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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 431512 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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Construction:Plastic Tank Aluminum
Core Depth:1 in
Core Height:18 1/16 in
Core Thickness:1 in
Core Width:19 3/8 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Connection Type:1 1/4 in
Inlet Location:Top Right
Inlet Size:1 1/4 in
Outlet Connection Type:1 1/2 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Left
Outlet Size(s):1 1/2 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Transmission Oil Cooler Type:12 in
Tube Size:1 in

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CARQUESTRadiator
 
3.8

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (43)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Durable (12)
  • Improves engine efficiency (11)
  • Increases power (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (6)
  • No improvement in performance (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (31)
  • Replacement (27)
  • Restoration (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (5), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (21), Casual driver (21), Truck enthusiast (11), Mechanic (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great quality for price. Easy swap.

My 1998 Sahara radiator was springing leaks from top and bottom. After reading reviews I decided to get this one. Overall construction looked close to OEM but I had read in another review stating...Read complete review

My 1998 Sahara radiator was springing leaks from top and bottom. After reading reviews I decided to get this one. Overall construction looked close to OEM but I had read in another review stating that the side mounting panels were made of thinner metal and flexed. Because of this I decided to do my own comparison. I removed the panels from my old and new radiators. Because mounting nuts on my old radiator were rusted I cut them off with a Dremel tool. This is what I found....
Right panel Old 2-lbs-4oz New 2 lbs.
Left panel Old 1-lb-6oz New 1-lb-3oz
This may not sound like a big difference but the metal felt noticeably thinner. I did find that the panels are interchangeable so I just painted up my old ones and mounted them to the new radiator.(Easy Fix). Other than that the installation was a breeze. I do suggest that if your jeep has around 100,000 miles on it...change the water pump at the same time like I did....it's 100% easier with the radiator out of the way. Ran about 200 miles...running cool !!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

FITS BUT NOT WITHOUT PROBLEMS

Original rad needed replacement due to top tank seal leakage at 14 years & 81,000 miles. This new rad does the trick at a reasonable price, but you get what you pay...Read complete review

Original rad needed replacement due to top tank seal leakage at 14 years & 81,000 miles. This new rad does the trick at a reasonable price, but you get what you pay for. I was able to make it fit, but two details prevented it from being a 100% drop-in in my 1998 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) 2.5L i-4 / MTX 5-spd: (1) The side brackets included to mount it to the front-end module are quite thin gauge steel and flexible, allowing the entire unit to slightly sag under the weight of the rad & shroud & coolant & hoses, causing some shift to the position of the rad fan shroud relative to the engine-mounted cooling fan blades, and (2) the mounting locations provided for the rad fan shroud are slightly shifted, causing additional shift relative to the rad fan. The result in my case was fan contact to the top portion of the rad fan shroud. My chosen fix was to slice-away some of the shroud to provide clearance, an unfavorable alternative since that deteriorates the cooling capacity of the fan for pulling air thru the rad. Hopefully a minor tradeoff. The factory original side support brackets could not be transferred to the new rad to help avoid half the problem, since the bracket attachment to the rad itself is completely different between the orig & this new rad. Another observation that could be a problem for some, is that the rad cap fitting "neck" length is longer than the factory rad, driving the installed rad-cap towards the underside of the hood by about 25 mm. Good thing it still fit (barely) my Jeep's package, or this rad would have had to be returned as a no-fit. Note that since I have a MTX, I did not have to use the ATX trans cooler feature on this rad, so I did not get to find out if there are location issues with trans line fitment. Otherwise, all else was OK, but as you inspect this thing, you realize why the "price was right".

Reviewed by 69 customers

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4.0

Good product

By 

from Pa

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

Went in easy, works great

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Not exact fix for all!

By 

from OH

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Fix

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      The transmission lines are threaded different on the 2005 and 2006 TJ. you need to buy an adapter to use the original lines.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      As Expected....Not like OEM

      By 

      from Central Florida

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Installation was pretty straight forward. I suggest you run the 4 radiator shroud self-tapping bolts through their holes and back out before installing. It would be tough doing it on the vehicle.

      If you have an automatic, don't forget to add transmission fluid per manufacturers instructions because you will lose what was in the tank on the old radiator.

      Do not expect this replacement to be as well made as your OEM from Chrysler. You can get an OEM for about 3 times the cost. Does the job at a decent price.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect Match

      By 

      from Kulpmont Pa

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Engine Efficiency

      Cons

      • A Little Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Other than the price looks to be be of good quality

       
      4.0

      Fit perfect on 02 tj

      By 

      from Kansas city, ks

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Fit perfect. No alterations were needed.

       
      1.0

      doesn't come with fittings

      By 

      from Fuquay-Varina, NC

      About Me Mechanic

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

          I had a 2006 Wrangler Unlimited that this was going to go in, the plastic tank cracked. I ordered it online, picked it up and it looked the same as the OE radiator. However, there are 2 part numbers for radiators, and the second one doesn't even show up on the screen when you search radiator, this one comes up as "exact fit" for the Jeep. This radiator comes with barb fittings, and the correct radiator that has the quick connect fittings is over 2 and a half times as much money versus this one, and not in stock. I had to go back return it, and search for a place in town that had the correct part. All it would take to avoid this is to ship the radiator with 2 extra little fittings for the quick connects, then this would work on any wrangler. I spent more time getting the correct part than I did repairing the vehicle

           
          5.0

          just what the doctor ordered

          By 

          from U.S. Virgin Islands

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • It Fits My Auto Trans

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

            I recently bought a used jeep, a 2002 wrangler X, it had been in an accident with a motorcycle. The main issues were the bumper (folded completely back) the right side fender, the sway bar, the radiator and the fan and fan cover. I'm not a professional mechanic but none of this looked difficult to repair. I used my plastic welder to fix the fan cover (it was in 5 pieces) I fixed the fan with vice and hammer, the bumper was not going to be easy so I cut the ends off just past the rubber bumper pads. The fender is a total loss have to find one. But the sway bar just needed to be stretched so I rigged a bottle jack and 2x4's. Lucky for me it just needed a small amount of bending. So as for the radiator advance had the best price and all the fittings to make it fit perfect.

             
            5.0

            Rad Radiator

            By 

            from Michigan

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Engine Efficiency
            • Increases Power
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                I am so happy that I went to Advanced Auto for my Radiator. Simple to install that even a Girl can do it! :)

                I couldn't find it anywhere for less!

                 
                4.0

                Good Transaction

                By 

                from West Palm Beach, FL

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • Install Hard Due To Mfgr

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving

                Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                Good product, somewhat difficult to install to due to auto manufacturers design. Not radiator manufacturer.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                DO NOT BUY THIS RADIATOR

                By 

                from Bethany, CT

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                Pros

                • None

                Cons

                • Difficult To Install
                • No Help From Advance
                • Non-standard Size Bolts
                • No Spec Sheet
                • Not Great Price
                • Parts Not Included

                Best Uses

                • Wheel Chock

                Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                The website says this is an exact fit for my vehicle, however this is NOT FOR MANUAL TRANSMISSION vehicles. Normally (I have done many radiator swaps) the radiator comes with both transmission cooling line adapters AND plugs for manual transmissions. No plugs come with it and they are NOT standard 1/4 or 5/8 size. Shroud mounting bolt holes predrilled BUT NOT THE SAME AS OEM! There is NO SPEC SHEET (nothing at all actually) in the box and Advance doesn't know or carry the parts you need nor will they tell you the manufacturer so you can call and buy the parts from somewhere else.

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                • Q:

                  Installing radiator for 2004 Jeep Wrangler TJ 4.0L. Radiator comes packaged with 2 red caps where transmission cooler lines go. My Jeep is manual so I will not be using transmission cooling lines. Will the red caps be adequate where they are or do I need to thread the cooling line adapters with the rubber cap.
                  Asked on 8/16/2016 by Michael from Holly Springs, NC 27540

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Michael, happy to help! Yes, the red caps are adequate. The transmission cooler works by circulating transmission fluid into the radiator as opposed to coolant flowing from the radiator to the transmission. Therefore, if you leave the cooler fittings open, nothing's going to leak out because nothing's going into that part of the radiator.

                    Answered on 8/25/2016 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                • Q:

                  I'm installing this in a 2005 Jeep Wrangler LJ with a 4.0 auto transmission. Everything else seems to fit just fine, but I'm having trouble getting the transmission cooling lines (that connect to the bottom of the radiator) to fit. Is there an adapter that I need?
                  Asked on 2/9/2016 by JP

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi JP, happy to help you! When installing this CARQUEST or ToughOne Radiator (Part No. 431512) the rubber o-rings supplied with the oil cooler adapters need to be installed into the oil cooler assembly fittings before attaching the oil cooler adapters. Failure to install these o-rings before attaching the oil cooler adapters will cause the adapters to not seal correctly and the potential for a leak can occur. For 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 2/10/2016 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  will this fit a manual transmission 2004 Jeep wrangler x?
                  Asked on 9/9/2015 by bob

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Bob, I'm glad to assist you. This CARQUEST or ToughOne Radiator (Part No. 431512) is an exact fit for your 2004 Jeep Wrangler X.

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

                  When putting in this radiator in my 2005 TJ I came across a problem with the factory transmission cooling lines. The factory lines will not fit the hose barb fittings that came with radiator. How do I go about getting this to work?
                  Asked on 12/13/2014 by Troy

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    I'm happy to help, Troy! When installing this CARQUEST or ToughOne Radiator (Part No. 431512) the rubber o-rings supplied with the oil cooler adapters need to be installed into the oil cooler assembly fittings before attaching the oil cooler adapters. Failure to install these o-rings before attaching the oil cooler adapters will cause the adapters to not seal correctly and the potential for a leak can occur. I have included the tech tip in an attachment sent to your e-mail address.

                    Answered on 12/23/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                • Q:

                  I have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport RIGHT HAND DRIVER - like a mail Jeep. I'm wondering if this is the same part for MY Jeep or if I have to find a different radiator?
                  Asked on 9/11/2014 by Shannon from United States

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    I'm happy to help, Shannon! From my research, it looks as though the 2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L L6, Right Hand Drive, uses a different radiator than the Left Hand Drive Wrangler. You local Advance Auto Parts store may be able to help you locate the proper radiator for your vehicle as it is not available on AdvanceAutoParts.com.

                    Answered on 9/12/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                • Q:

                  There is a limited lifetime warranty for this radiator, what exactly does that mean? What is actually covered under warranty?
                  Asked on 9/10/2014 by Joe from Port Huron, MI

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Joe, good question! The lifetime warranty part can be refunded for cash/credit within the 90 time frame. After that time expires, it can only be exchanged for a new item. So the warranty is valid the life of the part as long as the customer owns the vehicle.

                    Answered on 9/10/2014 by Solomon
                • Q:

                  i am wondering if any of this radiator is aluminum?
                  Asked on 3/17/2014 by Susan from Pell City, AL

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Susan! I would be happy to help! This radiator is comes with a plastic tank and aluminium core.

                    Answered on 3/18/2014 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  what type of radiator coolant does this product require?
                  Asked on 1/9/2014 by mcb99

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi mcb99, good question! The Peak Long Life 50/50 Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant (1 Gallon) (Part No. PRA053) would be an exact coolant for this radiator. However, to locate the exact coolant, please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                    Answered on 1/10/2014 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  is this radiator made with metal or plastic?
                  Asked on 5/5/2013 by dopey

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    This Ready-Rad Radiator (Part No. 431512 ) is a Plastic Tank Aluminum Core construction. 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 5/5/2013 by Max from AAP
                • Q:

                  What country is this radiator made in?
                  Asked on 6/7/2012 by Anonymous

                  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.

                    Answered on 6/9/2012 by Steve from AAP
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