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There is a plastic shield dragging underneath the car. What is it and how do I get it off?

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Hi this plastic shield is the dirt cover for the engine, this keeps stones and other things going into the engine and also keeps allot of the road dirt out of the engine and or components, i don't think it would be wise to remove it, your best bet would be to get it screwed back up again, these normally come adrift from the front normally the section connected to the front bumper/fender if however it has sustained allot of damage then it will need replacing, you can remove it by just unscrewing it from the rear of the cover, but as i said it may be better to repair or replace rather than not have it there at all, just jack the car up on one side, enough to get under, then just locate the bolds that hold it up, they should be small self tapping bolts depending on type of cover, as you also could have the push through clips, to remove them , get a very small screw driver in the center of the clip ( which looks like a black plug ) force the center through the middle, then the larger clip should just pull out....hope this helps

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