Mice in fresh air tubes, pre filter.

subarupete
40

Asked by subarupete Jun 17, 2013 at 12:17 AM about the 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I cleaned out a mouse nest for the second time on my cabin air filter of my 2006 Impreza. Does anyone know where the intake opening is so I can put steel mesh over this so they can not get in? I tried running my shop vac o blower through the vent from the filter to find the opening, there was some air movement at the base of the windshield drivers side, I know mice can not get in through there. Thanks

13 Answers

judge_roy
Not Active

Own any cats?, I've got four....Mice do not survive around these parts~ I suggest that you set up a few mouse traps (like at least four) and like you are suggesting some window screen over the openings....do you plan to use pop rivets or sheetmetal screws to hold the screen in? curious as to know how you plan to make this happen~

subarupete
40

No cats but have trapped five mice already. I was thinking metal hardware cloth, bent into place, perhaps some sheet metal screws. Once I actually find the opening I can plan the fix better.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
judge_roy
Not Active

those little devils can punch thru anything...best to subvert their efforts with some cheese~

judge_roy
Not Active

poison is bad...not only unheathy on the air inlet, dead mice will smell too, recently bought a used mini (only 34,000 miles on it) and looks new, no damage to the upholstery but because it was a rental and had nine owners, someone took their shoes off and the environmental air filter still needs to be changed with an activated carbon one....you might just change out your cabin filter with a new activated charcoal one to get completely rid of any smells they may have left behind~

judge_roy
Not Active

here ya go 16 bucks on amazon~ http://www.amazon.com/automotive/dp/B001CEG96C

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
subarupete
40

Thanks, have the filter already, just need to know where the mice are getting in so I can block this off with metal screen..

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
judge_roy
Not Active

They got TEETH pete and can gnaw through anything...make another thing more appealing then your car~

judge_roy
Not Active

I did not think of this before, but you could grab a smoker and have him puff his smoke into the vent when it's set to "fresh" air and see where the smoke comes out of...a kind of reverse engineering...'round these parts it's SPIDERS every where~ inside and out...in the engine in the passenger compartment....at least it's not ANTS~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
judge_roy
Not Active

suspecting the COWL vent, pete~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
subarupete
40

Thanks JR, appreciate your thoughts on this. Great idea, best at night with a good flashlight that would show the smoke well. Worth a try and costs nothing. So far no new mice intrusions. Perhaps the mice hate the smell of the vent deodorizer as much as I did. Hard to imagine mice getting through the cowl vent bars, no sign of a chew there.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
judge_roy
Not Active

YAY~!! :)

judge_roy
Not Active

probably is the water drain from the cowl there~

judge_roy
Not Active

you could train a garden hose on the windshield the cowl should fill with water...drain plugged by a dead rodent....maybe~

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Impreza
Looking for a Used Impreza in your area?
CarGurus has 6,826 nationwide Impreza listings starting at $1,248.
ZIP:

Search Subaru Impreza Questions

Subaru Impreza Experts

#1 Nick Eidemiller
Nick Eidemiller
Reputation 330
#2 Cole Kramer
Cole Kramer
Reputation 170
#3 Ryan Mesick
Ryan Mesick
Reputation 150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Impreza WRX STi"
26 Great Deals out of 814 listings starting at $13,900
Used Subaru Impreza WRX"
19 Great Deals out of 1,110 listings starting at $5,600
Used Subaru Legacy"
214 Great Deals out of 9,538 listings starting at $1,395
Used Subaru Outback"
330 Great Deals out of 14,296 listings starting at $1,900
Used Subaru Forester"
308 Great Deals out of 22,760 listings starting at $1,495
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution"
20 Great Deals out of 946 listings starting at $12,500
Used Honda Civic"
1,043 Great Deals out of 55,980 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
670 Great Deals out of 29,152 listings starting at $2,800
Used Mitsubishi Lancer"
126 Great Deals out of 4,580 listings starting at $1,591
Used Volkswagen GTI"
138 Great Deals out of 4,468 listings starting at $2,000
Used Audi A4"
374 Great Deals out of 10,096 listings starting at $1,800
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,556 Great Deals out of 36,200 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Accord"
1,598 Great Deals out of 65,600 listings starting at $800

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Subaru Impreza For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 3,133 listings starting at $16,995
2013 Subaru Impreza For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 591 listings starting at $15,444
2012 Subaru Impreza For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 665 listings starting at $13,798
2011 Subaru Impreza For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 693 listings starting at $9,500