I just bought a non-running '97 SE. Two different parts stores list 2 different regulators, based on what the original p/n was. My regulator is marked with some sort of part number, BUT it doesn't look like the OEM, and that part number doesn't match up with either of the possiblities listed. How should I determine which FPR to use, assuming my current one is aftermarket, and thus no help in figuring OEM part number?
Also, I see a lot of folks referencing GMPartsDirect for good AC Delco prices. Sure, their prices are good, but they KILL you on shipping. I thought I'd pass along a guy we've used for years - Dal Slabaugh at VanDevere Olds. He'* a legendary GM parts guy, and he sells at cost + 10%, which is about what GMPartsDirect sells for, BUT Dal has normal shipping charges, and no tacked on "handling" fees. His email is email@example.com
, and his number is (877) 448-5451. The downside of being very good is being very busy. Be patient, and you shall be rewarded! Another good place is www.rmsautoparts.com
, but they cater towards the Corvette/Camaro/Impala SS guys. They've helped me on other GM parts, and their pricing is about the same. They are, however, still Paypal only I believe. Just wanted to get these guys out there, so everyone can get their hands on GM parts at a great price!