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Poop and the Air Cabin Filter...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Blaktak, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Oct 30, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    Blaktak

    Blaktak [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So check it out guys, about a month ago I discovered rat poop under the hood. I put some poison and haven't had any problems since... Or so I thought... While installing an Ipod adapter I decided to check out my Cabin Filter, to my surprise there was a bunch of rat poop, leaves and what I think is rat hair. Some of the rat poop was green, which was the same color as the rat poison I hope he didn't die under the hood. So I was wondering if anyone knew where the air gets sucked in from... I looked around the engine compartment and under the car a bit and couldn't find anything!

    Please help!
     
  2. Oct 30, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    Blaktak

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  3. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    The air is sucked in from the plastic part where your windshield wipers rest. Remove it and see if there is any undesirables.:D
     
  4. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    yosh2000

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    search around here...there was at least one very informative post w/ pics that showed where it comes from...no need to bump this after 30 min...your answer has been here the whole time waiting for you to find it...
     
  5. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    Gieser

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    careful with rats and mice. a co-worker of mine had their car written off because it got into the air conditioning unit and they had some desease or something. it was towed away and crushed because of a mouse or two.:eek:
     
  6. Oct 30, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    search for a thread about someone having water drain onto the passenger side floor. He had pics that will help you. Something about the front windshield cowl and such.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    Clean that stuff out asap, and spray down all the areas with pine sol and let it air dry. Rats work off scent, and they leave urine trails to find their way back to nest. I had some tearing up my firewall material to use it for nest, and also nesting in the spare tire. Pine sol works well to cover up the scent. Also try parking in different areas to throw them off the trail.

    When you clean it, wet it down first so you don't breathe in dust...wear latex gloves too.
     
  8. Oct 30, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    fuckers ate my first CAI. My truck was out for a week when I had a new excuse for a AFE Stage II.

    I put some traps in, actually on top of my cabin air filter and caught 4 of them
     
  9. Oct 30, 2010 at 10:15 PM
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    Leave a pussy cat in your truck the night?
     
  10. Oct 30, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    i posted something i think i called "pre cabin air filter" works good
     
  11. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    After you disinfect everything, leave a dryer sheet in the glove box and under the seats. Don't laugh, I've been using it in my camper and seldom used vehicles for years. It keeps them away.
    I had a saturn chewed up. After putting the dryer sheets in, no more mice
     
  13. Oct 31, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    thats why you dont use poison, you should set traps so it kills them right there, that way they dont crawl up inside your truck and die leaving you trying to find them
     
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    Ditto. At first I never understood why animal control didn't just put poison out to kill something that lived under my house. They told me that exact same thing: you don't want rotting flesh underneath your house. The stench and bacteria can be harmful.
     
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    Its called Hanta Virus or Henta Virus....google it...something to do with rodent shit,,rats, mice, squirrels etc
     
  16. Oct 31, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    take a tip from an old timer, get you a bar of Irish Spring soap, cut it into 1/4's, put one in the glove box, 1 under each seat and the other one wherever inside the truck, rodents hate the smell, they wont hang around. You can also fill a cup with moth balls and leave it uncovered inside the truck.
     
  17. Oct 31, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    i think i'd rather have the smell of irish spring in my truck than mothballs!! never heard the soap one tho, good to know
     
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