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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Heat Shield
Common signs include a burning smell, a hood that is hot to the touch, scraping noises, and melted parts under the hood.
How Long Does a Heat Shield Last?
The heat that is produced by the exhaust system of an engine is much higher than most people realize. With all of the vital and sensitive components that are on your engine,...
How to Buy a Good Quality Heat Shield
Heat shields are used to keep everything cool and under wraps when you are heating it up on the track or just on the road in a hot part of...

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My engine is vibrating and making a knocking sound at idle, which grows intensely when I accelerate but it all goes away at times
This seems to be a torque converter issue. The bolts are probably loose between the converter and the flex plate. To get to the torque converter bolts, you will need to remove the starter from the engine and then you...
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Center colum under console/armrest gets very hot at times. AC and heat work fine. It gets so he that I feel it's unsafe.
This is common due to the fact that just underneath this area is where the transmission and drive train is located which generates a lot of heat. I would recommend having a certified expert, like one from YourMechanic, come to...
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Car rattles after accelerating
Yes, a loose heat shield, exhaust leak, damaged muffler or catalytic converter, or even a faulty engine mount may all contribute to a rattling noise. The exhaust system and motor mounts need to be inspected for contact issues. You may...
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Sounds like something is loose
If this all occurred right after the brakes were done, then it may be a backing plate hitting the rotor. This will cause the noise and can also cause some odor. It may also be a failing bearing which can...
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I hear a tiny sound, like a loose heat shield when I start up the car in the morning...it goes away as the truck warms up.
You may have a heat shield that has a broken weld or bent and vibrating until the heat changes the shape of the metal and it stops. I have see catalyst also rattle inside and then stop within a few...
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Shield rattling on a 2012 VW Passat
No, it's not necessary. It's a shield that keeps your oil pan from getting hot. Those Volkswagens are so squirrely, if you want to talk about over-engineered German nonsense. Their oil pans are two-part oil pans on most of...
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There is a rattling noise coming from my exhaust when my car is idling.
Hello, the exhaust system noise can be created from a heat shield (light tin type sound). Rattling could be from a hanger which support the system. A muffler and catalytic convertor can internally make a rattle type noise. The vehicle...

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