Heat shield


#1

I have a 1998 Honda CRV. The top half of the catalytic converter heatshield detached and started rattling so I took it off. Is it dangerous to drive without the heatshield


#2

If the catalytic converter is positioned close to the underside of the vehicle, the heat from the converter can start to burn the carpeting inside the passenger cabin. When a lower heat sheild falls off or is removed, this isn’t too much of an issue. But when the top half is removed this possiblity should be taken under consideration.

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