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Old 05-16-2012, 10:52 AM
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Damn! That's a pretty bad experience man. I hate to hear that you had to go thru that crap over a fault part.
yeah, It wasn't just terrible. I didn't drive the truck much but if i did need to use it, it was a real pain if i couldn't drive it or the seal blew out again while i was hauling somthing. I've bought things from advance since then, however, not parts.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:58 AM
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yeah, It wasn't just terrible. I didn't drive the truck much but if i did need to use it, it was a real pain if i couldn't drive it or the seal blew out again while i was hauling somthing. I've bought things from advance since then, however, not parts.
Would you by chance remember what brand the part was? I don't really shop at Advance too much anymore because the closest one to me is about 15 miles. Mostly Autozone, O'Reilly's, NAPA, RockAuto.com, and we have a local chain auto store called Westwood Auto Parts that supplies pretty much every shop in the surrounding areas, and I've always had good luck with the quality of their parts.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:28 AM
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i can't remember the brand. its been too long ago lol. I ended up taking the one from the maro (same cylinder) and swapping the fittings and such lol. works perfectly now.
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i do strictly autozone. (and some times napa, autozone doesn't have everything)

-one. because i don't have to guess where i got parts from when they go bad.

-secondly. advance's systems are not linked to each other. meaning you have to go back to the exact store you bought it from to get a warranty replacement (given that you've lost your receipt) . autozones are all linked. you buy it from one autozone, you can return it to any of the others. and they can look it up under your name or number.

-lastly. i bought a clutch slave cylinder for the s-10. it was half as much ($100/$50) for the cyl. at advance. the first one lasted 8 month sec lasted 1 month and last one lasted 3 months and if you do the math thats right at a year. no more warranty left on that part. all to say if the part is that much cheaper theres a reason.

i'm not saying that advance is to blame for the faulty parts. everything is imported anyway. i bet a lot of the times they are from the same manufacturer. most of the time advance, autozone, are within dollars of each other. i do shop around. I've shopped at autozone, advance, O'reillys, and napa. and gotten great service from each. i just prefer autozone over advance out of convenience.

my opologies of the lengthy post. but I wanted to give a review about shopping around. pulling transmissions are not the funnest thing to be doing 4 times a year
yeah im glad they are opening and autozone close to me. Ive had quite a few problems. last truck i owned i went through 3 alternators in 2 months. First one just stopped charging. Second one literally broke apart. and the third one stopped working lol. They Special ordered rotors for my wifes car took a week went to pick them up and they ordered rear drums.... Come on new autozone. I Also shop at napa for the fact my step dad works for the city and i get parts at cost.
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yeah im glad they are opening and autozone close to me. Ive had quite a few problems. last truck i owned i went through 3 alternators in 2 months. First one just stopped charging. Second one literally broke apart. and the third one stopped working lol. They Special ordered rotors for my wifes car took a week went to pick them up and they ordered rear drums.... Come on new autozone. I Also shop at napa for the fact my step dad works for the city and i get parts at cost.
nice of the parts at cost thats cool.

sadly for advance, i think autozone's duralast line of parts are hands down a good brand.
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