Happened to my stepmoms cabrio heatshield on the downpipe right where it gets bolted it broke, the best way I found to stop it is to just bend it slightly away from what its hitting with a pry bar or something. Good luck with yours
It is the DP heatshield on his car. The bolts get rusted and break, when you try to take off the good one you can't turn because of the rust.I'll beat the crap out of it and try to bend it up tonighth Derek
same thing happened on my jetta, but it was the manifold heat sheild. where it mounts got rusted so it was rattling off of the manifold itself. i just pryed it up a bit and that worked for a little while...
i had the same problem mine was annoying as hell so one sunny day i got this brite idea and RIPPED it off of there now it as quite as a mouse cept for my roaoring exhaust. so to give you an idea jus rip it off unless you other guys know some negative affect it has by taking it off if so tell me so i can maybe buy a new one but so far i havent had ne problems!!!