OK I have an issue with my car that the dealer either refuses to acknowledge or it's doing one of those things where it doesn't happen because you're trying to fix it. I'm betting the former.
Anyway, couple of questions.
How hot is the transmission housing supposed to get under normal driving conditions around town?
This is NOT an automatic, but a manual shift.
The heat is constantly blowing warm air. This has been doing this from the day I bought the car and I thought nothing of it chalking it up to the trans
housing. Until last week. Last week there was some condensation on the windshield and when I turned on the ignition, quite a forceful of air was coming out of the defroster vents in the dash. This was the first time this happened.
FACT (which the dealer disputes): all systems were turned off. Always upon shutdown. It's an ingrained habit since I learned to drive.
I decided this is an issue now because the air coming from the system never stops coming from the defroster vents in the dash even if I set it to floor only. It started doing this about a month ago.
He puts the car on his little machine and says there is nothing wrong except that my middle vents were all turned off. The little louvers is what he's describing.
Those louvers being shut would not force the air to the dash when the system is TURNED OFF.
He also could have just used his hand instead of relying on a gadget and THEN went to his gadgets to help diagnose the issue.
I'm thinking small vacuum leak somewhere?
P.S. - I know for a fact those were not turned off because the day before I had to wait for someone while in the car and it was hot. I had the AC on with the two driver vents pointing in my face. When I started the car to take it back home, let it warm up a second and turn on the AC, those vents were in the EXACT same position and were OPEN as I had them when I dropped it off. (there is no way those tall mechanics could open shut vents and point them to the exact same spots as I had them as I am much, much shorter than them)
NOW to the TRANS
How hot is that thing supposed to get? Saturday was pretty warm here but I was driving around town with no AC on. Having to ignore the hot gusts of air coming from the floor, if I set my leg on that carpet to my right against the housing, it's pretty damn hot. This should not get that hot for half an hour or so of driving around town. Should it? If that were not carpet and instead vinyl, it would be a bit soft and melt-y.
All my trucks were manual trans
and I do not recall such heat coming up from the housing inside the trucks, but I'm not so sure since it's a different "animal" here. I did have an Alfa Romeo back in '80 that never had such heat coming out though.