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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 431479 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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Construction:Plastic Tank Aluminum
Core Depth:5/8 in
Core Height:15 11/16 in
Core Thickness:5/8 in
Core Width:27 1/16 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Connection Type:1 3/8 in
Inlet Location:Top Left
Inlet Size:1 1/8 in
Outlet Connection Type:1 3/8 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Right
Outlet Size(s):1 3/8 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Transmission Oil Cooler Type:13 3/4 in
Tube Size:5/8 in

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CARQUESTRadiator
 
4.5

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (31)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Durable (6)
  • Exact fit (3)
  • Improves engine efficiency (3)

Cons

  • No improvement in performance (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (28)
  • Replacement (23)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (5), Auto enthusiast (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (17), Auto enthusiast (9), Mechanic (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Original replacement, nice fit.

Appears to be like the original in every way except for a couple of screws that needed to be tapped into the plastic top instead of the contained nuts on the original. Not necessarily...Read complete review

Appears to be like the original in every way except for a couple of screws that needed to be tapped into the plastic top instead of the contained nuts on the original. Not necessarily a bad thing.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not exactly EOM

The top tabs do not fit the car's brackets tightly and the radiator moves around more than it should. this is very disappointing.

The top tabs do not fit the car's brackets tightly and the radiator moves around more than it should. this is very disappointing.

Reviewed by 38 customers

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5.0

I would buy this again.

By 

from 27705

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Exact fit

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Fit perfectly in out 2000 Maxima

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Easy to install

      By 

      from Steubenville, Ohio

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Engine Efficiency

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

        Put in less than an hour

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By 

        from Lynnfield, MA

        About Me Casual Driver

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer
        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

          Easy to install

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Replacement Radiator

          By 

          from KC

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

            Easy to get. Easy to install.

             
            5.0

            Great deal with warranty

            By 

            from rocky mount, nc

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                Easy install.
                Great warranty.

                 
                5.0

                Radiator purchase

                By 

                from Sarasota fl

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

                  Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                  The radiator was a perfect fit making it very easy to install

                   
                  5.0

                  Infifniti I35 radiator

                  By 

                  from Bronx NY

                  About Me Mechanic

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                  Verified Buyer
                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Driving
                    • Performance Driving
                    • Replacement
                    • Restoration

                    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                    Great Price, Easy Install, works great !!

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This is a very well made radiator.

                    By 

                    from Paden City,WV.

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

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                    Verified Buyer
                    3 or more reviews submitted

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Install
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Driving

                      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                      Easy to install in my 2002 nissan maxmia.

                      I would purchase again if i had to replace another one.

                       
                      5.0

                      great.

                      By 

                      from Illinois.

                      About Me Casual Driver

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                      3 or more reviews submitted

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Install
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Driving
                      • Replacement

                      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                      Bought this part off of the Advance website, got a great deal on it,it was perfect fit for the Nissan.It took less than 30 min to install.

                       
                      4.0

                      Good Product, Easy to Install

                      By 

                      from Devon, PA

                      About Me Casual Driver

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Replacement

                        Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                        Pretty good product. Perfect fit for a Maxima 2002. This was also pretty easy to install.Be sure to get the radiator cap as well.

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                        3 Questions | 5 Answers
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                        • Q:

                          Im getting ready to replace the radiator in my 2000 nissain max,
                          and I was wondering what color antifreeze I should use in the car? I know I need two gallons.
                          Asked on 11/1/2013 by shaen

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Shaen, please refer the Peak Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (1 Gallon) (Part No. PRA003) which would be an exact antifreeze coolant for your 2000 Nissain Maxima. The color of this Peak Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (1 Gallon) (Part No. PRA003) is amber.

                            Answered on 11/4/2013 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          how much coolant/water to place in 02 maxima radiator?
                          Asked on 8/22/2012 by herb from conway,ar

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            You would need 2 gallons of coolant for your 2002 Nissan Maxima. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                            Answered on 8/23/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          easy to install? what other product would need to be purchased to complete the job?
                          Asked on 8/25/2010 by Anonymous

                          3 answers

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            If you still have all the other parts, you should only need new coolant.

                            Answered on 8/26/2010 by Mike from AAP
                          • A:

                            Hoses, radiator cap, and thermostat should be inspected and replaced if needed. (if hoses are 10 years old ... might be a good idea to replace ... same with radiator cap; thermostats don't often go bad ... so if your temp has not been running hot, probably OK).

                            Answered on 10/15/2011 by JT - experienced mehcanic from GA
                          • VERIFIED BUYER

                            A:

                            NONE; UNLESS YOU HAVE BAD HOSES THAT HAVE TO BE REPLACED

                            Answered on 12/10/2010 by ZEKE from ST LOUIS MO
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