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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 431516 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:17 1/2 in
Core Thickness:1 in
Core Width:27 1/16 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Connection Type:1 3/8 in
Inlet Location:Top Right
Inlet Size:1 3/8 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:14 3/4 in
Tube Size:1 in

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CARQUESTRadiator
 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

perfect fit

Perfect fit for 2002Nissan Frontier. Easy install. Runs cooler than factory original. Would recommend this radiator to anyone needing to replace the original factory radiator.

Perfect fit for 2002Nissan Frontier. Easy install. Runs cooler than factory original. Would recommend this radiator to anyone needing to replace the original factory radiator.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Defective transmission cooler line flare

The good...the price was reasonable and the radiator fit up was perfect.The bad...one of the transmission cooler line flares was cracked. This appeared to be a manufacturer defect, not rough...Read complete review

The good...the price was reasonable and the radiator fit up was perfect.The bad...one of the transmission cooler line flares was cracked. This appeared to be a manufacturer defect, not rough handling by the carrier service. The crack was present at the flare that attaches to the radiator...the end that the hose slides on was fine. This defect cost me alot of time, trannie fluid, antifreeze, etc. I did not have time to return the radiator for a replacement, as the vehicle was desperately needed. I cut the cracked flare off and "re-flared" the line and it worked fine. This defect should have never left the manufacturer. I have no confidence in their quality control. I'm not sure how Advance chooses their parts manufacturers, but this is not what I've come to expect from Advance Auto.Derek Williams[@]Leitchfield, KY 42754

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5.0

Just Like What Came From The Factory

By 

from Huntsville, AL

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • All Fittings Installed
  • Direct Replacement Fit

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oem Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

    Pulled the old one out and this one dropped right into place with the trans lines lining up and everything, made the chore quick and easy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Not a direct replacement

    By 

    from Orlando

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • It Seems To Work
    • Thicker Than Oem Radiator

    Cons

    • Hard To Install
    • High Priced

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Bought for install into a 2004 Frontier 2.4l w/manual transmission. Warning: this unit is actually thicker at the bottom than the OEM radiator because this is for an automatic tranny, not a manual. This radiator has transmission fluid cooling capability at the bottom. Manual trannys do not need.

      Advanceauto is convenient but expensive. After discounts I paid about 25% more than other retailers because they are close and I needed it quick. Order online for half the price if you can plan ahead.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Fit perfect

      By 

      from Cleveland tn

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Was as advertised and fit perfect.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By 

      from Lake Wales,FL

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Durable

       
      4.0

      Would buy again

      By 

      from Birmingham Alabama

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Easy to install working great on the truck only time will tell

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      just like oem

      By 

      from Kansas city, mo

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

        Easy to replace and works just as great as oem replacement.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        perfect fit

        By 

        from south carolina

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

          Perfect fit for 2002Nissan Frontier. Easy install. Runs cooler than factory original. Would recommend this radiator to anyone needing to replace the original factory radiator.

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just what the Dr. ordered

          By 

          from Palm Coast, Fl

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          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

            Ordered on line and found a $40 off promo code. Picked up in an hour at the store. FANTASTIC transaction.

            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GoodFit!

            By 

            from Greeley, Colorado

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            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                Looks the same as the original equipment

                (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great product!

                By 

                from Rainbow City Al.

                Verified Buyer
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                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                    Easy to install and fit perfectly.

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                    7 Questions | 7 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      Does this radiator come with a cap or does that have to be purchased seperately?
                      Asked on 11/18/2014 by james

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        No James, this radiator does not come with a cap. You will need to purchase separately.

                        Answered on 11/19/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      what is this radiator made of -- copper/brass or aluminum/plastic?
                      Asked on 8/14/2014 by dan from nebraska

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        I'd be happy to help you with that! The tanks are plastic; the core is aluminum.

                        Answered on 8/15/2014 by K from AAP
                    • Q:

                      my xterra is a 5 speed manual transmission v6 is that the right one?
                      Asked on 5/14/2014 by gb

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi gb! This is not an ideal part for your vehicle. Currently, the exact radiator for your vehicle with manual transmission is unavailable online. I would suggest that you visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check the availability of this part.

                        Answered on 5/15/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Do I have to use a certain kind of antifreeze or will any kind work?
                      Asked on 10/4/2013 by Jessica from Springfield, OR

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Jessica. With reference to your inquiry on the ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator - Part No. 431516, please refer the Peak Long Life Antifreeze and Coolant (1 Gallon) - Part No. PRA003 would work fine with your application. 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 10/6/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I see this is for automatic transmission,will it work for manual transmission?If not is there part# for manual transmission?
                      Asked on 10/23/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        This radiator will fit for manual transmission also, if you could please include the year make and model of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

                        Answered on 10/24/2011 by Dennis from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Do you have to turn in a core.
                      Asked on 2/22/2011 by Tim Bob

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Yes.

                        Answered on 5/5/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                    • Q:

                      The original radiator has a depth of 1 and 1/4 inch. The replacement has a depth of one inch. Will it work?
                      Asked on 12/20/2010 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        For further assistance, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                        Answered on 12/20/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
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