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Looks liks a dead mouse smell in the air ducts

The air conditiong ducts all of the sudden give a smell of a dead mouse Prior to the smell every time the air conditiong is on, the green light flashed.

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Before you take the dash off, try this: Remove the cover under the glove box. Remove the 3 screws that holds the fan motor onto the blower housing. Pull the fan motor down. Look for the rodent, or a nest. Look up, to see if a cabin air filter is installed, remove it & clean/replace. It would be very difficult for the rodent to get past the A/C evaporator & into the heater ducts, as they enter first thru the fan area. The fan usually traps the rodents.

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you have to remove the heater unit try to get the hose of your dustmachine as far as posible in the hole you may try this at both ends to get the rotting air out your car buy some car deoderant or a toilet deoderant block under the heater unit if there is a space for it you may have to fix it to hold it on its place just before the main hole i hope this something to try out.

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SOURCE: dead mouse smell and nest in dashboard how to find it?

I've seen this before. Mice. if small enough enter from the outside into the air intake and get into the fan and motor. The least fix is to remove the fan and motor assy. the worst is you will have to have a qualified technician remove the whole dash assembly.

Posted on May 04, 2012

Testimonial: "We did as you suggested with the a/c fan, and it was as clean as the day we bought it! Kept following our noses and found an additional nest with dead mouse under the console between the front seats at the floor. We unbolted the console from inside and used the shop vac to get it out."

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Get into air ducts

Wow, apparently this problem is more common than I thought! Some say in the future, the best way to avoid this is to always close your fresh air vents when you park your car.

It is possible that your cabin air filter needs changed. Look in your car manual or on for its location.

If the rodent is stuck in your blower motor, you can remove the blower motor as there are bolts that are around the cover of the blower motor the blower motor is on the fire wall. I hope this helps.

Apr 25, 2015 | 2007 Hummer H3

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Dead mouse smell and nest in dashboard how to find it?

I've seen this before. Mice. if small enough enter from the outside into the air intake and get into the fan and motor. The least fix is to remove the fan and motor assy. the worst is you will have to have a qualified technician remove the whole dash assembly.

May 04, 2012 | 2009 Toyota RAV4

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I have a 2003 Lincoln Town Car. Iturned on the a/c and there is a loud noise coming from the passenger side where the heater and ac are located. There is also a strong smell. Any suggestions?

That is where the blower motor is located. It could be that there is some debris (leaves, road dirt etc..) in the blower motor. I'm not sure what kind of smell you are referring to but if that car has sat for an extended period of time I have seen small rodents get into the duct work and build nests in areas such as the blower motor. I would recommend not running the fan (so as not to damage it) and getting it to shop where they can get into the blower motor assembly and see whats stuck in there.

Apr 04, 2011 | 2003 Lincoln Town Car

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I have 1992 honda accord lx 4 cyl. Something died in my air conditioner ducting. How do I get it out?

You got to get in there and remove that dead mouse or it's gonna smell like that forever. Also, you gonna have to buy this commercial stuff that you put into the duct system to defunk it.

Oct 08, 2010 | 1992 Honda Accord

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When I turn on the fan past the 3 speed it sounds like a low,loud, growling sound like it has airplane engines turning on. I also smelled a fowl odor in side my car, my husband thinks a field mouse is in...

It's very possible that a mouse has gotten into the duct work and ended up trapped inside the blower motor fan. The now dead mouse would cause the blower fan to be out of balance & wobble considerably and make noise plus it would smell quite a bit. I see a handfull of dead mice in blower motor fans each year so it's not all that uncommon. The fix is to remove the blower motor and clean out all the debris. Most of the time the blower and fan are fine and can be reinstalled once they are cleaned up. Hope this helps you find your problem!

Jul 12, 2010 | 2000 Honda Accord

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I own a 1998 plymouth voyger 3.0 engine, when i turn the cabin fan motor both using ac or heat, an unpleasant odor comes out of the vent openings. I have tried over the counter ''odor away'' type product...

Hi, If I knew more of what kind of an odor you smell might help? Does it have any effect on the power of the blower motor in heat or cool as far as the speed or any noise as a bearing, burned wiring smell? I am just trying to nail down possibly a problem in the motor. If not, what I think may have happened if it is like a dead rodent smell, something may have crawled in around the blower wheel and past away if this is the kind of smell you have. This motor is the same for both heat and cool. If you want to get down to the blower motor, you will need to go both from under the dash and firewall to excess the motor. If it is a dead mouse lets say, it is either going in to find it which it could even be in any one of the air vents?? May be hard to locate it. If its the motor windings going out, you will know this smell as it would be like burned electrical wiring and the motor would be giving you problems. If this smell is more like a rodent smell, you may have to ride it out as it will in time dry completely out and go away? You have done what most all of us would do in this situation. Take a mouse for instance. They can come in from a field outside and go just about anywhere they want to in your car. If one did go up in to the enclosed air system which there are openings that they can squeeze into and die, chances are you would have to remove all of the duct work and blower housing to find it. Instead of using sweet smelling deodorants, check with a local janitorial supply house that have commercial products that they can recommend to you in this case and take care of this problem? It would be worth the time to do this, that's for sure! Something that they can blow down around the air intake under the hood that wont harm you or the system, be sure of that. I would say that either wait if its the smell I think, try the supply wholesale house, or the most time consuming and $$$ way is to remove all of the duct work and blower housing to try and find it. I hope this has been of some help to you, I'm sure it is very frustrating to have to smell this. Keep me posted on it please. Good Luck,

Mar 11, 2010 | 1998 Plymouth Voyager

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Hi. I have a dead mouse in the interior ventilation system and need a schematic to show the pathways and where the fresh air intake is

1997 Land Rover Discover Heater A/C Dead Mouse/Rat Smell or Fan does not work
Dead mouse in the AC/Heater fan 3rd time for me and $200-$400 each time the dealership cleans it out. So today I did it myself and now mad I spent $800 prior. It’s a bit of a job but once you do it all makes sense.
1) Remove glove box completely – undo the spring loaded latches on each side that hold it open, and then unbolt the hinges (4 bolts)
2) Remove the black cardboard cover completely – 3 plastic clips carefully pull out and rear clip unscrews
3) Now you can see the fan housing in plain view
4) Unplug as many plugs in the fan as possible (remember where they go!)
5) Unclip/unscrew the cables attached to the fan housing
6) Unbolt the 2 bolts up top and unbolt the 2 bolts below
7) Now the fan housing is loose and you can move it but not fully remove it
8) Remove the 3 screws at the bottom of the fan housing (you can see 2 and a 3rd is in the back)
9) Once you remove all 3 screws you can now from the bottom remove and expose the fan
10) If it’s full of **** JACKPOT if it’s not you may have other problems
11) Clean it well and make sure it does not smell
12) Now just follow the directions in reverse to put it back together
13) Once you put the fan back on with the 3 screws maybe test it to make sure it works before completely finishing the job
Hope this helps my 1997 rover smells good and the AC/Heater works great!

Sep 17, 2009 | 1998 Land Rover Discovery

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Audi A4 1.9 Tdi 2000 Air Conditioning

That air duct is much too new to fail on its own. Sounds like you might have a mouse living in the duct work - blocking the vents. Have you looked at the cabin filter compartment? Strange smells? How does the heat work?

Jan 08, 2009 | 1999 Audi A4

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