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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 433145 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 Thickness:5/8 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Top Right
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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4.2

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (12)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (10)
  • Everyday driving (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (7), Auto enthusiast (3), Mechanic (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice quality at unbeatable price

Very nice radiator at this price. Looks as OEM. NOTE: Before you call the store complaining that the transmission cooler lines are not correct; check the outside of the box, there should...Read complete review

Very nice radiator at this price. Looks as OEM. NOTE: Before you call the store complaining that the transmission cooler lines are not correct; check the outside of the box, there should be a package stapled to it with the correct adapters for your particular vehicle, even included new hose clamps on mine, nice touch!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Performs well

Radiator is easy to install and sized for the 6 cyl engine, which worked well for my 4 cylinder engine. It performs well now even on the hottest days with AC running. Read complete review

Radiator is easy to install and sized for the 6 cyl engine, which worked well for my 4 cylinder engine. It performs well now even on the hottest days with AC running.
I gave this one 3 stars due to the transmission oil adapter design. A flared brass tube with a beaded end, a brass threaded cap, and threaded boss on the radiator allow you to hook up your transmission lines for additional cooling. Problem is they didn't leave enough threads on the cap and boss to get a good crush on the flare. The installation manual does not give you the required torque values, but does say in numerous places to not overtorque it or you void the warranty. The vista-pro website did not provide anything more enlightening. Gradually tightening the caps while leak checking with low pressure air I found that the leaks stop when you hit the yield limit (torque does not increase with further turning) so I stopped there. Initially they were not cross threaded although now one cap is tilted, but so far has not leaked fluid.
I do not trust this transmission cooler adapter design... I recommend the radiator but not the cooling adapters. If one breaks off your transmission fluid will be gradually depleted and you will be walking.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this again

By 

from Mobile , AL.

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Fit perfectly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Everyday Driving
  • Replacement

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

This was a replacement for the original one that can in the vehicle from the factory.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Radiator

By 

from Caroline County VA

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

    Great to have a radiator that doesn't leak now. It so convenient to order online and just pick it up. Thanks

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Beware

    By 

    from Colusa, CA

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Product works after modification, please see Service/Delivery Comments!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      good product and easy

      By 

      from Wake Forest, NC

      About Me Do It Myself Trucker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Almost Oem Replacement
      • Easy And Quick
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • I Don't Like Plastic Part

      Best Uses

      • All Of The Above

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      the product seems as good as the original, the price seemed reasonable, and the store had it in stock. R & R was quick. I ordered it on line and picked it up at the store and everyone in the middle was efficient and courteous. I like doing business like that. The whole experience was minutes instead of hours.

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      5.0

      easy to in stall everything matched up m

      By 

      from bluffcity tn

      About Me Casual Driver

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

        product was at store when said it would be easy to install store was close to where I live

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        5.0

        perfect fit

        By 

        from Georgia

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

          The radiator fit perfectly and was simple to install. Sure keeps the water temp down in the little Nissan.

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          4.0

          Will fit after a little modification

          By 

          from Lakeland, fl

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

              It's so light that I thought the box was empty. All aluminum with plastic top. Make sure that you test mount the shroud before you install it. On my 95 nissan p/u V6 the shroud lined up with the holes on the new radiator but they were too small. The screws have to "cut" through the holes to make them fit. Much easier to do this before you install it. Make sure you take off all the rubber grommets off the old radiator before you throw it away. Other than that it seems to fit ok.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice quality at unbeatable price

              By 

              from Odessa, FL

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Replacement

                Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                Very nice radiator at this price. Looks as OEM. NOTE: Before you call the store complaining that the transmission cooler lines are not correct; check the outside of the box, there should be a package stapled to it with the correct adapters for your particular vehicle, even included new hose clamps on mine, nice touch!

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great product was a perfect fit.

                By 

                from West Blocton, AL

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Replacement

                  Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                  The radidator that i picked up after a simple online order was just what I needed to replace my old one. The fit was perfect it was very simple to install just removed hoeses and took out 4 bolts removed old radidator and replaced it with the new one and was back running again in no time thanks again guys.

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  works great

                  By 

                  from columbus, GA

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Driving

                    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                    works great, haven't had any problems with it yet.

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                    • Q:

                      what kind of warranty does this come with?
                      Asked on 8/10/2015 by Dude from Beaufort, Sc

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi Dude, this CARQUEST or ToughOne Radiator (Part No. 433145) comes with limited lifetime replacement warranty.

                        Answered on 8/10/2015 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      What can I do to install this radiator if I don't need the oil cooler fittings at the bottom? Is there a way to cap them off?
                      Asked on 4/6/2014 by Gary from Carriere, Ms.

                      4 answers

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                        A:

                        I'm happy to help, Gary! If the oil cooler lines are not utilized in your vehicle's design you may absolutely cap the inlet and outlet. The radiator will normally have plastic caps over those fittings when shipped and they will suffice for capping the fitting unless you prefer to cap them with another means.

                        Answered on 4/10/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
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                        I'm happy to help, Gary! If the oil cooler lines are not utilized in your vehicle's design you may absolutely cap the inlet and outlet. The radiator will normally have plastic caps over those fittings when shipped and they will suffice for capping the fitting unless you prefer to cap them with another means.

                        Answered on 4/10/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        I'm happy to help, Gary! If the oil cooler lines are not utilized in your vehicle's design you may absolutely cap the inlet and outlet. The radiator will normally have plastic caps over those fittings when shipped and they will suffice for capping the fitting unless you prefer to cap them with another means.

                        Answered on 4/10/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                      • CUSTOMER CARE

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                        I'm happy to help, Gary! If the oil cooler lines are not utilized in your vehicle's design you may absolutely cap the inlet and outlet. The radiator will normally have plastic caps over those fittings when shipped and they will suffice for capping the fitting unless you prefer to cap them with another means.

                        Answered on 4/10/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                    • Q:

                      the radiator i purchased has 1/2" brass fitting on bottom and the one i removed has 1/4" brass nipples for the transmission hoses .WHAT should I do
                      Asked on 3/4/2012 by zubinator from daytona

                      2 answers

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        If the diameter of the hose is different, you can use Radiator Adapter Kits which will help you adapt your existing transmission lines to the transmission cooler (Like Spectre Magna-Kool Rubber Adaptor Kit Radiator Hose with Part No. 7810). We will need more information including the year, make, model, and engine size of your application before we can make a suggestion. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to further assist you.

                        Answered on 3/6/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                      • A:

                        There should be a package stapled to the outside of the box the radiator came in with the correct adapters for your particular vehicle. I didn't find this right away. I suppose this package could be torn off in handling. It would be nice if this was stapled inside the box instead.

                        Answered on 3/11/2013 by Andy from Tampa, FL
                    • Q:

                      not sure what to do about the 2 brass fittings on the bottom. old one did'nt have them?
                      Asked on 5/28/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • A:

                        the brass fitings are usually for the oil cooler for the automatic transmission...some models have standard shift style radiators...Was this useful?

                        Answered on 6/27/2011 by mussey from deep south
                    • Q:

                      what is the material of this product radiator
                      Asked on 1/30/2011 by lon from cantonment fla

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        The material of the tank is Plastic and the material of the core is Aluminum.

                        Answered on 1/31/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                    • Q:

                      What vehickle does this radiator fit? Thanks Brunie
                      Asked on 10/13/2010 by Anonymous from Longview, TX

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        NISSAN D21 PICKUP (1986 - 1994)
                        NISSAN D21 PICKUP SE (1991 - 1994)
                        NISSAN D21 PICKUP XE 1994
                        NISSAN PATHFINDER (1987 - 1992)
                        NISSAN PATHFINDER LE (1994 - 1995)
                        NISSAN PATHFINDER SE (1990 - 1995)
                        NISSAN PATHFINDER XE (1990 - 1995)
                        NISSAN PICKUP (1995 - 1997)
                        NISSAN PICKUP KING CAB XE-V6 1996
                        NISSAN PICKUP SE (1995 - 1997)
                        NISSAN PICKUP SHORT BED XE (1995 - 1997)
                        NISSAN PICKUP XE (1995 - 1997)

                        Answered on 10/13/2010 by Mike the master of auto parta from AAP
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