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The plastic piece under my car in the front is hanging off and only being held up by a couple of screws toward the back, is it possiable to take that piece off to be able to drive my car?

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  • meghannnicol Feb 02, 2010

    Thank you very much for your help, it will only be off for a couple of days so that I can get the screws and put it back in place.

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Hello! The piece that you are referring to is called an undercarriage cowl. It's sole function is to provide a shield for the bottom-mounted engine components from road debris, dirt and grime. To answer your question - yes, you can drive the car after removing this piece. However, I would recommend that you pick up a coupld of retainer screws/clips from any major auto parts retailer, and install them to hold the cowl properly in place. They are a very common item and are extremely inexpensive. I would not recommend driving the car for any extended period of time without that cowl in place.


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