do I really need the brace


Asked by Jun 08, 2012 at 02:31 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Camaro RS Coupe RWD

Question type: General

On my 97 rs v6 as im sure all camaros there is what i feel is a driveshaft loop of sorts
just behind transmissin its just a plate crossing thdriveline tunnel. My question is this.
I drive my car i dont "race" in otherwords no 4k launches can i remove this without
comprimising structure as my exaust absolutely will not stay off of it causing a very
annoying rattle.

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sounds like a heat shield , i would try to reattach it. or it's the safety for the drive shaft, that is held up by 4 bolts , tighten them up, i wouldn't remove it.

if its the brace just tighten it up, whats rattling is probably the heat shield on the catylic converter or the converter itself.

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No my exaust is hitting the safety brace its not the heat shield. It is held on by 4 bolts and short of having my exaust removed bent and replaced if its not structral i think ill remove it.... Or just put a flat spot in exaust where it runs over that brace.

then the exhaust is the problem not the brace, i would try to reposition the exhaust pipe.

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What size are the bolts. One has come out on my Z28. Is it course or fine thread - SAE or Metric? Need to put one back in.


The bolts are for a shield that has two bolts on the drivers side and two bolts on the passenger side. Is below the drive shaft and the torque arm, near the transmission.

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