HEAT SHIELD

2002 Honda Civic

Tiny

SallyBug

September, 25, 2008 AT 8:44 PM

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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3 Answers

Tiny

Jack42

September, 26, 2008 AT 6:03 PM

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

Tiny

SallyBug

September, 26, 2008 AT 6:33 PM

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

Jack42

September, 26, 2008 AT 6:35 PM

I would 750 sounds a little steep for fixing a heat shield

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