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CARQUEST or ToughOne Radiator

Part No. 432352 Warranty  

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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 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (51)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Durable (17)
  • Improves engine efficiency (9)
  • Increases power (3)

Cons

  • No improvement in performance (5)

Best Uses

  • Replacement (40)
  • Everyday driving (34)
  • Performance driving (5)
  • Small cars (4)
  • Restoration (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (13), Auto enthusiast (6), Mechanic (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (25), 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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Only lasted 2 months

I replaced my original 16 year old Honda Civic radiator with this radiator. It was working great for 2 months. It started leaking from the top seam. I brought it back and they...Read complete review

I replaced my original 16 year old Honda Civic radiator with this radiator. It was working great for 2 months. It started leaking from the top seam. I brought it back and they gave me another one. I am hoping to get a few years out of this radiator. It would be better to charge a little more than [$] and get a better quality product. The Honda dealer wants [$] for a new radiator. Maybe I just got the lemon. It would be nice if Advance Auto Parts published how many defective units are being sold for every 100 units, so you have some idea of the quality of the product you are buying.

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3.0

Seems like a pretty good radiator

By ScottDR

from Cincinnati, OH

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

3 or more reviews submitted

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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    5.0

    Excellent product

    By Beamer

    from Stuart Va

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    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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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great price, perfect fit

    By KwikNotch

    from Kansas City, MO

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    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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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      1998 Honda Civic LX - Automatic Trans

      By Troy

      from Alabama

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      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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        1.0

        Didn't fit properly

        By Mechanical genius

        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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            5.0

            Sure Fit

            By None

            from Berlin, md

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            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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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              1st wasnt assembled correctly

              By honda civic

              from van buren, ar

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              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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              5.0

              Good product

              By Moomoofarmracer

              from New Jersey

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              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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                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Does not work with DOHC.Engine

                By JDH

                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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                5.0

                Perfect fit and great price

                By El Nica

                from Virginia

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Improves Engine Efficiency

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement

                  Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                  At first I was concerned about the product not being the right fit, but it actually fit my Honda Civic EX 1995 perfectly! This radiator DID come with its cap, contrary to what other people have said. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with it. But, I just installed it, and I would need to use it for sometime to test its reliability. However, since Advance Auto's offers limited life warranty for this product, I feel that I made the right choice since I could not find any other after market product cheaper than this one. I would recommend it to anyone needing a replacement. Just crossing my fingers to see if it will last me a long time.

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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

                    1 answer

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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

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      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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