OK, so I've been living with this issue on my NV4500 since the DAY it went in (over a year ago). The clearance between the clutch fingers and the throw-out bearing is too short. What happens is that the throw-out bearings wear out where the clutch fingers "ride" the face. Advance Adapters claims this has never been an issue for them, so I've let it slide.
With the new engine going in, a friend convinced me to re-open the pursuit. Another buddy recomended Parts Mike www.partsmikeparts.com
for some stuff, said talking to him was like being on-line with the Jeep-gods. I now have to second that opinion. The man knows his stuff and CERTAINLY has a knack for top notch customer service!
When I called today, not only had he heard of my issue, but had one other customer he was working with to resolve it currently!!! Not only that, but he had 3 solutions readily available, and offered to work it through with AA on my behalf! Now keep in mind I did not BUY these parts from him, and would not EXPECT any vendor to service another's parts! But his statement was: "I'm an authorized dealer, they are a reputable company, and it doesn't do anybody any good to not get this resolved." [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
I think Mike just earned ALL of my non-local business for the future!!! I would also highly recommend him to anybody else with highly technical issues, looking for a solution WITH great customer service!