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Old 08-10-2008, 09:57 AM   #1
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further distaste for low buck parts stores

i am really really unimpressed with advanced auto parts quality, my fuel pump, clutch, starter and some others have all come from there and within the 4 months after getting my jeep on the road all have failed some more than once!!!!! went wheelin this last sunday, hard to shift comming home, won't go into any gear at idle on monday so i start by going to advanced and ordering my new lifetime replacement clutch.. get it in the day after and proceed to fix, remove front and rear drive shafts, remove my exhaust, starter, crossmember, all electrical connections, speedo cable. drop the tranny and tcase with a floor jack and a bottle jack and myself. all that so when i put in my new clutch and slave cylinder i find my problem didn't go away but instead intensified. i bleed and bleed the damn slave but still, shitty pedal and it grinds while trying to go inot reverse and doesn't go into any gear. the clutch won't dissengage all the way, this is very depressing. so here i am again on the following sunday waiting for my new clutch to come in, ripping my jeep innards out again. thanks advanced for the sweat shops you run in foregin countries who make the worlds best parts........ thanks for lettin me vent wf, there might be fewer people on this world if i didn't....
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:18 AM   #2
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napa is a lot better. Also I would order a qaulity clutch on line.

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Old 08-10-2008, 05:45 PM   #3
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All hard parts you get from the dealer.
O.E. Replacements only.
Accessories, waxes, oil & filters from the chain Auto Department stores.

Yes the dealer parts cost more, after 40+ years you learn these things.
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Thanx 4 the heads up!

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Old 09-07-2008, 12:40 PM   #5
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The way I think ablout parts is this: the deeper into the Jeep you have to dig to do the work the more $ you should be willing to spend for QUALITY parts. Napa has never steered me wrong, and with a clutch OEM is a good bet too
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:52 PM   #6
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Anything that takes more than 45 minutes to replace is a dealer only item. Too many failed fuel pumps from the aftermarket, even NAPA. I also do hoses from the dealer, they fit and have the correct bends. I also do not buy rebuilds of any sort, water pumps, alternators, starters etc I only buy new. The exception, if I ever do fix it, is the evaporator in the heater box, it's a piece of crap to begin with so I'm hesitant about replacing it with another jeep supplied piece of crap. I've asked many times on many forums who makes the best evaporators and never gotten an answer.

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