low speed and coming out on the floor under the dash on the driver's side only. I haven't had the car very long but just noticed it now that the outside temps are getting warmer. Kinda weird...
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Re: Excessive Heat On Driver Side
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 04:15:51 pm »
If it’s from a floor vent, and the AC controls are off, I’d guess it’s just air passing over the heater core and leaking in.

Transmission cooler was stock with the LS. If you don’t still have it in a box, then it’s been installed I’d guess...
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Re: Excessive Heat On Driver Side
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 08:04:53 am »
Interesting.....I have a few boxes that came with the car but never opened them. I believe they are the brake duct kit, front splitter, owner's kit, and front license plate bracket. What does the trans cooler look like and where is it installed?

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Re: Excessive Heat On Driver Side
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 08:22:35 pm »

https://performanceparts.ford.com/part/M-5025-MBR

Replaces the front subframe rear brace. Takes about 15 mins to install, including jacking the car up & down.
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Re: Excessive Heat On Driver Side
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 03:38:30 pm »
I decided to take a look in the boxes that came with the car and sure enough, there was the trans cooler packed in the same box with the brake duct kit!

So it's not because of that as to why I'm getting the heat on the driver's side from under the dash. The mystery continues....anyone else notice this on their car besides me?

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Re: Excessive Heat On Driver Side
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 06:37:59 am »
I never really noticed any extra or hotter than normal heat there. I can't say I was looking for it, but I will monitor it next time out.

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Re: Excessive Heat On Driver Side
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 11:26:28 am »
Thanks Gary....


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Unless they are removable, wait until they try to plow the snow next winter......
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