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Hood Liner In My AC Blower - Can't Figure This One Out #5420234 05/03/20 07:48 PM
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2003 Suburban 1500 5.3L
The other day, my AC Blower was making quite a loud noise and vibration. I removed the blower and cleaned out some leaves and debris.
Seemed to work good and quiet for a day.
Today, it made even more noise and more vibration.
I removed the blower again and found part of my hood liner in it...The screens in the outer windshield intake vents are still in tact. How is it possible that the hood liner fabric could get into the blower?
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Also, what can I do to repair the hood liner fabric that remains? 3M Spray adhesive?

Re: Hood Liner In My AC Blower - Can't Figure This One Out [Re: Fitz98] #5420241 05/03/20 07:56 PM
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Mice.

Re: Hood Liner In My AC Blower - Can't Figure This One Out [Re: Fitz98] #5420244 05/03/20 08:03 PM
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That is the result of some sort of rodent.


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Re: Hood Liner In My AC Blower - Can't Figure This One Out [Re: Fitz98] #5420275 05/03/20 08:34 PM
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100% mice


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Re: Hood Liner In My AC Blower - Can't Figure This One Out [Re: Fitz98] #5420300 05/03/20 09:05 PM
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Rat or mouse.


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Re: Hood Liner In My AC Blower - Can't Figure This One Out [Re: Fitz98] #5420302 05/03/20 09:09 PM
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It does look like a rats nest, but I can't see any place big enough for even a mouse to get in, and even if that was the case, nesting in a squirrel cage of a moving fan, does not seem like a comfortable place to make a nest.
Are there any intakes other than the screened vents at the base of the windshield where these materials and/or rodents could enter the AC duct system from the outside?
There were some full leaves and a large piece of fabric in the fan, it seems there must be a bigger opening somewhere.

Re: Hood Liner In My AC Blower - Can't Figure This One Out [Re: Fitz98] #5420348 05/03/20 10:13 PM
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Rodents. Just be thankful you didn't find a rat burger in there.


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Re: Hood Liner In My AC Blower - Can't Figure This One Out [Re: Fitz98] #5420419 05/04/20 01:01 AM
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Definitely a rat...Got a video of him.
Rat In AC Ducts
Now I gotta catch him.
Any ideas?

Re: Hood Liner In My AC Blower - Can't Figure This One Out [Re: Fitz98] #5420438 05/04/20 01:53 AM
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Rodents, probably mice. I live in the outer suburbs and so far I have had 3 cars attacked by rodents, including a Chevy Suburban.

Re: Hood Liner In My AC Blower - Can't Figure This One Out [Re: Fitz98] #5420444 05/04/20 02:10 AM
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I found some paperwork from the glovebox in my Tacoma fan.

Re: Hood Liner In My AC Blower - Can't Figure This One Out [Re: Fitz98] #5420628 05/04/20 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Fitz98
Definitely a rat...Got a video of him.
Rat In AC Ducts
Now I gotta catch him.
Any ideas?

Set some traps under the hood first and see if you can get him to come out.


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Re: Hood Liner In My AC Blower - Can't Figure This One Out [Re: Fitz98] #5420642 05/04/20 10:07 AM
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spring Trap, peanut butter under hood

water roller trap in garage.

Loaned that trap to neighbor

She must have caught about 20

Rod

Re: Hood Liner In My AC Blower - Can't Figure This One Out [Re: Fitz98] #5421019 05/04/20 05:36 PM
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You need to find out where it's getting into your blower and seal it up. Use metal rodent screen if it's a vent.
Rodents can do a lot of damage if they start chewing the wires!

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The blades of the blower wheel look like jail bars to them, they really want to chew through to find out what is on the other side.

And they will.

Re: Hood Liner In My AC Blower - Can't Figure This One Out [Re: Fitz98] #5421541 05/05/20 11:12 AM
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Got 1 from the Suburban last night.
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I found where it goes in and will seal with some metal mesh gutter guard.
Now I need to catch the other one that is living in the fender of my Nissan. Their urine has a very offensive smell!

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