Rattling Noise from Catalytic Converter Bracket and Heat Shield on Saab 900

A weld for the catalytic converter mounting bracket and heat shield can fail. Rattling noise will be heard from the bottom/rear of the engine compartment.

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Average mileage: 124,256 (10,025–200,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder
5 model years affected: 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998
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1997 Saab 900 155,000 mi,
Loud rattling that can be heard while driving right above catalytic converters!
1997 Saab 900 10,025 mi,
Rattling. Noise when driving and leaking coolant on passenger side
1992 Saab 900 200,000 mi,
when depressing the clutch to shift, the heat shield rattles . The one ontop of the Cat Conv. I'm planning on cutting it off with a pair of metal shears. This will avoid any rusted hardware and removing the Cat. Conv. I've already cut some rusted pieces from the top where water builds up. The heat shield appears to be connected with 2 bolts that run throuth the floor board. This would require alot of interior dismanteling.