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ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator

Part No. 432614 Warranty  

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Core Height:21 7/8 in
Core Thickness:1 in
Core Width:23 7/16 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Top Right
Inlet Size(s):1 1/2 in
Outlet Location:Bottom Left
Outlet Size(s):1 1/2 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:1

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ToughOne or Ready-RadRadiator
 
3.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (14)
  • Durable (11)
  • Easy to install (10)
  • Improves engine efficiency (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (11)

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (15)
  • Replacement (15)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (10), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (7), Auto enthusiast (4), Mechanic (3), Truck enthusiast (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

2002 Jeep GCL 2wd

Number One Suggestion..Take your time! Don't Rush!
Read all the auto forums for suggestions.

I took two days to install this replacement. One day to take out...Read complete review

Number One Suggestion..Take your time! Don't Rush!
Read all the auto forums for suggestions.

I took two days to install this replacement. One day to take out the old one and installed the new one. The next day was attaching hoses and filling the system.

My advice for my model jeep. Yes, you have to take off the bumper,grill fascioa,highlights,and top cross member to access all the bolts/clips. Besides the normal uninstall/install procedure. Here's my best tips..

1. Lightly Polish sand 1500 paper(key word Lightly)The brass fittings on the new radiator to insure a good connection for the flare fitting for the trans cooler lines. I put one wrap of teflon on the new brass fittings. (I didn't want to take a chance of having a leak and doing this all over again) You'll notice how the brass fitting is not machined perfect while your Lightly sanding (polishing) the brass flare seat. When installing the trans cooler lines to the new Rad, Don't over tighten, I did my mine hand tight and then gave it a light tap from a hammer to seat the flare.

2. When discconecting the Trans cooler lines. Disconnect them at the bottom where the lower water hose is,.You'll see that both lines have spring type compression clamps holding the rubber hose on the metal tubing. It's a lot easier to remove the radiator with the metal fittings left on the radiator when lifting it out,and that's including the radiator fan attached.

3.When sliding out the old radiator,.I used string to hold the a/c coil and tried to move it towards the front as far as possible. I was able to walk out the old radiator gently without damaging the a/c coil. When I installed the new radiator, I had two people hold the a/c coil this time and the radiator slipped in like butter.

4.I went to local hardware store and found plastic push pin type clips for the wheelwells. I had to break off the org plastic rivets,.6 total.

Finally, I started up the jeep before I installed the front bumper and clips to verify I didn't have any leaks,.Like I said, You don't want to do this twice. So, I'm out of pocket for one radiator,antifreeze and six wheelwell plastic pins.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Transmission Cooler Fittings Leak

Pull the facia and headlight assembly. Buy some plastic rivots as they will break. You will need about 8 trays to organize your fasteners as you disassemble to make it easy to remember how...Read complete review

Pull the facia and headlight assembly. Buy some plastic rivots as they will break. You will need about 8 trays to organize your fasteners as you disassemble to make it easy to remember how to reassemble.

It is a quick removal process if you have a second set of hands to help handle the facia and headlight assembly. Without a helper, use a ratcheting strap or something similar to hold the headlight assembly in place, or you'll risk breaking a plastic mount when the assembly drops.

Once the radiator is out, it's a good time to replace the belt tensioner, idler, and serpentine belt. I also changed my alternator as it was 12 years old. With it out, it also made sense to change the plugs. The next morning, after seeing how bare it was, I thought I should have replaced the vehicle.

If you also take the engine fan off, don't set it on its side or you will flow silicone into the lubricant of the assembly. Keep it upright.

MAKE SURE YOU TAKE THE LOWER RADIATOR AIR FLAP OFF YOUR OLD ONE AND MOVE IT TO YOUR NEW ONE OR YOU WILL HAVE COOLING PROBLEMS!!!! Without it, air flow will take the path of least resistance after existing your AC Condenser and go around the bottom of the radiator gravely reducing heat transfer. Your thermostat will just hang open for the ride.

I just installed this radiator and it fixed my coolant leak. HOWEVER, my transmission oil joints are leaking. The fittings are different than OEM. They are SAE or AN/JIC style like the original but are longer. They also screw into the transmission cooler whereas the original appears to not. So, they will spin when you tighten the flare nut unless you bite the threads with channel locks.

If yours leak, its a much easier job to just get to the transmission oil cooler fittings. Use a strap wrench to hold the engine fan and break the nut holding the fan. It spins off like normal (like a milk jug would). Pin the strap wrench under something and use a long handled "wrench" and it will easily break free. Then disconnect the electric fan and fight the 4 10mm bolts that hold the shroud on. In 15 minutes, you can have the shroud and fan out to reach the oil fittings.

Tonight, I pulled the fan and shroud to see if thread sealant would stop the leaks. So, I don't know how this will end, yet. My next step is to put Loctite sealant on the taper of the joint to make up for any irregularities.

It may be that the original trans. oil tubing flare ends are simply too spent to make a good seal, but I'm having trouble identifying if its SAE, AN/JIC dimensions or a source of the rigid formed trans oil tubing assemblies to replace them or cut them back and reflare.

Good luck...your gonna need it.

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(9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy this product brand again.

By Murrdock

from Cleveland, Oh

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Verified Buyer
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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

    I would recommend changing thermostat, gasket, & hoses at the same time you are installing new rediator. It will save time and busted knuckles. Installation was a breeze, removal of the old took some time, about 3 hours to remove. Total time 6 hours, included new thermostat and hoses.

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    (9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Radiator

    By wr

    from pikeville, ky

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

      Good product. Works as advertised. Thanks.

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      (9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect replacement

      By dagwood

      from Asheville NC

      About Me Casual Driver

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      Level 3

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

      Appears to be a very good radiator; made in China but the quality seems good. Everything fits as the original; it is a little difficult to put in(take off front bumper) but that is because Jeep made everything very tight. I have another Jeep that I purchased the same type radiator and have had no problems.

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      (9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      perfect fit

      By bobby

      from little river

      About Me Mechanic

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

        product was packaged well, no damage when opened. lightweight. comes with cooler connections, mine didn't have any. best was price!!! thirty dollars cheaper than competition.

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        (10 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good product

        By shannon53511

        from beloit, wi

        About Me Casual Driver

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer
        Level 3

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Improves Engine Efficiency
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

        good product

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        (10 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        quality product

        By LJ

        from brandon FL

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

        a great price, quality product

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        (10 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great product, take your time.

        By JJC

        from central pa

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Level 3

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

          Radiator was a great fit, I thought it would take a lot longer than it actually did. Many people saying you have to take off the whole front clip.
          Remove Radiator fan shroud assembly.
          Drain radiator, remove hoses.
          Pull headlights let dangle,unbolt top radiator support, unbolt top grill bolts, unbolt hood latch from front support.
          Pull grill forward and manuver top rad support out.
          Unbolt 2 bolts for A/C condensor, remove 2 rad bolts on side, unbolt 2 transmission cooler lines "carefully".

          Flush new radiator before installing.
          reinstall components, REMEMBER TO REMOVE ALL CLIPS FROM OLD RADIATOR AND INSTALL THEM BACK ON TO THE NEW ONE!!! Be careful to not overtighten the transmission lines as they will strip! I ensured a seal with teflon tape, make sure to wrap it correctly so it will not bunch up when tightening. Make sure the rubber insulators at the bottom of the frame are only one on each side, I had mine doubled up on one side and couldnt figure out why it was lopsided..
          Overall took about 4 hours with interuptions...Take your time and you will be fine...

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          (9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          very tight fit , not much room

          By Tig

          from Uniontown Pa

          About Me Casual Driver, Love A Challange

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Difficult To Remove

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

          Before I started this project, I did my homework by reading all the pros,cons,comments,ratings,and anything that might be useful to help, Yes you do need about 7 hrs to install (taking my time) check & retighten fittings on trans. cooler lightly polish & clean exsisting fittings( if not transmission cooler will leak) It was much easier installing the new one ,then removing the old one.
          2 of the 4 10mm bolts that hold the plastic shroud on was hard to remove (someone said they had to remove the power steering pump) I did not do that cause I removed the cold air intake box & placed the raditor were I could get to them. The main thing is if you never did something like this before take your time and watch what steps you take, The new one was much easier installing

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          (8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Check the fittings first

          By Janus

          from South NJ

          About Me Truck Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Difficult To Install
          • No Improvement In Performance

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

          Well I read the reviews on the Ready Rad before buying, and was a little skeptical before-hand.
          After a pain in the tuchus removal of the orig rad (isnt the replacements fault, Chrysler needs a head-check, I proceeded with the install. I fabricated new trans cooler lines and these seem to be where everyone had problems before, and after having to take the rad back out discovered that the fittings for the trans were only hand tight. Make sure you check the fittings BEFORE you install folks, this could have been a nightmare for me, but luckily was averted.
          The rest of the install was textbook (considering the front clip is pretty much dismantled) and a week later all is good with no leaks and no noticeable decrease in performance.
          2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0
          Good luck folks and check your fittings!

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          (9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not good

          By guy with a busy mechanic

          from Tampa

          About Me Casual Driver

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                Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator:

                Paid a mechanic to install this radiator on my 2002 Grand Cherokee Laredo. Radiator faild within a few weeks (leaked all the fluid right through the fins). Store swapped the defective one with a new one and I paid the mechanic again to install it. It failed the same way within 10 days. This seems to be a poor application for this vehicle.

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                • Q:

                  My radiator is leaking fluid from the top close to the cap but it is coming from a round plastic piece that has an Allen head the size of about a half inch. Why is it leaking from there? Can I tighten it up to stop the leaking?
                  Asked on 11/27/2013 by James from La Follette, TN.

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                    A:

                    Hi James, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis.

                    Answered on 11/27/2013 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  i have a coupon code A124 to use.Dont know where to enter it to recieve discount
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                  Asked on 5/13/2013 by chuck

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                    A:

                    For any assistance in placing the order for this ToughOne or Ready-Rad Radiator - part# 432614 using the coupon code A124, we would request you to call us directly at: 1-877-238-2623 or use our live chat and one of our representatives will be glad to assist you.

                    Answered on 5/13/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  I picked up a Ready Rad Radiator - Part number 432614. Can you tell me the size fitting needed on the trans oil cooler connections?
                  Asked on 12/13/2012 by Garling from Shreveport, LA

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    The Ready-Rad Radiator - Part No. 432614 comes with a 5/16" transmission cooler line fitting. 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) or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and we would be more than happy to further assist you.

                    Answered on 12/13/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                • Q:

                  How many gallons of coolant does this hold or needed? Also, there any other parts I would need to install this radiatior?
                  Asked on 11/8/2012 by A

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    This Ready-Rad Radiator (Part No. 432614) will hold 15 quarts of coolant. The things required to install this radiator are resealable container, wrench, replacement hoses if necessary, replacement radiator, engine coolant, distilled water. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 11/9/2012 by Rick from AAP
                • Q:

                  It says limited lifetime warranty what does this mean
                  Asked on 7/27/2012 by Susan from Mocksville nc

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                    A:

                    For more information on warranty inquiries please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 7/27/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                • Q:

                  I Brought this radiator pn 432614 but i do not need the oil cooler connection i need caps
                  Asked on 4/30/2012 by Anonymous

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                  • A:

                    If you don't have transmission cooling lines running to the radiator then you don't have to do anything with the plugs on the new one because there won't be anything coming in so nothing will leak out. The transmission fluid is kept seperate from the radiator fluid so it shouldn't leak out those holes as long as there isn't anything wrong with the radiator.

                    Answered on 6/10/2012 by kb1cjt from North Adams, MA
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                    We greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review. Please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 5/3/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                • Q:

                  DOES THIS COME WITH A NEW CAP
                  Asked on 1/22/2012 by BIG T from SPRINGFIELD MASS

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                    A:

                    The Radiator from Ready - Rad does not come with the radiator cap. These Vista-Pro Ready-Rad Original Equipment Manufactured Modine-style radiators deliver performance and durability. Vista-Pro Ready-Rad has industry-leading radiator application coverage that is second to none.

                    Answered on 1/22/2012 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                • Q:

                  Which line of the transmission cooler is which? As in which is supply and which is return?
                  Asked on 10/2/2011 by Anonymous

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                    A:

                    The specification of this part: Radiator Style: Cross flow, Row Quantity: Single-row, Radiator Finish: Natural, Radiator Material: Aluminum/Plastic, Transmission Cooler: Yes, Inlet Location: Upper passenger side, Inlet Size:1 1/2 in., Outlet Location: Lower driver side, Outlet Size:1 1/2 in., Core Height (in):21.875 in., Core Thickness (in):1.000 in., Core Width (in):23.437 in.

                    Answered on 10/4/2011 by Aaron from AAP
                • Q:

                  my jeep does not have a trans oil cooler can the fitting for the oil cooler on the new radiator be pluged ?
                  Asked on 10/29/2010 by Anonymous

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                    A:

                    Yes, but it really doesn't need to be because nothing should come out if the radiator is good.

                    Answered on 10/29/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Mas from AAP
                • Q:

                  this radiator shows two fittings on the left side why? the orig. does not have them.
                  Asked on 10/24/2010 by jess from jacksonville,nc

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    This radiator has cooling line fittings for the transmission cooler.

                    Answered on 10/26/2010 by Kevin the King of Auto Parts. from AAP
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