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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 432541 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:29 in
Core Thickness:5/8 in
Core Width:15 3/4 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Top Left
Inlet Size(s):1 1/4 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Right
Outlet Size(s):1 1/4 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:5/8

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CARQUESTRadiator
 
3.7

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (57)
  • Lightweight (32)
  • Durable (12)
  • Improves engine efficiency (5)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

  • No improvement in performance (5)
  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • Replacement (40)
  • Everyday driving (33)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (30), Mechanic (15), Auto enthusiast (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Almost a Perfect Fit

Used in a 2001 Camry, 2.2L, made in Japan. A minor mod was required. There are 2 "nipples" that on the bottom of the fans and drop into notches in...Read complete review

Used in a 2001 Camry, 2.2L, made in Japan. A minor mod was required. There are 2 "nipples" that on the bottom of the fans and drop into notches in the radiator frame. These fit, however the original fans have 2 additional tabs on each side of the "nipples". The small tabs drop into corresponding holes in the OEM radiator that are NOT part of this replacement. To make it fit, I simply broke off the tabs. The unit comes with the rad cap and drain plug.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bolt holes for fan do not line up!

This did not fit my 2000 Kentucky made 4 cylinder Camry. The bolt holes for the fan were off too much to work. Other than that, it was OK (did have all the...Read complete review

This did not fit my 2000 Kentucky made 4 cylinder Camry. The bolt holes for the fan were off too much to work. Other than that, it was OK (did have all the appropriate stuff, and yes it did have a drain). I returned it and bought a Spectra Premium at another auto parts store and it fir perfectly. Hint: If buying a new radiator in the store, bring your old radiator fans for fitament! I did when I returned this one and bought the second one.

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3.0

Its an OK filament

By 

from Hickory, Nc

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

Got one for my 2000 Toyota Solara 2.2 the filament was off by a 1/4" at the bottom where the radiator sat on the rubber mounts. It also had the typical problem with the tabs for the cooling fans. I had to clip the nibbles off so the fan could sit into place. The radiator was a lot lighter and thinner vs. the original radiator! For the price and the online discount, it was fair.. Next time I would choose the higher $$ one, this one had a radiator cap included..

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3.0

Decent Replacement Radiator

By 

from NC

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Fair price

Cons

  • Holes didn't line up
  • Questionable Durability

Best Uses

  • Everyday Driving

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

Great service at Advance, always knowledgeable and helpful. This Ready-Rad radiator will do the trick but installation was made more difficult because pre-drilled holes didn't align with existing cooling fans. Not a bad replacement unit - installed about 6 months ago and so far so good.

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4.0

Toyota Camry Radiator

By 

from arvada, co

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

    Easy install. Make sure you break off the small tabs next to the male pegs on the fans or the the bolts on the top of the fans will not line up with the Radiator.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Inspect transmission fittings before install!

    By 

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver

    Level 1

    Pros

    • Comes With Radiator Cap
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Loose Tranny Fittings
    • Plastic Components

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

    I needed a replacement radiator for a 2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L. I picked this up at my local store for a good pice after discounts. The install was easy but you MUST check the transmission line fittings that come installed on the radiator! I went over everything after reconnecting all hoses and sensors. One of the transmission lines had a little play in it when I checked it for snugness. Turns out that one of the fittings was only finger tight and caused the nipple to wiggle and freely spin under the compression nut holding it to the radiator. This would have surely leaked transmission fluid out and could have potentially ruined the transmission.

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Just what i needed

    By 

    from Tampa, FL

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Engine Efficiency
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

        Was exactly what i needed right out of box and easy to install

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        5.0

        Toyota radiator

        By 

        from Colorado Springs, CO

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

          It was a quick install to replace a cracked radiator.

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great part for the money

          By 

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Thinner The Oem

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

          Great part, easy to install, fits my 01 honda Accord V6 perfectly. had for 3 month an been good so far.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good radiator for the price

          By 

          from Corpus Christi. Tx

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

            Fit perfectly no trouble

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            5.0

            Good part - Perfect Fitted

            By 

            from Broken Arrow, OK

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

              Perfect fitted in Camry 2000

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              (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exact replacement!

              By 

              from Sterling, MSA

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

              This radiator is a fit great! The only thing I had to do was break off 4 tiny tabs under the fan brackets so the fans would seat correctly. Looked like tabs from the plastic mold.

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              • Q:

                I bought this in Sep2011 and it's leaking from the top. It's still covered under warranty? Do I need to bring the defective first or buy a new one and replaced and returned old one with refund the amount what I paid in 2011?

                Thanks
                DPATEL
                Asked on 4/9/2016 by Dilip from Hatfield PA

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Dilip, happy to help you! Your local Advance Auto Parts store can assist with all warranty matters for online purchases. If you do not have a store location near you, please contact 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) for warranty assistance. Your online order confirmation is required to validate your proof of purchase for warranty coverage. For more information, please copy and paste this link. URL - http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/o/warrantygeneral

                  Answered on 4/11/2016 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                I bought this radiator about 4/5 years ago and it's leaking out of the top. Pressure test from mechanic said need a new one. Since this has a lifetime warentee on it, how about do I get a new one and will the cost of mechanic installing be covered? Pretty unhappy at the moment and it'll cost a lot from mechanic if this isn't covered. Would try myself, but it's winter and seem to be going thru nearly a pint of coolant every other day.
                Asked on 2/11/2016 by Joe from Lansing, MI

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Joe, glad to help you! During the warranty period, we will replace or refund, at our option, any new part that fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship under normal use and service after proper installation. Simply return the part along with your original sales receipt to any Advance Auto Parts store. The store manager will be in a better position to approve the warranty after a physical inspection and assist you with the warranty procedure. You must be the original purchaser of the part and still own the vehicle on which it was installed. This warranty is not transferable.

                  Answered on 2/12/2016 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                Where is the drain plug port at? I don't see one in the photo.
                Asked on 12/23/2015 by Tom from Flagler, FL

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Tom, I'm glad to assist you. On this radiator, the drain formerly located on the driver's side has been consolidated with the temperature sensor port on the passenger side of the radiator. This passenger side sensor port can now be utilized as both a drain and installation point for the temperature sensor. Before installing the radiator into the vehicle, the supplied O-Ring needs to be assembled to the long temperature sensor. Please note, if you have a short temperature sensor probe disregard this tech tip and install temperature sensor directly into radiator assembly.

                  Answered on 12/24/2015 by Solomon from AAP
              • Q:

                Hello, I just bought a radiator P/N 432541. My car is a 1998 T. Camry with a 2.2 L engine. Its a 5 speed manual transmission. This new radiator has AT cooling lines. Will this new radiator work with my car? Can it be installed with out attaching anything to the cooling connecting line on the radiator?
                Also, for the fan sensor, do I remove a bottom plug from the new radiator to install the sensor?
                Asked on 9/9/2014 by Mr. Wayne from Hartsville Tn

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  I'm glad to assist, Mr. Wayne! The radiator for the automatic and manual transmission for your 1998 Toyota Camry 2.2L is the same. The automatic transmission cooler lines are not utilized and could be covered with vacuum line caps. The product lines will generally consolidate in the aftermarket since there is no need to make the same radiator without the oil cooler option.

                  Great question on the fan sensor! This tank is too shallow to accept the sensor fitting. Packed with the radiator will be an adapter to properly adjust for the longer style sensor.

                  Answered on 9/10/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
              • Q:

                How many gallons of 50/50 will this radiator need after installing?
                Asked on 8/4/2014 by Jack

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Jack, glad to assist you! It would be 7.3 quarts, or slightly less than 2 gallons.

                  Answered on 8/5/2014 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                Could not find temperature probe connection at the bottom of radiator. My cable is hanging
                Asked on 6/11/2014 by habi from Hartsville, sc

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  I'm glad to assist, Habi! The drain plug and sensor port have been combined on this radiator. I've forwarded the instructions to your email address that should have been in the box explaining how to install your sensor.

                  Answered on 6/12/2014 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                Will I need to purchase a radiator cap separately?
                Asked on 4/11/2012 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  No, this part Ready-Rad Radiator, Part No. 432541 manufactured by Ready-Rad does not comes with a Radiator cap.
                  For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.

                  Answered on 4/12/2012 by Aaron from AAP
              • Q:

                will this fit my 1999 toyota camry with 2.2 motor it has auto tran with a/c..do i need to buy a drain plug for it or do it come with it.
                Asked on 2/5/2012 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, this Ready-Rad Radiator Part number 432541 fits your 1999 Toyota Camry.

                  Answered on 2/5/2012 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                Is this a fit for 1999 Toyota Camry 2.0 Auto Transmission ?
                Asked on 1/1/2012 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  The Radiator from Ready-Rad does not fit your 1999 Toyota Camry.

                  Answered on 1/2/2012 by DIY Daniel from AAP
              • Q:

                THIS RADIATOR IS GOING TO FIT TO JAPAN BUILT MODEL?
                Asked on 12/2/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  If you could please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

                  Answered on 12/2/2011 by Steve from AAP
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