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There is a piece/sheet of metal hanging from the underneath

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There is a piece/sheet of metal hanging from the underneath of the midsection of my fiesta. what could this be?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.
Hello

most likely is its the exhaust heatshield

these are only held on with push on type fasteners or small bolts with a small head area and the shield then rusts through in this area so nothing is left to hold it in place


usually you can easily fix this by removing the original fastener and re-fitting it with a large washer

alternatively you could remove the shield entirely but I wouldn't reccommend this