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  1. Baggie Austin

    Baggie Austin Full Access Member

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    Hi all, mad as it gets
    Moved out to countryside and annoyed already.
    Put the truck away a week ago and it was fine

    Looked at engine this morning and mouse droppings on cam covers

    Hardly ticks over, smells very rich, headlights not working , sounds awful

    Can't see any obvious wires chewed
    Anything obvious you think it may be?
     
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    Sorry forgot to add ABS light also now on
     
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    The little buggers love to chew on wires.

    Each of your issues IS electrical.

    Look around under the Intake Manifold/Blower for signs of a nest.

    It may take some time to find the damaged wiring.
     
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    Also check your intake box, they like to nest there and the nest can restrict airflow causing a rich condition
     
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    Hmm, that would never of occurred to me to look there. Good call.
     
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    I had some nest in the intake box on my tahoe once. Took me forever to figure out what was wrong.
     
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  7. Michael from the U.K.

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    This happened a few years ago,dog biscuits behind the firewall insulation and under the intake manifold,there were so many biscuits the little fuggers never had time to start chomping on any wiring.I leave baited traps in the garage during the winter now
     
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    WOW! They sure can make a mess. Hopefully you can get the wiring fixed and get her back on the road.
     
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    Sorry about your luck! Man Alive that suks!
     
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    You gotta get on that shyt before they eat the whole truck. I would check your wheel speed sensor lines in front, also look at your wiring going into the PCM all 3 bundles. And if it's an 06 might as well look at that bloody TIPM.
     
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    Hi all
    Thanks for the advice and suggestions

    Looking like they have chewed some of the spark plug leads, no other obvious damage

    Suppose it explains the missfire and why it's dumping fuel in the exhaust

    I had activity right at the neck behind the blower, it's perfect in top of the coils for them

    Bad news is I am going to have to remove the blower now and intake to swap over the leads

    Looking at it though it does not look like removing the blower should be that bad

    Is there a how to guide it any advice that may help me with that. It's the Whipple that roe supply.

    Thanks again
     
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  12. Modern Barbarian

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    I dont know about the blower, but for the intake, if it's the stock one, a 12" swivel extension is your friend. You can go through the runner's for most of the bottom bolts. Other wise it's an eighth turn at a time with a wrench.
     
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    Thanks

    I am trying to get hold of jtsvp through their website, however, it's not letting me
    Want some prices on parts
    If you are about please can you message me and I will give you my email