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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 431480 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:13 5/8 in
Core Thickness:5/8 in
Core Width:25 7/8 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Connection Type:1 1/8 in
Inlet Location:Top Right
Inlet Size:1 1/8 in
Outlet Connection Type:1 1/8 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Right
Outlet Size(s):1 1/8 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Transmission Oil Cooler Type:12 13/16 in
Tube Size:5/8 in

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CARQUESTRadiator
 
3.8

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Easy to install (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (11)
  • Replacement (7)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Replacement part

Installed this in my 2002 Civic LX. It fit perfectly with none of the issues the other reviews listed. Very simple to replace. Had to remove bumper but it literally takes 10 min....Read complete review

Installed this in my 2002 Civic LX. It fit perfectly with none of the issues the other reviews listed. Very simple to replace. Had to remove bumper but it literally takes 10 min. Stock radiator cap fit perfect no leaks. One thing I did change was to swap the trans cooler connectors. They have two different angles and they work better swapped. Should be obvious when you compare it to the old one

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great except Radiator Cap Opening

I bought this radiator to replace the original radiator in my 2002 Honda Civic. After taking 4 hrs to install I went to put the radiator cap on and it didn't fit. I could...Read complete review

I bought this radiator to replace the original radiator in my 2002 Honda Civic. After taking 4 hrs to install I went to put the radiator cap on and it didn't fit. I could not get the tabs on it to grab so I could turn it to the locked position. I had to bend the tabs on the cap to get it to work but it still turns very hard and I am afraid that it will eventually break the neck off of the radiator. I went and purchased a new cap from the parts store and it was doing the same thing. If it didn't take 4 hrs to install I would have taken it out and returned it for a different one. Next time I will check to see how well the cap fits before I install my next radiator.

Reviewed by 21 customers

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2.0

not sure

By 

from texas

Pros

    Cons

    • quality control

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      first off, i took my old cap to verify that it fits the radiator. my civic is a 5spd so i used a dremel to cut off the trans cooler barbs---those things make it nearly impossible to clear the condenser fan shroud. even with those outa the way, you have to be carefulZ. the big issue with this was that the radiator appeared twisted so the bottom and top tanks are not aligned with each other --so the driver side top bracket wouldn't fit right. i'll use this until it leaks then will order a denso or mishimoto. i normally have good luck with AAP but disappointed this time. as long as it doesn't leak i'll be ok with it

       
      5.0

      Love it

      By 

      from Bryan Tx

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      I love this part from advance auto parts it's the best and easy way to buy parts for you vehicle and very easy

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Durable & Reliable

      By 

      from Chiefland, FL

      About Me Casual Driver

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Improves Engine Efficiency
      • Increases Power
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      My old radiator had a 4 inch crack in the plastic. This was affordable and has proven to be durable and reliable. It was incredibly difficult to install and the transmission connection broke off while reattaching the hose but luckily my transmission connection was good on the old radiator.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Did not fit my 5 speed car.

      By 

      from Houston Texas

      About Me Mechanic

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      I had this installed. I go to pour coolant in and it comes pouring out the auto Trans lines. I called and I have a replacement coming from world pac, but if I have an automatic transmission I would of fried my transmission. Do not buy!!!!!!

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Does the job

      By 

      from Danbury CT

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

          Cheap, effective and perfectfit

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works fine

          By 

          from Atlants, GA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

            The original was broken in an accident. This one is a good copy of the OEM part and works/fits just as good.

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            so far so good

            By 

            from nc

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

              very happy with product

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good product

              By 

              from Florida

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

              The radiator actually came with both nipples for heater hoses..unlike the picture on website which shows only one nipple and raised concern....but it worked out well!

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Replacement part

              By 

              from Florida

              About Me Casual Driver

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving

                Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                Installed this in my 2002 Civic LX. It fit perfectly with none of the issues the other reviews listed. Very simple to replace. Had to remove bumper but it literally takes 10 min. Stock radiator cap fit perfect no leaks. One thing I did change was to swap the trans cooler connectors. They have two different angles and they work better swapped. Should be obvious when you compare it to the old one

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very happy with purchase

                By 

                from Wichita, ks

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

                  Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                  Yup, just a simple radiator... Just as long as my engine temp stays low, I am happy...

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                  5 Questions | 6 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Is there a different part for a Manual Trans?
                    Asked on 6/3/2014 by Billy from Lakeland, TN

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Billy, good question! This part fits a manual transmission on certain vehicles. To check the exact fit application for the ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator (Part No. 431480), please provide us the year, make, model, and engine size of your vehicle.

                      Answered on 6/3/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Why would you sell this radiator for a 2003 Civic when the cap doesn't fit from the Civic. I found that one from a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 fits perfectly on this rad. Same 16 psi as Civic. Just passing this info along for others getting caught in this predicament.
                    Asked on 12/17/2012 by Jim

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      We apologize for the inconvenience caused. We will forward your request to the appropriate department to check and update the website. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 12/18/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I bought this radiator for my 2002 Honda civic EX. The original cap does not fit. I tried Stant 10242, 10229, 10329 and none of those cap fit this radiator. Which cap is a perfect fit for this?
                    Asked on 5/22/2012 by Anonymous

                    2 answers

                    • A:

                      1998 Ford Escort ZX2 cap fits perfectly on this radiator. Guarenteed!

                      Answered on 12/17/2012 by jim from PA
                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Unfortunately, we do not see a radiator cap other than Stant Radiator Cap(Part# 10242) for your 2002 Honda Civic EX available right now. I would recommend that you visit the nearest Advance Auto store and our representative would be glad to assist you further.

                      Answered on 5/22/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                  • Q:

                    what size wrench fits the transmission cooler line fittings?
                    Asked on 4/18/2012 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      You would need a 1.125" (28mm) Hex wrench for the transmission cooler line fittings.

                      Answered on 4/19/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                  • Q:

                    What warranty comes with this item?
                    Asked on 9/8/2011 by hofthome from Mandeville, LA

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This Ready-Rad radiator comes with limited lifetime replacement warranty.

                      Answered on 9/9/2011 by Steve from AAP
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