Woody, ask whatever questions you need to ask to feel comfortable before you tackle the project. My post was not meant to criticize anyone, just to provide background, and why things are they way they are in the article and to point out that the needed dimensions are posted.
One thing that probably will help you more once you take it apart is what thickness you'd want the metal to be if one is fabricated. You'll see first hand the damaged plastic, the cabling used, and the amount of tension the cables put on those plastic pieces.
Frankly, I guess that I'm surprised that GM hasn't come up with a similar fix for the problem rather than replacement of the regulator. Perhaps, they're still making enough money by selling new ones.
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