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Old 08-19-2009, 07:26 AM   #1
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Heat out of vents around town.

Anyone getting heat trickle out of the vents around town when the AC is off and the dial is in the cold position, windows down?
Only seems to happen after the car is parked but takes a long time to go away.
Could the exhaust or engine be heating up the vent?
Anyone else notice this or is my door actuator linkage out of adjustment.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:41 AM   #2
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:33 AM   #3
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Yep. Same here
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:38 AM   #4
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Happens on my Malibu every now and then, after a while it cools down though.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:43 AM   #5
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its like this on just about every car that i have been. Im assuming its from the heat build up under the hood while idling, and it takes a little while of driving for the air flow to cool everything. with out the Aircon, theres nothing to cool the air...so even if the dials on "cold" it will only be as cold as outside air, if even that cold, haha im sure you knew this, just saying
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:00 AM   #6
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Similar thing is going on with my defrost. In the mornings I run just the vent in the cold position and I've noticed that my windshield fogs up if I don't have the a/c on.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:12 AM   #7
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Sounds totally normal to me. Turn the A/C on for a sec. blow the hot air out and then trun it off. Happens on everycar I ever drive, but only in the summer... hmmm thats odd...
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:35 AM   #8
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Sounds totally normal to me. Turn the A/C on for a sec. blow the hot air out and then trun it off. Happens on everycar I ever drive, but only in the summer... hmmm thats odd...
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:13 AM   #9
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My truck does that, i just put the vent to come out at my feet, then its not in your face.
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:06 PM   #10
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Push the Recirculation button on the right knob, it's the one that has the arrows going in the circle. That should lower or eliminate the amount of air coming out of the vents when turned off. I do it all the time, I hate the hot air coming through.
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:58 PM   #11
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Push the Recirculation button on the right knob, it's the one that has the arrows going in the circle. That should lower or eliminate the amount of air coming out of the vents when turned off. I do it all the time, I hate the hot air coming through.
dude, awesome. thats brilliant. cant do it in my 4th gen, but ill for sure do that if it works in the 5th
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:28 PM   #12
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Why can't you do it in the 4thgen? Is it a knob or button? It's been 4 years since I had mine, so I can't remember, haha.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:12 PM   #13
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The recirculation position (MAX) turns on the A/C in the 4th gens. There is no separate A/C button to press to turn the air on.
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Umm... maybe for some odd reason it's different on the Camaro, but every vehicle i have ever been in, usually recirculate kicks the compressor (for the AC) in so you use AC anyways.
Just saying. Its the same as older vehicles' "MAX" setting.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:50 PM   #15
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Umm... maybe for some odd reason it's different on the Camaro, but every vehicle i have ever been in, usually recirculate kicks the compressor (for the AC) in so you use AC anyways.
Just saying. Its the same as older vehicles' "MAX" setting.
The new Camaro has a knob for the fan setting and a separate button for recirc and A/C, so in this case if you just push the recirc button, with the fan turned off, it shuts off the vent from the outside air, which is why you feel air in the first place, cuz you're moving. Yea I know some cars are funky, but this trick has always worked for me. I dunno about the 4th gen though since the MAX button will turn the air on.
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:45 PM   #16
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I have noticed this is a chevy thing. Every chevy car I have been in has this problem. I haven't noticed it in other cars. You can fix this in the camaro by hitting the recirculation button on the dial even when the AC is off.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:54 PM   #17
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There's always air in the ducting, and when the car sets, that air will get warm (or get HOT if you're in Texas during August!!).

So... when you start the car the (fresh air) ventilation system will have to push that air out first, and it may take a while for it to cool off ('til it circulates sufficiently).

In the winter you should have the opposite problem.
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There's always air in the ducting, and when the car sets, that air will get warm (or get HOT if you're in Texas during August!!).

So... when you start the car the (fresh air) ventilation system will have to push that air out first, and it may take a while for it to cool off ('til it circulates sufficiently).

In the winter you should have the opposite problem.
It's typically hotter in the summer, yes, especially when the car sits, but sometimes even on a cold night the air will be warm because the air comes through the vents and gets warmed by the engine since the system isn't actually turned on.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:30 PM   #19
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use the recirculate button, it closes the vents off completely

(well, thats how it should be, but I dont have the car yet..)
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