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Old 21-06-2017   #1
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Mouse took residence under the hood. Car won't start.

Parked my 2014 Cinquecento Sport (named Java Bean) for a few months in my parents' driveway in the mountains. Had fuel stabilizer in a full tank and cozied the Bean under a cover. Went to start her today. No go. The starter turned, the coils clicked, but the fuel electrical light went on. Opened the hood and found a chewed up battery insulator and a nest.

Anyone know where the fuel injector lives? Thinking the mouse might have chewed wires to it.
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Re: Mouse took residence under the hood. Car won't start.

That's a nuisance! Look for pipes coming from throttle body area and work backwards-if it has chewed a pipe, there should be a strong fuel smell and it should be dripping on the floor. Check the map sensor wires as crank sensor wires are intact-then get a cat!
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Re: Mouse took residence under the hood. Car won't start.

Given the proximity to the engine Ecu and the fuse box it is almost certain it's chewed through some wires there.

Generally in these situations you'll find a dead mouse laying across what it's chewed, making finding the fault a lot easier, although the relatively low voltage in cars isn't often that lethal for them.
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Re: Mouse took residence under the hood. Car won't start.

If the mouse chewed a fuel line, I'm sure my dad would have noticed. Plus, the appropriate light is lit telling me is an electrical line. I'll definitely look for map sensor wires if I know where to look. Are they near the throttle body?

I'm pretty sure it's going to be a low-voltage wire. Everything else seems to work electronically. But ECU area is a great place to start.

Thanks, guys!

Does anyone have a diagram? Where the heck is the map sensor?

Oh yeah, and reading up on the troubleshooting guide, it said the particular indicator was for electrical to the fuel pump.
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