5kcstq heat shield

Bernard Littau bernardl at acumenassociates.com
Sat Apr 13 21:12:42 EDT 2002

Hi Ken,

Sounds like the motor mount heat shield.  There are two pieces to this heat
shield, and it protects the motor mount from the turbo and downpipe.  You
seem to have the "front" piece.

It's a pain to get back in place, you kind of need to mash it past the turbo
to get it into place.  Try and figure out where the holes in the heat shield
line up with the holes in the car.  At one point I thought I would need to
take the downpipe off to reinstall the heat shield (I couldn't remember if I
did the heat shield first or the downpipe when I took stuff apart :-).  As
it turned out, some careful but firm application of force got the heat
shield past the obstruction.

I can go out and look at my 5ktq if you need some hints.  Give a shout if
you need more info.


Bernard Littau
Woodinville, WA

> On my '88 5kcstq I have a heat shield and I'm not sure where it
> needs to get reinstalled.  It goes
> somewhere along the exhaust pipe path to protect something, but
> I'm not remembering where.  It has kind
> of a dogleg bend in it, and a section that has a double-walled
> section at one end by somewhat of a flare.
> It's not the one for the cv joint, and there is already a small
> piece for the motor mount, although this piece
> might somehow also protect the motor mount further.

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