2002 HONDA CIVIC HEAT SHIELD

  • Tiny
  • SallyBug
  • 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?

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 AT 8:44 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jack42
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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
  • SallyBug
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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
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  • Jack42
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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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