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ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core

Part No. 398247 Warranty  

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Our heaters 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 heater to perform at the highest standards to ensure a warm cab environment during those cold winter months.
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Core Height:7 1/4 in
Core Thickness:1 1/4 in
Core Width:7 1/4 in
Inlet Size(s):5/8 in
Outlet Size(s):5/8 in

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ToughOne or Ready-AireHeater Core
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement (8)
    • Everyday driving (5)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Truck enthusiast (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works as expected

    Installed on a 1992 F-250 Super Cab 4x4, 460 cid engine. Installation of the heater core is actually quite simple on these trucks. I am happy with my purchase. Make sure that...Read complete review

    Installed on a 1992 F-250 Super Cab 4x4, 460 cid engine. Installation of the heater core is actually quite simple on these trucks. I am happy with my purchase. Make sure that you use a discount code whenever you order online from Advance. Do a web search. Don't just go by what they have on their home page.

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    DOES NOT FIT

    The heater core in the picture is the correct one for mid to late 80"s trucks. The aluminum one that is actually available does not fit in the housing. Part #399004...Read complete review

    The heater core in the picture is the correct one for mid to late 80"s trucks. The aluminum one that is actually available does not fit in the housing. Part #399004 will fit in the housing, but the hose connections are wrong for A/C equipped vehicles. If the ones from the old core are still good, and have been soldered in, they are easy to change. If they were brazed in, they are much harder to change.

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    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Does what it's supposed to do

    By Drum1979

    from Portland,TN

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

      This was about the easiest replacement part I've ever come across. From start to finish it was only about 30-40 minutes. I ordered the part online and picked it up in town. The order was ready in less than an hour and everything was as advertised. It was a good, sound quality part at a great price. I would definently use this product again and also order off line again. This was the easiest process I can remember.

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      (12 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      HEATER CORE

      By bear

      from camden ar.

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

        WORKED GRATE HEATS GOOD

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        (12 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect fit.

        By Ronnie

        from Camden, DE

        About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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        Level 6

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement
        • Restoration

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

        The part works great, fits nice and snug, and does exactly what it's supposed to do. I put her in and she fired right up, no problems what so ever. I love "Advanced Auto Parts". And if you have to get parts from here, always order online. The amount of time and money I have saved is substantial. Not to mention the coupon codes to save more money and get rebates. Lol, i'll never go in person again, no point when you can get the parts pretty much half off through the website. On average i save about $65.00. Always oreder online.

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        (8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Ready-Aire Heater Core Ford F-150

        By Nostrum

        from Atlantic City, NJ

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

            Heater core made in Mexico. Original was damaged and seriously crooked. Replacement was bent also but not as badly and did fit into the heater core enclosure. Box was not damaged so these were assembled poorly or damaged prior to boxing.

            Nice price but lacking quality control at the least.

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            (13 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works as expected

            By AskMeLater

            from Amarillo, Texas

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

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            Verified Buyer
            Level 4

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement
              • Restoration

              Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

              Installed on a 1992 F-250 Super Cab 4x4, 460 cid engine. Installation of the heater core is actually quite simple on these trucks. I am happy with my purchase. Make sure that you use a discount code whenever you order online from Advance. Do a web search. Don't just go by what they have on their home page.

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              (13 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              works great

              By lilmike

              from manitowoc wi

              Verified Buyer
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              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Produces great heat
              • Proper fit

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cold days
                • Everyday Driving

                Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

                product fit like it should and produces great heat like it should.

                • Car & Truck:
                • Backyard Mechanic, Casual Driver

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                (12 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works like it should

                By Jumbofordman

                from Ayden, NC

                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Replacement

                  Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

                  Easiest heat core install I have ever done. Item fit like it should, and my heat works again. Very satisfied.

                  • Car & Truck:
                  • Truck Enthusiast

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                  (11 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great product

                  By Bob

                  from Brewton AL

                  Verified Buyer
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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Replacement

                    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

                    Great replacement

                    • Car & Truck:
                    • Truck Enthusiast

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                    (9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    "I wouldn't buy this product again

                    By n/a

                    from Tampa Florida

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Install
                    • No Improvement In Performance

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Driving
                    • Replacement

                    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

                    mounting holes for fan mounting assembly would not line up on this radiator also core was thinner than oem and appeared to have oxidation on core

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                    • Casual Driver

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                    (11 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    perfect replacement

                    By Dave

                    from Charlotte, NC

                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire Heater Core:

                    Replaced the heater core in my 94 Bronco 5.8l and it fit perfectly and worked like a charm...

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                    6 Questions | 7 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      on the heater core, which one is the intake and the outlet?
                      Asked on 1/27/2013 by daryl from watertown, SD

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Generally the inlet and outlet on the Ready-Aire Heater Core (Part No. 398247) comes in the same size and it does not matter which way the inlet and outlet is used. For more information, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our technicians would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 1/28/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      will it fit 1991 f150 4x4 custom with a/c?
                      Asked on 7/10/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Yes, this part fits your 1991 Ford F150.

                        Answered on 7/11/2011 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      is this very tough to install? Can it be done by going behind the glove box, which comes off very easy? What are the dimensions, are they 71/4 by 2inches wide?
                      Asked on 12/20/2010 by Rat from Topeka, Kansas

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Here are the dimensions:
                        Heater Core Length (in) 7.750 in.
                        Heater Core Width (in) 7.000 in.
                        Heater Core Thickness (in) 2.000 in.
                        Depending on your vehicle, replacing the heater core can be difficult. For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                        Answered on 12/20/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                    • Q:

                      what process is involved in changing the heater core on a 1995 f150
                      Asked on 12/19/2010 by james from brunswick ga

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                        Answered on 12/20/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Does this part fit on an Ford f-150 pickup truck 5.8L?
                      Asked on 1/2/2010 by Anonymous

                      2 answers

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Yes, the Heater Core by Ready-Aire (Part No. 398247) will fit your Ford F-150 5.8L.

                        Answered on 1/5/2010 by Rob from Advance Auto Parts
                      • A:

                        yes it do

                        Answered on 2/7/2010 by blazanko from Orlando, Fl.
                    • Q:

                      What are the dimensions of the core?
                      Asked on 10/31/2009 by Harry from Virginia Beach, VA

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The dimensions of the heater core depend on which vehicle it is for. For a more precise answer, I recommend contacting your local Advance Auto Parts store and seeing if they have one in stock. If they do, the representative should be able to pull it off the shelve and speak with you about it.

                        Answered on 11/4/2009 by Mike from Advance Auto Parts
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