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it is a washer?

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Hi there,

I've started getting a metallic clunk sound underneath the rear of my 2001 Manual 'S' when I close the rear boot. Looked underneath to find that the heatshield(? - the bit that looks a bit like aluminium foil with pimples) above the gearbox (I think) is slightly loose. There is a nut there but the hole in the heat shield is bigger than the nut and so the shield hangs down a bit - looks like there used to be a washer too but it may have corroded away. There seems to be two either side of the gearbox - this one is the opposite side to a bit that sticks out of the gearbox and is protected by a bit of sheet metal at a right-angle.

Is there a part number - or can I just fit a right-sized washer?



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If you go to your local hardware store, they will have an assortment of what are called "fender washers," which are perfect for this job (very big outer diameter compared to "regular" washers). If you have a really good hardware, they will have them in stainless.


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