2002 Honda Civic Heat Shield

Tiny
SALLYBUG
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  • 2002 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 140,000 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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Thursday, September 25th, 2008 AT 8:44 PM

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Tiny
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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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Friday, September 26th, 2008 AT 6:03 PM
Tiny
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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!
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Friday, September 26th, 2008 AT 6:33 PM
Tiny
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I would 750 sounds a little steep for fixing a heat shield
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Friday, September 26th, 2008 AT 6:35 PM

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