Too much heat, Hot floors?

Too much heat, Hot floors?

Postby AstroNewb2000 [OP] » October 3rd 2020, 3:43am

Bought my first astro van with a rebuilt engine and transmission from the factory. It has 300k+ miles on it and 12k on the rebuilts. My floor on both driver and passenger near the engine get really hot to the touch. I can maybe leave my hand there for a few seconds. Is this normal? The flooring was removed and its just metal. I will check the actual temp of the floors tomorrow.
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Re: Too much heat, Hot floors?

Postby chevymaher » October 3rd 2020, 12:36pm

Were the heat sheilds removed? Underneath the van.
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Re: Too much heat, Hot floors?

Postby SheldonYoung » October 3rd 2020, 2:05pm

The floor gets real hot! Couldn't lay anything perishable on the floor of AstroSurf, (our Shop Truck), even though the Heat Shields were still all in place.

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Re: Too much heat, Hot floors?

Postby AstroNewb2000 [OP] » October 3rd 2020, 9:27pm

I'll get those temps and pictures of under the van, not sure what they look like.
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Re: Too much heat, Hot floors?

Postby AstroWill » October 4th 2020, 1:16am

Make sure that your engine is running properly and doesn't need a tuneup.

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Re: Too much heat, Hot floors?

Postby chevymaher » October 4th 2020, 7:59am

My floor never gets hot.
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Re: Too much heat, Hot floors?

Postby gavio » October 4th 2020, 3:41pm

My floor never gets hot.


Really? Mine has been crazy hot ever since I've owned the van - new cat didn't change it, every tune up part has never changed it, I assumed they were all that way.... Maybe just newer ones?
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Re: Too much heat, Hot floors?

Postby Leeann_93 » October 4th 2020, 4:06pm

My floor never gets hot. Not in the '99, not in the '02, not in the '05.
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Re: Too much heat, Hot floors?

Postby tungtide » October 4th 2020, 4:13pm

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Re: Too much heat, Hot floors?

Postby MechBob » October 4th 2020, 4:25pm

He said "floor". Carpet and mat removed.Sounds normal to me.
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Re: Too much heat, Hot floors?

Postby SportsBoy » October 5th 2020, 12:43am

My floor gets hot behind the doghouse
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Re: Too much heat, Hot floors?

Postby icebrrg3rd » October 5th 2020, 3:39am

Mine gets hot there too (between seats). I have cupholders on the floor and if I take a long drive any drink get warmed up. I'll have to take a peek if there is any heat shielding there. I know it's on the doghouse cover, but not sure of the floor.

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