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
Rated 5 out of 5 by extonmark Heater core worked as expected
Product worked as expected. No leaks or stoppages. Heat working like new now.
Installation was not easy (dash in my 2001 Taurus had to be raised on the passenger side to get to the old core), but that is a design issue, not the fault of this product. Overall, I am satisfied. It does what it is supposed to do.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HJJ1 Great design
This heater core comes with pipes that swivel at the heater core connection. This enables the heater core to be replaced without having to entirely remove your heater and evaporater box. Therefore, you do not have to evacuate your A/C system. Vey good product at a great price.
November 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by astroowner Heater Core works as it should
Form, Fit ,Function all good. Installation easy, OEM totally compatable. No leakage. Will update after 6mo-1 yr in operation
November 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Peabody Excellent price but didn't match web image
Removed my old heater core with no problems, the supply and return metal tubes slipped out of the side of the core and the core slid out. The replacement core came with the metal tubes installed and crimped in place. It was not possible to install the new heater core with the tubes installed. I had to uncrimp the supply/return tubes so I could install the heater core, then I sort of crimped them again with pliers. Not what I expected but it doesn't leak and it works just fine now. Took about 30 minutes longer than expected but it works and the price was excellent.
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robrod93230 Heater core replacement
Good quality product
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yashua The product was a direct fit
The replacement part was a direct fit. I did not experience any problems related to this part. I rated the ease of installation poor because of the difficulty I encountered installing the product. However, the problems with installation were not related to the replacement part, but the vehicle design,
November 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sw44mag exact fit product
excellent shipping and pricing. only thing I would recommend would be an installation sheet stating that if you are replacing the original brass-copper heater core with the new aluminum core, be careful about the long screws originally holding core in place, because they will puncture the tank on the new core,as the original screws are too long. no big deal, just use a little common sense,and watch what you are doing. not a bad product for the money. ron m.
October 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DrNBody Great piece, need long term experience to finalize my answer
I just put it in, it looked very close to the original piece. Once I have some significant usage with it, I can say what I think of the piece.
October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim7 Premium quality, great price & lightning fast delivery
Very pleased with the product and the ultra--fast delivery. Would not hesitate to use this source again, or to suggest this seller to others.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by heat perfect fit
everything fit perfect so its nice and warm now.
January 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by averageguy it works
It went in ok, and didn't leak
October 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by givemeadew fits great
it went in great all the lines was in the right place it looked good
September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jesenest good
good item & very good prices, love yaaaa.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jackman good fit
Product easy to install fit well
July 26, 2013