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Old 03-02-2010, 08:31 PM
ropenrein ropenrein is offline
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Default Leaking Radiator which type is correct?

I noticed my radiator leaking today and it appears there may be a crack down near the lower radiator hose (I wacked a drift pretty hard earlier this winter). I have been on Ebay, O'Reilly Auto, Autozone, Ford OEM Parts, to name a few and have found quite a range in prices and types of radiators. The questions are does this truck get a 1 row, 2 row, or 3 row radiator? Are they transmission specific? Are the cheap ones ($106) as good as the expensive ($250)? Any thoughts or info is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:46 PM
bigcountry bigcountry is offline
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well first off you dont need a tranny cooler cause you have a 5speed. and tranny coolers in your rad are only for automatics and for the next question is im gonna have to say get a 2row you dont really need a 3row unless your towing or doing some high revving or just drive the truck really hard or you are in the south or out west where the summers can get pretty hot. maybe someone can step in and give you a better answer
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:25 PM
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I just bought a new one from e-bay for $100. Just typed in 03 ranger radiator and it came up. Brand new with lifetime warranty. Came in today and it looks just like the OEM.
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