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Old 08-12-2006, 06:25 PM   #11
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Great information. I'll work my way through this fix on mine before asking any more questions! I was just trying to understand what holds it in place, and what could potentially be improved if it were to be specially fabricated for installing before the failure. The |___| shape formed metal definitely looks strong, the thicker the better. Rule of thumb with all the sheetmetal I've worked with is that the minimum inside bend radius = the thickness. Can't believe what they expect plastic to hold up to these days! GM could have made that black plastic clip out of cast white metal or something at least, to strengthen the ends the way Archon'* bracket does.
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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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OK, I can't quite figure out the entire story with the regulators from that tech post. What exactly does that plastic piece do, and what happens when it breaks? If that bracket fix really does the trick in making for a permanent fix, I may be able to have some made where I work. From my estimation it would only cost a couple bucks each depending on the material used. My only question at that point would be what material thickness would be required, and how sharp the bends need to be since the thicker the material, the more the corners end up being rounded.
Hey did anyone ever manufacture these???????
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