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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 432509 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:27 1/4 in
Core Thickness:5/8 in
Core Width:15 3/4 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Top Left
Inlet Size:1 3/8 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Right
Outlet Size(s):1 3/8 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:5/8 in

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CARQUESTRadiator
 
4.1

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (18)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (15)
  • Replacement (10)
  • Restoration (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (18), Auto enthusiast (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good radiator for Nissan Maxima 4 th gen

My car's radiator was leaking so when the car got heated up the steam would come out. I was wondering to solve this problem. At the end I think of changing the radiator....Read complete review

My car's radiator was leaking so when the car got heated up the steam would come out. I was wondering to solve this problem. At the end I think of changing the radiator. I once visited advance auto parts. To get mass air flow sensor. I liked the deal. I went onto the Ava website and checked for the fitting radiator for my maxima.
I got this deal was great so I ordered it and picked up in store in 30 minutes. It was packed in good condition. I installed it same day. It looks good and working good.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Leaked like a sieve

I purchased this radiator online and it arrived in good, visual condition. Removed the old radiator. and had no problem with the fitment of the new radiator. However when I added coolant it...Read complete review

I purchased this radiator online and it arrived in good, visual condition. Removed the old radiator. and had no problem with the fitment of the new radiator. However when I added coolant it literally poured from the aluminum fins. No obvious damage. I removed this new radiator and took it to my local Advance. They treated it as a "return" and refunded what I paid online. I then had to purchase the one they had in the store. Same part number but eleven dollars more which I did not realize until later (don't forget your glasses). New radiator is installed(for the second time) and time will tell if I have any leaks. At least this replacement did not pour. So I called customer service later that night and they explained that the online store was not the same as the local store. Customer service indicated that I should have contacted the online store first before I just took it back to the local store. I still don't understand that situation as I have a lifetime warranty on the part. Why they could not have just exchanged it on the spot is beyond me. So for my trouble they are sending me a fifteen dollar gift card, which I should receive in the next 7-10 business days. That will cover the extra eleven dollars and change that I paid for the in store radiator with an extra three dollars and change to spend in Advance. All I can say is WOW and provide a slow hand clap for this treatment. Frustrated and disappointed in Advance. The extra work and then extra money that I will need to spend in Advance with my"gift card" does not sit well with me. I will not be shopping online Advance after this episode. One note, I noticed that the manufacture date on the in store radiator was 2012 while the online product was 2014.

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4.0

This purchase is totally rad!

By 

from St. Petersburg, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

I ordered the part online and picked it up within 30 minutes. The radiator was a perfect fit and installed within minutes. Car is running great now.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Excellent fit

By 

from Allentown, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

It's the perfect fit for my nissan maxima '96. It took me less than 20 mins to replace the whole thing. I will buy form here again.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Good radiator for Nissan Maxima 4 th gen

By 

from Long Island , New York

About Me Casual Driver

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

    My car's radiator was leaking so when the car got heated up the steam would come out. I was wondering to solve this problem. At the end I think of changing the radiator. I once visited advance auto parts. To get mass air flow sensor. I liked the deal. I went onto the Ava website and checked for the fitting radiator for my maxima.
    I got this deal was great so I ordered it and picked up in store in 30 minutes. It was packed in good condition. I installed it same day. It looks good and working good.

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    4.0

    Good cheap replacement, open the box before you leave store

    By 

    from Fort Collins CO

    About Me Selling Car Didn'

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

        First one was cracked at the filler neck so check the box before you leave. Use a code to discount this, I bought it in the store on my phone and saved 40%. Stood in the isle for 3 minutes and got it faster than waiting to pay walk in style.

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        1.0

        Leaked like a sieve

        By 

        from Powder Springs, GA

        About Me Casual Driver

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

          I purchased this radiator online and it arrived in good, visual condition. Removed the old radiator. and had no problem with the fitment of the new radiator. However when I added coolant it literally poured from the aluminum fins. No obvious damage. I removed this new radiator and took it to my local Advance. They treated it as a "return" and refunded what I paid online. I then had to purchase the one they had in the store. Same part number but eleven dollars more which I did not realize until later (don't forget your glasses). New radiator is installed(for the second time) and time will tell if I have any leaks. At least this replacement did not pour. So I called customer service later that night and they explained that the online store was not the same as the local store. Customer service indicated that I should have contacted the online store first before I just took it back to the local store. I still don't understand that situation as I have a lifetime warranty on the part. Why they could not have just exchanged it on the spot is beyond me. So for my trouble they are sending me a fifteen dollar gift card, which I should receive in the next 7-10 business days. That will cover the extra eleven dollars and change that I paid for the in store radiator with an extra three dollars and change to spend in Advance. All I can say is WOW and provide a slow hand clap for this treatment. Frustrated and disappointed in Advance. The extra work and then extra money that I will need to spend in Advance with my"gift card" does not sit well with me. I will not be shopping online Advance after this episode. One note, I noticed that the manufacture date on the in store radiator was 2012 while the online product was 2014.

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          5.0

          Decent replacement radiator

          By 

          from Ashburn

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

            Fit right works well.

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            5.0

            Very Good Radiator

            By 

            from Indiana

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

              Good for everyday use. Easy to install. Works exactly how it should.

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              5.0

              radiator replacement

              By 

              from guilford ct

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

                Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                easy

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                4.0

                Exact fit

                By 

                from Tallahassee, FL

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Replacement

                    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                    Radiator housing is made from plastic. A large crack in the original is why I had to replace it, but plastic parts are common with Nissan parts. It was easily replaced.

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                    4.0

                    economical product

                    By 

                    from northwest indiana

                    About Me Casual Driver

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Install
                    • Improves Engine Efficiency
                    • Increases Power
                    • Installed In 45 Minutes
                    • Installed In Less Than 30
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Driving

                      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                      This radiator was economically priced, not heavy or cumbersome to pick up and carry and was incredibly
                      easy to install. It was completely installed and the car was ready to go within an hours time.

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                      • Q:

                        Do I have to remove both of the radiators in order to install this one?
                        Asked on 11/12/2015 by Carbox from Islip, NY

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Carbox, happy to help you! To further assist with the radiator, please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                          Answered on 11/13/2015 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        what are the 2 valves at the bottom of the radiator for? this part nimber came up as a match to my model vehicle but it does not have these 2 valvle ports.
                        Asked on 7/16/2012 by nice

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          The two valves at the bottom of the Radiator are the flow and return valves. One of the valves is a lockshield valve, and the other is the manual control valve that controls the thermostat. 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 representative there would be more than happy to assist you.

                          Answered on 7/17/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        what is its fluid capacity?
                        Asked on 5/6/2011 by Anonymous

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          In order to best answer your question, we need more information and our
                          technicians would be more than happy to assist you if you could please call
                          us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

                          Answered on 7/8/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Does the Radiator have an oem aluminum core or a copper brass core?
                        Asked on 10/30/2009 by John

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Brand: Proliance Ready Rad
                          Manufacturer's Part Number: 432509
                          Part Type: Radiators
                          Product Line: Proliance Ready-Rad Radiators
                          Part Number: 432509

                          Radiator Style: Downflow
                          Row Quantity: Single-row
                          Radiator Finish: Natural
                          Radiator Material: Aluminum/Plastic
                          Transmission Cooler: Yes
                          Inlet Location: Upper driver side
                          Inlet Size: 1 3/8 in.
                          Outlet Location: Lower passenger side
                          Outlet Size: 1 3/8 in.
                          Core Height (in): 15.750 in.
                          Core Thickness (in): 1.000 in.
                          Core Width (in): 27.250 in.
                          Fan Included: No
                          Quantity: Sold individually.

                          Answered on 11/4/2009 by Rob from Advance Auto Parts
                      • Q:

                        Does this radiator have plastic reservoirs?
                        Asked on 10/8/2009 by Stuart from Florence, SC

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          This Radiator will connect to a hard plastic coolant reservior. The radiator itself is not made from plastic.

                          Answered on 10/9/2009 by Rob from Advance Auto Parts
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