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OPR OE Style Replacement Radiator (97-04 V8)

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Features & Details

  • OE Style Replacement Radiator
  • Direct Fit - No Alterations Required
  • Works with Both Automatic and Manual Transmissions
  • Fits 1997-2004 GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and SVT Cobra Mustangs
Stay Cool. Is your Pony overheating? Then replace that damaged or leaky old stock radiator with a brand new direct fit OPR OE style replacement from AmericanMuscle to keep your Mustang running cooler for optimum performance.

OEM Quality. Made to the original factory specifications from OEM quality materials this Mustang Radiator is a direct fit replacement with no alterations required for a straight forward install, that will provide years of reliable operation.

Application. This OPR OE Style Mustang Radiator is designed to be a direct fit replacement for both automatic and manual 1997-2004 V8 Mustangs including the GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and SVT Cobra models. Does not fit V6 models.

Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

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  • (1) Radiator
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Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • Cobra - 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
  • GT - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Fits both automatic and manual transmission

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Great Replacement Radiator

This radiator fit right in place as a direct replacement for the original one. There are no instructions, but the passenger side bracket upon which the fan attaches is replaced by an included nut. Very ...

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OE radiator

This item. Was a great fit ! At. First I was a little worried that it wouldn't fit or work correctly for my 03 cobra but. When I got it and put it in it for perfectly just slid right in! Definitely worth ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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My original radiator does not have the 2 brass fittings shown on the left side. Will this still work, do I just cap them off?


  • The OPR OE Style Replacement Radiator is based on the automatic version of the radiator, which means it will have the two brass fittings for the integral automatic transmission cooler. When used with manual transmission vehicles, these may be capped off, plugged or left as is without issue.

    Rob D

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Is there any modification required for 03/04 Cobra? Seemed to come in contact with power steering lines on drivers side of car due to the plastic tank


  • The OPR OE Style Replacement Radiator should be a direct fit with your 2003 Cobra. You should not need to make any other modifications for a proper install.


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What is the cooling compasity of the radiator. How much horse power can it handle. How many cores is it composed of.


  • The OPR OE Style Replacement Radiator is a single core direct replacement radiator that will maintain the OEM cooling system capacity. This will be sufficient cooling for stock, and bolt on cars, but would not be a good fit for supercharged or turbocharged cars.

    Rob D

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Hello could you please identify the brand or manufacturer of this radiator? I'm considering purchasing this radiator to replace my leaking Radiator.


  • This is a house-brand radiator; we hire a private manufacturer to produce this radiator for us.


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Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

  • 5/5

    July 16, 2012

    Great Replacement Radiator

    This radiator fit right in place as a direct replacement for the original one. There are no instructions, but the passenger side bracket upon which the fan attaches is replaced by an included nut. Very easy installation. I would def. recommend.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    March 21, 2014

    OE radiator

    This item. Was a great fit ! At. First I was a little worried that it wouldn't fit or work correctly for my 03 cobra but. When I got it and put it in it for perfectly just slid right in! Definitely worth the money and he price you can't be that!


    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra McAllen, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    October 17, 2016


    This radiator is a perfect replacement for oem radiator. Have been battling over heating problem with my 2000 gt for 3 months. New water pump, new thermostat, finally fixed with this great radiator replacement.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 27, 2016

    Works well, no leaks

    Great stock replacement, dropped right in to where the stock one was no problems, bolted right in fan fit and same with overflow tank, ran into no issues besides the coolant drain turn dial looked different than in the picture which scared me for a minute until I took a wrench to it to turn and it works just like it should.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    February 14, 2015

    Great Replacement.

    The product was a direct fit. The only thing I had to do was remove the old radiator and place the new one in. There is no cutting or fab work to be done.The only thing that kind of threw me off was the two inlets for the automatic transmission coolant but once I went back and read that the radiator was for both manual and automatic I was fine. Product looks great and I have no complaints.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Jonesboro, GA

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  • 5/5

    December 12, 2014

    Just what I needed!

    Perfect fit, easy install, shipped fast! What's cool is that this radiator will work on auto transmissions as well as manual transmissions! Fit like factory!


    Year: 2000 Submodel: Other Maryland

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  • 5/5

    June 20, 2014

    simple fix straight forward install

    Long story short my radiator burst at the seams pulling in my driveway. I got this and put this in within no time and it works like a charm


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Lansdowne PA

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  • 5/5

    February 18, 2014

    great product!

    This is a good replacement choice for any mustang it fit right into my mustang no problem. my car automatically runs cooler. I went ahead and just knocked it all out at once, new hoses and new coolant runs alot better. another good job from american muscle. I recommend this to any mustang owner in need of a radiator if you cant afford mishimoto like me very fast shipping as well and install wasn't bad at all


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    December 20, 2013

    Great radiator

    I'm building a 97 mustangs and needed a radiator. It's beautiful and predict if you want a stock radiator.


    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT Jacksonville, FL, USA

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  • 5/5

    November 22, 2013

    Worked like a charm

    Radiator seems well constructed & had no leaks. Job took no more than 20min. I simply could not be more happy. Thank You American Muscle!


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Cottage Grove

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  • 5/5

    October 19, 2013

    Great radiator for the price

    Purchased this radiator to replace the performance radiator that came in my mustang when I got it. The old mishimoto performance radiator that came in the car had split at the seams. My understanding is the radiator only lasted 2-3 years so I am hoping this one lasts longer even though I believe it is the same brand. Installation was very easy. Just remove the coolant reservoir, coolant hoses, the fan and then the radiator comes right out. I've had this rad for a couple months now and it works great. Temperature gauge stays right where it should. Shipping was fast as always, especially because I live on the east coast.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT New Jersey

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  • 5/5

    September 18, 2017


    perfect replacement, and super easy installation even for a newbie. I was kinda hoping it would've with new hardware. my old one still worked fine, but it's a nice replacement and gives me peace of mind. still working on reinstalling a reman engine so I haven't fired it up, but I have no doubts about it.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

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  • 5/5

    August 29, 2017

    Replacement for punctured radiator

    My radiator got a hole in it, and so I bought my replacement from American Muscle because of the good experience I've had in the past with their products. So far it works like it should, but I was worried about the transmission cooler lines squiring all my coolant out because I have a manual but I called American Muscle and they were very nice and helpful! Don't go to O'Reilleys or Auto Zone if American Muscle has it! Oh, and a iOS and Android app would be nice tho ;)


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 04, 2017

    OEM radiator replacment

    Great reliable radiator, easy install. Original had a small leak around 79k miles. Quick shipping.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

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  • 5/5

    May 24, 2017

    Works well

    Installed it on my 02 gt, with enough space for my new condenser. Radiator working well so far no leaks. Thanks A.M


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    November 18, 2016

    OE Style Radiator

    Fitment was on point. No issues everything bolted up. Delivery was very quick. Installation time was less than an hour. Very pleased.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    November 05, 2016

    Perfect fit, and easy to install

    This radiator fit perfectly without any problems. It took me, maybe a total of 30 minutes to replace it. It has been working great so far, no issues. It is actually incredibly easy to install. I did it without even lifting the car. I should also add that I already had no coolant to drain because I lost all of it already from my old radiator blowing apart at the seam.


    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    June 20, 2014


    I was actually skeptical, that it was not going to be a direct fit, but it was. My cobra actually runs between 1 and 2 degrees cooler, then it did before, so I highly recommend this product from American muscle.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra West Chester, PA, USA

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  • 5/5

    March 16, 2014

    excellent fit no modifications needed. looks great

    I was able to install this with no problem. And has performed great since ive had it.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT Memphis, TN, USA

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