Bottom heat shield loose

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  1. mjoo

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    This week, driving through the piles of snow in the streets, a bottom heat shield partially fell off of the car. It's the one that protects the underside of the exhaust heat exchanger. It probably happened as I dipped into a pile of frozen slush at the end of a driveway. I can now hear it drag everywhere.

    I'm planning on tying the heatshield back onto the car but it would be good to have a picture of the undercarriage of a Prius Gen 3. Anyone know of a picture? Also any advice for what fasteners to use? Thanks.
     
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    If you already got a hold of the fallen one, I sure bet it would be easy you find out the position it fell off from, and fix em. I think would save you more cost.

    But if you don't know where it came from, that'd be another ball game entirely
     
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    Can you snap a picture of the location on yours, where the part has come off?
     
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    It didn't fall off. It's held on by one corner. I also don't have a heated garage and it's 5* outside so I'm wanting to get it right the first time.

    Does anyone know what fastens the heatshields to the car?

    Pixel XL ?
     
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    Ok sure

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    Here it is IMG_20171231_152559.jpg

    Pixel XL ?
     
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    I'm thinking 10 mm (socket size) bolts into weld-nuts on the body. If you can find some spare bolts, or borrow from elsewhere on the car, you can look for holes and check if they'll screw in.
     
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    You can see plastic fastener in that pic. I'd wager that's what they all (4) are. Bring in the one you have to compare.
     
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    I would just get that shield off and work inside in the warmth bending it back into good condition ;).

    You won’t need that til summer anyway:whistle:.

    Stay warm(y).
     
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    Ok that was too easy. The heatshield is off the car and the car's off the jack stands. Thanks.

    Happy New Year!

    Pixel XL ?
     
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    Yeah it looked you were there from the pic. (y)

    You guys NEED snow tires, btw.
     
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