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I was doing a transmission flush and air filter replacement when I found this sitting under the air filter.



What happened here?


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It could be the beginning of a mouse/rat/squirrel nest. Air filter boxes tend to be a favorite among them. Private, sometimes warm, easy access, and available bedding material (the filter). I'd pull the filter every week or two for a while to make sure nothing sets up shop in there.
 

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Looks like someone who worked on the car previously didn't check the airbox for debris before installing the new filter.
Good thing your filter did exactly what it was supposed to do - stop debris from getting into your engine!
 

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Here is another pic. Probably doesn’t do it justice, but it’s plastic and looks like part of melted. Should of been round.


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Does that go around the oil fill pipe on the plastic engine cover?
 

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^^Thats exactly what that looks like.
 

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Cool, I’ll check it out. Trying to find the part now.


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Has your serpentine belt idler or tensioner ever gotten destroyed? Looks like part of some I've seen.
 
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