Have you ever had a rodent stuck in your Brakes?

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  1. Hugh M

    Hugh M Second Unit

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    Interesting thing happened when I lived in the mountains in Colorado..
    I guess when it gets real cold out the rodents look for a warm place. So some of them climb in between the rotor and the disc pad.
    My girlfriend had a Ford Escort and the brakes really squeaked for about two months. Well we took it to the Brake shop down in civilization (Ft. Collins) and the guy came into the waiting room and asked us to came take a look.
    There was this poor little guy [​IMG] (the mouse I am talking about) burnt to a crisp, with his little head sticking out just above where the rotor and the pad meet. It amazes me that it stayed there all that time, and that it withstood the immense heat that must have been generated. Basically the rest of the body was exactly where the disc meets the rotor.
    and that was making the squeakin' noise all that time!!!
    Geesh!! What a way to go hmmm??
     
  2. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    Yeah, poor rat. Animals do like warm places when it gets cold. A few years ago a cat got under my hood and got itself squeezed between my battery and hood and couldn't back out. After I hit golf balls one day I walked in front of my Jeep and smelled somthing funny, but I thought it was something at the driving range. When I stopped at a store, walked in front of my vehicle again and still smelled something funny, I knew what had happened. I waited until I got home, opened the hood and there was this poor cat, rotting and magotty. I still feel bad - I wished I had a reason to open the hood a lot sooner - what a horrible way to die.
     
  3. James St

    James St Supporting Actor

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    Yup, I had a rodent make a nest in my engine bay. He chewed through the wires that control my a/c. I never realized it was a rodent though. It wasn't there when I checked under the hood. A few days later I took the car to dealership to have a/c checked out. When the service tech guy went to open the hood it jumped out of the bay and scared the living shit out of him. After the look on his face paying $100 for a new wiring harness wasn't too bad.
     
  4. Hugh M

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    I guess especially at high altitudes (8,000 feet) the little guys have no where to go for warmth. If you don't have a deep enough well it'll freeze. I used to hear them trying to claw their way into the house as soon as it started to get cold. I would have done the same thing.
    other animal/vehicle things
    Her parents also had a bear go into their truck and eat the seat. I think it was looking for the air freshener.
    I lived on 1000 acres, and there were about 75 Cows on the property, they would lick my Toyota 4x4 from bumper to bumper..Big 'ol tongue marks all over the thing, and when I would get in there would be flies all over the place...Yuck!
     

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