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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-25-2014, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Where are these damn mice getting into my HVAC from?

Like the title says, where are they getting in?

1995 Fleetwood.

I've pulled the blower and cleaned crap out of it 2x in the last week. Today, whatever acorns and stuff were in there managed to break a couple of fan blades.

I'd love to cover the opening with some mesh or screen or something, so this doesn't happen to the new blower I'm installing right now.

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The fresh air vent under the cowl?

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The fresh air vent under the cowl?
Didn't know there was an inlet there. I'll look.
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I've looked all around, all I see is the drain tube for the condenser.

The inlet on top of the cowl looks to be pretty sealed up, with some mesh between the plastic grates.

Any thoughts guys?
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Where are these damn mice getting into my HVAC from?

There's another opening into that area from the bottom/side. You may have to remove the inner fender to access it though. Many install a screen across the cabin opening. I've mounted a cabin air filter there which should keep varmits out as well as clean the air.

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Don't look for a small hole. It is big enough a cat could get in there if it wanted, or so it seems.

1slow96, how do you keep the cabin filter from getting saturated, clogged, and stinky/mildewed?

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I'll start digging now. Thanks for the direction.

Here's the latest little bastard, I suppose I should be grateful he didn't get shredded and stink everything up.

What a way to go, it's like the Gravitron on steroids...

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The second pic in this link shows where they are getting in: http://www.goldsswagon.com/cabinfilter/cabinfilter.htm
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I installed one of the filter kits on my car. If you don't want to do that, you could just take the metal screen off an air filter and put the screen over the opening. I read somewhere where someone had "sandwiched the screen between the cowl and the air box but that seems like a lot of work.

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