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Heat shield

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Thunder_Finger, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. Aug 20, 2016 at 2:31 PM
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    Thunder_Finger

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    So I got under my 2010 tundra for the first time last night after I had been hearing a rattle after driving 30-40 minutes. I pulled out the loose heat shield that covers the front portion of the exhaust system. The lock nuts are tough to move as they are pretty rusted and the shield's holes are slide off the bolts. Any suggestions about an easy fix or if I even need to put it back on

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  2. Aug 20, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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    Use a penetrating oil to loosen the nuts and use large washers. That's what I did.
    Did the same thing on the 4runner and eventually removed one of them.
     
  3. Aug 25, 2016 at 8:28 PM
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    I forgot to thank you , it took me 2+ hours to loosen the 5 washers that were in the worst shape, found replacements at the local hardware store - I already had the washers. Going to put the heat shield back on this weekend.
     
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  4. Aug 25, 2016 at 9:29 PM
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    If you do not put the heat shield back on (totally understand) I would use some exhaust wrap so you do not have issues down the road.

    On the exhaust wrap, just to let you know (not everyone knows this), install it wet and wrap it tight. When done wet it again and make sure it is tight. Then start your vehicle. It will smoke like hell, but you will have a really tight exhaust wrap that looks and performs good.
     
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  5. Aug 26, 2016 at 3:40 AM
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    No problem, that is a good idea about wrapping the pipes. My 4runner floors got pretty warm after I removed them.
     
  6. Jun 27, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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    So this is an old post but I’m sure people are still having these fall off. I did’t want to mess with removing the nuts as I broke one of the studs off. So I bought these clips from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Rexka-Retainers-Volkswagen-N90-335-006-N90335006/dp/B07MVZ5GDN/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Rexka+30pcs+Splash+Shield+&Wheel_Well_Push-On=&qid=1593278005&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzNVZGNEozRVM4U0VHJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzQyNTg5M1YzN1hJMDc1S1I4UyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMDYzMzEzMkFNQ05MSDZGVDZNUSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX3Bob25lX3NlYXJjaF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

    I slid one of the clips on the stud first and then put another one over the front side to keep it in place. I then used a small diameter socket tap them into place. No messing with the nuts and it looks like it will keep them on for the long run.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2020 at 6:19 PM
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    Cle_Easy_Kill, just created an account to say thanks. That was a super easy solution and holds it on nicely. Thanks!
     

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