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Need help ordering radiator?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by biggecko, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. biggecko

    biggecko [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I have a leaky radiator, no one can seem to give me a straight answer so I was hopping y'all would , I'm going to be ordering from rock auto I have a 2000 Tacoma prerunner 3.4l sr5 Wich one do I need? Is prerunner same as 4wd? Wich brand is best? Thank
     
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    i would say they are probably the same but not 100%. Also are you auto or manual?
     
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    biggecko [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Auto, sorry
     
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    make sure you get a radiator for auto. theres transmission fluid lines that run to the radiatior as well. sort of like a rad. inside a rad. it just cools the fluid.
     
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    Yah I noticed those hoses, would I need to flush my trans or top it off when I change the radiator?
     
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    now im not 100% on that. Maybe someone else can chime in
     
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    Do you know what radiator I need?
     
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    Anybody?
     
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    another thing to see is if you have the tow package, as the radiator is angled like 2 degrees different. dont know if this makes a difference though to the radiator itself.

    flush no, but refill yes. any lines you open you would have to reflow the system with fresh fluid. its a great opportunity though to change fluids.
     
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    biggecko [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just recently had a trans flush , I don't mind topping it off , how do I tell if I have a tow package, I know I have an oil cooler and a hitch
     
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    biggecko [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What should I order? Need a rad bad! Lol
     
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