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mouse made nest and died in the fan, need help getting it out
Posted 02 October 2004 - 11:04 PM
I removed a bolt under the fan and one above and beneath the black box beside it, but the fan still won't come out, what am I missing?
Posted 02 October 2004 - 11:23 PM
Went thru the very same thing on all 3 of my BRATs. Used Murphy's Oil Soap to wash everything down with. Helped out alot, but still took sometime to get all the odor gone.
Posted 03 October 2004 - 05:52 AM
Posted 03 October 2004 - 03:28 PM
Posted 03 October 2004 - 08:32 PM
I removed the fan and took it apart and cleaned it, I vaccumed out the heater box and the rest of the ducts, I am just glad I got it cleaned before they started to smell
Posted 03 October 2004 - 08:45 PM
Posted 03 October 2004 - 11:26 PM
Posted 03 October 2004 - 11:31 PM
Posted 03 October 2004 - 11:52 PM
In My 81 Brat (Brat#3 sold to Mountain Tech) I had the exact same thing. I came back from the Gulf in 93' and pulled the Brat out of the Barn. While getting it going and trying everything out, the fan kept clicking, like a playing card in the spokes of a bicycle. I just figured the bearings were going out and kept on driving for months. Finally one day I decided I was going to replace the fan assembly and took off the cover.
I laughed so hard when I found what was inside! A field mouse was dried up lengthwise, outstreched around the curve of the squirel cage fan. His dried tail was sticking out of the cage a bit and that was what was clicking as it spun around!
The funniest part was why it got there. Gripped tight in his tiny claws, stretched out like a diving touchdown, was a 1/2 inch peice of french fry! He had found it under my seat and crawled up into the fan to live / eat and didn't plan on me coming home!!!
I just cleaned out the cage compartment and put everything back together. It had been so long any smell was gone.
It seems to be a very common occurance for our heating designs.
Posted 04 October 2004 - 07:13 PM
Posted 05 October 2004 - 06:07 PM
When we got my brother's legacy, there were moths in the wheel well. along w/ about a quart of water. had been garaged for 3 years and the whole spare (was donut now full size) was coated in cacoons and nesting and fun stuff like that... least they didn't smell..
Knew a kid w/ a swallow porblem..
Posted 06 October 2004 - 10:10 PM
Posted 07 October 2004 - 09:00 AM
Posted 10 October 2004 - 05:07 AM
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