Xsara mud flap clips/clamps

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Xsara mud flap clips/clamps

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Dear All
Am finding it impossible to find replacement U clips for fixing original mud flaps on Xsara hatch. Have tried umpteen places including Screwfix, Euro Car Parts, several other motor factors in person & online, eBay etc. Citroen dealer says they are no longer available
See pics for reference, they are really rusted solid! have soaked them in WD40 for days but still won't budge!
Any suggestions greatly appreciated
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Re: Xsara mud flap clips/clamps

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Try using Plus Gas. It has the sub-name of 'Dismantling Fluid' and usually it does a good job of freeing up seized threads. Dose it every day for a week or so, and then try.

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Re: Xsara mud flap clips/clamps

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AdieuHydropneumatic wrote:
04 Oct 2020, 16:14
Dear All
Am finding it impossible to find replacement U clips for fixing original mud flaps on Xsara hatch. Have tried umpteen places including Screwfix, Euro Car Parts, several other motor factors in person & online, eBay etc. Citroen dealer says they are no longer available
See pics for reference, they are really rusted solid! have soaked them in WD40 for days but still won't budge!
Any suggestions greatly appreciated
Cheers
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Try these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/202035413025?c ... gJqjfD_BwE
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Re: Xsara mud flap clips/clamps

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I doubt those would work Marc. The grub screw needs to screw through a threaded portion of the U-clip so that it can clamp on something inside the U-fold. I think those you've linked to simply use screws and discrete nuts.

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Re: Xsara mud flap clips/clamps

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I think those above do screw through using the holes in the bracket, but could be wrong as I can't see any bolts. I just assume you tighten them up until you get resistance.

I think we have the older type in the OP's post for our C3 - and I had an issue with one of them becoming loose. I think I just adjusted the position slightly, as the self tapper had eaten through the flap and there was nothing to hold it once the screw had reached the chassis.

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Re: Xsara mud flap clips/clamps

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Just google "mudflap fitting clamps" >images.
Lots there of the type you already have, and others.