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Thread: Heat pouring out of center console

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Heat pouring out of center console

    Another Mark VIII problem: Heat constantly comes from the center console in my 1997 Mark VIII; a lot of heat. If feels like the heater is on full-blast and exiting into the console but there is no "wind", just heat. Both the AC and heat work normally but the AC is barely enough to overcome the heat emitting from the center console.

    I know that Mark VIII's are notorious for blend door failures. The guy I just bought the car from said that he just had the blend door fixed before I bought it so I suspect this has something to do with it but since the HVAC seems to function correctly, I am perplexed.

    Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    I know in my 89 SC the transmission bled alot of heat into the car that could be your issue?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    St. Louis, MO
    What about a clogged CAT? Those things get super hot if clogged.

    Just a thought!
    Kurt K (e-mail)
    SCCoA Member #: 443
    '92 SC AOD -- 11.521s @ 116.748mph, 2.0 AR power
    . . . . . . . . . -- 13.547s @ 101.01 mph, only w/ bolt-ons
    '95 SC 5spd -- All Stock, except 17" Simmons wheels.
    '90 SC 35th Anny 5spd -- 3rd owner, 16k miles
    2 '89 XR7 5spd's -- on their way out, really!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Dallas, TX
    How about a blend door problem due to a faulty vacuum line or ruputured diaphragm. Or a malfunctioning climate control.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    merced, ca


    I have a 93 SC 78000 mi , 5 speed manual. Alot of heat inside of console and by shifter. removed console and shifter cover. Stock, there is no insulation around the shifter . So I surrounded the shifter with insulation I pulled from a SC at pick n pull. I also added more insulation under the console. The heat problem is gone. Hope this helps. My SC is completely stock low mileage car.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Good evening

    I believe it is a blend door issue. Well known with the Mark VIII community. Go this site for additional information.


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