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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 433981 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:21 7/8 in
Core Thickness:1 1/4 in
Core Width:17 1/2 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Top Left
Inlet Size:1 1/4 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Right
Outlet Size(s):1 1/2 in
Row Quantity:2
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:1 1/4 in

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CARQUESTRadiator
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (8)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (5)
  • Replacement (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great fit

Easy to install....however it comes with two fittings at the bottom that are not plugged, nor does it come with plugs. Be sure that you pick up the plugs, otherwise when...Read complete review

Easy to install....however it comes with two fittings at the bottom that are not plugged, nor does it come with plugs. Be sure that you pick up the plugs, otherwise when you swapping out radiators afterhours and the plugs won't come out of your old radiator....you'll be sorry.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Be careful

Make sure you have time to return the part, After replacing and adding coolant and a test drive about 10 miles, the radiator leaked at the top of the coil. Make sure you...Read complete review

Make sure you have time to return the part, After replacing and adding coolant and a test drive about 10 miles, the radiator leaked at the top of the coil. Make sure you have another 90 minutes to take it back off and return to the store.

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4.0

Right fit

By 

from FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Spacers Are Too Thick

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Fit right and seems to keep truck cool.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Be careful

      By 

      from Chattanooga, Tn

      About Me Casual Driver

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Leaked
      • No Improvement In Performance

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

      Make sure you have time to return the part, After replacing and adding coolant and a test drive about 10 miles, the radiator leaked at the top of the coil. Make sure you have another 90 minutes to take it back off and return to the store.

       
      5.0

      I would buy it again!!!!!

      By 

      from Jacksonville,Fla.

      About Me Truck Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

        It,s a radiator, it fit just like a new one from dodge.

         
        5.0

        Just what we needed

        By 

        from Tuba City, AZ

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

        It is working like should.

         
        4.0

        Thumbs up

        By 

        from TN

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Great price

        Cons

        • Had To Buy Longer Bolts

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

          Got a 30% discount. Had to get longer bolts for the top of the radiator because the rubber grommets were thicker.

           
          5.0

          exact fit

          By 

          from bradenton fl

          About Me Casual Driver

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          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Improves Engine Efficiency
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

            Does the job it ws designed to do. Truck runs cool now, however, time will tell due to its shaky origin

             
            5.0

            Best Price Around - Perfect Fit

            By 

            from Apopka

            About Me Casual Driver

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            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

              So convenient to order online, and pick up the next day. Best prices I found in my search. Plus - there was a one day sale for 20% off everything. When you budget is tight - always check Advance Auto Parts first!

               
              4.0

              Good product would but it again

              By 

              from San antonio texas

              About Me Competitive Driver, Mechanic

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement
                • Restoration

                Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                Good dependable product and light weight. I put 200 miles a week on my vehicle and have had no problems with it. Cons plastic tanks never liked that

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                FITS LIKE A GLOVE!

                By 

                from GROVETOWN, GA.

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

                  Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                  RADIATOR WAS EASY TO INSTALL AND FITS LIKE A GLOVE. HAVE A MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND JUST LEFT THE SUPPLIED CAPS ON THE AUTO TRANSMIISSION COOLER LINES. TOOK ABOUT 30 MINUTES TO INSTALL. RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE.

                  • Car & Truck:
                  • Mechanic
                   
                  4.0

                  great fit

                  By 

                  from Grove City, OH

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                  • Missing plugs at bottom

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

                  Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

                  Easy to install....however it comes with two fittings at the bottom that are not plugged, nor does it come with plugs. Be sure that you pick up the plugs, otherwise when you swapping out radiators afterhours and the plugs won't come out of your old radiator....you'll be sorry.

                  • Car & Truck:
                  • Casual Driver

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                  5 Questions | 5 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    I have a 1989 Dodge Dakota with a 3.9L V6 in it. I replaced the radiator a few years ago with a part # 433981 radiator. The drain on the radiator failed and came out. I have been unable to find out which drain goes in this radiator.
                    Asked on 9/13/2016 by thomas1today from Brocton IL

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Thomas1today, I'm happy to help you! The drain outlet thread of this Radiator - Part No. 433981 is 1/4"-inch NPT. We do offer the Dorman Radiator Drain Petcock - Part No. 61106 for your 1989 Dodge Dakota with 3.9L online. If this does not fit your vehicle, you may return to any Advance Auto Parts store along with your original receipt and they will be happy to process your return.

                      Answered on 9/28/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                  • Q:

                    can I get a new drain for this radiator? the radiator part number is 433981
                    Asked on 9/7/2016 by tom1today from brocton, il

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Tom! I guess you need drain valve for this radiator (part# 433981). In order to assist you better, please be more specific on your query. Also, please provide us with the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                      Answered on 9/8/2016 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    my truck has 5 spd. what do i do with transmission cooler outlets in the radiator since i do not need them? Thanks what kind of warrt?
                    Asked on 9/4/2014 by J.R.

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      I'd be happy to help you with that! You would just leave them unconnected. The transmission cooler is a separate tank inside the radiator, so you do not need to worry about coolant coming out of the cooler ports.

                      Answered on 9/7/2014 by K from AAP
                  • Q:

                    WHAT TYPE OF LABOR CLAIM IS PAID IF RADIATOR IS DEFECTIVE
                    Asked on 11/28/2011 by Anonymous from danville, va

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      We greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 11/28/2011 by Dennis from AAP
                  • Q:

                    What is the warranty on Part No. 433981 radiator?
                    Asked on 8/8/2011 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This product comes with a limited lifetime replacement warranty.

                      Answered on 8/9/2011 by Steve from AAP
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