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I have a similar problem as the one posted about rodents/acorns in the blower wheel only this is a 2002 Ram pick up. I also found a nest under the rear seat. No real damage though. The one solution that was provided does not help me. I'm aware that mice and chipmunks can get thru tight spaces but the cabin-air intake still shouldn't allow rodents to get in. Are they really getting past the cowel? That seems pretty tight. Any other thoughts out there? Thanks

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  • jjb12 Mar 15, 2011

    Thanks tunde007. I'll check those drain areas. But for now, leaving the system in recirculate mode when I shut the truck off is a good idea (providing I remember). Have a good day.


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Hi, the rats seem to come in around the cowl plenum, so the gaps can be covered with nylon door screen material or "hardware cloth" [a course galvanized metal screen]..
Another point of entry is around the inner fender liners [this is where any water entering the cowl area is drained. once they get into the cowl they gain access through the fresh air vent and then chew through the cabin air filter [leaving the h.v.a.c. system in the recirculate mode when turning car off may help.

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