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New Radiator

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Jucardon, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Aug 27, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    Jucardon

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    Hello. My 97 Tacoma (3.4 4x4) just cracked the radiator at 150k miles. Don't know yet what caused the crack but I know that I will need a new radiator. Is there any suggestion for an upgrade to the radiator and cooling system?
     
  2. Aug 27, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    Us3r

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    koyo oem replacement for quality oem parts.
     
  3. Aug 30, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    Thanks a lot.
    I also checked at Pepboys and they came back with 3 different radiator sizes: w/22 5/8", w/20 3/4", and w/18 11/16".
    How do I know which one is the size on my Tacoma???
     
  4. Aug 30, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    Automatic or manual? My 97 3.4, 4x4, Automatic was 22 5/8. Do you still have the old one to measure to be 100% sure?
     
  5. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    Jucardon

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    I pulled out the radiator and took it to a store. They provided the exact replacement. Also got the radiator cap.
    I also got a thermostat and seal. I decided to changed it since I will be working on that area. I will let you know how it goes with the assembly process.
    Thanks a lot!!!
     
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