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Old 09-16-2011, 04:30 PM
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After noticing a huge animal smell from the truck (I had the vehicle under a car cover for several months) I took off the wipers, pulled the plastic air intake stuff off, found and yanked a "mouse house" from the air/water chamber under the front windshield/inside the top of the engine bay. Followed by a round of Lysol drenching, this cleared 80% of the problem. But I now feel those critters got deeper into the air plumbing than just there at the top (I think they crawled in from the fender drainage area). I need to figure out how to look into the air handlers and see if they built another mess deeper in the vehicle. Are there any dis-assembly instructions for getting to the tubes that deliver air to the dash and heater areas to check? The smell is gettin' mighty bad!
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Hi and a warm Carolina welcome to the best RAM ForumZ on the web. I'm not the first and won't be the last to ask ~ How about drpping by the Newbie Checkin and sayin HI?

As for the issue, I will leave that to the experts who have some experience there.
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Thanks -- Also did some thinking and I'm not sure pulling the dash is the first step. Best place to look is between the upper cowl (where I've already been) and the heater core, right? I mean nothing can get past the heater core.
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