Tag: heat shields

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Fiat Spider gets hot by the pedals
Feb 25, 2014

Today: What's Wrong With Daniel's 1979 Fiat?

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Heat from the engine compartment in Daniel's 1979 Fiat Spider is giving him hot foot. On this car, there are so many possible culprits Tom and Ray don't know where to start. The catalytic converter could be running hot or it could be a bad fuel injector or a missing heat shield. Find out what Tom and Ray advise, right here. 

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Honda Odyssey becomes hot after driven on highway
Jan 14, 2014

Today: No Fire, No Problem?

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After two hours on the highway, the floor and underside of the middle seat are hot to the touch in Beth's Honda Odyssey. Her mechanic says as long as nothing is glowing there's no problem. Tom and Ray disagree and think Beth's right to be worried. Read their theories on what's going on, right here.

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did driving without a exhaust heat shield cause my manifold to crack
Sep 01, 2005

Do I REALLY need to replace that busted exhaust heat shield?

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One of the exhaust heat shields fell off my Honda Civic Hatchback (2001) a while ago. The dealer told me not to bother putting it back on or replacing it, because I don't need it anyway. (1) Why does Honda (or any...

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Feb 01, 1998

Is it safe to drive without a heat shield?

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I have a ' Honda Civic LX sedan which developed a vibrating noise a few weeks ago My mechanic said it was probably a loose heat shield and I figured he would tighten a clamp or something So imagine my...

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Feb 01, 1994

I own a five speed Acura Legend Coupe Recently it's...

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I own a five speed Acura Legend Coupe Recently it's been making a disturbing noise When I put the car into Reverse then stop and put the car into first gear I hear a terrible grinding noise as I go...

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May 01, 1993

Heat shield repairs. Also, the Geo Prizm.

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I have a Volvo GL with miles on it Lately I've noticed that when my car is cold it sounds like a tree limb is dragging underneath it After about a mile the noise is gone The car runs great...

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Jul 01, 1991

Is it safe to remove the "heat shield"?

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I hope you can advise this year old widow with a car problem I own a Ford Tempo Last year I had the whole exhaust system replaced A few months later I noticed a buzzing sound coming from under the...

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Apr 01, 1990

This week, what makes that body rattle?

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I have a Mitsubishi Galant which has developed a chatter when I accelerate back up stop at a stop light or even just rev the engine to - rpm The transmission was replaced less than a year ago and the...

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