Mud flaps scraping the road when cornoring / load

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Graham, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. Graham

    Graham Guest


    I have a astra mk 4 20 dti 1.6 iv had it about 3 months still has 18
    months warrenty on it, The question i have which may sound stupid but
    has anyone had problems with the flaps catching the roan when
    cornoring or having a full load eg 3 normal sized passengers ? I have
    also found this to be a problem with speed bumps , slowly they are
    trimming them selves down to size but scare my passengers who thing
    the car is about to snap in half, These are original vauhall mud

    Thanks fot your help
    Graham, Aug 4, 2003
  2. Graham

    Graham Guest

    (Graham) wrote in message
    dam spelling lets try again
    Graham, Aug 4, 2003
  3. Graham

    R. Murphy Guest

    You've more than llikely simply got the mudflaps fitted too low down. If the
    VX ones they come with instructionsabout the height to fit them to get the
    right clearance, and a ruler to measure it. Just move them up!
    R. Murphy, Aug 4, 2003
  4. Graham

    David Guest

    Check that all the fittings holding the flaps are tight.

    Also, try to check if it is sitting at about the same height as similar

    If you've been unlucky, some boy racer might have cut the springs to lower
    the car.
    David, Aug 7, 2003
  5. Graham

    Dan Guest

    Yep - My 97 Mk3 suffers from the same problem - its a consquence of use so
    I'm told. The front drivers side one managed to get
    dragged off on a particularly difficult driveway, which when replaced with
    tightened bolts etc no longer scraped. Try ensuring all brackets/
    bolts are secure to see if this makes a difference. Vaux dealers should be
    able to tell you the height at which they should sit.

    Dan, Aug 7, 2003
  6. Graham

    Graham Guest

    Hi Guys,

    Cheers for the advice in a moment of thought i have had a look and
    found a large amount of road debris has built up behind them there for
    although they are slightly angled it was reduced by them being pushed
    forward reducing road clearance,,,, im now off to find a spanner to
    remove them and bin them as there slowly pulling out my plastic inner
    wings its the first car iv had mud flaps on and will be the last may
    be a hint to future buyers get the car off the dealer with flaps check
    the inner wings and remove the flaps silicone the holes up and get
    some tar spot remover instead its easyer.
    Graham, Aug 9, 2003
  7. Why not remove them and refit slightly higher up
    Yassir Rashid, Aug 11, 2003
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