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Re: your mail

On Thu, 16 Mar 1995, Bob D'Amato wrote:

> When I start off in first gear, and dog it a little bit (take it below a 
> normal idle) I hear this AWFUL tinfoil type rattle. Im sure it is the 
> heat shield around the exhaust, but I cant find where! I have been under 
> it twice and banged, rattled, hit etc... cant find anything! Any areas I 
> should look at?
> THanks

The noise that you mention is almost always the cat. converter heat 
shield.  Since the cats get so hot, most manufaturers put a vented metal 
heat shield over it.  Years go by, and the shield will invariably start 
to rattle.  Check the cats.(meow)