Radiator

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JOSE ALFREDO JIMENEZ
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 6 CYL
  • TURBO
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
Will a 2000 Malibu radiator fit a Impala 2000?
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Thursday, August 4th, 2016 AT 10:23 PM

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We do not have that information. You did not list the engine sizes, or optional equipment that affect radiator sizes and port locations. There's two ways to find the answer. One is to visit any salvage yard and have them look up the parts in the "Hollander Guide". That is a very expensive book that lists every car model and year. You look up the specific part, then it will give a code number for it. You look up that code number in the back of the book and it will list every model and year that uses that part. For parts like a radiator, you still have to remember there can be three or four different ones that were used in that model so you have to compare the new one to the old one or compare their part numbers.

When you already have a donor car model in mind, like you do here, you can look up the parts on an auto parts supplier's web site. I use the Rock Auto site for things like this. If you find the same part number listed as available for both car models, you know that part could be the same. If both cars list different part numbers, you know they're different, but you still do not know why. One radiator might have a built-in transmission cooler but is otherwise a direct replacement. That is not an issue if your car has a manual transmission or has an external transmission cooler.
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Thursday, August 4th, 2016 AT 10:40 PM

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