How long does it take for a squirrel's body to decompose in yourductwork?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by glassfern53, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. glassfern53

    glassfern53 Guest

    I brought my car for an oil change March 2006 and the mechanic showed
    me what appeared to be a squirrel's nest that the animal had built in
    my air filter. All last spring and summer I had a horrible smell of
    decaying squirrel in my car when I started the heater or the blower.
    I brought it to a garage twice and they tried spraying it with a
    deodorizing spray (didn't work), They said the animal's body could be
    anywhere in the ductwork and it would be very expensive to find it.
    Does anyone know of something that would help remove the smell (other
    than keeping my windows rolled down for the first 10 minutes).
    glassfern53, Nov 21, 2007
  2. I brought my car for an oil change March 2006 and the mechanic showed
    That can't possibly be safe.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Nov 21, 2007
  3. It may also be giving off some nasty bacteria too. I'd certainly want to
    find it and get it out. I wonder if your insurance company would be of any
    help if it is beyond your deducible cost? If nothing else, I'd try
    fishing it out somehow.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Nov 21, 2007
  4. glassfern53

    pissed Guest

    i have read some stupid questions in the past but this one takes a
    special kinda person to ask it.

    i have a question for you,how the fcuk have you survived this long?
    pissed, Nov 21, 2007
  5. glassfern53

    Bob Guest

    You need to get that out of there. Find a diagram of the ductwork, look
    for likely places it would be- starting at the filter where you know
    it's been. Shouldn't be too hard.
    Bob, Nov 21, 2007
  6. glassfern53

    Mad E Moe Guest

    From your question I'm gonna assume its in the air intake ducting not
    the cabin ventilation ducting . This is exactly the reason while I
    removed all that damned air intake ductwork and went with a short ram
    intake on my 01 Elantra after pulling 2 nest out of the airfilter box
    in the same month .
    Mad E Moe, Nov 22, 2007
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