Wires hanging below car

Porch

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So... I did some dirt-roading in my non-lifted JSW, and I straddled a rock or something and it peeled back a piece of heat reflector(very little), and grabbed 2 wires and pulled them down under the car to where now they're hanging like a loop waiting to catch something and get ripped out.

They're right next to the exhaust and are wrapped in that fabric heat reflector stuff, and they don't want to tuck back up. Is there something like exhaust tape that I could tape them back up with, that can handle the heat? I'll try and put a picture but I've had issues with that in the past.
 

ShelbyRazorback

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I'm not familiar with what holds those wires up but can you see some sort of fastener that holds them to the body? Maybe the wires were ripped out of a fastener of some kind.
 

Porch

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I'm not familiar with what holds those wires up but can you see some sort of fastener that holds them to the body? Maybe the wires were ripped out of a fastener of some kind.
Don't see anything, it loos like they just ran across straight, then something tugged them down a bit.
 

Porch

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I'm also wondering which wires these are- they run perpendicular to the catalytic converter and are level with the passenger side rear of the cat.
 

tjg

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Thats also a good possibility.

Point is, you're going to want to get the car on jack stands and repair and damaged wires and secure them
 

Porch

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Haven't had time to really get under there yet, will do so tomorrow. It's 2 wires, one has a plastic sleeve, other one doesn't. All I really want to do is tuck them in so they aren't hanging down like a loop. They seem otherwise un-damaged.
 

Tdijarhead

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Zip tie them up out of the way. I probably don’t have to mention it but do not zip tie them to the exhaust pipe.
 
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