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Get the car up so you can safely get under it. Either jack it up and rest it on jack stands, or drive it up on wheel ramps, or park one side of the car on a curb. The last 2 options require starting the engine, so let the car sit for quite a while before getting underneath it. The engine may be cold, but exhaust gets hot faster than most people think. Once ...


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To check the heat shield, you'll have to raise the car up so that you can get underneath it and locate the exhaust system. Here is a picture of a corroded heat shield. You should be able to move the heat shield with your hand if it's loose (do this while the car is cool, mind you). If you want an easy fix, I usually just self-tap a short screw into the ...



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