buick man Posted April 21, 2015 Share Posted April 21, 2015 I found a good regulator for my 4-door Roady but the electric motor has been taken off. It was removed without the benefit of maintaining the tension on the large regulator/motor spring. In the Buick Body Service Manual it explains how one is to put the regulator into a bench vice, then drill a 1/4 inch hole through the regulator frame next to the spring but just missing the motor, then to insert a 3/16" bolt through it and hand tighten a nut on the other side. This is to keep the factory set windup tension on the large regulator spring so one can remove the electric motor for servicing. So how does one pre "tension up" the regulator spring once the motor has been removed and the tension released before installing the motor? Also how much tension is involved. The manual says if the above procedure for securing the spring prior to motor removal is not followed, the spring could orbit your shop in a second.Anyone ever accomplish this. Tried to find some regulator/motor rebuilders on hemmings but could not find anyone who deals with this situation.Any help will be remembered. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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