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CARQUEST or ToughOne Radiator

Part No. 432352 Warranty Details  

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Our radiators 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 radiator to perform at the highest standards to ensure optimal cooling.
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Core Height:13 3/4 in
Core Thickness:5/8 in
Core Width:13 3/4 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Top Center
Inlet Size(s):1 1/8 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Right
Outlet Size(s):1 1/8 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:5/8

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ToughOne or Ready-RadRadiator
 
4.1

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (52)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Durable (17)
  • Improves engine efficiency (9)
  • Increases power (3)

Cons

  • No improvement in performance (5)

Best Uses

  • Replacement (41)
  • Everyday driving (35)
  • Performance driving (5)
  • Small cars (4)
  • Restoration (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (13), Auto enthusiast (6), Mechanic (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (26), Auto enthusiast (14), Mechanic (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good for Aftermarket Replacement

1999 Honda Civic Hatchback, 1600cc (1.6) liter (listed as 1590 or 1595 cc) SOHC 16 valve. Engine type: DI6Y7. Canadian build.

Comments refer to above vehicle.
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1999 Honda Civic Hatchback, 1600cc (1.6) liter (listed as 1590 or 1595 cc) SOHC 16 valve. Engine type: DI6Y7. Canadian build.

Comments refer to above vehicle.

Sizing: This radiator is the exact same size as the original radiator which was made by Denso. The only exception is the top housing which is about 1/2" deeper. The extra depth on the top housing does not affect installation and fit. The top housing is also about 3/8 inches higher on the right side(looking at it from the front of the vehicle), but equal to the height of the original on the left side. It fits under the left, top chassis with the same clearance as the original.

All fittings, except for the tram cooling tubes, which are about 3/8 inch longer, are the same size and are in the same positions. The slightly longer tram tubes leave the tram cooler hoses about 1/2 inch from the base of the tubes as opposed to a snug fit to the base of the original tubes. We did not see any leaks so far.

The aluminum cooling core (just the core) measures 14 7/8 in wide by 13 7/8 high by 5/8 inches deep. (same as original)

The radiator came with a radiator cap having the same manufacturer markings as the original cap. There were plastic caps on the tram tubes.

Construction: The core is aluminum. The concentration of cooling fins per square inch in the original is much greater than in this aftermarket replacement. The top and bottom housings of the replacement are plastic alloys.

The top coolant inlet fitting is a plastic alloy as opposed to metal on the original. The bottom outlet fitting is also plastic alloy, but so is the original. We spoke with two professional mechanics who said that all of the aftermarket radiators come with more plastic, less metal.

Installation: No alterations were required.

Note: We blew through the tram cooler tubes to be sure the tram cooler had the same back-pressure as the original. It did.

Performance: The radiator has been running for a week in ambient temperatures of 40 to 60 degrees.

When the engine is at normal operating temperature, The dashboard temperature needle gauge remains at the same set point as it did with the original radiator.

Bottom Line: a good aftermarket replacement, so far. We still need to see how it runs in extreme summer and winter temperatures.

Not on the same quality level as the original, but a good value for the price. A professional mechanic told us they do tend to hold up over time. We shall see for ourselves.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't fit properly

I bought this to replace my original Honda radiator. Well I pulled the old one out and went to install this one. Wish I would have paid more attention before going through the whole...Read complete review

I bought this to replace my original Honda radiator. Well I pulled the old one out and went to install this one. Wish I would have paid more attention before going through the whole process. The original Honda radiator had a rounded bottom but this new one was square. With the square bottom it would not set right where it was suppose to. The plastic pieces on each side are suppose to fit into the wholes on the car to hold it into place, but it did not. I had to buy one from the Honda dealership to ensure it fit. I would not buy this without checking first.

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4.0

Easy Replacement

By 

from NC

About Me Casual Driver

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

    While the installation is pretty simple, it might be good to warn people that this radiator has the ports on it for auto transmission cooling. They don't connect to the main radiator core so it is no problem even if your car is manual. Another note: I replaced the hoses as well and the aftermarket hoses were much thicker. This made using the factory clamps a problem. I was able to use mine but only by using WD40 to lube them up and force the clamps on. Advance should sell the hose clamps along with the radiator. It would be a smart package deal.

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    (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Seems like a pretty good radiator

    By 

    from Cincinnati, OH

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

    Level 4

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

      It does the job. Not quite as robust as OE but it is a fraction of the cost. I use Peak 50/50 in all my Honda's and this radiator seems to be fine with that as well. No issues with install..but most Honda's are super easy.

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      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent product

      By 

      from Stuart Va

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • No Improvement In Performance

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

      This was an exact fit no modification

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      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great price, perfect fit

      By 

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Performance Driving
        • Replacement
        • Restoration

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

        This radiator is an exact replacement for the stock radiator. It fits perfect and does exactly what is needed.

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        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        1998 Honda Civic LX - Automatic Trans

        By 

        from Alabama

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

          Part was a direct fit, and I had no problems out of the ordinary. Product included a new radiator cap with it as well, which was a plus. Bear in mind that it does not come with the rubber "feet" on the bottom, so you'll want to make sure to save those from the old radiator. Also, if you're doing this replacement on an automatic transmission, I would highly recommend getting a pair of remote hose clamp pliers, as getting to the automatic transmission coolant hoses can be difficult. All in all, very satisfied with both the price and the purchase.

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Didn't fit properly

          By 

          from Harrisburg, PA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

              I bought this to replace my original Honda radiator. Well I pulled the old one out and went to install this one. Wish I would have paid more attention before going through the whole process. The original Honda radiator had a rounded bottom but this new one was square. With the square bottom it would not set right where it was suppose to. The plastic pieces on each side are suppose to fit into the wholes on the car to hold it into place, but it did not. I had to buy one from the Honda dealership to ensure it fit. I would not buy this without checking first.

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              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sure Fit

              By 

              from Berlin, md

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Improves Engine Efficiency
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving

                Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                Staff is very helpful, very knowledged, and super friendly. I would recommend Advanced Auto of a Berlin, MD for all auto needs. I will continue to buy all or most of my parts from Advanced, as long as they're the cheapest and parts are in stock.

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                (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                1st wasnt assembled correctly

                By 

                from van buren, ar

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                • Missing Bottom Cap Gasket

                Best Uses

                • Replacement

                Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                1st one purchased wouldnt hold fluid at all due to mfg not installing bottom cap gasket. the 2nd replacement works fine

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                (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good product

                By 

                from New Jersey

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement

                  Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                  Just like the original, just don't forget to transfer everything that was attached to the original radiator.
                  You'll know way I mean when your doing the replacement.

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                  (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Does not work with DOHC.Engine

                  By 

                  from Atlanta Ga

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • No Improvement In Performance

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

                  Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                  Bought as a direct replacement for my 2000 Civic SI with the DOHC engine and could not use.It is only a single core radiator and the inlet/outlet size is to small. Also had auto transmission cooler fittings. Regardless of what the books say this is for SOHC engines only. Someone needs to update their information

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                  • Q:

                    I just purchased a tough one/Ready Rad radiator for my 1996 Honda Civic LX with the 1.6L 1590CC L4 FI engine what do I need ot do to close off the transmission cooler lines since mine is not an automatic. Was a set of plugs supposed to accompany the purchase or do I have to buy something else now? Why does your sight tell me this is a exact fit if it truely isn't, how will this get fixed?
                    Asked on 4/29/2014 by Brandon

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                  • Q:

                    How long will it take me to put this in...98 civic
                    Asked on 3/28/2014 by SHadytreemechanic from new calisle ohio

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                      A:

                      Hi SHadytreemechanic, good question! It depends upon the skill level of the person performing the operation. For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes or Chilton 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 3/30/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    The following questions are for a 1999 Honda Civic hatchback Automatic with AC. Engine: 1600 SOHC 16 valve DX D16Y7.

                    Are the transmission cooler hose fittings exactly the same size as the original? Will I be able to use the original radiator cap? Will there be an exact fit with the upper and lower inlet/outlet hoses? Will there be a problem with the installation of the fan cooler assembly and shroud? Are this radiator's width, height and depth exactly the same as the original.

                    Thanks in advance for your help in answering this question and please specify year, model and engine type other than stated above for answers that might be helpful.
                    Asked on 11/23/2012 by Anonymous

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                      A:

                      Yes, the Ready-Rad Radiator - Part No. 432352 in an exact replacement for the stock radiator in your 1999 Honda Civic 1.6L L4 DX. You will not have any problems while installing the fan cooler assembly and shroud and with the upper and lower inlet/outlet hoses. You would be able to use the original radiator cap too. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 11/23/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I HAVE A 2000 HONDA CIVIC EX, AUTOMATIC, WITH AC. U.S. MADE. I NEED A NEW RADIATOR. IS THIS RADIATOR COMPATIBLE?
                    Asked on 8/25/2012 by ZEKE from N.A., MA

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      This Ready-Rad Radiator (Part No. 432352) is an exact fit for your 2000 Honda Civic EX. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 8/25/2012 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    will this fit my 2000 hond civic ex for sure? and if it does not then what do i do?
                    Asked on 6/25/2012 by gus from colorado

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes, this Ready-Rad Radiator(Part No. 432352) fits your 2000 Honda Civic EX. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 6/26/2012 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I purchased new ready-rad radiator part# 432352 for a 1995 honda civic and at the bottom is missing four notches for the cooling fan assembly, so it can be properly installed. What can i do not to VOID my warranty or is this not the proper radiator for my vehicle ?
                    Asked on 2/5/2012 by gman from orlando, fl

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 2/6/2012 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    What size is the transmission cooler line fittings for a 96 honda civic?
                    Asked on 1/10/2012 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Please check this Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Line for Honda, Lower Inlet (Part # 624-602). This Transmission Line is an ideal fit for your 1996 Honda Civic. The dimension of this Part is 24 x 10 x 4 inches ; 1 pounds.

                      Answered on 1/13/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                  • Q:

                    dose anybody make a solid metal radiator
                    Asked on 12/29/2011 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Unfortunately we do not have stainless steel or cast iron radiators available with us. Most of the Radiators are made of Aluminium as Aluminum is lightweight compared to other types of metal. If you have a crack or leak in a standard radiator, you usually have to replace the unit. But a technician can weld cracks in an aluminum radiator and get it back in operable condition. Aluminum radiators are very durable and resistant to cracking or bending, even at very hot temperatures. Aluminum is a recyclable metal, so it's beneficial for the environment too.

                      Answered on 12/29/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                  • Q:

                    i have manual transmission 1998 honda civic dx. I see that this radiator has the automatic transmission hookups. Since my car is manual transmission, these hookups are open, is there a cover for them? I did not receive anything that would be able to cover them.
                    Asked on 8/15/2011 by James from Lowell, ma

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      We greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 8/16/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I purchased this radiator and it came with the fittings for the automatic transmission connectors at the bottom of the radiator. I have a manual transmission. Is there a different radiator that I should have? If not, how do I plug the AT plugs at the bottom of the radiator?
                    Asked on 8/8/2011 by Tim from Duncan, SC

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      In order for us to further assist you, would you please provide us with the year, make, model, and engine size of your application?

                      Answered on 8/10/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
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