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My 1989 Chevy Corvette,( 350 automatic ) the

My 1989 Chevy Corvette,( 350 automatic ) interior cabin has recently become extremely hot inside , as if the heat is on full blast even when it turned off . It gets so hot it will actually burn your feet ....

its feels like the heater is stuck in the on position even though the switch is off ? It makes it impossible to drive for more then 10 min
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I also wanted to ask what can be done to give the car a ''softer'' ride ? It is extremely ridgid .... .

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More than likely the heater valve is stuck open. You can usually purchase them from the local parts house. As far as the ride most of these cars ride this way. You can update the suspension with newer designs and shocks to allow a softer ride and can even get suspension that is adjustable allowing you to set the ride and performance yourself to your liking. Air suspension is probably also available to allow maximum soft ride.

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