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keep mice out of air filter?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by jordanhudson, May 20, 2010.

  1. May 20, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    jordanhudson

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    How do you keep mice out of air filter?
     
  2. May 20, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    rob1

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    Hey Jordan, Welcome to TW from south Texas!! I had a rodent problem, simple fix leave a mouse trap with a piece of chickin on it inside engine compartment and WHAM!!, that took care of my little friend!!:D
     
  3. May 21, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    Barnone

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    I put a piece of 1/4" hardware cloth on the inside of the air box over the elbow opening to keep the critters out.
     
  4. May 21, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    ktmrider

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    Yea use some sort of screen to close off the opening to fresh air
     
  5. May 21, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    Barnone

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    Just remembered the other problem with mice with my 02 Taco.
    I turned on my a/c blower for the first time in quite a while and it started making all kinds of racket. Stopped and open the hood and saw a mouse coming out of the area where the hood hinges are located. I guess that hole is connected to air intake for the a/c. I then stopped at a shop on the way home and the mechanic removed the blower and it was full of a mouse nest and mice. The mice were running around like they were drunk from the spinning.
    To keep them out I stuffed stainless steel wool in the opening.
     
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