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HELP! Kitten Stuck In Engine Department

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacomapro, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    Tacomapro

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    Please Help!

    I have a kitten stuck in between the radiator and the fan. I guess you would call it the opening for air to hit the radiator from the fan. It is in the bottom of the circular opening. What would be the quickest way to get this kitten out???

    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    MJonaGS32

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  4. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    Tacomapro

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    Sorry, it is a 2008 regular cab, manual.
    Sorry no pics...
     
  5. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    TacoMal

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    Turn the truck on...





    Find a really small puppy to chase it out....






    Spray it with water :notsure:
     
  6. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    how the hell did it get in there
    you may have to remove the fan
     
  7. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    mjohn617

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    Horn...or it's actually un able to physically get out? That could take some removing parts.
     
  8. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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  9. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    Animals will snuggle up to the motor at night if it is cold out .

    Good luck OP
     
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    I had a kitten stuck on my wheel well above the strut of my Escape.
    I put a glove on one had. (Sharp little claws) and use the air compressor to shoot burst of air at it and it slowly crawled out backwards until I could get with the gloved hand and set him free.
     
  12. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    take the fan shroud off
     
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    How did you know there was a kitten there in the first place?
     
  15. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    I've seen one crawl under and onto the driveline of a crown vic as it pulled into a parking lot. Took about 20 minutes to nab it and pull it out. I mostly watched, and laughed.
     
  16. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    It got there because I started my truck. It must have hit the fan and wentforward, landing on the bottom of the circular opening in front of theradiator. It moved to the passenger side at bottom of the circular opening. Itwas not bleeding and was still alive. Can I move that black housing around the radiator easily or should Iremove skid plate and try to reach up from the bottom?
     
  17. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    just yank him out...they are really flexible
     
  18. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    Thanks,
    I will give it a try.
     
  19. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    If it's a small kitten...they're actually really flexible....I suggest long sleeves and a pair of leather gloves.

    Reach in there and grab him/her around the head and pull him out. He won't like it...but looking at the amount of space down there and between the fan blades (I actually went outside and looked at mine) I don't see why it wouldn't work. Don't force it if he gets hung, but I can't see that happening....if your arm and hand go in...his head and body should come back out the same route. My opinion FWIW..
     
  20. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    i'd just crank the engine until i screams and runs out?
     
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