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Spectra Premium Spectra Premium Radiator

COMPLETE RADIATOR - B2251
Overall rating:
4.5 / 5
4.5
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5
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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76 out of 8095%of reviewers recommend this.
Customer reviews for Spectra Premium Radiator
Review 1 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Radiator at an Affordable Price

PostedAugust 21, 2014
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:35-44
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
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Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
After reading the reviews online, I decided to purchase the radiator. When I lined up the old one to compare the bottom, the transmission spout was slightly different, but everything else was the same. It is slighly wider and doesn't fit exactly, but what do you expect for an after-market item. I used a combinaton wrench, vice-grips, 10mm and 12mm socket to take off the radiator and completed it within an hour. I'm a DIY kind of guy and looked at youtube before removing it. A mechanic wanted to charge me $300, so I'm happy that I removed and installed it myself.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5

at least its not leaking coolant

PostedAugust 19, 2014
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Location: oakgrove,mn
Would you purchase this product again?No
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:45-54
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do all vehicle repairs myself
Price: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Value: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Quality: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Durability: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
2 / 5
2 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
1 / 5
1 / 5
radiator does not leak coolant but the transmission cooler line fittings that came with the radiator leak transmission fluid
 wish it did not leak transmissiob fluid at the new fittings
 ok
 wont buy a spectra radiator again
 poor quality transmission cooler fittings
Pros Price
Cons Dependability, leaks transmission fluid
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

had the setup i needed

PostedAugust 18, 2014
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Location: carrollton,ohio
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:No
Age:55-64
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do all vehicle repairs myself
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
needed a good radiator and tjis one looks good
Pros Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great product

PostedAugust 16, 2014
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Location: Waldorf, MD, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Age:18-24
Gender:Male
Price: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The product fit perfectly for my 2001 Hyundai Elantra. Installation took about an hour or so. Great product.
Pros Warranty, Dependability, instillation
Cons Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great radiator at a great price.

PostedAugust 11, 2014
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Location: Marana, AZ
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Age:45-54
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best price on this radiator was at Pep Boys. Installed fine. Works great. Lifetime warranty.
Pros Warranty, Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Very reasonable pricing and excellent product

PostedAugust 7, 2014
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Location: South Amboy, New Jersey, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:No
Age:25-34
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:Online
Level of Expertise:I always take my vehicle to a professional
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
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Quality: 
5 / 5
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Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
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Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
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Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My mechanic was able to quickly install my radiator and hey my car functioning at optimal level, keeping my engine as cool as possible. Highly recommend purchasing this product.
 I already have recommended it to other people.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5

good radiator for the money

PostedAugust 4, 2014
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Location: NJ
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Price: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
4 / 5
4 / 5
May not have the finish of a factory radiator but it did slide in and bolt up like the original Toyota one.
Two small issues:
1)Bolts holding the mounting brackets to the radiator were loose out the box,so double-check before installing.
2)Hose fittings for both coolant and trans slightly smaller than factory.Depending on the condition of your stock spring clamps you may want to replace them with normal hose clamps.
Pros Price
Cons loose hardware, smaller hose connections
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Newer style alum with plastic tanks

PostedJuly 25, 2014
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
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Durability: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Easy install with all hardware and fittings matching OEM. Hope it can stand up to the durability of a HD P/U truck.
 Easy to use and order
 Time will tell
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Product review

PostedJuly 18, 2014
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Location: Douglasville GA USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:No
Age:45-54
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect fit
Pros Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

No problems

PostedJuly 15, 2014
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Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:Over 65
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The package included installation instructions and all the parts fit fine. Have been running with the new radiator for three weeks with no problems
Pros Price, Dependability
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Review 11 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Does the job. Only time will tell.

PostedJuly 14, 2014
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Location: Chico, CA, USA
Rewards Member:No
Age:55-64
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
3 / 5
3 / 5
So far so good. Check back in 100,000 miles and I'll give you my final word.
Pros Price, availability
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Fit was perfect and works great.

PostedJuly 12, 2014
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Location: Stockton, MO 65785
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:No
Gender:Female
Shopping Preference:Online
Level of Expertise:I do all vehicle repairs myself
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The radiator fit exactly as original. Now my daughter's car runs without overheating. Previous owner had used some type of stop leak and it stopped circulation instead. I like the pay online feature with Pepboys. I can pay in advance, give the pick up slip to my daughter for the item. Great when I am short on time!
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

exact fit

PostedJuly 9, 2014
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Price: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
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Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Put it in and took a 1000 mile trip to Mexico no problems
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

In stock, cheap & fit perfectly.

PostedJuly 8, 2014
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Location: Sacramento, CA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:45-54
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store
Level of Expertise:I do all vehicle repairs myself
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall it's at least, if not a better product than OEM.
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Pros Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

the radiator was exact fit just as advertised

PostedJuly 7, 2014
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quick delivery. I picked it up at the store
 loved the online discount
Pros Price, Dependability
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Spectra Premium Radiator

PostedJuly 6, 2014
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Location: Glendale, CA, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:55-64
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent
Pros Warranty, Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect fit!

PostedJuly 3, 2014
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Location: Stateline,NV
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:No
Age:55-64
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
No problems!
 If I bought this same radiator in town it would have cost me $170.00. Pep Boys saved me $70.00 . Thank you!
 Outstanding
 Yes
 To anybody
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Does not fit 1988 Toyota pickup

PostedJune 15, 2014
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Location: Bakersfield, CA, USA
Would you purchase this product again?No
Did you find everything you were looking for?No
Age:35-44
Gender:Male
Price: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Quality: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
1 / 5
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Durability: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I replaced my radiator with this one and found that the hood hits the cap just enough to cause the neck to crack. Now I'm out $130 and still need a radiator. I guess it may be a good product for vehicles that it fits.
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Review 19 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect fit on a 99 WJ

PostedMay 23, 2014
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
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Durability: 
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Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Old Rad started leaking and bought this one for an awesome price. Item was ordered online and was ready for pickup after a few hours.
Lower cooler nipple had a problem with the treads making it impossible for the cooler line to be screwed, but no biggie, removed the nipple and replaced it with the old one.
No leaks, and product seems to be working fine. Very happy with the purchase....
Pros Price
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Review 20 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Exact replacement for 02 Jeep Liberty

PostedMarch 28, 2014
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is the second radiator that I've had to replace in my 2002 Jeep Liberty Limited. The first radiator I had replaced in 2011 by a local shop for around $300. This time I opted to do the repair myself and save some money. After talking to a radiator specialist I decided to replace the thermostat and upper, lower hoses as well. The replacements took around 3-4 hours to complete which wasn't too bad. The radiator was a perfect match and fit. Luckily when I made the purchase the price was $100 less than priced today.
Pros Warranty, Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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