: project mouse nest:Nastiest Blower Motor.


spindleshanks
04-09-2008, 05:56 PM
Hey everybody, check out this photo a guy on Yotatech posted of the blower motor in his 4Runner:
http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/64492/gross.jpg

Here is a writeup on a very simple bit of maintenance: cleaning out your blower motor.
http://www.4runners.org/writeups/fan/index.html
I'm eager to break into mine, because it's noisy, and I know it's gonna be full of crap.
I thought just for fun, we could all post up pics of how nasty our blower motors are. A "nastiest blower motor" contest. I'll buy a beer for the winner. Eh? Let's see 'em! I'm going out to check mine right now!

Lysmachia
04-09-2008, 06:09 PM
Jeremy only you would come up with this!

Avsfreak1234
04-09-2008, 07:19 PM
if only I had a blower to clean

TowerRigger
04-09-2008, 08:05 PM
if only I had a blower to clean

Uh what happened to yours??

Chalkie
04-09-2008, 08:18 PM
Makes me glad I have a cabin air filter! And I have to admit it was pretty nasty when I pulled it to change it.

ike
04-09-2008, 08:27 PM
i have had to deal with one of those before. i hope Mr. Ugly doesnt have one.

ziggy428
04-09-2008, 09:15 PM
When I turn the one on in the van, I get pelted in the face with rocks and leaves. :D

thefatkid
04-09-2008, 09:51 PM
You should see the shit I pull out of those at the dealer, YUCK.

Ever seen a mouse spun soo fast the hair flys off, it dry out and become transparent? Then you try to pull it out of the blower and it sounds like rice crispies?

Quick Draw
04-09-2008, 10:15 PM
Hmmm...mine squeals if I crank it...I should clean that shit.

Firetacoma
04-09-2008, 10:19 PM
Hmmm...mine squeals if I crank it...I should clean that shit.

That just means the mouse is still alive. Clean it quick!

spindleshanks
04-09-2008, 10:49 PM
Hmmm...mine squeals if I crank it...I should clean that shit.

Yeah, mine too!

00regcab
04-09-2008, 11:25 PM
You should see the shit I pull out of those at the dealer, YUCK.

Ever seen a mouse spun soo fast the hair flys off, it dry out and become transparent? Then you try to pull it out of the blower and it sounds like rice crispies?

didnt quite have this problem with a blower motor....

but rather the hub caps on my old car... 3 mice were apparently between the hubcap and the wheel when i started driving one day lol...

my blower motor in my truck sounds great :) no abnormal noises at all.

My civic on the other hand :eek:

Blowntaco
04-09-2008, 11:38 PM
You should see the shit I pull out of those at the dealer, YUCK.

Ever seen a mouse spun soo fast the hair flys off, it dry out and become transparent? Then you try to pull it out of the blower and it sounds like rice crispies?


Yep Brian I agree with you, I see this shit all the time:xbarf: Even a cabin filter don't stop them, they just make part of the nest too

taco29
04-10-2008, 12:28 AM
eewww.
i should clen mine as the air coming out smells like decay..... cant be good

fjcruzer
04-10-2008, 01:59 AM
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w84/fjcruzer123/pack%20rat/100_0436.jpg
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w84/fjcruzer123/pack%20rat/100_0439.jpg

RockyMtnHigh
04-10-2008, 02:59 AM
Holy crap! I had to look a little closer at that second pic. Did he finally come out of there peacefully?

spindleshanks
04-10-2008, 08:06 AM
Hanta Virus!

fjcruzer
04-10-2008, 10:20 AM
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w84/fjcruzer123/pack%20rat/100_0440.jpg
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w84/fjcruzer123/pack%20rat/100_0444.jpg
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w84/fjcruzer123/pack%20rat/100_0442.jpg
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w84/fjcruzer123/pack%20rat/100_0445.jpg

Firetacoma
04-10-2008, 10:34 AM
I want furry truck friends! NOT FAIR!

fjcruzer
04-10-2008, 10:50 AM
I want furry truck friends! NOT FAIR!

If only I had known! I trapped, or otherwise disposed of 14 pack rats at the cabin we lived in last summer :eek:

thefatkid
04-10-2008, 11:27 AM
Yea, live ones are always cool. You'll kinda jump the first time you see one buzz by you. One of the guys in the shop has had a live cat jump out when he opened the hood of a Sienna. Rabbits are common live ones also.

spindleshanks
04-10-2008, 02:04 PM
I had to unwind a squirrel from the fan belts of an old chevy once. Amazing how sinewy and stringy the little rodent was, not to mention how far he stretched. (I was the new guy)

Avsfreak1234
04-10-2008, 08:29 PM
Uh what happened to yours??

I was refering to "Blower" as in supercharger:D I was in my own little world. my cabin air blower is fine

fjcruzer
04-10-2008, 08:32 PM
I know :D The critter in my dash was in his own little world too, bastard.

Lysmachia
04-10-2008, 08:44 PM
OMG this thread is hysterical. I feel for you yota tech guys, dealing with our crap (or mice, rabbits, cats) as the case may be....

I should be sure to double check tippy when I get her fixed. We live right next to a bunch of fields and had a hell of a time catching those bastards in the house till we resorted to the NON-Boulder use of a good-ol Victor snap trap. I think we caught 6 in 3 days!

ike
04-10-2008, 08:53 PM
This summer i parked the tacoma behind the barn where i was staying to keep it out of the way. With in two weeks a mouse had made a nest under my intake manifold between the engine banks. The little bastard. Needless to say my truck doesnt get parked in feilds anymore, and when i am going to pe leaving it for an extended period of time i like to set traps now.

gr8goose82
04-10-2008, 09:08 PM
this thread reminds me of my RX-7 we got sittin here. it sat for almost a year before i finally put a new starter in it and when i did, we discovered it wouldn't run, the problem, a rabbit decided to crawl into the 4" exhaust and build a home. it was burning crap in the muffler for hours. now that's a bad smell

ziggy428
04-10-2008, 11:15 PM
Wait, that does remind me of the time when I got one that decided to crawl out of the vent onto my lap while I was driving. Scared the crap outa me. It got stuck in the seat and was squirming around while I was driving. Finally got into a parking lot and pulled the seat out and was slamming it into the ground to knock the bugger out. Got alot of weird looks that day.

We do have a funny truck at work that the blower runs very slowy for about 10 min after you turn it off, so I tell all the new guys its a hamster running laps.

poorboyota26
04-11-2008, 09:38 AM
Wait, that does remind me of the time when I got one that decided to crawl out of the vent onto my lap while I was driving. Scared the crap outa me. It got stuck in the seat and was squirming around while I was driving. Finally got into a parking lot and pulled the seat out and was slamming it into the ground to knock the bugger out. Got alot of weird looks that day.

We do have a funny truck at work that the blower runs very slowy for about 10 min after you turn it off, so I tell all the new guys its a hamster running laps.

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: my dog is looking at me funny

RedRunnertc
04-11-2008, 12:31 PM
I would think you would be used to getting looked at funny by now! :bitchslap:

ziggy428
04-11-2008, 02:06 PM
I would think you would be used to getting looked at funny by now! :bitchslap::flipoff4:Lol, well actually kinda true.

spindleshanks
04-11-2008, 03:26 PM
alright, I'm somewhat disappointed. There was no crap in there at all. Just a little buildup of dust/dirt on the blades. At least it was an easy job. In and out in 10 minutes.

ike
04-11-2008, 04:01 PM
I should do my tacomas here soon. I am sure it just has a bunch of dust, but keeping that thing clean cant be a bad thing.

Lysmachia
04-11-2008, 05:08 PM
I have a feeling there will be a mass blower clean out tomorrow at the HOW.... :D

gr8goose82
04-11-2008, 05:32 PM
i know that's when i'm doing mine

spindleshanks
04-11-2008, 06:27 PM
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b8da30b3127ccea86852dabc2d00000016102BZt3DNszY4