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#1 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 08:47 PM
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You won't believe what happen to my wife's R/T over night last night. We have a cabin on 4000 acres and we go to the land all the time. I took my truck and she dove her car last night so she could go to work today while I went hunting. Well she dove it to work and home and the hole time it ran like crap she said. So she pop the hood to take a look around the engine and took off the cover on the motor and she found the problem Rats had eating the engine wiring harness up on the passenger side, so now I got to replace the engine harness on the car. Does anyone have a clue how much it will cost?


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I have no idea on the cost but I did have similar problems with squirrels though.
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You won't believe what happen to my wife's R/T over night last night. We have a cabin on 4000 acres and we go to the land all the time. I took my truck and she dove her car last night so she could go to work today while I went hunting. Well she dove it to work and home and the hole time it ran like crap she said. So she pop the hood to take a look around the engine and took off the cover on the motor and she found the problem Rats had eating the engine wiring harness up on the passenger side, so now I got to replace the engine harness on the car. Does anyone have a clue how much it will cost?
Rodents got into my wife's car. The dealership told me to file an insurance claim. Sure enough, it was covered under my comprehensive plan for rodent damage. The bill was $950. I gladly paid the deductible.

I previously had a BMW that had rodent damage. I didn't realize that I had coverage and paid $1100.
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Not sure why it works but we store ours with a bunch of generic dryer sheets spread around inside and that seems to keep them out.


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Supposedly rodents are allergic to or don't like peppermint. You can find it in packets at hardware stores and use them to keep them away. People put them around summer homes to keep them out so I imagine they'll do well for the car too. It's non toxic to us. I use them in the garage and large shed outside.
I just found this as two options to put under your hood.
http://www.guardfatherllc.com/
http://resources.earth-kind.com/natu...FdKd4AodiRMAVw

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I had rats burrowing in my 392 in the winter and ate the wiring harness also
The dealer was able to fix the wireing at no cost
Hasn't happened since

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