This is what I was just told by the GM service center, that they no longer make the anchors for the 98 grand am. Um...?
If it transpires that obtaining the anchor will be somewhat of a hassle, then I suggest going with E-Z-On Heavy Duty Anchor. The only thing to watch out for is that if the pre-drilled hole is of a smaller diameter than the E-Z-On bolt, you may have to drill out the hole to fit the E-Z-On bolt. I think, if I recall correctly, E-Z-On supply 7/16” diameter bolts with the Heavy Duty Anchors.My first thought was to go through ez on. Aside from saving money, if there are predrilled holes is there any reason not to just skip the dealership and order from ez on?
I was recently helping a family who drove a GM pick-up. The parent was told that the parts aren't available in Canada anymore, but can be ordered in from the US. So I wonder if it varies by the model of vehicle?I just recently ordered a couple for my parents' '97 Suburban (they're not the bolted-in type, but GM considers them 'anchors' for an older model.) The parts guy at their local dealer (Canada) said GM no longer makes that part either and they had to order it from another manufacturer.
(I found it particularly weird for my parents' vehicle because the '97 Suburban anchors are just male seat-belt buckles. I guess that means GM also no longer makes seat-belt parts for vehicles of that vintage. :shrug-shoulders
I've also been told by GM Canada they won't supply anchors for vehicles older than 10 years (which at this point means they wouldn't need to supply anchors for any of their vehicles at all.)
Seems to me like they're just trying to shirk their responsibilities.
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