Originally Posted by VillageT
Yup- its called an exhaust heat shield. You can reinstall it by using fender washers (small hole-large OD) instead of the factory ones where the thing is supposed to attach. If you can safely get under the car you can fix it for about $5. You can get the washers from any good parts store or an ACO.
SO i need to get my oil changed and having just moved I have no tools other than a few phillips and a flat head screw driver. Do I really need that exhaust heat shield, or can i just pull it out. Also, if I bring into ford for an oil change, do you think they will do anything to help me out