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Old 09-11-2007, 02:40 PM   #1
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soooo much better (heat shield rattle)

So as I am sure, many of you have the infamous heat shield rattle while starting from a stop. Over the time that I have been on FF, most of the post I have seen of this annoying rattle lead me to believe that it was the heat shield on the cat, thought I had never looked. Well today I have had enough and was bound and determined to remove said heat shield. While I was crawling under my car, I passed the header heat shield, and what did I see? The two bottom bolts which secure the heat shield to the header had rusted completely through.
Long story short, after about 45 mins of prying, and pulling, and cutting, I finally got the heat shield out (which is completely destroyed now). I took my car for a ride and to my surprise, the rattle is GONE!!!! So, if you suffer for the dreaded heat shield rattle, make sure you also check your header heat shield at the base.

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Yep most of us have been through that one!
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