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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 431333 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 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 Thickness:1 1/4 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Left
Inlet Size:1 5/16 in
Outlet Location:Right
Outlet Size(s):1 9/16 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:1 1/4 in

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CARQUESTRadiator
 
4.4

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (44)
  • Durable (15)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Exact fit (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (35)
  • Replacement (34)
  • Restoration (5)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (6), Truck enthusiast (6), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (22), Auto enthusiast (15), Truck enthusiast (11), Mechanic (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works, slightly different than stock

Product available in stock when I needed (like now) I ordered it online and picked it up in the store and hour later. Received an online discount doing it that way. Packed well...Read complete review

Product available in stock when I needed (like now) I ordered it online and picked it up in the store and hour later. Received an online discount doing it that way. Packed well and no damage when I opened it. However to my surprise the thickness of the radiator was different than the one that was in the truck. (only about two thirds as thick) So I called the store to confirm that I received the correct radiator and he confirmed it was the bigger of the two available. I have to assume that the stock one was super heavy duty for the tow package that came on the Suburban. We don't tow much so we went for it. No problems so far. The only thing that caught me off guard a little was the oil fittings were slightly different. The stock unit had adapters and the new one didn't need them. Other than that out & in.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor quality

There is a port below the radiator cap that is used on some vehicles to connect the heater hose to. The radiator comes with a non-reinforced rubber cap on this port for vehicles like...Read complete review

There is a port below the radiator cap that is used on some vehicles to connect the heater hose to. The radiator comes with a non-reinforced rubber cap on this port for vehicles like mine that don't use this port. When the system is under pressure this rubber cap will swell. After a few months the rubber cap cut on the hose clamp it was connected with. This would not have happened had there not been a not needed port or had a reinforced rubber plug been used. If you ca uses this port then your good, but if not buy from a different manufacture. I will never buy another Ready-Rad product, because they cannot be trusted with quality.

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5.0

Exact fit, appears to be good quality radiator.

By 

from Dungannon VA

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • exact fit

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Ordered on line and was ready when I got to store.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect fit 1996 Chevy p/u

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Perfect fit

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Slight width inconsistancy

      By 

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Width Didn't Quite Fit In

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      1

       
      4.0

      Seems an exact fit

      By 

      from Saluda, SC

      About Me D, Di

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Bought as a replacement for my 98 Yukon. It didn't have any of the usual paperwork that normally comes with a replacement radiator. And did come with four fittings that I guess were for modification if your oil and transmission coolant lines didn't match. Fortunately I didn't need any of the extra fittings, my lines fit the ports on the replacement.

      A warning -- unless you tightly cap the transmission and oil lines, they WILL leak. I wrapped mine with plastic sandwich bags, but that wasn't enough. When I turned the engine over a few times to flush the system, oil and tranny fluid came out, and made a big mess.

      There's also a capped port that I didn't need. I'm not real excited about having a rubber cap and clamp on an otherwise connected radiator.

       
      5.0

      would buy again

      By 

      from Buffalo NY

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

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

        Bought same radiator for my sons Tahoe 2 months ago, and luck would have it, my radiator started leaking in my Tahoe, was very pleased with the first one so i bought it again for mine, and you cannot beat online order with discount code and speed perks,,,, SAVED $55!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect fit

        By 

        from Under a hood near you

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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        Verified Buyer
        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

          Quality replacement part. Came with different fitting for engine and trans oil coolers that i didn't need. But I'd much rather have extra parts i might need than have to "engineer" a solution.

           
          5.0

          Right fit

          By 

          from greenwood, sc

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Improves Engine Efficiency

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

            it was easy to install and I had no trouble getting it in. The price for it was right and i would definitely be going through them again to get the parts for my car.

             
            5.0

            Exact fit

            By 

            from Weatherford, Tx

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            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

              It was an exact replacement for the old one. All threaded fittings were nice and clean. No drama or hair pulling needed to install. Priced well.

              (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I would buy this product again

              By 

              from bristol, Tn.

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              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving

                Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                The radiator was as described with no problems installing.

                (4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good fit. Reasonable price.

                By 

                from Richmond, VA

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                Verified Buyer
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                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Driving
                    • Replacement

                    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                    Fit well. Provided OEM cooling capacity. Only thing that concerns me is the rubber cap secured with band clamp on extra cooling fitting. Seems like cheap rubber and I question durability of this arrangement. Will need to keep an eyey on this as time goes by. Installed on 96 Tahoe.

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                    • Q:

                      how much coolant does carquest part # 431333 hold?
                      Asked on 9/8/2015 by Dan from Knoxville, TN

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi Dan, I'm glad to assist you. This CARQUEST or ToughOne Radiator (Part No. 431333) can hold 2.5 gallons of coolant.

                        Answered on 9/9/2015 by Solomon
                    • Q:

                      what type of coolant is required (i.e.DexCool)? Or regular coolant?
                      Asked on 5/2/2015 by leecountyrancher

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Happy to help you with your question Leecountyrancher! This radiator shows to have GM applications and generally GM vehicles use DexCool Antifreeze. For more specific information please provide us with your vehicle information.

                        Answered on 5/3/2015 by Panda from AAP
                    • Q:

                      the engine oil cooler is a separate part on my truck. will that affect getting this radiator for my truck?
                      Asked on 2/5/2015 by mitch

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        I'm happy to help, Mitch! As long as this CARQUEST or ToughOne Radiator (Part No. 431333) has the correct core depth for your truck, this radiator will work in your truck. Any cooler lines that you do not need to utilize, you may cap.

                        Don't forget to pick up some coolant as well. Peak Conventional Green Antifreeze/Coolant (Part No. PKA0G3/12016) will work if you have green coolant. If you have the orange coolant you will need some Dex-Cool type coolant such as, Advance Auto Parts Cool Antifreeze/Coolant (Part No. A131). Your truck will take 17.6 to 19.9 quarts

                        Answered on 2/5/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                    • Q:

                      what is the core depth
                      Asked on 11/27/2014 by JAIME

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi JAIME, good question! Its core depth is 1-1/4 inches.

                        Answered on 11/27/2014 by Solomon
                    • Q:

                      This radiator has an input and return for engine oil cooler. My truck does not seem to have an oil cooler currently. Can I cap the lines on these fittings on the radiator?
                      Asked on 9/22/2014 by Daniel

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi Daniel, I'm glad to assist you! The oil coolers are sealed tanks within the coolant tanks, you do not need to seal off the ports. If you still wish to seal off the ports the thread size is M20x1.5.

                        Answered on 9/25/2014 by Solomon
                    • Q:

                      do plastic cooler seals stay in
                      Asked on 12/18/2013 by juky

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Juky, glad to assist you! Normally, radiators will come with the plastic cooler seals but it is not necessary to be left in while replacing the radiator.

                        Answered on 12/19/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I know someone else has already asked about oil cooler and trans cooler line thread sizes and u recommended they call for the specs over the phone , but I'm about to get a radiator from either Advance or auto zone and it seems there are some differences in their OEM Rads. and yours.. So for a 1999 Chevy Suburban 5.7L C1500 2WD what would be the thread sizes for the oil and Trans. cooler lines ?? Please, and Thank you..
                      Asked on 11/23/2013 by Jean from Eustis,FL.

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      what size are the threads for the transmission cooler.
                      Asked on 7/14/2013 by mattc from savannah, ga

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        For any further assistance regarding the ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator (Part No. 431333), please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 7/18/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Where are the Radiators made?
                      Asked on 6/18/2013 by Truck Mech from Lincoln NE

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Advance Auto Parts does sell Made in the USA products as well as products manufactured from many other countries in order to keep our pricing competitive. Please also keep in mind that many suppliers have multiple manufacturing plants that could result in different countries of origin for the same part. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 6/18/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      How much coolant does it take to fill it up with a 1997 Chevy C1500 5.7L V8?
                      Asked on 9/28/2012 by Sunshinetechguy from Central FL

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        This Ready-Rad Radiator (Part# 431333) should need 2 to 2.5 gallons of coolant for your 1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L V8. 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 9/28/2012 by Rick from AAP
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