Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 22
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Not quite OEM
97 Ford F-250 LD. Job took a couple hours. The inlet and outlet tubes are not
Exactly the same length and the bends are close. Be prepared to adapt the plastic piece under the dash where it goes into the engine compartment. The tubes are shorter so I used heater hose and clamps instead of the factory quick connects. Because the bends are close to OEM they will need to be carefully bent up slightly so the cover can be reinstalled.
September 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by goody looks good !
good job !
August 16, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by ArmyVulture Heater Core did not fit.
I ordered one of these cores to replace a leaky one in my 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T coupe. The site assured me that was an exact fit for my car. I got the part and tried to install it in the heater box and none of the pipe bends lined up where they were supposed to be. The core itself was exactly the right size; the pipes just didn't go where they were supposed to. It looked like the pipes came out too far from the core before the first bend which threw everything else off. Anyway, nothing lined up so I returned the part and got another one, thinking the problem might have just been a QC problem at the factory. Same problem again! I do have to say that, although I am unimpressed by Spectra Premium's heater cores, I was very impressed with the parts guys at Pep Boys. They actually drove the part out to my house because my car was already torn apart and I could use it. Anyway, I eventually ordered one from a different vendor and manufacturer and it fit just fine.
I hate giving Spectra this review because I have used almost exclusively Spectra radiators in my cars for years now. I love them. But this part was a complete bust.
June 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by dakotared product was well made
Was difficult to install but that's the car's fault. It fit well and now I finally have heat for the coming winter.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SuperFast I love the older cars!!
Great product. Great install info
May 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Green44 Best price and fast shipping
Part was excellent quality and fast shipping so it didn't hold up progress on my restoration project.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GeneK2 Fits 1971 Mustang with A/C
Part # 94574: The Pep Boys web site warns that this product may not fit a 1971 Mustang, but it does indeed fit vehicles with A/C. I had previously purchased one for a 1972 Mustang with A/C and it fit too. I have not had a problem with it after more than 2 years of use.
December 31, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by DrivewayMechanic Did not fit the car it was specified for
This heater core was all metal and looked to be well constructed (except for one slightly bent inlet pipe), but it absolutely did not fit the vehicle it was supposed to fit. (1997 Kia Sportage) It was both taller and wider than the opening it had to fit into.
December 11, 2014