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A chipmunk ate a small hole in the insulation under the hood covering the engine compartment. I was thinking of replacing it. Did a search at a GM parts site but couldn't find it. Anyone know some good keywords to search for? Thanks.
 

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That took 30 seconds on a gm parts site...

Home > 2011 Chevrolet Volt > Body > Hood & Components
23165426 Insulator $58.47

https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/auto-...-gas-engine/body-cat/hood-and-components-scat
Insulator - GM (23286190)


Same hood insulator for Gen2...
Thank you. I was at a different GM parts site and I typed insulator, and it was like the 20th item, and the picture made it look like it was tiny and for something else.
 

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Chipmunk vs. Squirrel here in Texas -- I think same spanish word :)

I do remember other post about the same problem.

Good thing it was not a raccoon or parts would be missing too.
 

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Yeah, could be a squirrel, since I haven't seen the varmint, but the small size of the hole makes me think it's a chipmunk. Interestingly, though the GM parts sites have discounts on parts, shipping is unbelievably high! $50 for the part, but $200 to ship! It'll be cheaper to just order it at the dealer.
 

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If a rodent gnawed on your insulation, there is a very high likelihood that it munched on a few wires while in there as well. Be sure and take a very good look around your engine bay and the exposed wiring to headlights, turn signals, etc. Better to discover it now than to have something malfunction unexpectedly. The buzz they get from gnawing on wires is like a drug for rodents. Usually, they use the insulation to begin building a nest in the engine bay or in some other accessible nook in the car. Other telltale signs are nut shells crumbs from snacking while in the relative safety and security under the hood. I have dealt with this problem more than once on EV, hybrid, and ICE vehicles.
 
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