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Unread 04-07-2012, 05:58 PM   #16
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I'm running a Craigslist special $50 Autozone spekter replacement radiator in my Jeep for now... it is working ok so far...

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Unread 04-07-2012, 06:29 PM   #17
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I just replaced mine today, along with thermostat, water pump, ect. After searching on here, the general concensus was to stick with OEM. I had about 120,xxx on mine before it started to leak.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 06:38 PM   #18
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I went to wermopar.com and did a search using your year model and saw where it listed mj & xj auto but not tj. Curious. When I bought mine (which is an '05), it was listed for tj. If I were you, I'd give them a call and see if they don't have one for your year model. I don't know what the differences would be between a '97 and '05-maybe the transmission cooler connects? Just don't know.
Yeah, it's weird... When looking through the threads, almost every single one of them mentions wermopar.com, too. I'll just have to call on Monday, I guess...
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Unread 04-07-2012, 06:39 PM   #19
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I'm running a Craigslist special $50 Autozone spekter replacement radiator in my Jeep for now... it is working ok so far...
Yeah, I definitely checked with my friend Craig. Unfortunately, he was unable to help me this time...
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Unread 04-07-2012, 06:44 PM   #20
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I went through jeepoemparts.com, they're in texas somewhere. i got my stuff in 3 days from ordering. i'd give you the part numbers, but since mine is a standard i don't think it would help.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 06:51 PM   #21
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I went through jeepoemparts.com, they're in texas somewhere. i got my stuff in 3 days from ordering. i'd give you the part numbers, but since mine is a standard i don't think it would help.
They're also on my "call on Monday" list. For some reason, they don't have the auto-trans listed, either. Of course, if you check the Mopar website, you can't pull-up anything past 2001.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 06:58 PM   #22
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Heres what I found. Hope it helps. ERO is 4.0L, DGO is for Auto trans
52080184 1 J ER0 DG0 Aluminum

Quick OrderOld Part Number52080184New Part Number5102983AA Part NameRADIATOR ENGINE COOL MSRP$322.00Core$0.00Save$76.89Online Price$245.11


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Unread 04-07-2012, 07:13 PM   #23
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Heres what I found. Hope it helps. ERO is 4.0L, DGO is for Auto trans
52080184 1 J ER0 DG0 Aluminum

Quick OrderOld Part Number52080184New Part Number5102983AA Part NameRADIATOR ENGINE COOL MSRP$322.00Core$0.00Save$76.89Online Price$245.11


Cool! I found it with the part number... Weird how that's the only way to get to it... Thanks!
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Unread 04-07-2012, 09:23 PM   #24
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I just replaced mine today, along with thermostat, water pump, ect. After searching on here, the general concensus was to stick with OEM. I had about 120,xxx on mine before it started to leak.
When it rains, it pours. In the last month, I've changed the thermo, water-pump, bypass hose and a freeze plug. I guess the rad is the only thing that I lack from having a brand-new cooling system! Right there with you, bud. Yeah, I'll probably be going OEM. Now, to find the best deal without having to wait weeks to get my rig back on the road.

Thanks for all the help - AND that part number!
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Unread 04-07-2012, 09:37 PM   #25
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I purchased this Silla all aluminum radiator Was more than a new stock one but not by much and does not have the plastic top and bottom which have failed a few guys I know of. Out of the box.




The new radiator had two additional lines at the bottom (see photo above) that my stock one did not... These are lines used for cooling automatic transmission fluid. I have a manual so I have no use for them.

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Unread 04-07-2012, 09:49 PM   #26
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I have an appointment to drop off my brass/copper radiator on monday and have it rodded and boiled. This guy did my old xj and necessary had an issue after words so trust his work. Going to replace all cooling components minus heater core as jeep has 120000 on the clock and not sure of previous owners maintenance. An ounce of prevention.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 10:13 PM   #27
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the stock oem unit in my jeep went out at 70,000 miles. sprung a leak were the plastic is clamped down. i am using a Griffin Radiator from quadratec now for $365 and have never had any problems in 200,000 miles. my friend who had the same leak problem with his oem after 40,000 miles on his 2005 has been using this one from ebay 1987-2006 JEEP WRANGLER YJ AND TJ ALL ALUMINUM RADIATOR ONE INCH ROWS got it for $195 he has not had any problems with it.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #28
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My stock radiator went out.... 9 years 54,000 miles.

I replaced it with one from Amazon since the free shipping makes a huge difference on stuff up here in Kodiak Alaska...

http://www.amazon.com/Spectra-Premium-CU2101-Complete-Radiator/dp/B000C7W22A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333859695&sr=8-1
Less than $100, OEM "style" and according to the manufacture website, manufactured in North America.

Only had it for a bit though - we'll see how it holds up.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 11:04 PM   #29
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Call the guys at http://www.onsalejeepparts.com/ , they ship free and probably you'll find a decent radiator there under $300 Get most of my replacement parts there lately...
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Unread 04-07-2012, 11:38 PM   #30
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i'll tell you what DIDN'T work ... radiator barn ***** ... stay away ... far, far away!
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