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Mark 96 Roady



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PostSubject: Rattling heat shields   Wed May 18, 2016 6:43 pm

Does anyone else have this problem? The heat shields over the rear of the exhaust pipes/mufflers on my 96 Roady have started to rattle pretty regularly. Is this a common problem?
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PostSubject: Re: Rattling heat shields   Wed May 18, 2016 7:00 pm

Just heat shields in general,yes.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattling heat shields   Wed May 18, 2016 7:03 pm

Common problem, usually the tab where they are bolted to the breaks, probably from stress. They are easy to fix. Take them off, 2 or 3 bolts, you will probably have a couple of pieces. Bring it to a welding shop to have it brazed. I've done it several times. Also, some of the shields are bolted together, make sure they still are.


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PostSubject: Re: Rattling heat shields   Wed May 18, 2016 7:50 pm

When I had an exhaust system fabbed up for me right after getting Hilda, the guy took a couple large zip ties, drilled a hole in each shield, and connected them with a bit of tension. Redneck engineering at its finest.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattling heat shields   Wed May 18, 2016 9:50 pm

To be honest, other than doing the front brakes, I've never ventured deep underneath my car (and, thankfully, haven't needed to). So, are the only heat shields under the rear mufflers? That is where the sound seems to be coming from. Thanks guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattling heat shields   Wed May 18, 2016 10:04 pm

There around the gas tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattling heat shields   Thu May 19, 2016 5:03 pm

your car is ruined, you should just give it to me....
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PostSubject: Re: Rattling heat shields   Thu May 19, 2016 5:27 pm

MG Davis wrote:
When I had an exhaust system fabbed up for me right after getting Hilda, the guy took a couple large zip ties, drilled a hole in each shield, and connected them with a bit of tension.  Redneck engineering at its finest.

I did the same thing when installing the rear sway bar on my 92 OCC.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattling heat shields   Thu May 19, 2016 10:22 pm

I pulled the ones off that 65k salvage yard Roady that also gave me the rad support an all the other front end parts. I had one totally missing heat shield on the pass-side rear. The shields on that car 65K mile cart were like new. Car was a goldmine!




And after I was done!


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PostSubject: Re: Rattling heat shields   Thu May 19, 2016 11:15 pm

You should have grabbed the antenna. Even if it does not retract, the mast is no longer available, and is worth saving.

Heat shields are notorious for breaking tabs for screws. The wagon shields are wagon specific, except for the passenger's side may be the same as the sedans.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattling heat shields   Fri May 20, 2016 2:49 am

Fred Kiehl wrote:
You should have grabbed the antenna. Even if it does not retract, the mast is no longer available, and is worth saving.

Heat shields are notorious for breaking tabs for screws. The wagon shields are wagon specific, except for the passenger's side may be the same as the sedans.

There was actually a '95 Caprice two rows over that I grabbed the non-tow-pack radiator/fan shroud from, and it had a GOOD power antenna that I yanked too that same day, so at least I DID come home with a spare!

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PostSubject: Re: Rattling heat shields   Sat May 21, 2016 1:47 am

Sprocket wrote:
your car is ruined, you should just give it to me....
Funny guy! Buy your own "peoples choice wagon"!!
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