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The metal cover on my gas tank is falling off my car and it is dragging. What is that part called? What should I do?

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Hello, It is a heat shield for the gas tank. You might try a muffler shop and see if they can repair it and re install it. You really need it as the gas tank is plastic. If they can't repair it you should replace it. Any GM dealer should be able to order a new one or you might can get one from a recycle yard.

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