ive noticed that potentially my heat shield or whatever guard that is 1 step toward the front of the car from where the inlet pipe connects to the exhaust system may be the reason for my rattle at 2k and 3k rpms. i think its a heat shield but im not sure. the thing is it seems properly mounted, nothing is cracked/broken/or loose. but when i do try and wiggle it it does make a slight creeking noise that sounds similar to the rattle i get. so i could forsee this as being my issue.
but, is there anyway to fix this rattle w/out just taking off the part? i figure its there for a reason and it looks like its held on in 2 places. but theyre not nuts they almost look like spot welds or something. 1 on each side. any ideas on what to do?
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