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HEAT SHIELD

2002 Honda Civic

Noises problem
2002 Honda Civic 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 140000 miles

My heat shield that protects the catilytic converter makes a metallic vibration noise when the car shifts, not to bad, only for a few seconds. Had it looked at and it would require replacing the whole unit, at a cost of over 750. Does this sound right? Cant it be welded?
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SallyBug
September 25, 2008.




If it is just the heat shield you can try using a clamp to hold it or have it tack welded to the cat. It may be the cat rattling internally is why you were quoted that much to fix it
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Jack42
Sep 26, 2008.
The Mechanic did say it was the heat shield that was making the noise, that everything else looked fine, but perhaps I need to get a second opinion just to be safe.

Thanks so much!

Tiny
SallyBug
Sep 26, 2008.
I would 750 sounds a little steep for fixing a heat shield

Tiny
Jack42
Sep 26, 2008.

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