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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 433959 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:26 in
Core Thickness:1 1/4 in
Core Width:18 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Top Left
Inlet Size:1 1/4 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Right
Outlet Size(s):1 3/4 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:1 1/4 in

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CARQUESTRadiator
 
3.4

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Durable (3)
  • Improves engine efficiency (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (7)
  • Replacement (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (5), Auto enthusiast (4), Casual driver (3), Truck enthusiast (3)

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4.0

Worth the money

By 

from Los Angeles

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

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Great Water Flow
  • Improves Engine Efficiency
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Everyday Driving
  • Replacement

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

Can not complain, I have purchased and installed many of these radiators for clients and self, family. The have great water flow cooling is great. Just remember to always replace the radiator cap or coolant reservoir cap because they go hand in hand with one another. excellent product.

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1.0

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from Clinton, Maine

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

    Had flow problems from first installing it. Engine ran to warm and would go to almost hot and open up and then run cool. Don't drive truck much but had leak problem with drain. It would leak sometimes and not other times. Truck is not driving in winter. After about 11 months bottom of radiator separated plastic from metal and almost blew motor cause a two inch separation along bottom seal opened up. Taking it back and demanding my money back.

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    4.0

    Fits & Works well.

    By 

    from Archdale,NC

    About Me Mechanic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      I had to add a few inches of overflow hose since the tube at radiator cap was turned opposite the original direction.
      As with all replacement parts,I think that Advance and all parts suppliers could infleunce where parts are manufactured by investing in production in the USA.I realize that this is not gonna happen because of price competition and general greed in the market place.Not Advance's fault.

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      4.0

      Economical replacement radiator

      By 

      from Muskegon ,MI.

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Inexpensive
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • No Improvement In Performance

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Plow Truck
      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Inlet size is stated wrong in descrition, it is actually the size which it is manufactured to be. Had reservations on purchasing this unit because of that fact but took the chance. Manufacturer should update this information if they want more sales.

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      4.0

      Keepin' it cool

      By 

      from Tulsa, Ok

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • No Improvement In Performance

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Drop in replacement for my daily driver.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Replacement radiator

      By 

      from Cedar Park, Texas

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

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Good Price
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Overflow Outlet Incorrect

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      The radiator cam quickly enough, left on my doorstep by UPS. No directions included but, didn't really need them. Everything connected up except the outlet for the overflow reservoir. Easy enough to fix with a hose a bit longer but, it was a hassle.

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      1.0

      Does NOT FIT

      By 

      from NJ

      About Me Truck Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Be prepared to be aggrivated and dissapointed.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      hooked on Advance products!

      By 

      from San Juan, Tx

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Engine Efficiency
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Performance Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

        product was in stock at local store, picked it up an hour after i ordered it and installed it the same day, it was great!

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        • Truck Enthusiast

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        6 Questions | 6 Answers
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        • Q:

          Hello, I purchased a radiator from your site in April 2016 for store pick up. The radiator has a life time warranty.September 2016 the radiator began leaking from the bottom.I removed the radiator from the vehicle and took it to the store to have it exchanged for a new one.The manager told me he couldn't exchange it that all he could do is refund my credit card and I would have to go back home "14 miles one way!" to order a new radiator on line that I knew they had in stock! To avoid an unnecessary trip I asked if I could just buy the one they had in stock. The other clerk said I could.The thing is the radiator went up in price since the purchase in April.It was only 3 dollars or so but that's not the point. Is it really that difficult to exchange a warranted item purchased on your site? If it is you people need to do something to fix it, that's ridiculous!

          Jeff Rowh
          Asked on 9/18/2016 by Jeff from Paradise WV

          1 answer

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            A:

            Hi Jeff, sorry for the inconvenience caused. Online purchases can be returned to any Advance Auto Parts store within 90 days from the date of purchase. Bring original packaging and your receipt, Order Confirmation email or Merchandise Return Form. All refunds will be credited back to you via the same payment method used for your original order. Shipping and handling charges are not refundable except in case of returns due to our error. You can find a copy of your receipt in your Order Confirmation email, as well as in your Order Status section of your Account at www.advanceautoparts.com. If you did not register with Advance Auto Parts and cannot locate your Order Confirmation email, please contact Customer Care at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

            Answered on 9/19/2016 by Steve from AAP
        • Q:

          Why does it state one width in the general description and another in the specifications? It appears you have the width and height mixed up in the specs.
          Asked on 6/22/2014 by Timba1959

          1 answer

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            A:

            Hi Timba1959, thank you for bringing this to our attention! The core size of this radiator is 18 inch height and 26 inch width. We have forwarded this information to our content team to update the site. We appreciate your patience while this information is updated.

            Answered on 6/24/2014 by Vincent from AAP
        • Q:

          if my 87 dodge has a 21 inch radiator will the 18 work
          Asked on 8/29/2013 by mike from maryland

          1 answer

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            A:

            In order to assist you with this ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator - Part No. 433959, please provide the model and engine size of your vehicle and 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 8/29/2013 by Morgan from AAP
        • Q:

          Purchased and installed radiator 1/16/2012 but do not have a radiator cap with radiator. Was a radiator cap supposed to be included?
          Asked on 1/17/2012 by Anonymous

          1 answer

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            A:

            No, this part Ready-Rad Radiator, part number 433959 manufactured by Ready-Rad does not come with radiator cap. You should use a new radiator cap which must have the same pressure rating as the original because a weak cap (or one with too low a pressure rating for the application) will lower the coolant's boiling point and can allow coolant to escape from the radiator. Also, check the radiator cap periodically ( to avoid heavy repair ).Because a bad radiator cap can cause the engine to overheat at lower temperatures. This will cause the coolant to boil over to the expansion tank. A radiator cap that is faulty could also prevent coolant from returning to the engine. This would create a vacuum and cause the radiator hoses to collapse also constant over heating caused by the car's loss of fluid eventually can cause the following damage: the alternator, and the water pump bearings etc.

            Answered on 1/18/2012 by Aaron from AAP
        • Q:

          fittings for the transmission lines were not there, can you tell what size i need to to get
          Asked on 8/29/2011 by tony from dothan, al.

          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 8/29/2011 by Steve from AAP
        • Q:

          is there a core charge?
          Asked on 7/14/2010 by Anonymous

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Currently, there is no core charge on this item.

            Answered on 7/14/2010 by Mike from AAP
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