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Re: Angry Squirrel in Vent

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From: R Cohen <rcohen@ameritech.net>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Monday, June 15, 1998 10:38 PM
Subject: Angry Squirrel in Vent

>Hi all,
>It seems a squirrel has taken residence in my vent. He squeaks quite a bit
>when I get the fan going. I hear it primarily from the passenger foot well.
>Would a simple shot of oil shut him up?
>If I left the oil on a shaft somewhere, for the squirrel to find, where
>would that be?
>Rob somebody's-gonna-get-the-grease Cohen
Hi Rob;

    You don't say what year and model of car you have. I had this problem on
a '86 5ktq. I drilled an access hole in the fan housing, inserted a wire
which touched the fan shaft at the front bearing (the bearing nearest the
fan wheel), and ran drops of WD-40 down the wire onto the shaft. This
silenced the squeak. I had to pull the whole assembly a year later to
replace the heater core and I cleaned and lubed the fan motor bearings at
the same time. Never heard another peep out of it!


Fred Munro
'91 200q  254k km