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Rat Invasion!

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by WILLZLA, Jan 2, 2023.

  1. Jan 2, 2023 at 1:53 PM
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    WILLZLA

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    I need help ASAP! Leaving for college in a couple days and a rat decided I should stay, it chewed up some firewall and the wire between a connector for a rail that had to do with air flow or vacuum, I’m wondering if anyone has advice for how to fix it correctly or the part/serial # to replace it.

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    If you're really in a hurry, I would just splice it.
     
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  4. Jan 2, 2023 at 2:33 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    I’m very lucky to have cats visit and pee on my 4R.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2023 at 2:33 PM
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    Same issue - easy fix. get the injector connectors as above

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  7. Jan 2, 2023 at 4:06 PM
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    what a dick!
     
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  9. Jan 6, 2023 at 9:49 AM
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    OP - did you get your repairs completed okay?
     
  10. Jan 6, 2023 at 10:28 AM
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    glwood54

    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    OP is MIA...one and done?
     
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  11. Jan 6, 2023 at 1:21 PM
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    RumHamRunner73 Dead on with a zero

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    Probably got it fixed and trying to settle back in at College. I am hoping he got it corrected/repaired.

    Dang varmints.
     
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    rats ate him
     
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    I have similar issue on my accord parked outside. Neighbors love to feed squirrels peanuts and these suckers are leaving pieces of peanuts on my car battery. I trapped a few thinking I got him and more show up after relocating ugh. Not sure what to do.
     
  15. Jan 6, 2023 at 4:51 PM
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    Tree rats need a little lead adjustment.
     
  16. Jan 6, 2023 at 5:01 PM
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    Yeah I live in the city though 50 ft wide lots so unfortunately not an option
     
  17. Jan 6, 2023 at 5:15 PM
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    Pellets are quiet and adequate for the task.
     
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    SlvrSlug Slightly bent.

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    This stuff works.

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    Lol, next time you start a fire throw in on there. Get the nieghbors out and moving around?
     
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    Plus very effective with a good set up!
     
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    Unbelievably effective! I have a Stoeger with a scope and it is great for lead adjustments!!
     
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    Hello! I have a simple and affordable tip to eliminate rodents in general. All you need to do is place a box with small holes, filled with moth repellent to keep them away or with a rodent repellent product to get rid of them permanently, in the engine compartment of your vehicle. I have been using this method for years and I no longer have any issues with nibbling.;)
     
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    Thanks for the posting. Do you have a specific product (specific repellent)you recommend to put in the box?
     
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    I'd go for mothballs.

    For poison, try a mix of peanut butter and baking soda. Safe for cats and dogs.
     
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    How do so many different people from different parts of the country have this problem? Perhaps it’s a national study. Because we know that Hilux owners don’t talk about experiencing it.

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    STrooper Let’s Go Places!

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    LMAO
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    After you fix it, mix water and peppermint in a sprayer bottle and spray all the electric wires around your engine compartment. It happened to one of my Mustangs too. The peppermint/water solution has worked for me but you gotta do it approximately every 6 months to maintain the strength. Wait until the wires are dry before restarting the engine.
     
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    We feed the neighborhood cats and even built them a condo. They also sleep in the garage. One moved in to the house but has full access to the outdoors. No rats, no mice.
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    That also keeps wasps and yellow jackets at bay!
     
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