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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 431384 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:23 5/8 in
Core Thickness:1 in
Core Width:20 3/4 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Top Right
Inlet Size(s):1 1/2 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Left
Outlet Size(s):1 1/2 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:1

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4.5

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (35)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Durable (12)
  • Improves engine efficiency (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (28)
  • Everyday driving (23)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (4), Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (18), Mechanic (8), Auto enthusiast (6), Truck enthusiast (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

NICE fitment 2003 Ford Ranger 4.0L with Manual Trans.

Fits 2003 Ford Ranger 4.0L with Auto. trans. OR Manual trans. Advance does not specify or qualify that in lookup but I find it to be (even though 1 reviewer claimed shroud would...Read complete review

Fits 2003 Ford Ranger 4.0L with Auto. trans. OR Manual trans. Advance does not specify or qualify that in lookup but I find it to be (even though 1 reviewer claimed shroud would not fit as he had M.T. on his vehicle which he did not specify year, make, model, engine). Shroud should fit so just leave cooler ports plugged if you have M.T. and you are good to go. If you are a novice, now would be a good time to get yourself a remote cable hose clamp pliers to ease spring clamps off & onto the plastic inlet and outlet. You may want a small worm screw clamp for the reservoir tube as the hose may have taken a slight set to old neck fitting. Now is a good opportunity to flush coolant and install new hoses, thermostat, and radiator cap as required. Again, new radiator cap not included with radiator but old should fit. JON-HEY/ USA

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't waste your money...

I chose this radiator for my small truck because it was what AAP had and my stock radiator was leaking. The FIRST time I replaced it the new one started leaking within the first...Read complete review

I chose this radiator for my small truck because it was what AAP had and my stock radiator was leaking. The FIRST time I replaced it the new one started leaking within the first 2 weeks. Took it back and exchanged it for a new one and chalked it up to a defective part. No problem. Installed the SECOND one and now a year later, it is leaking again...somewhere around where the plastic holding tank seams up with the aluminum. Save your money, time and aggravation by getting a different brand. Look for Spectra or Visteon.

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5.0

worked fine

By 

from pittsburgh, pa

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

    price was good with promo codes and speed perks

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    4.0

    Good Product.

    By 

    from Shreveport

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

    Figment was as expected for an aftermarket part. Install was simple. Only issue was hard to start transmission oil cooler lines.

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    5.0

    Great Radiator

    By 

    from Macomb Michigan

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      I thought replacing a radiator would be difficult. It was easy. Remove the transmission lines and radiator hoses along with a couple of bolts and the radiator was out. Putting the new one in was just as easy. Took me about 2 hours to complete. Good price on the radiator to.

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      4.0

      radiator exchange

      By 

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

          i had to replace this radiator after one year and three months. It was easy to exchange the radiator since it has a limited lifetime warranty. I would suggest that whenever someone buys articles to make sure they match up. I purchased the radiator on line, but due to a snafu was given a different radiator when I picked it up. The online part number did not match up with the number on the box it came in. The mechanic let me know, that it was not the right one. Went back to store, and they did not readily acknowledge the mistake until they saw the number on the box.

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          5.0

          perfectt fit

          By 

          from crowley la

          About Me Mechanic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Improves Engine Efficiency
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

            new with all connections

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            4.0

            1997-1998 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0

            By 

            from knoxville, md

            About Me Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • No Cons Other Noted Below

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

            When we got the correct model it fit perfect!

            Here is what I have found from buying both models and researching on the Ford ranger forum I hope it helps someone.

            The vehicle I am trying to install this radiator on is a 1998 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 eng
            HOWEVER I ordered a radiator based on the year shown on the title/registration which is 1998 and it turns out that the truck was manufactured in october 1997 (info from door plate) so the 1998 model will NOT work if the truck was made in 97.
            How do I know?? I Bought both. Advanced Auto has such a generous return/and or exchange policy it was an easy transaction. Add to that online discounts from speed perks and a live chat that will get a fast answer...
            Summary.... If you need this radiator for a 1997 or 98 ford ranger look at your door plate first for actual year made and physically look at online pics and your model. From what I have learned only the front end of the 1997 ford ranger model was upgraded on 97 to 98 note: it is easy to see the difference between the two so just look at it before you begin

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            5.0

            Perfect Fit!!!!

            By 

            from Alabama

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

            Being that a radiator isn't optional when I discovered the crack I immediately went looking for a replacement.

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            5.0

            Great deal!

            By 

            from Florida

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement
              • Restoration

              Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

              Great radiator and installation was a breeze. Exact match

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              5.0

              NICE fitment 2003 Ford Ranger 4.0L with Manual Trans.

              By 

              from North East Rust Riot Glastonbury, CT

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Captive Mount Nuts In Bag
              • Competitive Price
              • Cooler Port Cap Plugs
              • Exact Oem Mount Points
              • Fits Oem Cap
              • New Sleeved Rubber Bushings
              • Recycleable Cardboard Box
              • Stock Item My Local
              • Well Supported In Box

              Cons

              • Does Not Include New Cap

              Best Uses

              • Avoid Overheat Due 2 Leak
              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement
              • Restore Flow Rate 2 Block
              • Restore Flow Rate For At

              Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

              Fits 2003 Ford Ranger 4.0L with Auto. trans. OR Manual trans. Advance does not specify or qualify that in lookup but I find it to be (even though 1 reviewer claimed shroud would not fit as he had M.T. on his vehicle which he did not specify year, make, model, engine). Shroud should fit so just leave cooler ports plugged if you have M.T. and you are good to go. If you are a novice, now would be a good time to get yourself a remote cable hose clamp pliers to ease spring clamps off & onto the plastic inlet and outlet. You may want a small worm screw clamp for the reservoir tube as the hose may have taken a slight set to old neck fitting. Now is a good opportunity to flush coolant and install new hoses, thermostat, and radiator cap as required. Again, new radiator cap not included with radiator but old should fit. JON-HEY/ USA

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              4.0

              So far, so good

              By 

              from Massapequa Park NY

              About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

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              Verified Buyer
              Level 3

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

                Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                Fit like the original

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                • Q:

                  will this radiator work for a manuel transmission
                  Asked on 3/12/2016 by ttaylor

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Ttaylor, I'm glad to assist you! This Radiator - Part No. 431384 fits an automatic transmission vehicle. Please provide us with the details of your application (including the year, make and model) and I will be happy to provide you with the correct product that can be used if available.

                    Answered on 3/13/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  why is there a 1" deep versus a 2-1/4" deep radiator?
                  Asked on 8/20/2015 by Gregg from Tampa, FL

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Happy to help with your question Gregg! There may be different depth radiators depending on the grade and options that came with your vehicle. For example a truck may require a larger radiator because it came with a towing package versus the base model that came with a normal sized radiator. You can enter your vehicle information and check under specifications tab to get more information to determine with one you need.

                    Answered on 8/22/2015 by Panda from AAP
                • Q:

                  does this product have the transmission cooler?
                  Asked on 7/22/2014 by bob

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Bob, good question! Yes, this radiator comes with transmission cooler.

                    Answered on 7/23/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  What are the messurements
                  Asked on 4/2/2014 by patty from kansas city mo

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Patty, great question! This radiator has the following measurements: Core Height: 23 5/8 inches, Core Thickness:1 inch, Core Width: 20 3/4 inches, Inlet Size(s): 1 1/2 inch, Outlet Size(s): 1 1/2 inch.

                    Answered on 4/3/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  IS THE RADIATOR CAP INCLUDED WITH THIS PURCHASE?
                  Asked on 1/4/2014 by CHARLES from HIGH POINT, NC

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Charles! This radiator does not come with radiator cap.

                    Answered on 1/6/2014 by Morgan from AAP
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