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Old 06-29-2002, 08:15 PM   #1
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2005 impreza obs

Default rattling heat shields...

are rattling heat shields a common problem....i've got something rattling loose(havn't got underneath to find the exact problem)...want to know if there's any problems with removing them.
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Old 06-30-2002, 04:43 AM   #2
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Location: Helsinki, Finland
1993 Legacy 1.8


I have them too. I'll be welding them someday. My oppinnion is not to remove the heat shields.
The upper heat shields protects your feet from getting warmed and the lower is good in case of you hit the cars belly on the ground on a holiday trip or so. Cats are fairly easy to broke (a good excuse to by a free flow cat

Actually I have one of my exhaust pipings metal hangers broken as well. Don't as how

Fixing them shouldn't be a major operation. The heat shield on my car is broken at one of the four corners it has and it should be just clean it up and hit with the MIG. Shouldn't cost much if done in a work shop...

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Old 06-30-2002, 09:00 PM   #3
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2006 WRX Wagon

Default Use hose clamps.

Buy a couple of stainless steel hose clamps and tighten them around the heat sheild. This will solve your problem and allow you to keep your heat shields on. The best part is it will only cost you around $2.00
I had a heat shield rattle on one of the cats and got rid of it that way.
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Old 07-01-2002, 12:40 PM   #4
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There could also be pebbles stuck in the cat shielding. I had this awful buzzing sound, thought it was pinging. I took off the shielding, and out came a handful of pebbles. They bounce around in there, and are annoying as hell!
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