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Been a while, but I figured I'd share a task I recently did to my yota from a squirrel invasion I had here a few months back.
Seems as though I didn't drive the truck enough and a bunch of hoodlum squirrels decided to take over. Luckily, the truck didn't burn down as I drove it with this mess under there without even knowing it was there, until I smelled some smoldering leaves when I got out of the truck.
Anyone else have this issue ?
Wife says to put a bag of used cat poop litter under the hood to discourage them. Doesn't sound safe to me...
Found a 4 runner with the same diagnostic port, in a boneyard, and swapped it over. You can see that I had to clean out the junk grease in the new one after I pulled all the wires out of it. My aluminum sandwich wrap worked well for a while as the squirrel stole the cover off the port.. Started to break the original squirrel port apart with my dremmel. Some suggested I use the lisle tools to remove the pins, but I had more fun using my dremel as I have wanted to use the new tool heads for a while now.
Took about an hour and a half start to finish.
94 SR5 Extended Cab, 3.0L, 5 spd manual, Spray on liner, Leer Cap (god forbid!), Class 4 hitch w/ 7 pin connector, HD front sway bar, Air Bag Load leveler in rear .....and a 2003 Sequoia SR5