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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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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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Loud rattling that can be heard while driving right above catalytic converters!
Rattling. Noise when driving and leaking coolant on passenger side
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.