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Old 04-13-2011, 11:37 AM
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Radiator Interchange Question

I have a 97 Ranger 2.3 Automatic. Will radiator from a 98 Ranger V6 Automatic be compatible? Hope someone here knows.. Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:53 PM
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go to an online source like autozone and check part numbers. Better yet go to a local radiator shop and ask them, they should know.
 
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I went to rockauto and compared 97 2.3L radiator to 97 3.0/4.0L radiators. The hoses and trans cooler lines are on opposite sides for the 4cyl and V6's.
So I would say no, the 98 V6 radiator won't work in place of the 97 2.3L radiator.

New radiators there start at ~$90. Given the expected lifespan of the plastic/aluminum variation, I'd say you would be better off getting a new unit that is designed to fit properly.
 
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:26 PM
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Thanks for your reply. I will probably just get a new one as that is reasonable price for new radiator. Thanks again,
 
 


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