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Hi noticed something rattling when parked up, found that a panel was loose and came off as i fiddled with it. Anyone has any idea?heat shield/underbody covering ?

any advice appreciated. The car drives fine.

 

barry

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yeah heat shield. Either fit back on with large washers or needs to be replaced. Even if replaced it would make sense to have large washers to reduce the chances of it breaking away again.

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31 minutes ago, ColinBarber said:

yeah heat shield. Either fit back on with large washers or needs to be replaced. Even if replaced it would make sense to have large washers to reduce the chances of it breaking away again.

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This....^^^^   all cars suffer this. The shield takes a lot of battering, gets hold then cold every time you drive the car.  The areas around where the bolts make contact with the heat shield eventually rot away.  Either fit it back on with big metal washers or buy a new one and fit with the same big metal washers.

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Yep, happened to an EVO-X I had, basically due to location, vibrations, changes in temp and weather the aluminium heat shield wears through eventually.

Mitsubishi fixed mine for free, yep, with bigger, thicker steel washers.

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