[200q20v] Trunk Roderts/at least I cleaned out the sunflower seeds

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Tue Aug 22 13:08:15 EDT 2000

Everything was in place. I haven't figured out how the mice gained entry,
but I suspect it's through the trunk vent(s), which are located behind the
rear bumper side-extensions, in the lower rear of each back fenders. These
vent grills  have fairly large openings and are protected by just a rubber
flap. Once past that they're inside the trunk. I only noticed these vents
one day when I was looking at a wreck (not mine) whose rear bumper had been
torn away. Other access might be possible, but this looks like an easy one.

I don't think there's a *direct* route from the top of the fuel tank into
the trunk, so my theory about them moving insulation from the tank to the
trunk might not make much sense (but do rodents have to make sense?)


At 11:30 AM -0400 8/22/00, Kneale Brownson wrote:
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>Did rodents get into the trunk?   Isn't the sheetmetal cover over the top
>of the fuel tank screwed down?  I've only been into my 5K trunks, but, on
>them, while the mice could get to the top of the tank, I suppose, they
>couldn't get into the trunk itself as long as the cover was in place.
>At 10:16 AM 08/22/2000 -0400, Phil Rose wrote:
>>BTW, when I saw the sunflower seeds I recalled that the pump noise seemed
>>to increase  not long after I discovered other obvious signs of rodent
>>infestation (e.g., piles of torn insulation) in my trunk. I wonder: could
>>much of the noise be caused if the critters have removed  some
>>sound-deadening insulation that ought to be lying on top of the fuel tank?

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