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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 431300 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:14 5/16 in
Core Thickness:1 in
Core Width:22 3/8 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Top Right
Inlet Size:1 5/16 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Left
Outlet Size(s):1 5/16 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:1 in

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CARQUESTRadiator
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (7)
  • Everyday driving (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (4)

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4.0

Works, be aware of fit issues

By 

from Land of Cotton, Atlanta

About Me Casual Driver, Skilled Amateur

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Well packaged

Cons

  • Not Quite Original Fit

Best Uses

  • Replacement

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

Direct replacement? Not exactly.
Top and bottom chords are much narrower than OEM. This causes issues with fan/shroud installation since top cord was integrated for support. Thinking about how I might resolve the issue of the now unsupported fan/shroud flopping around.

Fitting the A/C condenser is far from fun as getting all parts 'folded' together without causing damage to cooling fins or lines is challenging, even on your best day.
You will be removing a bunch of clips to reuse them so don't trash the original part prematurely. There is no fin protector on this so create your own to prevent a wayward fan from damaging fins, I used some stainless lock wire that was at hand.

Expect the 8-32 clips holding the radiator to the body to be broken. Get some spares on hand to prevent getting stranded or requiring some creative moves during the reassembly process. Get some hose clamps because the original squeeze ones can be challenging to reinstall. Mine were pretty weak at 90k miles 20+ years old although the hoses were still pretty limber and remain in place.

Difficulty is a 4of10 for a guy who dislikes unnecessary effort or getting completely dirty. Saved a fair amount of coins compared to the estimate received from a local mechanic. This is a take it apart and hook up the new one proposition. No exceptional skills are needed although you will get a lot of credit for the job, way beyond actual effort.

Got a nice discount and the online purchase made it easy to send my lovely bride over to pick it up with no absolutely problems. This allowed me to disassemble while she journeyed across town making the process so much faster and further raising the already high wife acceptance factor.

Don't forget to clean those rust stains from the driveway or its easy to lose some romance points gained from the job...

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5.0

Works great

By 

from phillipsburg, NJ

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Engine Efficiency
  • Increases Power
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

    This was my first radiator purchase and installation and the process went very smooth.

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    3.0

    it fits almost

    By 

    from planet earth

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      it all lined up but the fan had to rig new fasteners to hold in place ok price needed it asap ordered online picked up at store got 20% off and 50 off 100 for later i needed a battery so i waited for promo code great deal all the way around i used zip ties to hold in place while i found some ver short bolts nuts and lock washers i had about so it cost me an extra 15 min to install

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      5.0

      Ready-Rad

      By 

      from Cape Coma, FL

      About Me Casual Driver

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

        Very easy to install, & functions better than stock unit.

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        4.0

        I would purchase this brand of part agai

        By 

        from Western Pa

        About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

          Well packaged.

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          4.0

          "Easy to install except for one gliche"

          By 

          from Buffalo, NY

          About Me Casual Driver

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

            The space for the bolt clip was slighter less than the original radiator not allowing me to use the female bolt clip and bolt to attach the AC radiator to the new radiator on one side. Had to be creative with a plastic lock tie instead. Otherwise, very easy to install.

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            5.0

            great replacement radiator

            By 

            from Salem,Va

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

              it is a perfect replacement and fit.

              • Car & Truck:
              • Casual Driver

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              5.0

              easy to install---does fit

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              from indianapolis Indiana

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

                Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                Radiator does in fact fit 1994 plymouth Acclaim.
                Be sure to pull the evaporator and set it off to the side. Then pull radiator. Transfer clips and fan.

                as for performance. I have not tested for running cool. We find out in time.

                • Car & Truck:
                • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

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                5.0

                I would buy this again

                By 

                from Elizabethville, Pa

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • No radiator cap

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                  overall a very good product, with the exception that not having a radiator cap should have been disclosedn somewhere in the listing. Had to go to another parts store to get one.

                  • Car & Truck:
                  • Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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                  • Q:

                    does this have a lifetime warrenty
                    Asked on 7/16/2013 by buckshot from denton ne

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                      A:

                      This ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator - Part No. 431300 has limited lifetime warranty. 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 7/17/2013 by Morgan from AAP
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