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1998 4.0: splash guard damaged.

1998 4.0: there is a non-metal, non-plastic sheet under the forward part of the engine, attached to the skid plate screws in front. On my jeep, the holes for the rear mounting devices are enlarged/torn. How can I replace this sheet?

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Use bigger washers ,or cut up a old plastic bucket to make a nice square to cover the damaged parts

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