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Old 06-27-03, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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That damn heat shield rattle!!!

I know everyone has heard of the legends having problems with the heat shield on the muffler rattling. Has anyone successfully fixed theres? I hate it and I have no idea how to get it to stop. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Old 06-27-03, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I assume you are speaking of the heat shield on the Cat. when you mention muffler.

Some members have used pipe / hose clamps to fix the problem - others (such as myself) have fixed the problem for two forum members using safety wire.

Because of how I interpreted your post... "I hate it and I have no idea how to get it to stop." perhaps you should take it in to a muffler shop and have them fix the problem.

If you want to solve the problem the REAL way...

Call Acura of Augusta...

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drop the cat, replace the covers and be done with it.
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Depending on where you live in AL, I can help you out. If you live in the Huntsville area, there is a place in Madison. The owner will usually do it for free to weld the shield back on. I had the same problem and took it to him. The name of the place is Clanton Muffler.
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just take all the heat shields off except the one over the cat. Little pebels get up in those holes in the heat shield over the exhasuts.
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I had the same problem with my 93 Legend. I was at the dealer for an oil change, and mentioned the rattle noise to them. They checked it out and found some pebbles up between the heatshield and the cat. They used an air hose to blow them all out, and that was it. Sure enough, that worked because they don't rattle anymore.
They never charged me extra for doing that.
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i just took mine off
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just take all the heat shields off except the one over the cat. Little pebels get up in those holes in the heat shield over the exhasuts.
Is this safe? Doesn't the pipes get quite hot and thats why the shield is there in the first place?
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Old 10-02-03, 05:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ford recommends using hose clamps in a few TSB's for heat shield rattles
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Old 10-02-03, 05:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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if the heat shield thing doesnt solve your problem then it might be a baffle inside your muffler. if it is then u will hafta replace your muffler-- great opportunity to upgrade your exhaust system!!
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Hmm, do you mean the shield of the catalyst? I had this prob too and solved it with two big metal clips. And it works till today. Thanks to Ivan (Bang&Olufsen) and LPB who helped me to save a lot of bucks ! -Mike

Here´s the old pic where I had fixed it temporarily with thick wire.
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