Specifications:

  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control specifications
  • Engineered for optimum heat-transfer performance and fit
  • 100% tested prior to leaving factory
  • Proper fittings for transmission lines (if needed)

Packaging:

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.

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 : Draining the Coolant (1:02)
    • Remove the radiator cap by turning counterclockwise
    • Remove the four 10mm bolts securing the cover underneath the radiator
    • Pull the cover down
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Open up the plug with a 19mm wrench
    • Let the radiator drain
    • Hand-tighten the plug
  2. step : Removing the Intake Tube (2:38)
    • Remove the Phillips head screws from the throttle body cover
    • Remove the 7mm bolt from the throttle body cover
    • Loosen the two clamps on the intake hose
    • Loosen the clasps on the intake box
    • Remove the intake tube and box
  3. step : Removing the Upper Radiator Hose (3:32)
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Compress and slide the hose clamp nearest the radiator back
    • Twist off the radiator hose off of the radiator
    • Let the hose drain
  4. step : Removing the Radiator (4:06)
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the fan shroud
    • Lift the fan shroud up and hang it back over the fan
    • Remove the radiator overflow hose
    • Make sure the transmission cooler line nut is rotating when you remove it
    • Remove the transmission cooler line bolts with a 16mm wrench
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the radiator
    • Compress and slide the hose clamp nearest the radiator back
    • Twist off the radiator hose off of the radiator
    • Let the hose drain
    • Remove the transmission cooler line bracket
    • Lift the radiator up and out
  5. step : Installing the Radiator (7:19)
    • Insert the radiator into place
    • Insert the old air dam to the new radiator
    • Tighten the two 10mm bolts to the radiator
    • Hand-tighten the transmission cooler lines
    • Tighten the transmission cooler lines with a 16mm wrench
    • Lift the fan shroud up into its slots
    • Tighten the two 10mm bolts to the fan shroud
  6. step : Reinstalling the Upper Radiator Hose (8:55)
    • Connect the radiator hose to the radiator
    • Tighten the clamp to the hose
    • Connect the lower radiator hose to the radiator
    • Tighten the clamp to the hose
    • Insert the bottom cover into place
    • Tighten the four 10mm bolts to the cover
  7. step : Reinstalling the Intake Tube (10:37)
    • Insert the intake tube and air box cover into place
    • Tighten the hose clamps with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Reconnect the breather hose
    • Reconnect the MAF sensor
    • Insert the throttle cover into place
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the cover
    • Tighten the 7mm bolt to the cover
    • Insert the lower cover into place
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts to the cover
  8. step : Bleeding the System (11:30)
    • Fill the radiator with the appropriate mixture
    • Leave the radiator cap off
    • Leave the funnel in the radiator
    • Place a drain pan beneath the radiator
    • Put the fan on the lowest setting
    • Put the heat on the highest setting
    • Run the vehicle
    • Watch the air bubbles
    • Refill coolant as needed while the vehicle is running
    • Let the coolant reach operating temperature
    • Wait for the coolant level to stop dropping
    • Check for heat to come out of the vents
    • Turn the vehicle off
    • Reinstall the radiator cap
    • Top off the overflow bottle if necessary
    • Test drive the vehicle and monitor the coolant levels

Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Adjustable Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions
  • 3/8 Inch Drive Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Fan Clutch Wrench

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench

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Exactly as described: Direct Replacement
As a returning customer I didn't expect any surprises. There were none. Search and order process were effortless. The part was delivered on time and well packaged.
The You Tube video detailed each step of the installation clearly and precisely. Draining and refilling the cooling system took longer that removing and replacing the radiator.
October 10, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
98 Ford Ranger Replacement Radiator
I developed a leak in my radiator on my Ford Ranger. I have purchased parts on multiple occasions from 1aauto.com in the past and have always been satisfied. This purchase was no different from past experiences. The price is uncomparable to local parts stores. Shipping was free and I received the radiator two days after placing order. The radiator was a perfect quality replacement. Anytime I need parts I look to 1aauto.com without hesitation.
June 14, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Fit like the original
Desilgn very appears to be equal to the factory original factory radiator. Went in with ease and so far have not experienced any problems. Hope it last as long as the original!
January 25, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Great Experience!
We ordered a new radiator for our old truck. It was our first order from this company. We were extremely happy with the price (after getting several other prices). The part shipped right to our door, very quickly, with no problems. The tutorial was so helpful that my husband was able to install the part himself, which saved us $100. We are very satisfied customers!!!
October 7, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
I enjoyed every bit of my experience thank you I will definitely recommend y'all
November 16, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Good Value
Great Replacement. Buy it and be glad you did. fits just like the original Ford Radiator i took out which was 20 years old.
January 25, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Installation
I bought a few items from a1auto, and I'm very satisfied with products. Installation videos were real helpful on how to . I will definitely recommend in ordering with confidence an fast and secure orders any items for sure....thank you and keep the good work.
July 10, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
No leaks yet
Replacement went smoothly and the radiator has started leaking yet.
October 14, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Radiator
Purchased radiator for my 98 ranger from you, it is an exact fit, nonproblems at all. Would recommend your company to anyone. I will be buying more products from you
July 27, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
Item not yet delivered.
Whenever I do receive the product, I would gladly comment.
Presently my vehicle is sitting in the shop.
December 8, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
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Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 5 answers
My truck is a flex fuel. Is it the same radiator?
Will A on May 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This part is specific to vehicles with a particular set of options. We will need more information about your vehicle to confirm the fit. Please feel free to call our customer service department for clarification @ 888-844-3393.
Will this radiator work on 4 wheel drive?
Marty G on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, as long as the other engine specifications match our listing.
Do I have to use the transmission cooler on this and if not what do I have to do to block those lines?
Steve on Nov 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If your vehicle is an automatic transmission, then you will use your transmission cooler. If your vehicle is a manual transmission you may use rubber plugs to block these additional holes for fittings.

How-to Video:

(14:33 min)

Tools List:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Adjustable Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions
  • 3/8 Inch Drive Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Fan Clutch Wrench

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench



This part replaces:

  • Spectra Premium Industries CU2173
  • Partslink FO3010151
  • Hollander 675-02454
  • OE # 6L5Z8005DA
  • Spectra Premium Industries CU2310
  • TYC 2173

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  • 2002-2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Radiator for Models with 1 Inch Thick Top Channel
  • 1998-2011 Ford Ranger Radiator V6 4.0L for Models with 1 Inch Thick Top Channel
  • 1998-2008 Ford Ranger Radiator V6 3.0L for Models with 1 Inch Thick Top Channel
  • 1998-2007 Mazda B3000 Truck Radiator for Models with 1 Inch Thick Top Channel
  • 1998-2009 Mazda B4000 Truck Radiator for Models with 1 Inch Thick Top Channel
  • 2001 Mercury Mountaineer Radiator for Models with 1 Inch Thick Top Channel V6 4.0L
Part #: 1ARAD00852

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