Hi guys. Last night I heard this nifty ting-ting-ta-ting-ting-ting
sound under the car as I was turning/parking/driving slowly. Upon
inspection in the dark with a flashlight it was very clearly one of the
exhaust shields. The piece in question was hanging down and later
disappeared on the way home. GONE! Couldn't find it today on the
roadside anywhere. The piece in question is situated approximately in
the center of the undercarriage and would be more or less about as far
back as your butt as you sit in the driver's seat. Ramble,
ramble...The question is: Does(did!) this shield go between the
exhaust and the car...or between the exhaust and the road??? I assume
I don't need it if it is the latter. But if it goes between the
exhaust and the body do I really need it either? Yeah, I know, they
put it there for a reason :-)
Any thoughts? Thanks.
On 4/2/06 4:02 AM, in article
It's the shield for the catalytic converter, and goes on the bottom (road
side) to protect the shell of the cat. Even if you found it, reattaching
without messing up the cat would be difficult. Don't worry about it..
Those heat shields can go on either side of the cat. On the body side
they are intended to reduce the heat going up to the floorboards and
are nor real effective at doing that. On the bottom side they are there
to protect from a hot converter starting a pile of leaves on fire or
something. In either case, there is no action required on your part
except not to park on a pile of leaves or similar objects.
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