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Possible next recall, engine squeakz

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BlueT, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Feb 14, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    BlueT

    BlueT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I moded 1999 Taco so much it had turned to Land Cruiser
    So my lovely wife alerted me to my 07 making wierd noise. I listened to the truck and indeed sounded odd. So I consulted FSM but nothing there about wierd noises.
    2 days scratching my head and no idea, today my wife drops "How about air filter"
    Since I could not figure out whats wrong with it I was like ehh what the heck I will change it so I open the hood, unlock filter look at it and and go WTF.
    filter is full of the holes (as you can see, So for shitz I tap o n the the airbox and freaking mouse charges on me like a MOFO making angry squeak like a battle cry, jumps out of the air duct and off the engine on the ground and runs away with me standing and just trying to process what just happened. :facepalm:
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    So whats next... I will be mouse proofing my truck with Hot Dog tray made out of the aluminum mesh. it wont stop them but after they squeeze trough they will be bold and freeze at night, atleast thats what I am hoping for.
    Little fu...rs
    :D
     
  2. Feb 14, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    HAMSOLO

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    Beware of Hanta virus.....
     
  3. Feb 14, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    Your lucky that it didn't die. The smell is almost impossible to get rid of. My mom had a Corolla that something got up into the vent and died. The smell was the worst thing I have ever smelled. Glad you got it out.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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  5. Feb 14, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    I moded 1999 Taco so much it had turned to Land Cruiser
    Ha ha :D I swear mouse must think Taco has some cheese. My 99 was a magnet for it. One of them got decapitated by blower. Other had to swim to save itself after I drove through the creek. :p
     
  6. Feb 19, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    I moded 1999 Taco so much it had turned to Land Cruiser
    :mad::mad::mad::mad:
    stupid rodents. Mouse ate my second air filter....WTF :eek:
    My truck needs protection
    and I am not talking about this
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    I am talking about mouse deterrent like this
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  7. Feb 19, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    ^ ^ ^x2 :eek: ^ ^ ^
     
  8. Feb 19, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    future plan of 2" drop and any type of rim thats not a steelie. grille and BHLM mods, maybe....
    lucky the hole wasnt bigger and the mouse got sucked INTO the intake plenum......insert joke about hampster powered 4 cylinders here.....
     
  9. Feb 19, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    I moded 1999 Taco so much it had turned to Land Cruiser
    yep I changed filter 4 days ago and now I have to get another one. I am pi$$ed :mad:
     
  10. Feb 19, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    Put traps around your truck.
     
  11. Feb 19, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    We had a similar problem with the wifes Highlander. Mice in the cabin air filter set up shop there and screwed up the heating/AC until it met its untimely death. And costed us 2 new filters.
     
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    Just had this happen to my air filter
     
  13. Oct 16, 2015 at 4:13 AM
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    I wonder if mice like K&N flavored filters?
     
  14. Oct 16, 2015 at 4:27 AM
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    Happened to my mother's Jeep liberty. Mice caused 700$ of damage. Ate some wires to sensors. Check engine light came on. Lucky insurance covered most of it.
     
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    ...going to check my air filter now.
     
  16. Oct 16, 2015 at 6:32 AM
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    Glad we have some mean ass farm cats all those suckers die :D
     
  17. Oct 16, 2015 at 7:01 AM
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    Does anyone with mouse problems park in a garage? Do you keep dog/cat food in the garage? If so, don't. They just want food and a warm place (your engine) to hang out. Also put down traps or bait. I work at a dealership and have seen several cars with chewed wiring harnesses, etc. Many times you'll find a lot of dog food under the hood as well.
     
  18. Oct 16, 2015 at 8:54 AM
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    So that is the real reason for the charcoal filter behind the air filter.
     
  19. Oct 16, 2015 at 9:08 AM
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    if you powder puff cayenne pepper powder around the engine bay and what not they won't come back

    a light dusting, won't matter when it blows away from driving

    enough will be around critters won't like it
     
  20. Oct 16, 2015 at 9:15 AM
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    Hardware cloth/screen mesh the air intake under the cowl...
     
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