Question about 1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

3 Answers

Heat shield rattles on catalytic converter 98 S10 2.2 can u remove it fairly easily?

Posted by on

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Chevrolet Master
  • 1,779 Answers

I wouldn't recommend removing it, as it's there to protect the area from the high heat of the cat. I've had the same rattle problem, and a piece of a coat hanger through a couple of holes drilled through the shield, then tightly attached solved the problem.

Posted on May 21, 2009

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Chevrolet Master
  • 4,369 Answers

Yes, easy to remove, or put giant radiator hose clamp on it.

Posted on May 21, 2009

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,055 Answers

Yes you can remove it or put a couple of tac welds on it!!

Posted on May 21, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The cat converter has started making a vibrating noise do i hsve to replace


A vibrating or rattling sound coming from around the area of your catalytic converter is much more likely to be a problem with the heat shield that wraps around the top of the converter to keep it from damaging the floor of your car. A noisy, rattling heat shield is annoying, but it can be ignored without damaging the car.

A catalytic converter that is failing is likely to make a "whooshing" sound like a muffler with a hole in it. Or, if your cat suddenly plugs up because the inside has come loose, your car will suddenly have no power and you'll have exhaust gas trying to escape from every gasket in the exhaust system. It's a very distinctive (and expensive) sound, compared to a loose heat shield.

Some people simply remove their noisy heat shields. Others pay a welder a few dollars to tack it back into place. It's a simple problem to diagnose, especially if you can put the car on a lift and get underneath it to wiggle parts until you identify the loose section(s).

Jun 27, 2011 | Suzuki XL7 Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Sounds like a rattle under the van when stopped or idleing


It is most likely an exhaust heat shield or a catalytic converter that is breaing apart inside. Get underthe van when it has cooled off and "thump" the exhaust with your fist to see if you can locate the rattle. Often, the heat shield welds break where they are attached to the catalytic converter. I have fixed many of them by taking 2 or 3 large screw-type hose clamps and screwing them together to make them long enough to reach all the way around the catalytic converter and tighten them down to stop the rattle. If the noise sounds like it is coming from INSIDE the converter, you will have to replace the catalyst. (or ignore the noise)

Mar 02, 2011 | Ford Windstar Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

THE HEAT SHIELD ON THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER RUSTED AND IS NOW RATTLING. CAN I JUST REMOVE AND LEAVE OFF , HOW DO GET IT OFF


I believe I have the same problem with my 2006 Ody does your rattle when you accerate?

Nov 13, 2010 | 2006 Honda Odyssey

1 Answer

Exhaust issue


Most likely the heat shield has corroded off and is just sitting on top of the muffler or Catalytic converter. Regardless you can remove the shield and still run the the Xterra without any problems, the OEM muffler came with a heat shield as to the after market mufflers don't have one. The Catalytic converter also has a shield and you can remove it also as the Xterra has a heat shield on the floor board it self. Most exhaust shop if honest will tell you to just remove the rattling shield if there is no exhaust leaks or no Check engine light on that monitor's the Catalytic converter's performance.
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.
Thank you for using Fixya

Mar 25, 2010 | 2002 Nissan Xterra

3 Answers

Rattle noise at 1200 rpm on 2006 silverado


sounds like you have something loose first track were the noise is coming from and inspect the area for loose componets if it is coming from your motor then you might need a mechanic to check it out could be something loose in there

Jan 26, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet Silverado

1 Answer

98 Ford Explorer engine/exhaust noise


When catalytic converters go bad, the porcelain matrix inside comes loose and is noisy.
But you can just unbolt it, break up the loose chunks, pour out the pieces, and it will run better than ever.
If you don't pass the next emissions test, then replace it.

But it could just be the heat shield rattling instead.
Take the shield off first, to see if it goes away.

Jan 03, 2010 | 1998 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Rattling of catalytic converter heat shield


If it is the heat shield , any muffler shop can put a couple of welds on it. Could also be that the cat converter is destroyed inside with pieces of it ratling around. In that cast a new cat is the only answer.

Nov 08, 2009 | 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Exhaust pipe rattles when car idles. Had muffler


Check the heat shield on the Catalytic Converter, after a few years they start to rust off and rattle. Crawl under the Pathfinder and bang along the Converter and muffler area and see where it's coming from.   Good chances are, it's from the heat shield since you already had everything changed from the Cat back.
Good luck and hope this helps.

May 11, 2009 | 2001 Nissan Pathfinder

4 Answers

My subaru forester has a rattle in the catalytic converter can it be repaired


I bet its just a the heat shield on the catalytic converter. Subaru uses very thin metal and the heat shield is bolted as opposed to welded together. This rattle is extremely common on subys.

mrmopar is right that you should replace it.

however there is a quick fix that will stop the noise. Go pick up a 6" stainless steel hose clamp at the hardware store. put the hose clamp around the cat. It should be obvious whats loose when you look under the car.

if you are a little handy its not a hard job to do your self. Just 4 bolts. You can get a catalytic converter for $200 online. Get the gaskets too. shouldn't take more than an hour or two.

You will need to put the car on jack stands or rhino ramps to get access. Once you are under the car, the parts are easy to get to.

Always, always chock the tires when your under the car. You do not want a car to fall on you.


Apr 21, 2009 | 2002 Subaru Forester

1 Answer

Rattle in under dash


IT COULD BE A EXHAUST HEAT SHIELD ALOT OF TIMES IF THAT IS WHAT IT IS I JUST REMOVE THEM IT WONT HURT ANYTHING CHECK ON TOP AND BOTTOM OF YOUR CATALYTIC CONVERTER

Apr 20, 2009 | 1999 Honda Civic

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Logo

902 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6918 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...