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Old 05-25-2002, 10:02 AM
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Talking Heatshield loose, car sounds like a Pinto

Somehow the heatshield about my catalyst came loose and now it just rests on top of the converter other exhaust/transmission stuff. So you can probably guess that it rattles a lot, and it makes my car sound like a piece of junk...

Anyway, I looked under there and I see a hole on each side of the heatshield. Is this what holds it on or am I missing a bracket? If it screws in, what size screws?

This should be a pretty straightforward repair I'm guessing, and like always any help is appreciated.
oh, by the way, it's on the 300e.

Thank you

Peter

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Old 05-27-2002, 01:17 AM
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Look and see

1. Look on the other end, on my 87 190E it has 1 screw in the middle on the other end, it had the same problem, after inspection I found that the rust had eaten away the hole was now bigger then bolt but funny the bolt was still there in place.

2. Being that it was a non-moving/out of sight part and everything else was still in good shape I just did the “coat hanger” thing by running it through the hole and tie it up now no noise.


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