Just got back from camping this weekend and as I was leaving the CG my check engine lite came on my new pickup! I glanced over all the gauges and decided there wasnt much I could do and drove it home. Got out and lifted the hood and imeadiatly could see what the problem was. Damn mice tracks in the dust all over the motor. So I went to work yesterday and brought a scanner home and read the codes. Knock Sensor inoperable. Did a little investigating and sure enough damn mouse had chewed through a wire going to the knock sensor.
Now I gotta work up enough nerve to pull the fuel rail and intake to get to the knock sensor. All done and told this is going to cost me at least $100.00
And thats if I do the work myself. I live on the edge of town and there are trees and brush about. I have kittens but doubt they are doing any good yet, their mom just came up missing the other day. I'm not so sure this didnt happen while I was camping over the weekend. Our site was next to some brush.
Last year a pack rat started to dig the insulation out of our previous camper, he stoped when hit plywood.
Anybody got any ideas on how to prevent mice getting into vehicles/camper?
I have allready put some mothballs under the hood. I cant use antifreeze cause of the dog and cats. I hate to use poison. I would like to here from anybody that has a different idea. Thanks, jdadoug.