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#2428457 - 01/03/18 05:25 PM Ruined somebody's day
peabodyracing Offline
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Registered: 01/01/07
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Loc: Minnesota
Last week at the start of this bad cold snap, I was driving in heavy traffic with the heater on high and felt more than heard a light 'thump'. At that point the heater blower started rumbling pretty bad.

With an hours worth of driving left, I figured it was going to be a cold ride home, but after some experimenting figured out if I kept the blower on low speed the rumbling didn't sound like it was going to grenade any minute. So made it home before it got too cool inside the car.

My trusty 2005 Stratus has 185,000 on it and has been good to me. In fact I was starting to debate putting another timing belt in it before too long. Kind of wondered to myself if this problem was the start of things going bad for the car.

3 days later Rock auto came through with a blower assembly at half of what I could buy one for locally and last evening it actually got a little above zero so I fired up the garage heater and dropped the old unit out.

This was the first thing I saw:


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#2428458 - 01/03/18 05:27 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: peabodyracing]
peabodyracing Offline
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Registered: 01/01/07
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Loc: Minnesota
Now understand I'm rather contorted half under the dash with this thing about 8" from my face.

I turn the unit to look inside the blower fan and find this:


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#2428459 - 01/03/18 05:29 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: peabodyracing]
peabodyracing Offline
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Registered: 01/01/07
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Loc: Minnesota
I'm not necessarily freaked out by mice, but not expecting this it did startle me a bit.

After collecting my wits and looking more I couldn't help but laugh and wonder what the poor [censored] was thinking as he spun around in there for an hour.

Quite a ride I'll bet.
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#2428462 - 01/03/18 05:32 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: peabodyracing]
skicker Offline
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Registered: 06/09/05
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Loc: Western Md.
One mouse down and you'll have an extra blower motor to sell... up
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#2428465 - 01/03/18 05:43 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: peabodyracing]
A12 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 17844
Loc: N.E. OHIO, USA
Last thing the mouse said "Oh shoot I hope he doesn't put the blower on hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii"


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#2428677 - 01/03/18 11:06 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: peabodyracing]
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Is he alive?
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#2428958 - 01/04/18 01:41 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: MuuMuu101]
TJP Offline
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Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 8537
Loc: Omaha Ne
My wife had a Hyundai accent and every August for 3 yeas straight a mouse would find it's way into the blower motor and build a nest which would of course throw it out of balance. It was easy to remove so it wasn't a big deal. The 4th year it found its way to an inner rocker panel and died. 90 degrees outside it didn't take too long to make its presence known. After gutting the interior and dash the remains were found in the middle rocker panel bellow the L door using a flashlight and a mirror. I used a hole saw to bore through 2 layers of the rocker panel and then used a shop vac. After a good cleaning with bleach, simple green and anything else I could think of we reassembled the car. It was traded in the next day. Somewhere down the road someone will wonder why a 2" hole was bored in that location confused haha beer
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#2428964 - 01/04/18 01:50 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: peabodyracing]
wingman Offline
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Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 2250
Loc: St. Charles, MO
At least you got him out of there before he started to stink. You don't want that to happen to you on a 95 degree summer day. DAMHIK.

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#2428980 - 01/04/18 02:15 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: wingman]
TJP Offline
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Oh he was stinking alright and the odor was throughout the car so it was hard to locate it.

On a side note I turned a claim into the insurance company through my business for 16 hours and they paid it grin
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#2429021 - 01/04/18 03:38 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: peabodyracing]
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Registered: 04/04/03
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
You may be in a Farmer's commercial...

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#2429168 - 01/04/18 06:13 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: 340Cuda]
TJP Offline
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Originally Posted By 340Cuda
You may be in a Farmer's commercial...


LOL, no, it was American Family. beer
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#2429290 - 01/04/18 10:40 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: peabodyracing]
GODSCOUNTRY340 Offline
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Loc: God's Country Maryland
My '08 Grand Cherokee heater motor started vibrating so badly it would shake the dash when on high. Found this.
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#2430270 - 01/06/18 09:31 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: peabodyracing]
500ciDuster Offline
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Registered: 01/22/03
Posts: 1580
Loc: McGregor,Iowa 52157
I had a Super Coupe & the same thing happened to it

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#2430290 - 01/06/18 10:07 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: peabodyracing]
WO23Coronet Offline
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Death by g's lol

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#2430387 - 01/07/18 03:36 AM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: WO23Coronet]
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 8010
Loc: Lost in Space
It's been so cold around here (around 0 degrees) that Kayse's Dad went out to his truck and found a mouse frozen to death sitting on his drivers seat. xmaseek

Usually the daytime highs are about 40 for this time of year.
High temps of 10 degrees during the day have everything frozen solid.
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#2430604 - 01/07/18 02:27 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: peabodyracing]
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Registered: 01/06/18
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You post alot on here, I'm new and can't figure out how to post some parts. Where do I start.
I asked the Admin and he sends me GUIDELINES.

i just need a starting point, the rest I can figure out...

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#2430691 - 01/07/18 05:44 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: partsmonsta2]
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Registered: 01/24/03
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Loc: Omaha Ne
Originally Posted By partsmonsta2
You post alot on here, I'm new and can't figure out how to post some parts. Where do I start.
I asked the Admin and he sends me GUIDELINES.

i just need a starting point, the rest I can figure out...


go to

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/forum_summary.html

Towards the bottom of the page will be a section labeled "Moparts On Line Swap meet"

Choose the appropriate category and post your parts. DO NOTE that to do so you need to reply to the last posting beer
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#2430739 - 01/07/18 06:47 PM Re: Ruined somebody's day [Re: peabodyracing]
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Registered: 03/14/05
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Loc: HEMItown
Since our garage is full my wife parts her car outside. Ever spring I have to replace the cabin filter because mice build a nest on it. At least the cabin filter prevents them from getting to the blower motor.
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