Okay, I know that the general consensus here is to remove the bracket. I tried to have my dealer do it and he wouldn't. ("Volvo didn't say too. I aint taking it off"). It sounds as if I can slide under the car without jack or ramps and take care of it myself with a 10 mm socket. And since I have a loaded down weekend of long distance travel with my family planned, it seems like now's the time.<p>My question is do I need to add washers to keep the heat shield in place? It sounds as if some folks have just reinserted the bolts, whereas others have added washers first. If they are needed, what size?<p>Thanks.