Why can i feel ALOT of heat on my feet when I'm driving, but my heater is on the off position & turned to the coolest setting?


Asked by Oct 20, 2014 at 10:06 AM about the 2006 Chevrolet Impala

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've had the thermostat & water pump changed recently. And have tried to recirculation
button, which starts a knocking noise in the upper front panel.

6 Answers


That would be your blend door motor. Its either broke away from the door or something is keeping it from opened and closing. Very common problem.


will it cause engine damage? How do i fix it?


Nope not at all. Just more annoying than anything. As far as fixing it that all depends how mechanically inclined you are. If you can get up under the dash behind the glove box then you can change it yourself. If not take it to a REPUTABLE mechanic, not a new car dealership.


I am! I've had 4 chevy's since I was 17. Tks!!!


why does it cause so much heat inside the car?


Cool! The blend door motor has to bought at a Chevy dealer. It selects where the air comes into the car. Fresh air or heat from the heater core. When they go bad as in your case they stick open and let hot air into the car. Just like if you had the heater/defrost on. When you take it apart you will see what I'm talking about. Good luck!

Best Answer

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2006 Impala heater 20 answers

    I have a 2006 Impala with a little over 40500 miles on it and it is having issues with the heater. I let the car warm up for 5-10 min and there is still cold air blowing out when the heater is on. Thi...

    2006 Chevrolet Impala LS


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Heating problem 14 answers

    I have a Chevy 2004 Impala. I am facing a weird problem. My heating sometimes work , sometimes does not work. The situation is like , I am going for grocery the car heating is working, when coming ba...

    2004 Chevrolet Impala


    Maintenance & Repair

  • why wont my 2006 impala ss turn over? 3 answers

    My '06 impala ss wont start or turn over . I checked the battery at 12.40 vdc. checked all the fuses and tried disconnecting the battery to reboot the system with no luck. It shifts out of park with t...

    2006 Chevrolet Impala SS


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Can the rear defrost in a 2009 Impala be set to stay in the on position so it will activate automatically when the vehicle is started? 6 answers

    I had a remote starter installed but it would be far more useful if the rear defrost would also activate when the vehicle is started.

    2009 Chevrolet Impala LT


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why does my heat only work at the "90 degree" setting? 2 answers

    Any setting below 90 degrees and the heat will turn to cold air. Blower motor works across all settings (low to high) and the air conditioning seems to be working fine. I recently flushed my coolant...

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 Ext. Cab SB 4WD


    Maintenance & Repair


Looking for a Used Impala in your area?

CarGurus has 35,537 nationwide Impala listings starting at $795.


Search Chevrolet Impala Questions

Chevrolet Impala Experts

#1 Danny Wang
Danny Wang
Reputation 1,510
#2 FordNut
Reputation 1,360
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,104 Great Deals out of 72,184 listings starting at $1,300
Used Dodge Charger"
669 Great Deals out of 30,158 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord"
1,284 Great Deals out of 78,151 listings starting at $1,395
Used Nissan Maxima"
448 Great Deals out of 23,905 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler 300"
576 Great Deals out of 21,309 listings starting at $1,490
Used Toyota Camry"
1,606 Great Deals out of 97,673 listings starting at $895
Used Nissan Altima"
1,404 Great Deals out of 87,430 listings starting at $1,195
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
1,043 Great Deals out of 36,533 listings starting at $1,695
Used Ford Mustang"
725 Great Deals out of 41,221 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Fusion"
1,395 Great Deals out of 79,214 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo"
7 Great Deals out of 2,061 listings starting at $3,850
Used Buick LaCrosse"
399 Great Deals out of 18,128 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
6,430 listings starting at $19,359
2016 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
179 Great Deals out of 4,988 listings starting at $16,900
2015 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
97 Great Deals out of 2,901 listings starting at $12,995
2014 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
132 Great Deals out of 2,647 listings starting at $11,500
2013 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
78 Great Deals out of 1,813 listings starting at $5,395