Mechanics

QUESTION

1995 Audi S6

Heater problem
1995 Audi S6 Question All Wheel Drive Manual 60,000 miles

I have dead mice in the heater box (or close to it) of my 1995.5 Audi S6. The smell doesnt happen when the AC is on so that should narrow the problem area to the heater box or the plenum or ducts that conduct heat into the cabin. My question is:

Is there a way to access the heater box from the top, through the engine compartment? I realize that to change the heater core one has to go through the dash to access all the fittings. If I can access the box from the top, would I be able to drop a modified vaccum hose into the box from above to suck out any nasties? Or will the close tolerances in the box prevent such action? Any help on this subject would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Sidcro
October 31, 2009.



Well there is no easy way to do this. You will need to drop the heater box most likely remove the dash to get to it. Then remove and take apart the heater box and clean it out. You will be happier in the long run as the smell will only get worse until the debri is removed.

Racefan966
Nov 4, 2009.