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Old 20 Nov 2005, 09:09 pm
dna0603@yahoo.com
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Default Heat Shields & Catalytic Converters

I have a 2001 Honda Civic EX and it's been making a rattling noise that
just got worse today. I was told that the heat shield rusted off and I
will now have to replace the entire catalytic converter. Though the
heat shield rusted off, the cat converter still looks good on the
outside. So the question is, can I just have the heat shield replaced
by itself or will I have to replace the entire cat converter? Also,
does anyone else have this problem and approximately how much did it
cost?

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Old 20 Nov 2005, 09:12 pm
Michael Pardee
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<dna0603@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 2001 Honda Civic EX and it's been making a rattling noise that
> just got worse today. I was told that the heat shield rusted off and I
> will now have to replace the entire catalytic converter. Though the
> heat shield rusted off, the cat converter still looks good on the
> outside. So the question is, can I just have the heat shield replaced
> by itself or will I have to replace the entire cat converter? Also,
> does anyone else have this problem and approximately how much did it
> cost?
>

That's a new one on me! The heat shield rusting away is a common thing and I
find it hard to believe it is not available separately.

Mike


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Old 20 Nov 2005, 09:26 pm
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Default Re: Heat Shields & Catalytic Converters

dna0603@yahoo.com wrote:
> I have a 2001 Honda Civic EX and it's been making a rattling noise that
> just got worse today. I was told that the heat shield rusted off and I
> will now have to replace the entire catalytic converter. Though the
> heat shield rusted off, the cat converter still looks good on the
> outside. So the question is, can I just have the heat shield replaced
> by itself or will I have to replace the entire cat converter? Also,
> does anyone else have this problem and approximately how much did it
> cost?
>

here's your plan of action:

1. find a new dealer that's not lying to you
2. puchase a new shield for $40
3. put it on yourself
4. be happy.

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Old 20 Nov 2005, 10:43 pm
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Default Re: Heat Shields & Catalytic Converters

What if you just pry off the heat shield and never remplace it? I don't
think it would affect the normal operation of the vehicule.


"jim beam" <nospam@example.net> wrote in message
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> dna0603@yahoo.com wrote:
>> I have a 2001 Honda Civic EX and it's been making a rattling noise that
>> just got worse today. I was told that the heat shield rusted off and I
>> will now have to replace the entire catalytic converter. Though the
>> heat shield rusted off, the cat converter still looks good on the
>> outside. So the question is, can I just have the heat shield replaced
>> by itself or will I have to replace the entire cat converter? Also,
>> does anyone else have this problem and approximately how much did it
>> cost?
>>

> here's your plan of action:
>
> 1. find a new dealer that's not lying to you
> 2. puchase a new shield for $40
> 3. put it on yourself
> 4. be happy.
>



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Old 20 Nov 2005, 11:03 pm
jim beam
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Jason wrote:
> What if you just pry off the heat shield and never remplace it? I don't
> think it would affect the normal operation of the vehicule.


you're right, it wouldn't. but if you do, don't tell anyone or they'll
bleat at you about the fire hazards of parking in long grass. or some such.

>
>
> "jim beam" <nospam@example.net> wrote in message
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>
>>dna0603@yahoo.com wrote:
>>
>>>I have a 2001 Honda Civic EX and it's been making a rattling noise that
>>>just got worse today. I was told that the heat shield rusted off and I
>>>will now have to replace the entire catalytic converter. Though the
>>>heat shield rusted off, the cat converter still looks good on the
>>>outside. So the question is, can I just have the heat shield replaced
>>>by itself or will I have to replace the entire cat converter? Also,
>>>does anyone else have this problem and approximately how much did it
>>>cost?
>>>

>>
>>here's your plan of action:
>>
>>1. find a new dealer that's not lying to you
>>2. puchase a new shield for $40
>>3. put it on yourself
>>4. be happy.
>>

>
>
>


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Old 21 Nov 2005, 05:12 pm
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"jim beam" <nospam@example.net> wrote in message
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> Jason wrote:
>> What if you just pry off the heat shield and never remplace it? I don't
>> think it would affect the normal operation of the vehicule.

>
> you're right, it wouldn't. but if you do, don't tell anyone or they'll
> bleat at you about the fire hazards of parking in long grass. or some
> such.
>

A few years ago fire investigators blamed a catalytic converter for a grass
fire that damaged a number of vehicles parked at Arcosanti.
http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/000793.html

Mike


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Old 21 Nov 2005, 06:20 pm
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Default Re: Heat Shields & Catalytic Converters

If it's a Honda dealer that's telling you that you have to replace the cat
in order to replace the heat shield (which is safety related) remind them
that your emission system is still under warranty.

<dna0603@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 2001 Honda Civic EX and it's been making a rattling noise that
> just got worse today. I was told that the heat shield rusted off and I
> will now have to replace the entire catalytic converter. Though the
> heat shield rusted off, the cat converter still looks good on the
> outside. So the question is, can I just have the heat shield replaced
> by itself or will I have to replace the entire cat converter? Also,
> does anyone else have this problem and approximately how much did it
> cost?
>



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Old 21 Nov 2005, 08:28 pm
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Living in the cold city of Montreal, there's no grass. (hehehe)


"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in message
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> "jim beam" <nospam@example.net> wrote in message
> news:bLidnTB0L5WHyBzeRVn-ig@speakeasy.net...
>> Jason wrote:
>>> What if you just pry off the heat shield and never remplace it? I don't
>>> think it would affect the normal operation of the vehicule.

>>
>> you're right, it wouldn't. but if you do, don't tell anyone or they'll
>> bleat at you about the fire hazards of parking in long grass. or some
>> such.
>>

> A few years ago fire investigators blamed a catalytic converter for a
> grass fire that damaged a number of vehicles parked at Arcosanti.
> http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/000793.html
>
> Mike
>



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Old 21 Nov 2005, 09:31 pm
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Default Re: Heat Shields & Catalytic Converters

Michael Pardee wrote:
> "jim beam" <nospam@example.net> wrote in message
> news:bLidnTB0L5WHyBzeRVn-ig@speakeasy.net...
>
>>Jason wrote:
>>
>>>What if you just pry off the heat shield and never remplace it? I don't
>>>think it would affect the normal operation of the vehicule.

>>
>>you're right, it wouldn't. but if you do, don't tell anyone or they'll
>>bleat at you about the fire hazards of parking in long grass. or some
>>such.
>>

>
> A few years ago fire investigators blamed a catalytic converter for a grass
> fire that damaged a number of vehicles parked at Arcosanti.
> http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/000793.html
>
> Mike
>
>

as a city dweller, can't say it bothers me much.

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Old 28 Nov 2005, 07:15 pm
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Default Re: Heat Shields & Catalytic Converters

<dna0603@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I have a 2001 Honda Civic EX and it's been making a rattling noise that


I had a heat shield rattling on my '02 Accord. I just tied a wire from it
to part of the frame to put enough tension on it to stop the rattling.


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