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This time, I have found a bunch of leaves and debris under the driver's side hood hinge. I can barely reach in to get them out...and thinking I may not want to with all of the strange creatures we have here on south Florida. Wondering if anyone else has noticed this...I find it odd.
 

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That's weird. Can you wash it out with the garden hose?
 

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Yes, very odd...and having owned many cars that collected debris like this, realize it contributes to future rusting issues. I don't think there's any place for it to go, so think hosing it out is out of the question. Just wondering if anyone else has this issue...
 

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I have had it here in northern Iowa all the time! It doesn't work that well to hose it out usually. I have found it easiest to try and use an air compressor instead. If that doesn't work, I cleared mine out really well when I run new wires through the firewall. (You have to take off the wipers, wiper motor, cowl, etc but you get really easy access to all of it)
 

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Most of what you can't reach with a gloved hand you could get with a pair of long hemostats or even two sticks used like chopsticks. Then blow the rest out with compressed air or a leaf blower. But keep the processes dry since water might only force some of it farther in.
 

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Common on every car I've ever owned that got parked outside under a tree.
 

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Common on every car I've ever owned that got parked outside under a tree.
Mine too. But w/o cavities for it to drop into a few seconds with the leaf blower takes care of it.
 

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We sometimes have that problem with both fir needles and leaves. I've used a vacuum cleaner, avoids getting debris all over and in the engine compartment.
 

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Don't worry about the odd questions! Chances are if you have it, someone else either has the same question, will run into the same question/problem, or has seen it and knows how to solve/answer it! I appreciate all the random/strange questions and have even asked a few myself! We all get to learn something new!
 

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We sometimes have that problem with both fir needles and leaves. I've used a vacuum cleaner, avoids getting debris all over and in the engine compartment.
Yep, that's probably the best answer for the OP - a shop vac with a long thin nozzle attachment.
 

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Yup, thanks for the shop vac idea! I hadn't even thought about that. Gonna give it a good once over today or over the weekend. Good thing is that even if it rains, it won't matter with a wet/dry vac.
 
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