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MDX RODENTS

bp53bp53 Posts: 23
edited April 2014 in Acura
I went into the garage this morning and noticed a puddle of dripping water under the right front of my MDX. Upon investigating, I found where a rodent had chewed holes into the rubber tubing that runs from the windshield reservoir to the back of the hood. Hopefully this won't be a big problem to fix and hopefully no other damage was done. Have any of you had a problem like this? How did you fix it? What's the best way to keep rats/mice out of one's garage and off cars? I have a cat, but I won't let her into the garage because she will scratch the vehicle's paint. Hope to hear from someone with a similar problem.

Comments

  • How about trying a high frequency pest gizmo. They work okay on small animals. You can buy these things at hardware stores. I even saw them at Costco.
  • bobs5bobs5 Posts: 557
    The hose should be easy to change. The local auto parts store will probably have reels of hose material sold by the foot.

    Now the real problem...mice, rats.
    Traps work well.
    Poison (as long as kitty and children are not around garage)
    Electric gizmos (don't know how these work)
    Mothballs
    Put kitty to work....place a thick blanket over car to protect the paint.

    Our cat is declawed, but still brings mice home as trophies.

    look or search for the following:
    Mice in car garaged for the winter in "maintenance discussion"
    ANIMAL PROBLEMS in "maintenance archived discussions"

    Good luck,
    Bob
  • buffy53buffy53 Posts: 1
    My Aura Legend developed an air conditioning problem last year. Sometimes it will work fine for a day or so and other times it works for a few minutes. Hot, musty air blows out. There seems to be a clicking sound before it happens. Sometimes I can shut the air conditioner off for a few minutes, turn it on again and it might work, but most times it does not. I love my Acura. It has 112, 000 miles on it and except for this problem it runs perfectly. I have tried to have someone fix it and nothing seems to work. Any suggestions - I hate to sell my car because of an air conditioner.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Maybe a sticking or malfunctioning a/c compressor clutch would be my guess, given that you've noticed a "clicking" sound. This is the a/c compressor clutch clicking on and off. Maybe time for a new compressor. Figure $250-400 parts and labor ??? (Just a guess). You'll also need to recharge the a/c system, and probably want to put on a new belt.
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