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Outback 2001 Metal Rattle

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So recently I was driving back from VT when I got a sudden metallic grinding sound coming from what I thought was my wheel wells. Upon further inspection I found the rattling was coming from a piece under the car that fell off the bolts. Does anyone know what this part is and how to fix this? (it's the white long cover piece that's over the center bar)

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Heat shield.

Have it welded back where it was or hose clamp it tight.
 

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heat shields cause various problems for folks all the time. Might be able to re-secure with some kind of 'fender' washers?

challenge may be to get the bolts loose.
 
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