Mechanics

DANGLING OBJECT?

1995 Buick Century

There is something dangling on the bottom side of my car. It is about the exact center of the car. It is a cylinder about the size of a tomato paste can on a bracket. What is this? Is it important? I have no idea if this is in the right category as I don't know what this is.
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Rwp44830
March 29, 2011.




That is a weight that attaches at the rear of the transmission to absorb vibration and it appears to have rusted off. You need to get it to a shop and see what it's going to take to get it attached solidly again.

Wrenchtech
Mar 29, 2011.
Based on the presence of rust, that appears to be a weight added to the exhaust system to dampen vibration. If I'm right, it isn't important to the operation of the car, just comfort, assuming you will even feel any vibration.

Caradiodoc
Mar 29, 2011.
Thanks for your help!
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Rwp44830
Mar 30, 2011.

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