When shopping for a car, you don't just get the first one you see at the dealerships' window, you look around, you sit in the drivers' seat, you start the engine you might even take it for a little spin. You do all of this because you want the perfect car for you the one that makes it feel just right, one that makes you in total control without any hassles. Control, this boils down to everything, the gauges and levers and switches provide you with such control, one of these switches is the window regulator, and it commands the window up and down to your desired position
There are two basic kinds of window regulators: manual window regulators and power window regulators. Both types does basically the same thing, that is to lift up and down your car windows to whatever position you want it to be in. But while they do the same basic things, the process of doing such thing differs for the two types. For a manual window regulator, you have to exert an effort to lower or raise the window, while for a power window regulator; this process is dealt with electronically and can be done with just a click of a switch or a button.
A typical window regulator is composed of several components that include a worm gear and a combination of spur gears, a mechanical plate, and a linkage. The linkage supports the window while the mechanical plate is responsible for moving the window up and down. The precise movement of the mechanical plate is controlled by the worm gear-spur gears combination. For the manual window regulator, a crank that is manually controlled by person using a crank handle controls the worm gear. For the power window regulator, on the other hand, an electronic motor connected to a particular electronic module on the car controls the worm gear.
Innovativeness has always been an issue with GMC, which is why even the GMC window regulator is treated with the same intense attention as the engine. But not all GMC cars are outfitted with power window regulators, and old GMC cars are sure to be equipped with manual GMC window regulators. And while finding replacements for your GMC power window regulator may be moderately easy, finding repair parts for these old regulators would be a bit harder. You can't easily find a GMC manual window regulator from any GMC dealerships, but you'll surely find these kinds of stuffs from aftermarket parts dealers. The Internet has time and again proven itself to be a good source for these aftermarket parts top quality GMC window regulators.
GMC Window Regulator Buyer's Guide
- GMC’s OEM parts suppliers are ACDelco and GM Genuine Parts.
- ACDelco and GM Genuine Parts are also the official parts suppliers for discontinued vehicles from Pontiac, Hummer, Saturn, and Oldsmobile.
- There are reputable aftermarket brands out there that manufacture parts of the same exact quality as their OEM counterparts.
- Aftermarket window regulators for your GMC, especially the ones you’ll see on CarParts.com guaranteed to have the same high-quality build as ACDelco and GM Genuine Parts replacements.
- As for the price, aftermarket window regulators are relatively inexpensive compared to their OEM counterparts as there are various aftermarket brands competing in the market.
- GMC window regulator replacements on CarParts.com will cost you anywhere between $23 and $296.
GMC is General Motors’ division that specializes in trucks and heavy-duty utility vehicles. Its fleet comprises of pickup and commercial trucks, buses, military vehicles, SUVs, and vans marketed by GM alongside Buick. Its rich heritage is kept even until today in its current-generation line-up.
Being recognized as one of the biggest truck and utility vehicle manufacturers in the business equates to a healthy demand for replacement parts. One part that you may find very little information about is the window regulator. If you’re looking for a GMC window regulator, this guide will help you pick out the perfect fit for your car.
Who manufactures OEM GMC parts?
Since GMC is under GM, it shares the same original equipment manufacturer (OEM) as with the other makes under GM and it’s none other than ACDelco and GM Genuine Parts. These two are the official parts suppliers for GMC, even for discontinued vehicles from Pontiac, Hummer, Saturn, and Oldsmobile. You can buy ACDelco and GM Genuine Parts-branded components directly from dealerships under GM management or any authorized retailers.
OEM GM window regulator vs. aftermarket
When it comes to replacement parts, it all boils down to the brand. And often, brands will dictate the grade of replacement part you’re getting. For example, ACDelco and GM Genuine Parts are OEM-grade components, meaning they are tested and approved by GMC to be installed as a direct OE replacement. Any brand that’s not ACDelco and GM Genuine Parts are considered as aftermarket.
Don’t get the wrong impressions on aftermarket parts, though, as there are reputable brands out there that manufacture parts of the same exact quality as their OEM counterparts. The only difference is that there is so much room for adjustments when opting for aftermarket parts like lower cost, designs, and availability.
Aftermarket GMC window regulators
Aftermarket window regulators for your GMC, especially the ones you’ll see on CarParts.com guaranteed to have the same high-quality build as ACDelco and GM Genuine Parts replacements. This is because aftermarket GMC window regulators are made after carefully studying and analyzing OEM window regulators.
As for the price, aftermarket window regulators are relatively inexpensive compared to their OEM counterparts as there are various aftermarket brands competing in the market. Aftermarket parts also excel in volumes versus the sometimes limited stocks of OEM parts in dealerships.
How much is an aftermarket GMC window regulator?
GMC window regulator replacements on CarParts.com will cost you anywhere between $23 and $296. You can buy it in single pieces or in sets of 2 and 4. Our catalog has both new and remanufactured window regulators from multiple brands, including ACDelco. For more specific search, you can select from the categories listed under the Refine By section. There, you can select the configuration, type (power or manual), location, and price range according to your liking.
Finding the right fit
Are you specifically looking for a 2002 GMC Envoy window regulator? Perhaps a GMC sierra window regulator to replace the recent damaged part? You can search the catalog for specific searches like these in no sweat by inputting the year, make, and model of your car in the filter tab under the search menu.