You'll have to look to see if the barrel has broken free from the keeper. Might need a new regulator - you can do the zip tie thing to the new one.
Originally Posted by UltimatePeter
Does this sound like something the zip-tie deal would fix?
My Dorman regulators from Advance Auto are doing fine.
John in VA
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