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What is this part? (2003 Galant)
06-05-2015, 07:18 PM (This post was last modified: 06-05-2015 07:24 PM by Hammo921.)
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What is this part? (2003 Galant)
Hi all,

This part came off of the undercarriage of my 2003 Mitsubishi Galant. Can someone tell me what it is so I can look into replacing it? It was located near the front of the car, near the area between the front tires. Sorry for my ignorance, I know nothing about cars. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

(Also posted a picture of the part when it was coming off/hanging off the bottom of the car.)


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06-05-2015, 08:44 PM
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RE: What is this part? (2003 Galant)
That is the heat shield for the exhaust. It's job is to reduce the amount of heat that reaches the other parts in that area. (oil pan, CV boots, floorboards, tall grass, etc) Probably hard to find new other than a dealer and likely expensive for what they are.

What I have done in the past is put them back in place (around the exhaust pipe) with a couple of large hose clamps, one on each end. Tighten the clamps till nothing rattles and you are in business. It doesn't have to look pretty, just make sure the clamps don't touch anything besides the pipe and the shields.

BTW, hose clamps are cheap and made of stainless steel so never rust. For $3 - $5 you will have a fix that might last longer than the rest of the car and will only take a few minutes to do.
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06-05-2015, 10:39 PM
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RE: What is this part? (2003 Galant)
That sounds like an easy fix, thanks so much for the advice! Much appreciated. Smile
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