I've had a few Fieros over the past several years. I still have my very first Fiero, but I've noticed that it's missing some heat shields that some other Fieros had. I'm wondering if any heat shields were removed as part of the various recalls, or if maybe some where added? Or... maybe they were specific as to whether or not it had a stick shift or not?
For example... my original Fiero is a 1987 Fiero SE / V6 with an automatic.
I picked up a 1987 Fiero SE 5-Speed V6 a few years ago. I couldn't get a title for it, so I ended up chopping the car up and giving away most of the parts. I saved the suspension, cross member, etc.. and I noticed that on this 5-Speed Fiero, there is an aluminum splash shield that bolts to the cradle directly underneath where the engine accessory belt is located. I'm assuming this is to help deflect water from splashing up and hitting it.
None of my other Fieros have had this???
I also noticed that SOME Fieros had an alternator heat shield attached to the back of the alternator, while others had the shield attached to the exhaust manifold.
Does anyone know if there was any ryme or reason for these changes? They don't seem to be totally year specific from what I can tell...
2008 Jeep Patriot Limited 4x2
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 2dr 4x2
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1987 Pontiac Fiero SE / V6
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