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Old 11-21-2016, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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seeking a bit of help - earlier this evening i slowly went through a little bit of flood water only about a few feet wide and a couple of inches deep, when i got through we suddenly heard a metallic graunching noise. Fortunately we were only 200 yards from home so we slowly inched home. I looked underneath and there is a metal plate like thing hanging down - it is situated on the passenger side at the front jusy 2 feet inside the passenger wheel, It is oval ish in shape with a fork at the end. Can anyone suggest what it is - i an very wary about driving it as we have speed bumps on our estate and the ground clearance is only 2 or 3 inches.I have checked that everything still works there is no exhaust noise.
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Any chance of a photo.
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its a bit dark and a bit wet but i'll try
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Despite you good photo I still can't identify the part. It may be a fuel pipe cover but I can't be sure. I assume the water pulled the front fixing off. I'm afraid it needs putting on ramps to see if it needs replacing or just refitting dependent on the fixings.
Hopefully somebody else will know.
PS: what year/transmission/engine size.
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its a 2002 1.3 gl petrol manual 5 speed

thanks for looking
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Had another look. I believe its the fuel pipe/line cover. The fixings probably also go through the plastic blocks that holds the fuel lines up. Without a closer look I can't say if it just needs bending and screwing back up. It certainly needs holding back up before it catches on the floor and damages the lines, if only a decent cable tie or three until it can be inspected as soon as possible.

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Thanks a lot I appreciate your efforts
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Darrell - FYI you were spot on sir, it is indeed the fuel line cover. The cutout in it clips into clips on the chassis of the car; it looks like at some point in the past it had been screwed into the chassis via a self tapping screw which presumably came loose. A new self tappe went into the hole without issue and as a good measure a couple of tie wraps were added to it. Problem solved many thanks for your help.
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