I tore out the insulation near the belt because it was touching it. Do I need to replace that old insulation?

Asked by Aug 16, 2015 at 04:38 PM about the 1986 Pontiac Fiero SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I want to know how necessary is it to have that insulation in the engine area?  I noticed
that it was old and beginning to get too close to the belt, I was afraid of it causing a fire.

3 Answers

58,965

If you're talking about the hood insulation it's there to prevent the hood from getting too hot and blistering or discoloring the paint. HTH. - Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Thanks Jim! But this is actually in the engine compartment on the right side where the flywheel is. Help!

4,235

Also mostly for heat and not critical to replace. Engine placement dictated added insulation to keep heat and noise out of the passenger area. If the noise or heat bothers you, replace it. otherwise, you should be fine with what you have done.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • I just received a P0336 Cam Position Sensor Performance OBD2 code on my '98 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L K, what tools do I need to reset the timing? 7 answers

    While driving, attempting to pass another vehicle, the acceleration hesitated. I tried acceleration a few more times afterward and the same thing was happening, then soon after that the engine was c...

    1998 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr GT Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • burnt wires 5 answers

    My grand am suddenly wouldn't start. Plugged in an engine code tester and the car started, unplugged it and it died. After connecting it again it started and then smoke was coming out the defrost vent...

    1999 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2003 Pontiac sunfire cranks but won't start 1 answer

    I have replace cranksensor, Ecm I get got spark on all plugs. I get no ground from the ecm to cransensor. How do fix this problem. Thank you in advance

    2003 Pontiac Sunfire Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • rear defrost problem 2 answers

    my 2008 was involved in a accident and it shattered my rear window. The body where it was fixed replaced with a new rear window. When I received my car I waited for weather to fog or frost it and when...

    2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • replacing rear vertical window seals on 69 gto convertible 3 answers

    I have a 1969 GTO convertible and need to replace the rear window vertical trim seals and wanted to know if there is any special way to remove and replace them....I have new trim pieces and insulation...

    1969 Pontiac GTO

    -

    General

Fiero

Looking for a Used Fiero in your area?

CarGurus has 70 nationwide Fiero listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Fiero Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Pontiac Fiero Experts

#1 Steve Neyens
Steve Neyens
Reputation 220
#1 Andrew Welsh
Andrew Welsh
Reputation 220
#3 THORNY68
THORNY68
Reputation 200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Firebird
16 Great Deals out of 768 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Corvette
281 Great Deals out of 20,407 listings starting at $3,688
Used Ford Mustang
561 Great Deals out of 42,444 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Camaro
434 Great Deals out of 40,538 listings starting at $3,500
Used Toyota MR2
20 listings
Used Porsche 911
131 Great Deals out of 4,458 listings starting at $8,901
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
23 Great Deals out of 3,593 listings starting at $800
Used Jeep Wrangler
517 Great Deals out of 18,227 listings starting at $2,900
Used Porsche 944
89 listings
Used Toyota Celica
11 Great Deals out of 399 listings starting at $2,119
Used Fiat 124 Spider
1,033 listings starting at $21,700