• Direct replacement
  • Plastic tanks with aluminum core
  • Dimensions:
    • Height: 28 1/4"
    • Width: 17 1/4"
    • Thickness: 1 1/4"
  • Built to strict quality control specifications

Construction Note:

Due to new advances in radiator design and technology, this radiator may be constructed from materials that are different from your original. If so, the radiator will still fit and function properly but will be more efficient in cooling. If you have a question about actual construction materials or would like more information on this radiator, please call us @ 888-844-3393 prior to ordering.


Radiators may incur bent cooling fins or small imperfections during shipping or manufacturing. A few bent fins or small dents and scratches do not affect the fit or the function of the part. Neither our 60 Day satisfaction guarantee, nor the manufacturer's warranty, cover these types of insignificant damages.

Transmission Cooler Note:

Some radiators are designed to be used on both automatic and manual transmission applications. These radiator may have fittings for an automatic transmission fluid cooler. However these radiators can be used on manual transmission models without issue and require no additional parts or modifications.

Direct Fit Replacement

Direct fit replacement radiator with core thickness that is equal to the OE radiator.  Other manufacturers make the radiator's core slightly thinner than the OEM to save money.  This decreases the overall performance and lifespan of the part.

Premium Aluminum Core

Engineered for top performance with a premium core that provides efficient cooling and heat-transfer.

100% Leak Tested

100% leak tested and built to strict quality control standards.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. step : Accessing the Radiator (1:04)
    • Remove the seven 10mm bolts from the fan shroud.
    • Remove the four bolts securing the skid plate under the radiator.
    • Remove the two bolts from the bottom of the fan shroud. Remove the shroud.
    • Spray the fittings with penetrating oil.
    • Tuck the hoses back.
  2. step : Removing the Radiator (4:14)
    • Put a catch pan under the drain and using a screwdriver drain the fluid.
    • Remove the 10mm bolts in the radiator mounts.
    • Use pliers to push the clamp clips together and slide it back along the radiator hose.
    • Twist the radiator hose off.
    • Use the wrenches to remove the radiator lines.
    • Lift and tie up the bottom lines to avoid leaking.
    • Pull back the lower radiator hose clamp using pliers.
    • Place a catch pan underneath.
    • Pull off the low radiator hose.
    • Lift the radiator up and out.
    • Vacuum out the area the radiator was in.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Drain Pan
  • Funnel

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Anti-Freeze
  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

  • 11/16 Inch Socket

  • Wrenches - SAE

  • 25/32 Wrench
  • 5/8 Inch Wrench

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Vehicle Fit

  • 1996-1998 Chevy C1500 Truck Radiator V6 4.3L
  • 1996-1998 Chevy C1500 Truck Radiator V8 5.0L
  • 1996-1998 Chevy C2500 Truck Radiator V8 5.0L
  • 1996-1998 Chevy K1500 Truck Radiator V8 5.0L
  • 1996-1998 Chevy K1500 Truck Radiator V6 4.3L
  • 1996-1998 Chevy K2500 Truck Radiator V8 5.0L
  • 1996-1998 GMC C1500 Truck Radiator V8 5.0L
  • 1996-1998 GMC C1500 Truck Radiator V6 4.3L
  • 1996-1998 GMC C2500 Truck Radiator V8 5.0L
  • 1996-1998 GMC K1500 Truck Radiator V8 5.0L
  • 1996-1998 GMC K1500 Truck Radiator V6 4.3L
  • 1996-1998 GMC K2500 Truck Radiator V8 5.0L

This part replaces:

  • Spectra Premium Industries CU1790
  • Partslink GM3010260
  • TYC 1790
Part #: 1ARAD00610

How-to Video:

(09:08 min)