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CARQUEST or ToughOne Heater Core

Part No. 398001 Warranty Details  

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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:6 in
Core Thickness:2 in
Core Width:8 in
Inlet Size(s):5/8 in
Outlet Size(s):5/8 in

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ToughOne or Ready-AireHeater Core
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (7)
  • Everyday driving (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (4), Mechanic (3)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exact Fit

By 

from pevely, Mo.

About Me Casual Driver

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Level 4

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

    This heater core was extremely reasonable in price and was an exact fit for my 1987 Ford Ranger 2wd pick up truck.. Very easy to install...

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    (13 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exact Fit

    By 

    from Illinois

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 2

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

      It fits perfectly and was pretty easy to install myself. It arrived way ahead of projected delivery date. It works perfectly.

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      (14 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      HEATER CORE

      By 

      from BALTIMORE, MD

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Level 2

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

        QUICK AND EASY TO INSTALL
        GREAT BUY AND EASY TO BUY ON LINE - WALK INTO STORE AND PICK UP !

        THANKS

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        (15 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Heat is ON!!!!

        By 

        from Greensboro, NC

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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        Level 4

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Perfect Fit

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement
        • Work truck

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

        I replaced the heater core on a 04 4-cyl Ranger in the dead of winter. It req'd removing the entire dashboard. When I noted the antifreeze aroma in the cab of my 94 V6 Ranger, I was in no hurry to replace it. I disconnected the heater hoses from the core tubes & spliced them together in September. It's November now; I need some heat. I checked my manual again only to learn there is an access panel in the cab of the 94. I finished the job in less than 30 min. Clear windows & warm hands!!

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        (12 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent product

        By 

        from Norwalk, Ohio

        About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

          Needed a heater core that wouldn't break the bank and this one hits the nail on the head

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          (13 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Price, Adequate Quality

          By 

          from PA Dutch Country

          About Me Casual Driver

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          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

              End caps are not original specs, I had to modify my foam protective caps to make it fit. Slightly bigger than orig. equipment

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              (15 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect fit!

              By 

              from Mobile, AL

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Replacement

                Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

                This heater core is a perfect fit for a 1994 Ford ranger, taking only minutes to install.

                • Car & Truck:
                • Auto Enthusiast

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                (13 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

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                By 

                from georgia

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Cars
                  • Small Cars
                  • Trucks

                  Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

                  [...]

                  • Car & Truck:
                  • Casual Driver

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                  (12 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  good quality replacement

                  By 

                  from Columbia, SC

                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Great Fitment

                  Cons

                  • Not Original Ford

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

                    replaced core in my Ranger in '06. Not a peep or drop out of this sucker. Great product, matched up with original almost dead on.

                    • Car & Truck:
                    • Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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                    Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. Or contact Customer Care by email or call 1-877-238-2623.

                    3 Questions | 3 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      How do I replace heater core in 93 Ford Ranger
                      Asked on 11/29/2010 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        For help with your project, I recommend getting a repair manual specifically for your vehicle. It should be able to help you with detailed instructions on how to do many things.

                        Answered on 11/29/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                    • Q:

                      how long dose it take to put one in
                      Asked on 12/16/2009 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        It all depends on the skill level of the person doing the job.

                        Answered on 12/14/2010 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      my heater worked fine until i put a stop lead in my system to stop the leak. 3 days later my heater quit working
                      Asked on 12/9/2009 by park from knoxville. tn

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Your heater core most likely became clogged due to either the stop leak or another factor. Another possible cause is that just the heater valve became clogged or just isnt opening.

                        Answered on 3/4/2010 by Mike from AAP
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