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Old 07-13-2018, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default 03 Sprinter rear splash guard removal/replacement?

Kinda dumb question. Anyone ever had their Sprinter's splash guard(mud flap) broken?
Came home from town and noticed, I guess someone must of hit splash guard breaking it off the wheelwell plastic flange.
It's just hanging there and I guess must be a bracket under towards center of van holding it on.
I can't get down to see and looked online and looks like there is a bracket under there.

In meantime need get it off since figure get hung on wheel or at best just flop around beating fender. Figured use hedge pruning lopper so don't need get under van to do that.
Any sugguestions?
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: 03 Sprinter rear splash guard removal/replacement?

I can't imagine the 03 is much different than the 04 (which I have). The flaps are just held on with a few screws or bolts into the wheel well. Very easy to remove.
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:36 PM   #3
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Default Re: 03 Sprinter rear splash guard removal/replacement?

There is a tin metal bracket underneath with some screws.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...198#post303198

The one 2004 flap was damaged when I bought the van. I used ss screws with small washers rather than replacing the OEM rivets.

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Default Re: 03 Sprinter rear splash guard removal/replacement?

"Thanks" to both of you for replies and information.
Must be only the bracket underneath holding it on cause both ones securing to plastic wheelwell flange is broken off as well as piece of that flange. Don't understand how a vehicle hit it and not done any damage to fender behind wheelwell. Lucky I guess.
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Default Re: 03 Sprinter rear splash guard removal/replacement?

Does anyone know if the if the front and rear splash guards are inter-changable? 2004 2500 140WB Cargo--not a dually. I'm getting conflicting info in my searching and even doing a google image search I see different things.
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Does anyone know if the if the front and rear splash guards are inter-changable? 2004 2500 140WB Cargo--not a dually. I'm getting conflicting info in my searching and even doing a google image search I see different things.


The 2004 and 2006 don't look like they'd just swap over.

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Default Re: 03 Sprinter rear splash guard removal/replacement?

Looks like rear are 5132505(7)AA and front are 5132502(4)AA, for single rear wheels. Dually's have different rears, naturally.
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Does anyone know if the if the front and rear splash guards are inter-changable? 2004 2500 140WB Cargo--not a dually. I'm getting conflicting info in my searching and even doing a google image search I see different things.
Just IHMO they look to be different, but I usually wrong.
But when done search on Mopar OEM only showed Left or Right side either for 15"(Lt or Rt Bit over $28 each) or 16"(Lt or Rt $27.72 each) wheels.

I had bright idea of using a couple self drilling screws with washer to secure to finder trim where mine was broke loose. To brittle, just cracked and split guard. Good jerk and torn loose from bracket under van. Figured better get it off instead of flopping around. Must been rotten under van since broke off so easy without messing with screws from guard to bracket under van.
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