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Old 09-08-2006, 03:52 PM   #1
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The heat shield on top of the muffler rattles like crazy, mostlybecause of the fact that the bolts have all came out or rusted off however.. n its annoying.. real annoying. I could put a few bolts through it to the body of the car but id rather get rid of it all together if its not going to be an issue to anything. beause as of now, its lying on top of the muffler.
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Old 09-08-2006, 04:52 PM   #2
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You're talking about the one that shields the rad and fans? if so i'd try and leave it on. i know that electronics don't care for heat so it might bring up issues with the fan motors and sensors and it would also heat up the rad faster too i think... maybe someone else has just done it already that can shed some light though.
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no he is talking about the muffler shield, on the OPPOSITE side of the car

i would give you tips, but i have none... all i know is that shield is there for a reason, it gets hott!
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if it'* an aftermaket muffler, you could pull it out. there is enough room around the smaller aftermarket variety. If it'* an original, you better leave it. FInd some way of bracing it. even if you screwed straps to the outside edge and screwed to the frame
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mine had the same problem, but if i remeber correctly i just drilled another hole and put another bolt in, i dont recall any major work, it can probaly be done in about 5-10 minutes...a jack may be perferd for more elbow room but it can be done w/o
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mine had the same problem, but if i remeber correctly i just drilled another hole and put another bolt in, i dont recall any major work, it can probaly be done in about 5-10 minutes...a jack may be perferd for more elbow room but it can be done w/o
I had the same exact problem when I first got my car, and did the exact same thing. Haven't had any problems with it since, and it'* now about 2 years after the repair. It'* probably much easier than trying to take it out, and it'll keep your trunk cooler, in case you're carrying groceries
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Pre-drill some small holes, and use self-tapping sheetmetal screws.
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