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Old 12-15-2006, 03:09 PM
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Folks, first of all nice forum.

I have Civic EX 2001 and it is making a rattling sound. SOmetime back the catalytic converter shield fell off because of rust and since then the car is making a rattling sound. Although I was told that if I take the car to a mechanic they would cut-off any left-over metallic remants of the shield. Is that true?

I am not sure whether I will have to replace the catalytic converter itself. I understand that a catalytic converter helps reduce pollution So I am ready to go for a replacement,but at the same time I don't want to get ripped off by a dealer or car shop if the cat need not be replaced.

I am in Mass. and we have annual inspections and I very well know I may fail inspection if its the catalytic converter. Any suggestions / feedback is welcome.

Old 12-15-2006, 03:25 PM
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Chances are you've just got another loose heat shield somewhere. Get undre the car, and look/feel around to see if anything is noticably loose. Or, you can be like me when i first got my civic and it was rattling, and remove all them sumbitchs
Old 12-15-2006, 09:29 PM
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yah, check ur self first, and then if u can just remove me, althou they are on there good.

where in mass are you, add your sellf to the list>>>> https://www.hondacivicforum.com/m_291825/tm.htm
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