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Old 11-27-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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Radiator Question

I just bought a '02 wrangler sahara, and it looks like it has radiator problems. It has a automatic trans. and 82000 miles on it. Overall good shape. Can the '02 radiator be rebuilt, or is it wiser to install a new one...Thank you, and a Happy Thanksgiving to all... Froggy01

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Old 11-27-2013, 06:02 PM   #2
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Plastic and aluminum, just get a new one.

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Old 11-27-2013, 06:05 PM   #3
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OE radiators are sealed and not rebuildable. I strongly recommend another Mopar OE radiator which has a better build quality than most aftermarket radiators... most of which come from China. Not to mention the Mopar has an all aluminum core which is best for cooling.

A good source for discounted Mopar parts is www.wermopar.com.
When you have a choice, buy American.

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Old 11-27-2013, 09:09 PM   #4
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get yourself an all metal welded one. they are more expensive but in return more reliable. I made the mistake going plastic aluminum to save a few bucks and had to replace it in less than a year.
at least it was under warranty.

here is one that is almost cheaper than the alumiplastic.

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