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Old 11-02-2000, 01:12 AM   #8
Sean
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Join Date: Nov 1999
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Location: Trunkmonkey Racing
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I did surgery on Saturday. Just get under the car with a 10mm and 9mm sockets and closed wrenches to unscrew everything. Then use a locking wrench to bend the lips on the edges of the heat shields to a 90° angle. Lastly, use a narrow pry bar to wedge apart the upper and lower portions of the heat shield. It's a pain in the ass to get started but once it starts splitting it takes about 2 minutes to pry off.

Make sure to jack the car up and use jackstands. Also, you'll be applying a lot of torque to the pipes to pry off the shields so be careful...don't want to bend anything. But yeah, I was sick of the rattles so I just yanked them off.

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