The blower fan on our 1999 4Runner keeps getting filled with grass, nuts, etc., likely due to mice, or perhaps a chipmunk. If we clean it out, it just gets refilled---we've tried parking in a different location in our driveway, and dousing the fan housing in Lysol, but even that doesn't seem to be discouraging them.
I've read the many excellent posts on the 4Runner forums on cleaning out the blower fan, but oddly I'm not allowed to start a new thread there until I have lots of replies. I'm hoping folks here will have some suggestions on how to block off the entrance so that critters can't get in.
Also, I'm not particularly comfortable doing anything much more difficult than removing the blower fan (apologies for that---I study mathematics, where "experiments are cheap"
so my mechanical skills are limited). However, fortunately we live only a couple hours drive from Mudrak's shop, so I could potentially take it there for specialty work if there isn't an easier fix.
I'm starting to get exasperated enough with this that I'm willing to "hit the thumbtack with a sledgehammer" and look into having a snorkel installed (since it'd be useful for future expeditions anyway), or somehow seal things off from underneath, if that would seal things up enough to solve the problem (I'm saying this humorously
Thanks in advance for any advice!