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radiator mystery

Well, the drama continues with my radiator.

Radiator #2 from Advance doesn’t work either. Well, that is, it’s not quite right.

On my old radiator, the right side has two things: the outlet port, and an electrical connector of some kind that I assume has a temperature sensor on the inside.

This new one, however, doesn’t have the electrical connector, and instead has a small inlet and outlet port – I assume to connect to an external temp sensor on a different model, or something.

Well, I took it back, and they had nothing else. I tried Autozone, and they had the same radiators for ‘88/’89 as well as ‘87, both of which I had tried.

I will have to call the dealer to get an authoritative answer, but I have a sneaking suspicion you are supposed to just cap those extraneous inlet/outlet ports and live without the temp sensor for the fans, or something.

I don’t know, it’s a mystery.