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Here is a short video showing you one way to fix a rattling heat shield. Remember jack your car up safely and secure it on stands. Also if you are not sure what you are drilling into...DON'T DRILL! Seek professional help. Sure would be a shame to ruin a wiring harness, or drill through your gas tank. Any how, hope this gives you an idea to use. Thanks for watching!

50 thoughts on “How to fix a rattling heat shield”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars free speech says:

    Rubbish, what a terrible mechanic, who can lift there car that high.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SerenoOunce says:

    I prefer to use plastic washers for the heat shields. Stops the galvanic corrosion from getting any worse. And may sound cheap but I typically just use old bottle caps, center drill 1/4" hole. If original nut can be removed, have the inside surface of the cap facing outwards. If too rusted to remove nut, but with enough thread protruding from the stud, flip the cap over and then 2x nut it. Repaired countless vehicles with way over the years. Never had a comeback.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Henry Sylvan says:

    I have a Toyota venza, quick question please, if my fell off, am I at a risk of damaging something under the car? Or take it to the shop? I don't have the tool you used. What's the name please?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Samuel W says:

    I have a 2007 ford edge awd just replaced ptu . I have 1 heat shield left over .I have no ideal where it goes. If you could do a video on all heat shields placements .I would be grateful for it . Thank you if you do.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nathan Glacken says:

    Would a rusted heat shield sound similar ? Mine makes a jingle very very clearly at 1500 RPMs but my tail pipe and muffler rusted off, wondering if it’s the heat shield or not, if I get an exhaust installed will they tighten the heat shield if hard ware is just loose?

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russiais1 says:

    On my old Ford Focus I just yanked em out

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sean of all trades says:

    Good video. Loved how you advised to watch wires and also drilling into the floor. Good attention to detail.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Amber says:

    The noise it makes it driving me crazy

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ĐONNIIE DRACØ says:

    This was so annoying

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffery Bye says:

    Easy peazy

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bauerfoto777 says:

    Ear Protection. Please. Old Carpenters, Mechanics, etc will tell you. In Sign Language, of course. BC they can't hear anymore LOL. Nice Fix.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 3 of 9 says:

    Since I physically can't crawl under a vehicle anymore, it's the Shop Option for me. Good video for others to know. Thank you.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mick May says:

    Thanks for the tip just fixed mine with self tapping screws 👍👍

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars blue03r6 says:

    Rip that shit out

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Josiah says:

    Finally got my rivet gun. A day ago. The fix was simple and easy. I'm glad I saw your video. Thanks man for you video.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WunKoolKat says:

    Only the Toyotas I’ve owned have had this issue and it wasn’t with the old ones (like 1980s). Toyota started making the THINNEST shields, like Pepsi-can thin. Toyota needs to thicken that section (at each bolt hole) or use a very large washer under bolt head. That’s what I did after the heat shield fell off the bolt (bolt remained). If you hear metal rattling at a stop light idle and put car in neutral and it goes away, then this is most likely the culprit. In your driveway or other safe area, with car running, looking under car, you’ll see exactly where the sound comes from.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Nordeen says:

    Yep. Had the exact same shield come loose on a 2012 Toyota Corolla S.
    It was vibrating at start up. Then got down the road about 60 mph. It sounded like an animal stuck under car an trying like he k to get out. Quiet now. Take it to a shop if you ain't thin enough to slide under car.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Admin Admin says:

    What brand is your rivet tool?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars XxKATOONxX says:

    They keep on breaking in canada winters and they are so thin i just toke em off

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars christleball71 says:

    At mechanic now for this lol
    Was driving around pulling my hair out trying to figure out what the tapping was smh

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lanre Oshisami says:

    Thx player

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jim ramsey says:

    How is it that a rust belt vehicle is so clean? Is that putty tape I'm seeing on quarter panel?

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars selfsameday says:

    Thumbs up 👍

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Josh Zotea says:

    I thought this noise was my transmission grinding. I got scared lol

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phanteom says:

    What could happen when i dont have this shield ? I lost it on a highway, car seems completely ok wo it.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D.A. Hänks says:

    I have three funky looking fasteners that are loose. I can get them finger tight, but I know there is a tool for this. Help?

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fadeproofmakug2 says:

    Thank you good sir

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Compton says:

    Thanks brother!! This is exactly what my Nissan Micra SV is doing! Appreciate the visual video.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Cook says:

    Lol this unfortunately won’t help my issue. There are two little flaps closer to the exhaust manifold on either side of the shield that have the bolts….they broke off so I have to replace the whole shield….

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Badrobot says:

    Yep, you can do that or you unscrew the original fitting, place the shield back over the original fixing holes and put a mid size metal washer over the heat shield where it has errored and screw back into original hole with original fixing.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alex Lucian says:

    … Have you heard about rust? Yeah, good luck with that.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bugthief says:

    Damn that looks easy!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AJDB says:

    Heroic

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stewart Stevenson says:

    Great advice

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daijoubu says:

    The problem is galvanic corrosion, aluminum will always sacrifices itself in contact with steel, I guess using aluminum rivets will help since it will become the sacrificial anode.
    I've seen increasingly larger steel washers eating away at the aluminum lol

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shawn Smith says:

    Videos like this save me time and money. I appreciate it. – Thanks

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars devon ciurana says:

    My heat shield is so thin i put a rivet and it tore through in in a few months

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Audio General says:

    For the heat shields that are two pieces (above and below the pipe) a quick fix is to just use a large hose clamp wrapped all around the shields. It's a lot faster If you need to remove it and it usually lasts a couple of years although it does not look real professional.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars IAN POWER says:

    Thanks, hit a nasty pothole and will do this the weekend!!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Tindell says:

    God Bless everyone!!!! Jesus Loves you all very much!!!!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alejandro Rivera says:

    What kind of tool is that looks like a stapler??

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lysergic says:

    This was the first sma video I ever watched. Here we are, years later =)