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    DEAD mouse in my vent system? ***UPDATED AGAIN ON PAGE 3 ***

    A little over a year ago I had this death like smell in my car. It was absolutly unbearable. I couldn't drive the car. It stunk so bad I could puke if i were to stay in the car. The stinch was a 10 out of a 10.

    So I stopped driving the car for a month and the smell started to go away. When I would turn the fan on the smell would increase 10 fold. So I knew that the smell was somewhere in the air vent system. I then removed the fan(squirrel cage) and it was empty. I kept the fan out so no air would flow through. Thus no smell anymore. Phew. But when I would take compressed air to the air vent that nasty smell would come out again. So that sucker is still in there dried up.

    To this day I have not found that dead THING. I removed the dash last week. Today I removed the heater core and the EVAP and it isn't in the evap. Where could it of gone? I don't see anywhere It could of gone past the EVAP. It is nowhere to be found? Any suggestions?







    Here u can see the firewall where we had to remove the wiring harness and backing plate to allow the evap to fall out





    Here is a picture of the evap. Clean as a whistle. Where could that SOB have gone? Dead mice can't move right?





    Here is a pic of the old heater core.




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    Re: I need help finding a dead mouse in my vent system

    try removing the wipers and the grill underneath them. Your dead mouse may be up there!


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    Re: I need help finding a dead mouse in my vent system

    I have live mice in my car. There is a pile of seed shells in the trunk and just recently there is a pile on the dash board.
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    Re: I need help finding a dead mouse in my vent system

    you did remove the evaoprator from the assembly and look behind it too, right?


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    Re: I need help finding a dead mouse in my vent system

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy K
    you did remove the evaoprator from the assembly and look behind it too, right?
    Yes. Very clean inside. Any other places that you suggest? Do you see a way for the mouse to get past the evap into the vent system? We originally pulled the wiper assembly and didn't find it(MONTHS ago). But we're going to check again next thursday. Thursdays are the only time we have a chance to work on it. I'll update you guys on my progress then. More suggestions are welcome and no comments please as I need solutions not bs. Thanks

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    Re: I need help finding a dead mouse in my vent system

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy K
    try removing the wipers and the grill underneath them. Your dead mouse may be up there!
    Last time I checked their wasn't a grill below the wipers. I've recently replaced my wiper assembly and saw nothing. I can see straight down and nothing is in sight.

    I appreciate ur thoughts Crazy K.
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    Re: I need help finding a dead mouse in my vent system

    Could they possibly in the footwell vents? Do you smell it specifically in the upper vents or just everywhere in the car?
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    Re: I need help finding a dead mouse in my vent system

    Quote Originally Posted by GP1138
    Could they possibly in the footwell vents? Do you smell it specifically in the upper vents or just everywhere in the car?
    The smell blew out of the upper vents. I didn't check to see if the smell came out of the bottom. But anways i don't see how the mouse could of gotten past the evap. That is sealed.
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    Re: I need help finding a dead mouse in my vent system

    so how bad does that smell.
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    Re: I need help finding a dead mouse in my vent system

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick1234
    so how bad does that smell.
    how can I explain. Sorry I can't. Any ideas of where it might be or not?
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    Re: I need help finding a dead mouse in my vent system

    negative.
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    Re: I need help finding a dead mouse in my vent system

    Did you compeletly dismemeber the hvac plastic thing down everybit? try washing the plasitic out a bathtub with hot water and a cap of bleach. could it be mouse urine staining the assembly?

    p.s. it is a good time to flush your heater core in the sink!


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    Re: I need help finding a dead mouse in my vent system

    just wondering if you KNOW its a mouse, or if thats just a suspicion!?...
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    Re: I need help finding a dead mouse in my vent system

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy K
    Did you compeletly dismemeber the hvac plastic thing down everybit? try washing the plasitic out a bathtub with hot water and a cap of bleach. could it be mouse urine staining the assembly?

    p.s. it is a good time to flush your heater core in the sink!
    I bought a new lifetime heater core last month ready to be installed next thursday
    The mouse died, because of the radical smell i doubt it was just urine. If u sat in the car and you had did NOT have a strong gut u would throw up immediately. If you had a strong gut it would take you 2 minutes before you would puke all over the place. Bottom, it was totally unbearable. Once ppl would smell it they would jump 3 feet away from the car.

    The smell was death. My brother confirmed the smell. He's had to find several dead mouses throughout his career as an auto technican.
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    Re: I need help finding a dead mouse in my vent system

    Quote Originally Posted by blackbombshell95
    Quote Originally Posted by GP1138
    Could they possibly in the footwell vents? Do you smell it specifically in the upper vents or just everywhere in the car?
    The smell blew out of the upper vents. I didn't check to see if the smell came out of the bottom. But anways i don't see how the mouse could of gotten past the evap. That is sealed.
    Just curious, I don't know the exact layout of the HVAC vents.
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