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CARQUEST Heater Core

Part No. 398247 Warranty Details  

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Please note: Advance Auto Parts is proud to carry comparable exact-fit parts from multiple vendors, as such, the item you receive may be one of two quality brands. Both brands meet the same fitment requirements and are equal in their performance and specifications.

Our heaters are designed and tested to meet or exceed OE specifications for form, fit, and function. Using premium quality materials and a clear focus on the highest heat transfer performance possible, our engineers have designed this heater to perform at the highest standards to ensure a warm cab environment during those cold winter months.
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Core Height:7 1/4 in
Core Thickness:1 1/4 in
Core Width:7 1/4 in
Inlet Size(s):5/8 in
Outlet Size(s):5/8 in

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CARQUESTHeater Core
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (9)
  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (8)
  • Everyday driving (5)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works as expected

Installed on a 1992 F-250 Super Cab 4x4, 460 cid engine. Installation of the heater core is actually quite simple on these trucks. I am happy with my purchase. Make sure that...Read complete review

Installed on a 1992 F-250 Super Cab 4x4, 460 cid engine. Installation of the heater core is actually quite simple on these trucks. I am happy with my purchase. Make sure that you use a discount code whenever you order online from Advance. Do a web search. Don't just go by what they have on their home page.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

DOES NOT FIT

The heater core in the picture is the correct one for mid to late 80"s trucks. The aluminum one that is actually available does not fit in the housing. Part #399004...Read complete review

The heater core in the picture is the correct one for mid to late 80"s trucks. The aluminum one that is actually available does not fit in the housing. Part #399004 will fit in the housing, but the hose connections are wrong for A/C equipped vehicles. If the ones from the old core are still good, and have been soldered in, they are easy to change. If they were brazed in, they are much harder to change.

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4.0

'84 Bronco Heater Core

By 

from Greenfield, WI

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Inexpensive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST Heater Core:

      Used this to replace a leaking heater core on my hunting truck. Easy to install. Low cost. Took me less than 2 hrs to install. Saved myself about $200.

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      5.0

      Happy Customer

      By 

      from North Georgia

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST Heater Core:

          Fit my 86 F-150 perfectly.

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          (8 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Does what it's supposed to do

          By 

          from Portland,TN

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST Heater Core:

            This was about the easiest replacement part I've ever come across. From start to finish it was only about 30-40 minutes. I ordered the part online and picked it up in town. The order was ready in less than an hour and everything was as advertised. It was a good, sound quality part at a great price. I would definently use this product again and also order off line again. This was the easiest process I can remember.

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            (20 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            HEATER CORE

            By 

            from camden ar.

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about CARQUEST Heater Core:

              WORKED GRATE HEATS GOOD

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              (19 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect fit.

              By 

              from Camden, DE

              About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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              Level 6

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement
              • Restoration

              Comments about CARQUEST Heater Core:

              The part works great, fits nice and snug, and does exactly what it's supposed to do. I put her in and she fired right up, no problems what so ever. I love "Advanced Auto Parts". And if you have to get parts from here, always order online. The amount of time and money I have saved is substantial. Not to mention the coupon codes to save more money and get rebates. Lol, i'll never go in person again, no point when you can get the parts pretty much half off through the website. On average i save about $65.00. Always oreder online.

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              (22 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Ready-Aire Heater Core Ford F-150

              By 

              from Atlantic City, NJ

              Verified Buyer
              Level 2

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Replacement

                  Comments about CARQUEST Heater Core:

                  Heater core made in Mexico. Original was damaged and seriously crooked. Replacement was bent also but not as badly and did fit into the heater core enclosure. Box was not damaged so these were assembled poorly or damaged prior to boxing.

                  Nice price but lacking quality control at the least.

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                  (25 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works as expected

                  By 

                  from Amarillo, Texas

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 4

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Driving
                    • Replacement
                    • Restoration

                    Comments about CARQUEST Heater Core:

                    Installed on a 1992 F-250 Super Cab 4x4, 460 cid engine. Installation of the heater core is actually quite simple on these trucks. I am happy with my purchase. Make sure that you use a discount code whenever you order online from Advance. Do a web search. Don't just go by what they have on their home page.

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                    (19 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    works great

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                    By 

                    from manitowoc wi

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Produces great heat
                    • Proper fit

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cold days
                      • Everyday Driving

                      Comments about CARQUEST Heater Core:

                      product fit like it should and produces great heat like it should.

                      • Car & Truck:
                      • Backyard Mechanic, Casual Driver

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                      (20 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Works like it should

                      By 

                      from Ayden, NC

                      Helpful Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Replacement

                        Comments about CARQUEST Heater Core:

                        Easiest heat core install I have ever done. Item fit like it should, and my heat works again. Very satisfied.

                        • Car & Truck:
                        • Truck Enthusiast

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                        (23 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        great product

                        By 

                        from Brewton AL

                        Verified Buyer
                        Helpful Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Replacement

                          Comments about CARQUEST Heater Core:

                          Great replacement

                          • Car & Truck:
                          • Truck Enthusiast

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                          • Q:

                            How good are the soldered joints on heater core ? And is it made in U.S.A?
                            Asked on 10/27/2015 by james. C. B. Handle. Moptop from United States

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Hi James, I'm glad to assist you. This CARQUEST or ToughOne Heater Core (Part No. 398247) has the quality that meets OE specifications. This Heater core manufacturer has a couple of suppliers from different origins like, China, USA and Mexico.

                              Answered on 10/29/2015 by Solomon
                          • Q:

                            on the heater core, which one is the intake and the outlet?
                            Asked on 1/27/2013 by daryl from watertown, SD

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Generally the inlet and outlet on the Ready-Aire Heater Core (Part No. 398247) comes in the same size and it does not matter which way the inlet and outlet is used. For more information, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our technicians would be more than happy to assist you.

                              Answered on 1/28/2013 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            will it fit 1991 f150 4x4 custom with a/c?
                            Asked on 7/10/2011 by Anonymous

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Yes, this part fits your 1991 Ford F150.

                              Answered on 7/11/2011 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            is this very tough to install? Can it be done by going behind the glove box, which comes off very easy? What are the dimensions, are they 71/4 by 2inches wide?
                            Asked on 12/20/2010 by Rat from Topeka, Kansas

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Here are the dimensions:
                              Heater Core Length (in) 7.750 in.
                              Heater Core Width (in) 7.000 in.
                              Heater Core Thickness (in) 2.000 in.
                              Depending on your vehicle, replacing the heater core can be difficult. For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                              Answered on 12/20/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                          • Q:

                            what process is involved in changing the heater core on a 1995 f150
                            Asked on 12/19/2010 by james from brunswick ga

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                              Answered on 12/20/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Does this part fit on an Ford f-150 pickup truck 5.8L?
                            Asked on 1/2/2010 by Anonymous

                            2 answers

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                              A:

                              Yes, the Heater Core by Ready-Aire (Part No. 398247) will fit your Ford F-150 5.8L.

                              Answered on 1/5/2010 by Rob from Advance Auto Parts
                            • A:

                              yes it do

                              Answered on 2/7/2010 by blazanko from Orlando, Fl.
                          • Q:

                            What are the dimensions of the core?
                            Asked on 10/31/2009 by Harry from Virginia Beach, VA

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              The dimensions of the heater core depend on which vehicle it is for. For a more precise answer, I recommend contacting your local Advance Auto Parts store and seeing if they have one in stock. If they do, the representative should be able to pull it off the shelve and speak with you about it.

                              Answered on 11/4/2009 by Mike from Advance Auto Parts
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