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CARQUEST Radiator

Part No. 431321 Warranty Details  
$119.99
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All radiators are designed and tested to match or exceed OE specifications for form, fit and performance with a clear focus on obtaining the highest heat transfer performance possible through use of quality materials and manufacturing processes to ensure optimal cooling.
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Core Height:14 7/8 in
Core Thickness:1 in
Core Width:28 3/8 in
Fan Included:No
Inlet Location:Left
Inlet Size:1 1/2 in
Outlet Location:Right
Outlet Size(s):1 1/2 in
Row Quantity:1
Transmission Cooler:Yes
Tube Size:1 in

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CARQUESTRadiator
 
4.1

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (6)
  • Durable (4)
  • Improves engine efficiency (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (8)
  • Replacement (7)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (4), Auto enthusiast (3), Mechanic (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ready-Rad does the job!

I keep my autos forever so I have had the oppertunity to use several of these rads. They are better than OEM especially on older vehicles as they are a more advanced product. I...Read complete review

I keep my autos forever so I have had the oppertunity to use several of these rads. They are better than OEM especially on older vehicles as they are a more advanced product. I have never had any problems with fit or with the combination of materials used in their manufacture.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fits well, needs some attention.

The fit of the radiator was perfect. The transmission cooler quick-disconnect fittings leaked badly. I solved the problem by brazing 3/8" brake line to the old fittings and cutting the quick...Read complete review

The fit of the radiator was perfect. The transmission cooler quick-disconnect fittings leaked badly. I solved the problem by brazing 3/8" brake line to the old fittings and cutting the quick disconnects off. A short piece of rubber hose connects the lines to the cooler. I checked the original fittings after I removed them, and the lines were installed correctly. To be fair, the original fittings weeped, so they're not the greatest design to begin with. But everything worked out well in the end, and I'm satisfied.

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5.0

Would buy again

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

Worked good

 
5.0

Oem fit.

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

I forgot to put the blind nuts on when first setting the radiator in but, it was easily corrected.

 
5.0

Yes

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

Worked

 
5.0

Great replacement part! OEM fit

By 

from undisclosed

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3 or more reviews submitted

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

Old radiator started leaking so had to install this one as a replacement. Installation according to ALLDATA calls for 5 labor hours!! Just use the access holes and you can knock this out under 2 hours.

 
4.0

Fits right and doesn't leak so far..

By 

from Huntsville, AL

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3 or more reviews submitted

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

Fits exactly like new except the transmission line connectors stick out further than the stock one. I had to remove the top one in order to slide it in place. I reinstalled it and it leaked so I had to put some pipe putty on the connector and it stopped the leak.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

Poor quality

By 

from McHenry IL.

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

The plastic retaining clips for the transmission cooler lines keep braking, will have to get o.e. clips to make this radiator work

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Works just as expected

By 

from Ala

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

Works perfect

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Good product

By 

from Nashville

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

Not to easy to install

 
2.0

Not the best of engineering

By 

from Greensboro,NC

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • It Works

Cons

  • Difficult To Install

Best Uses

    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

    The upper passenger-side port on the radiator was slightly smaller than the factory hose, it had almost no flare on the end, therefore the factory spring clamp did not hold well, antifreeze leaked without the engine even running. To rectify - used a small worm gear clamp & Permatex. The trans cooler line fittings on the radiator were the worst part as they stood off the radiator about 2 inches. Factory fittings stand-off about 1/4", big difference... Could not use factory fittings in the replacement radiator, threads are not identical. At this point with the radiator in the vehicle, having REMOVED the upper trans cooler fitting from the radiator, I had to work to insert the upper trans cooler line into the fitting, then work to get the fitting threaded back into the radiator. The lower trans cooler line was not as bad because there was more room to work with it. The upper line is short, tight and bends 180°, there is little working space between it and the power steering support bracket. After two days in operation, so far, no leaks on anything.

     
    3.0

    Trains cooler connections are junk

    By 

    from Chippewa falls, WI

    About Me Mechanic

    Pros

    • Exact fit

    Cons

    • Weak Quick Connect Fittin

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST Radiator:

    Exact fit but transmission cooler line connections are weak. The plastic quick connects busted when installing lines. Best to remove plastic inserts and use stock ford ones out of old radiator and do this while out of the vehicle. It is 100x harder while installed.

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    5 Questions | 11 Answers
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    • Q:

      What kind of radiator hose would I need to buy with this radiator? I have a 2000 ford taurus that needs a complete replacement of the system.
      Asked on 9/20/2012 by Nelly

      1 answer

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        A Ford Taurus Radiator Hose is actually two hoses, one incoming, one going out, and can bear tremendous hotness and stress. Please ckeck with the Dayco Curved Radiator Hose - part# C71937 and the Dayco Curved Radiator Hose - part# C71939 which are an exact fit for your 2000 Ford Taurus. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

        Answered on 9/20/2012 by Vincent from AAP
    • Q:

      my ford taures was in a front end crash and the brackets are dameged does this come with the rad
      Asked on 6/20/2011 by Anonymous

      1 answer

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        No, it does not include the radiator bracket. It has to be ordered separately for your vehicle.

        Answered on 6/22/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
    • Q:

      is the transmission coolant lines hard to remove
      Asked on 4/1/2011 by Anonymous

      2 answers

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        Well this all depends on the skill level of whoever is removing or replacing the part. Some may have a harder time than others who have experience. I would recommend purchasing a Haynes 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 4/1/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
      • A:

        Yes. The 'quick' connect/'quick disconnect' for these is the worst part of the job, period. You'll need the right tool to start, AC501 but I strongly suggest you find the individual metal tools (because the multi-tool won't fit and the plastic ones often break just trying to use them.)

        I've done hundreds of these and they are always a hassle, except when they are quick. It's very hard to predict but leave plenty of time for these two. Also -do yourself a favour and move the other hoses out of the way as best you can before hand. One last tip is that the locks for these (little metal clips that slide into place after you've reinserted, can accidentally get damaged or just slide elsewhere on the transmission line. Try to take good care of them and keep track of where they are on the line so they don't get to far, particularly from the top one because fishing it back up is a pain.

        Answered on 12/16/2014 by LT from Sarasota, FL
    • Q:

      1996 merc sable radiator. Replace from the top or the bottom of the car.
      Asked on 12/29/2010 by Todd from Pa

      3 answers

      • 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 12/30/2010 by Anonymous
      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        I would recommend purchasing a Haynes 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 12/30/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
      • A:

        The bottom. Although it seems unpopular to report helpful information here. You'll need 21" clearance minimum.

        Answered on 12/16/2014 by LT from Sarasota, FL
    • Q:

      are theses rads plastic and do they crack quick and easy
      Asked on 1/24/2010 by Anonymous

      4 answers

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        These are both plastic and aluminum. If the cooling system is working properly it will most likely not having any problem staying together

        Answered on 3/11/2010 by Mike from AAP
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        They are "plastic" and aluminum. I have never had one crack or leak. These are high tech plastics just like many other parts used on modern autos. I just bought one as a replacement for a 1999 model that had plastic composite parts however the rad. has 206,000 miles on it and 2 brass fitting inserts started to leak from old age. Not bad!

        Answered on 12/12/2010 by Mr. Fix It from Des Moines, IA
      • A:

        I have had this radiator in place for at least a year and anotherone for at least five. None cracked but the trans cooler fitting leaked.

        Answered on 12/21/2010 by Automender from Canton, Oh
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        These are after market, so far things look good. Its hard to say what plastics they use. the cores seem to be good quality, the tanks I'll find out in a few months.

        Answered on 6/14/2010 by john from Lafayette in
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