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2002 didge neon lost heat shield is it safe to drive it

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SOURCE: Heat shield above the muffler is missing(rusted off)

Yes, it will cause you no problems. Just avoid excessively long idling.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: need to replace catalytic converter heat shield

I just took mine off to keep it from rattling, and bought a heat resistant header tape and placed the tape right over the Catalytic Converter on the body it self. Good luck and keep me posted if you have any more questions.

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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SOURCE: The heat shield underneath the gas tank broke off.

NEED HEAT SHIELD PROTECT GAS TANK FROM HOT EXHAUST PIPES.GO TO SALVAGE YARD FIND HEAT SHIELD.IF YOU CANT FIND ONE.CHECK OTHER GARAGES OR GO ONLINE INTERNET FIND ONE CHEAPER.I WOULD NOT DRIVE CAR WITH OUT HEAT SHIELD PROTECTING GAS TANK.SINCE GAS TANK IS PLASTIC.

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SOURCE: 2002 Suzuki heat shield

I have never had a problem after removing heat shields. Shouldn't make a difference to any test.

Posted on Aug 02, 2012

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