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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 432352 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:13 3/4 in
Core Thickness:5/8 in
Core Width:13 3/4 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Top Center
Inlet Size:1 1/8 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Right
Outlet Size(s):1 1/8 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:5/8 in

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CARQUESTRadiator
 
4.1

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (54)
  • Lightweight (26)
  • Durable (17)
  • Improves engine efficiency (9)
  • Increases power (3)

Cons

  • No improvement in performance (5)

Best Uses

  • Replacement (42)
  • Everyday driving (35)
  • Performance driving (6)
  • Restoration (4)
  • Small cars (4)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (13), Auto enthusiast (6), Mechanic (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (28), Auto enthusiast (14), Mechanic (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good for Aftermarket Replacement

1999 Honda Civic Hatchback, 1600cc (1.6) liter (listed as 1590 or 1595 cc) SOHC 16 valve. Engine type: DI6Y7. Canadian build.

Comments refer to above vehicle.
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1999 Honda Civic Hatchback, 1600cc (1.6) liter (listed as 1590 or 1595 cc) SOHC 16 valve. Engine type: DI6Y7. Canadian build.

Comments refer to above vehicle.

Sizing: This radiator is the exact same size as the original radiator which was made by Denso. The only exception is the top housing which is about 1/2" deeper. The extra depth on the top housing does not affect installation and fit. The top housing is also about 3/8 inches higher on the right side(looking at it from the front of the vehicle), but equal to the height of the original on the left side. It fits under the left, top chassis with the same clearance as the original.

All fittings, except for the tram cooling tubes, which are about 3/8 inch longer, are the same size and are in the same positions. The slightly longer tram tubes leave the tram cooler hoses about 1/2 inch from the base of the tubes as opposed to a snug fit to the base of the original tubes. We did not see any leaks so far.

The aluminum cooling core (just the core) measures 14 7/8 in wide by 13 7/8 high by 5/8 inches deep. (same as original)

The radiator came with a radiator cap having the same manufacturer markings as the original cap. There were plastic caps on the tram tubes.

Construction: The core is aluminum. The concentration of cooling fins per square inch in the original is much greater than in this aftermarket replacement. The top and bottom housings of the replacement are plastic alloys.

The top coolant inlet fitting is a plastic alloy as opposed to metal on the original. The bottom outlet fitting is also plastic alloy, but so is the original. We spoke with two professional mechanics who said that all of the aftermarket radiators come with more plastic, less metal.

Installation: No alterations were required.

Note: We blew through the tram cooler tubes to be sure the tram cooler had the same back-pressure as the original. It did.

Performance: The radiator has been running for a week in ambient temperatures of 40 to 60 degrees.

When the engine is at normal operating temperature, The dashboard temperature needle gauge remains at the same set point as it did with the original radiator.

Bottom Line: a good aftermarket replacement, so far. We still need to see how it runs in extreme summer and winter temperatures.

Not on the same quality level as the original, but a good value for the price. A professional mechanic told us they do tend to hold up over time. We shall see for ourselves.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't fit properly

I bought this to replace my original Honda radiator. Well I pulled the old one out and went to install this one. Wish I would have paid more attention before going through the whole...Read complete review

I bought this to replace my original Honda radiator. Well I pulled the old one out and went to install this one. Wish I would have paid more attention before going through the whole process. The original Honda radiator had a rounded bottom but this new one was square. With the square bottom it would not set right where it was suppose to. The plastic pieces on each side are suppose to fit into the wholes on the car to hold it into place, but it did not. I had to buy one from the Honda dealership to ensure it fit. I would not buy this without checking first.

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5.0

Good product and value for the DYI will purchase again

By 

from Vero Beach Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

Car quest parts are very good quality and hold up well.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Good quality-exact fit replacement.

By 

from Annandale Virginia

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

Good quality aftermarket part.

 
5.0

radiator

By 

from Wilmington, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

Ordered online and it was available within the thirty minutes. Product was as it was described. Perfect fit for the vehicle. Price was very reasonable and in line with what I had seen on mail order companies. The great thing about this way was being able to go and pick it up and have it in my possession to install with thirty minutes. Did use the discount promotional codes and they worked great. The salesperson was very prompt and courteous with my order and tried to find some other parts for me also but they were dealership items. Overall great experience and will use again and recommend to others.

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  • No
 
5.0

Good Product

By 

from Fremont, MI

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Comes With New Cap
  • Fits Fine
  • Good Price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oem Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

    Bought to replace an OEM unit in a stock application, it fits and functions as it should at a very fair price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent quality and smooth working part

    By 

    from Brooktondale NY

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Direct Fit
    • Easy Installation
    • Improved Cooling
    • Quick And Simple

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Driver
      • Replacement Part
      • Restoration

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      This radiator was a breeze to install haha, seems to be built good quality, after around 11,000 put on it since it was installed it hasn't skipped a beat, if ever needed again ill purchase this again. Great bang for your buck!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect fit

      By 

      from NJ

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Took my time and had it in in less then 2 hours. Perfect fit.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Easy to install

      By 

      from Ellicott City Md

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Decreases Gas Mileage

      Best Uses

      • Performance Driving

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Easy to install

       
      5.0

      Radiator

      By 

      from Indiana

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Product was good

       
      3.0

      Does NOT fit a Civic SI

      By 

      from Erwin, TN

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Does Not Fit

      Best Uses

        Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

        I was happy with how easy it was to purchase this and pick up in store. Unfortunately, despite the description, it does not fit a Civic SI. After checking many forums online, I discovered this is a problem with every one of the big box retailers. There is 1/8" difference in the hose sizes. You can make them fit but it won't be pretty. Currently the best solution I found was to purchase from an online specialty retailer.

         
        4.0

        Direct replacement

        By 

        from Qtown pa

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

        Easy replacement

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        • Q:

          I have a 1997 civic cx hatchback 1.6L standard transmission. What need to be done in order to plug the Trans cooler lines and do these needed account come with the product? Also what is the core material...brass, copper, ??
          Asked on 9/19/2016 by John from United States

          1 answer

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            A:

            Hi John, glad to help! This CARQUEST Radiator (Part No. 432352) is an exact fit for your 1997 Honda Civic CX and it is supplied with a pressure cap. The core material is made of aluminium. For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes or Chilton repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts. Haynes Honda Civic '96-'00/Acura Integra '94-'00 Repair Manual (Part No. 42025).

            Answered on 9/29/2016 by Steve from AAP
        • Q:

          will this radiator fit a 97 Honda civix lx with automatic transmission?
          Asked on 10/12/2015 by jk from delray beach, fl

          1 answer

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            A:

            Yes, JK, the CARQUEST or ToughOne Radiator (Part No. 432352) is an exact fit for your 1997 Honda Civix lx.

            Answered on 10/13/2015 by Steve from AAP
        • Q:

          I just purchased a tough one/Ready Rad radiator for my 1996 Honda Civic LX with the 1.6L 1590CC L4 FI engine what do I need ot do to close off the transmission cooler lines since mine is not an automatic. Was a set of plugs supposed to accompany the purchase or do I have to buy something else now? Why does your sight tell me this is a exact fit if it truely isn't, how will this get fixed?
          Asked on 4/29/2014 by Brandon

          1 answer

        • Q:

          How long will it take me to put this in...98 civic
          Asked on 3/28/2014 by SHadytreemechanic from new calisle ohio

          1 answer

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            A:

            Hi SHadytreemechanic, good question! It depends upon the skill level of the person performing the operation. For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes or Chilton repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

            Answered on 3/30/2014 by Steve from AAP
        • Q:

          The following questions are for a 1999 Honda Civic hatchback Automatic with AC. Engine: 1600 SOHC 16 valve DX D16Y7.

          Are the transmission cooler hose fittings exactly the same size as the original? Will I be able to use the original radiator cap? Will there be an exact fit with the upper and lower inlet/outlet hoses? Will there be a problem with the installation of the fan cooler assembly and shroud? Are this radiator's width, height and depth exactly the same as the original.

          Thanks in advance for your help in answering this question and please specify year, model and engine type other than stated above for answers that might be helpful.
          Asked on 11/23/2012 by Anonymous

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            A:

            Yes, the Ready-Rad Radiator - Part No. 432352 in an exact replacement for the stock radiator in your 1999 Honda Civic 1.6L L4 DX. You will not have any problems while installing the fan cooler assembly and shroud and with the upper and lower inlet/outlet hoses. You would be able to use the original radiator cap too. 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 11/23/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
        • Q:

          I HAVE A 2000 HONDA CIVIC EX, AUTOMATIC, WITH AC. U.S. MADE. I NEED A NEW RADIATOR. IS THIS RADIATOR COMPATIBLE?
          Asked on 8/25/2012 by ZEKE from N.A., MA

          1 answer

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            A:

            This Ready-Rad Radiator (Part No. 432352) is an exact fit for your 2000 Honda Civic EX. 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 8/25/2012 by Steve from AAP
        • Q:

          will this fit my 2000 hond civic ex for sure? and if it does not then what do i do?
          Asked on 6/25/2012 by gus from colorado

          1 answer

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            A:

            Yes, this Ready-Rad Radiator(Part No. 432352) fits your 2000 Honda Civic EX. 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 6/26/2012 by Steve from AAP
        • Q:

          I purchased new ready-rad radiator part# 432352 for a 1995 honda civic and at the bottom is missing four notches for the cooling fan assembly, so it can be properly installed. What can i do not to VOID my warranty or is this not the proper radiator for my vehicle ?
          Asked on 2/5/2012 by gman from orlando, fl

          1 answer

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            A:

            Please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

            Answered on 2/6/2012 by Steve from AAP
        • Q:

          What size is the transmission cooler line fittings for a 96 honda civic?
          Asked on 1/10/2012 by Anonymous

          1 answer

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            A:

            Please check this Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Line for Honda, Lower Inlet (Part # 624-602). This Transmission Line is an ideal fit for your 1996 Honda Civic. The dimension of this Part is 24 x 10 x 4 inches ; 1 pounds.

            Answered on 1/13/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
        • Q:

          dose anybody make a solid metal radiator
          Asked on 12/29/2011 by Anonymous

          1 answer

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            A:

            Unfortunately we do not have stainless steel or cast iron radiators available with us. Most of the Radiators are made of Aluminium as Aluminum is lightweight compared to other types of metal. If you have a crack or leak in a standard radiator, you usually have to replace the unit. But a technician can weld cracks in an aluminum radiator and get it back in operable condition. Aluminum radiators are very durable and resistant to cracking or bending, even at very hot temperatures. Aluminum is a recyclable metal, so it's beneficial for the environment too.

            Answered on 12/29/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
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