Styling Rattling from the exhaust - mid section heatshield?

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Styling Rattling from the exhaust - mid section heatshield?

tony witney

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Hi All,

My Brava 1.8 HLX has developed an annoying rattling noise :mad: from what I believe to be a heatshield in the exhaust line, just in front of the centre box. The heatshield seems to have cracked through the weld on the passenger side, so when I rev slightly, the vibration causes slight noise.

Question is, what does this shield protect :confused: , can I remove it or does something need to be replaced? If so, any ideas how much? I'm loathe to take the car down to Fiat, as I mistrust main dealers!
 
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