internal88 : Hello and welcome.
internal88 : I have seen a brake backing shield came off from a vehicle. It is black and circular.
this one appeared silver and circular...
when I looked in the rear view mirror, it looked like it was rolling like a wheel...
internal88 : Hold on
I continued driving the car fora bout 4 more hours..and the car performed well..
but not sure what the object was
internal88 : Do you have alloy wheels?
internal88 : Obviously you did not see anything obvious right?
rims were fine
internal88 : I thought about it.
internal88 : The weakest pint is the backing plate or the cat converter shield.
internal88 : They should be secured from the factory however I have seen them come off.
does it come off when you accelerate the car?
internal88 : Possible but vey rare.
internal88 : Hold on
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internal88 : You have a accent?
internal88 : 1.6 liters
internal88 : Ok
internal88 : I see that there a shield that protects the header.
internal88 : It is silver rectangular shaped.
internal88 : There should be nothing loose underneath the car.
so you think it's brake related?
internal88 : If you have time, I need you to go behind the wheel.
internal88 : And see if there is a backing plate.
internal88 : For the other heat shield you will have to slid under the car.
internal88 : It is right above the exhaust collectors.
internal88 : I don't think is from your car.
internal88 : But check out all the safety points.
internal88 : Along the front end.
if it is the backing plate, would i be able to still operate the vehicle
internal88 : Like I said all the important components are bolted down.
internal88 : It is very rare it will come off, unless it was loose from the factory.
internal88 : If is the backing plate that would create a grinding noise.
internal88 : Then evenly fall off
internal88 : And also this is the weakest components under the chassis.
internal88 : It is also called the disc brake dust shield.
internal88 : Yes it is safe to drive without the back plate.
internal88 : However I would suggest you to inspect it.
internal88 : That is all I have for you.
Thank you. It helped alot.
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