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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 431333 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:17 1/2 in
Core Thickness:1 1/4 in
Core Width:34 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Left
Inlet Size(s):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

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CARQUESTRadiator
 
4.3

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (42)
  • Durable (13)
  • Lightweight (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (32)
  • Replacement (31)
  • Restoration (5)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (6), Truck enthusiast (6), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (21), Auto enthusiast (13), Truck enthusiast (9), Mechanic (8)

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

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.

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    5.0

    Exact fit

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    from Weatherford, Tx

    About Me Mechanic

    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.

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      (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I would buy this product again

      By 

      from bristol, Tn.

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 2

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

        The radiator was as described with no problems installing.

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        (4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good fit. Reasonable price.

        By 

        from Richmond, VA

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        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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            (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excact fit.....

            By 

            from Eolia, ky

            About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • No Improvement In Performance

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

            Well to start off I didn't want to buy a Radiator, but since the radiator in my truck had cracked around the engine oil cooler inlet and there wasn't no way of repairing it, I had to break down buy one. I looked at other parts stores and the prices where outrageous, then I found this one on here at advanceautoparts.com, which was already in stock and had it in stock at my local store, all I had to do was pay for it and go pick it up at my local store. Which was a plus. The price was reasonable.plus got discount from using coupon. The radiator was easy to install and came with everything that I needed. It seems to be made well and looks like oem, but I guess over time will tell, but so far driven over 1200 miles and I haven't had a problem with it. I would recommend it to a friend if they needed one. Thanks

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            (6 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great purchase

            By 

            from Rocky mt, Va

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Exact fit
            • GREAT SERVICE
            • Very Strait Forward

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement
              • Restoration

              Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

              Everything was complete in the box install was a snap bottom line great product great fit I would recommend this product to anyone with a radiator issue.

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              (7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Ain't a lick of copper or brass in it

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              from South mills, nc

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • No Improvement In Performance

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

              Well the picture depicts it as copper and brass but it's definately aluminum and plastic. Not what I wanted to put in a classic truck but definately can't drive it without a radiator of some kind. It will have to do, just make sure you get the cheapest one offered as all advance sells are plastic ones and no since paying close to a copper price for these cheap run of the mill ones.

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              (11 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Radiator for Cost and Availability

              By 

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Mechanic

              Level 2

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

              • Needs Caps For Ports
              • Needs Missing O-rings

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

              This does have the extra hose outlet. It comes with a rubber cap and hose clamp for that outlet. This radiator did not come with any extra fittings, nor the necessary o-rings needed for install. The o-rings for the transmission cooler lines were there. The engine oil cooler line o-rings were not. I wish I had noticed this before taking the truck apart. I had no way to get back to the store for the o-rings (I used size 111 if anyone is curious). The cooler itself was quite nice, and fit perfectly. I would buy it again.

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              (11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works great!

              By 

              from Hickory, NC

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Had All Fittings

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Replacement

                Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                Installed great. Drove it 2500 miles the first week with never a leak

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                (13 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect fit,great price

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                from pensacola, florida

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                Verified Buyer
                Level 2

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

                  Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                  Perfect replacement part

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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

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                      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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