After I just changed my cabin air filter and pulled out a lot of mice nesting material, I put the heater blower up to max.,the sound was loud but not real bad,I thought it may sound like this because I never did turn it all the way up until now,it is fine up to 3/4 ways up. So the service manager at Lincoln said it was not right but would cost 400-500 dollars to take apart and check and if it was do to mice it would not be under warranty. We decided the best move would be to leave it be because I am getting heat and air conditioning, but if I smelled burning I should bring it back. Oh these mice !!!
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Posted 11 April 2017 - 03:42 PM
That is a good point but I think I did open them up because I wanted to test to see if the charcoal filter made much of a difference in the air quality (it did a little bit). But will do it again just to be sure, and beside the mechanic at Lincoln ran it to check it out. At this point I can live with how it works ,I had enough heat this winter and air con. seems cold enough ,as long as it does not get worst then it is now. Thanks
Edited by jimflutes, 11 April 2017 - 03:43 PM.
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Posted 11 April 2017 - 04:14 PM
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:01 AM
MediumWilly22, Thank you for your experienced input. I think what you described is what has happened. So do I pay out the $400/500 to Lincoln to have it fixed. Since I do live on a farm,the thing is what if I fix it and the mice get back in and cause the same problem ,the Lincoln mechanic said there is no way to stop mice from getting into the cabin air filter,which I can get into and clean, so I guess the same with the blower motor. I am leaning toward living with it for another two years when I would trade it in for another. Thankfully this is the only problem I have had with this car (2013 MKZh)
Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:38 PM
Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:44 PM
MediumWilly22 , Well when you put it that way " mouse debris circulating in the HVAC " I am motivated to do something about it. So my first step will be to talk to my local mechanic to see what he feels about this and what it would cost to take apart the blower housing. I stopped the mice from getting into my air filter by fitting a screen in the front of the air intake,but this does not look that simple. Now interestingly, my 07 Accord that I have had now for eight years never had this problem . Meanwhile I am checking on the mice frequency gadget.
Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:20 AM
Wow, this is a great idea. My car is in a carport away from the house.I am online now looking , there are battery operated sound emitters and also liquid sprays that will not harm any materials ,so I can spray in the engine compartment. Thank you very much for helping me with this .
Posted 14 April 2017 - 09:40 AM
If you're mechanically inclined, I would suggest adding meshing to your cabin air inlet. You can use wire meshing or simply screen door meshing. You can use black flush mount bolts/nuts or a high strength epoxy.
If memory serves me, the blower motor on the 13’ is somewhat accessible from the bottom of the dash on the passenger side. If you have patience and a little flexibility, you should be able to drop the assembly and clean whatever is floating around in there.