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I want to remove my heat shield so that I can find my exhaust leak.

My question is can I remove it and still be able to drive my truck without it being a issue? Or would it be best to bend it down?
 

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i learned from my last truck if you bend them, they will eventually rattle on you, and it's annoying.

i ended up just crawling under my T, turned the truck on, and had someone press the gas peddle while i'm down there feeling for a leak.
 

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Thanks karim, I just had my girl hit the gas and felt it coming out of the right side and a smaller one on the left side.
Thats why I could find it before because I would just get under the truck and feel for a leak.
 

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no this is on the manifold, I had swapped out the muffler last week.
 

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crack in the manifold, or where its welded/bolted to the pipe?
 

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I can't tell because it's hard to look around the heat shield, I just did like karim said and put my hand up there to feel the leak while my girl pushed the gas. I want to take the shield off so I can see where it is.
 

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I can't do that because I have 140k on my truck :crying:
 

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yea but I can't afford them till the end of august.
I thinking about jba or obx shorties and since im 2wd just add a b pipe with a cats
 

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I have removed the heat shield on other trucks of mine and never hada problem. On my old Dodge Dakota the bed got warm but not hot. Idk about up my the cab tho. Just figured I would let you know if it helps at all.
 

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I have removed the heat shield on other trucks of mine and never hada problem. On my old Dodge Dakota the bed got warm but not hot. Idk about up my the cab tho. Just figured I would let you know if it helps at all.
yea i might have to do that and see if this shop can do a temporary repair till I can replace them.


I'd go jba, I'll see if I can find you a good deal somewhere.
I appreciate that, cause with summer school start I need to save every buck I can
 

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when i had to replace my manifolds on my 05 i bent the heat shields to hell and never put them back on that was 10k miles ago and still havent had a problem
 
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