DANGLING OBJECT?

  • Tiny
  • rwp44830
  • 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.

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 9:44 PM

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  • Wrenchtech
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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.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 10:39 PM
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  • caradiodoc
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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.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 10:41 PM
  • Tiny
  • rwp44830
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Thanks for your help!

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 AT 2:47 AM

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