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Reattaching exhaust heat shield on 2002 focus

Heat shield has dropped down.

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If it is metal remove the shield and pound it back in to shape and reinstall. If it is plastic you are pretty much out of luck unless you can do the same with the plastic one. May as well try it because you will have to remove it anyway. Good luck.

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SOURCE: My starter gets hot while i'm driving. The

I am guessing the heat is coming from the exhaust. The starter motor will be unpowered until the solenoid is energized. If the solenoid remained engaged, I would think you would have major issues because the starter would be turned into a generator at the same time the battery was trying to rotate the starter the other direction. Things would go badly in a hurry.

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SOURCE: 2002 ford focus fan knob not working at all 1 2 3

Probably a blown fuse? Does the AC light come on when it's turned to MAX setting and the fan is on 1 thru 4 speed?It should.
Check all fuses. don-ohio

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The pipe that you referred to is the exhaust crossover pipe. Below I've included removal and installation instructions.

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1. Disconnect the battery ground (negative) cable.
2. Remove the throttle body air inlet duct.
3. Drain the coolant from the cooling system.
4. Remove the inlet radiator hose from the engine.
5. Remove the thermostat bypass pipe.
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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
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Fig. Right exhaust manifold torque sequence-3.0L engine

Fig. Left exhaust manifold torque sequence-3.0L engine
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A muffler shop if shady may advise you to replace the Catalytic converter and that can go for up to and beyond $400.00, so as long as there is no leaks or check engine light on. Go right ahead and remove the rattling shield.
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