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That is the remains of the small heat shield to protect the inner axle boot from the exhaust manifold heat. It should wrap around the upper part of the cv boot.

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That is the remains of the small heat shield to protect the inner axle boot from the exhaust manifold heat. It should wrap around the upper part of the cv boot.

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that's its purpose.... that chunk of plastic. I thought it was so when the boot fails the grease doesn't smoke and start a fire..... or just get in the way when working on the car.

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Yeah I think second guys right, definitely not a heat shield but it’s meant to redirect grease in case of a boot failure


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that's its purpose.... that chunk of plastic. I thought it was so when the boot fails the grease doesn't smoke and start a fire..... or just get in the way when working on the car.

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I can confirm that as mine is currently leaking grease and its keeping it off the engine haha

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That is the remains of the small heat shield to protect the inner axle boot from the exhaust manifold heat. It should wrap around the upper part of the cv boot.

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Yes it's a piece of plastic but it is also a heat shield.

Thank you for the part number. I was having a hard time with the diagrams.

100$! Guess il look for a used part.
 

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Thank you for the part number. I was having a hard time with the diagrams.

100$! Guess il look for a used part.
It's $85 on ECS if that matters.
 
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