Widespread GM AC condenser causes discussed : 2014-2015 1500 Silverado, 1500 Sierra, Tahoe, Suburban, and Yukon.


The OE condenser and OE A/C system is/has been experiencing warranty issues in the field on the 2014-2015 Silverado 1500, Sierra 1500, Tahoe, Suburban, and Yukon models. 

Dealer Part Number: 23141861, 84211191  

We now understand the problems with the OE A/C system are based on a combination of 2] major failure modes of original equipment both of which are discussed below; and, both of which contributes to the high volume of replacement sales of Radiator Express condenser SKU 222562:

  1. The OE discharge hose assembly develops a hole over time in the sharp 90o bend just after the refrigerant muffler in the line before the condenser (see image below).  This 90o bend after the muffler, but before the condenser, in the inlet hose assembly which attaches to the condenser; discharges refrigerant from the muffler and causes the bend to erode/corrode, especially since the pipe material is thinner at this bend.  This hole, when it occurs, causes the refrigerant to catastrophically release from the A/C system in a very short time. 
A GM dealership confirmed to us that GM made a design change after 2015 to the hose assembly configuration so that the bend is not so sharp.  The dealership also indicated to us that the model years effected are 2014 and 2015 only. Furthermore, the reason for the increase in condenser replacement sales is that when the refrigerant leaks, the compressor can fail.  When the compressor fails, good installers will always replace the components upstream from the compressor as well as the compressor itself.  Since the condenser is upstream, the condenser often gets switched out as well.  The applications that were affected by this hose assembly design flaw were the 2014-2015 1500 Silverado, 1500 Sierra, Tahoe, Suburban, and Yukon.

  1. The link below shows how the interface between the GM OE receiver/drier and OE manifold on the OE condenser is very small.  This type of joint is not able to withstand excessive impact forces or fatigue.  The interface on Radiator Express' condenser, however, is along nearly the entire length of the receiver/drier (see image below), thus attenuating stresses and strain.  By designing our condenser with a long manifold-to-receiver interface, we have completely eliminated any high stresses that are prevalent on the original equipment. 





New Product Release - 1963-65 Buick Riviera All Aluminum Radiator

1963-65 Buick Riviera All Aluminum 3 Row Radiator



This radiator fits 1963-65 Riviera with the original 6.6L and 7.0L "Nailhead motor." This motor is unique to Buick and not any other GM brand.

The radiator has a slanted upper tank and a center fill cap, which is specific to this car. The upper tank slants down towards the grill to match the upper saddle, which makes our radiator fit better than some of our competitors.






Our radiator in detail:


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Don't Forget the Accessories!
Cooling Fans & Shrouds
Inline Filters
Relay Kits
Remote Transmission Coolers
Overflow Tanks

See related items below the product online.


Should I use Universal Electric fans with my new Radiator

Our universal fans will be seen on our website as related items to many of our all aluminum radiators made for classic and older vehicles.  Most of these vehicles has engine or mechanical fan setups.  Electric fans provide a boost in horsepower and are a recommended aftermarket upgrade if you are upgrading your radiator.  To use these fans, you would first remove all of the existing fan setup.  You can then use one of our aluminum shrouds to mount your universal fans, or core mount the fans with the supplied straps.  We also sell wiring kits that you will use to power the fans from your battery.

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR UNIVERSAL ELECTRIC FANS
LINK TO OUR ELECTRIC FAN SHROUDS














Some customers ask if they can use additional fans on newer vehicles.  Most of the new vehicles 1990's and up already have electrical fans under the hood.  If your fans have failed, as if we sell the electrical fan assembly kit (which includes the plastic housing, fans and motor). 



To use aftermarket fans, you may need to remove the existing fans that are attached to the radiator.  In certain circumstances this would not be a step forward for cooling.  There is not much reason to remove an existing electric fan setup to replace with a universal setup unless you are rebuilding an engine and have an open blueprint and certain goals in mind for cooling and setup.

We do offer some high CFM fans that can increase cooling, but again if your vehicle is newer, it may be a lot of work to accomodate the space to use them.

LINK TO OUR HURRICANE SPEED UNIVERSAL ELECTRIC FANS

Below is an example of a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Engine.  One of our recent customers asked to purchase an universal fan to added cooling.  From the front end design it would be very hard to put this fan on the outside of the grill (which in this case would be the most useful place).  If able to remove the grill, one may be able to fit a universal fan to the front of the radiator/condenser unit and push additional air out of the engine.  If the vehicle had more of a square grill and was used in parades, then a universal fan could be mounted to the outside of the grill to push air out of the engine when idling as well.  The radiator in this vehicle is very tightly setup with a condenser and dual radiator electric fan.  Adding an auxiliary fan could be hard in certain instances and we strongly suggest consulting a mechanic.  If you can find space, then you can pick the size of universal fan and core mount or bracket mount to the desired area and splice into existing wiring or purchase a stand alone wiring kit to attach to the battery.




Below

Below is an example of an older vehicle with a mechanical fan.  Mechanical fans work off the energy of the engine.  There are 2 types of fans, clutch and flex.  In this article we won't get into the difference between them, but rather focus on how installers will remove these from the vehicle and replace with core or shroud mounted electric fans. 



When you remove the clutch or flex fan, you'll want to purchase an electrical fan and wiring.  You'll run the wiring to the battery and most often plug a sensor to regulate the fans into the block or inlet port of radiator.  Most of our universal electric fans come with core mounting kits.  These are straps that you can tie the fan right to the radiator.  We also sell many shrouds for our radiators.  With those setups you sheet metal screw the fan to the shroud and mount the shroud to the radiator.  This gives a finished performance look like below

Below is a picture of a 17 inch fan mounted to an aluminum radiator using straps.



Below is a picture of a shroud and electrical fan kit.  It gives the radiator a finished look and will help with drawing the air through the fan.



New Product Release - 1961-1971 International Scout All Aluminum Radiator



The international Scout was one of the first types of off-road vehicles that spurred the launch of many of the common SUV trucks we enjoy today. International Harvester produced this off road vehicle from 1961 through 1980.  Due to their popularity in restorations, we have created a 3 row all aluminum for the more common 4 Cyl engine from 1961-1971.  This item will increase cooling capacity and endure off road needs.

BUY ONLINE-CLICK HERE



Core Dimensions: 16 5/8 x 16 3/4
Overall Dimensions h x w: 22 3/4 x 19 5/8 (Including Cap and Bracketing)
Core Thickness: 2 1/8
Tank Width:  2 1/4
Rows: 3
Tank Construction: Aluminum
Core Construction: Aluminum
Hose Location:In - Offset Passenger, Out - Driver
Inlet Diameter: 2
Outlet Diameter: 2
TOC: NO
EOC: NA
Mount: Bracket, 18 3/4 OC





New Product Release - 1995-2004 Toyota Tacoma 3 Row All Aluminum Radiator

Attention Radiator Express customers, this new part is now available to ship



All Aluminum 3 Row Radiator

Item is made for extreme durability and cooling.

Item fits: 1995-2004 Toyota Tacoma 2.4 2.7 3.4

Vehicle Data:

Toyota Tacoma 2WD
This new part number fits the 2WD models with an automatic transmission.  Although the 2WD manual transmission radiator seems similar, they are different sizes, making this one unique to trucks equipped with an automatic transmission, with either the L4 or V6 engine.



Core Dimensions: 18 11/16 x 25 x 1 1/4
Overall Dimensions: 23 1/2 x 28 1/8
Core Thickness: 2
Thank Thickness: 2 3/8
Rows: 3
Hose locations: In - Passenger, Out - Driver
Tank Construction: Aluminum
Core Construction: Aluminum
Inlet Diameter: 1 5/16
Outlet Diameter: 1 5/16
TOC: M14-1.5
TOC Length: 15 3/4
EOC: NA
EOC Length: NA
Bracket: 27 3/8


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www.RadiatorExpress.com





New Product Release, 2004-2017 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana Fuel Tank


Pre Order our 2004 through 2017 Chevrolet Express / GMC Savana 1 Ton Rear 55 gallon fuel tank / gas tank

Dealer sells this item for $2000-2600

Preorder price will be $1400.00 while supplies last.

Units will begin to ship April 2018

Fits Dealer OEM 
25862735 and 20969743

This item will fit the following vehicles:

2004 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (CNG)
2004 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2005 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 4.8L, 294ci, V8 (GAS)
2005 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (CNG)
2005 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2006 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 4.8L, 294ci, V8 (GAS)
2006 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2006 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.6L, 400ci, V8 (DIESEL)
2006 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 LS 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2006 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 LT 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2007 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 4.8L, 294ci, V8 (GAS)
2007 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2007 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.6L, 400ci, V8 (DIESEL)
2007 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 LS 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2007 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 LT 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2008 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 4.8L, 294ci, V8 (GAS)
2008 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2008 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.6L, 400ci, V8 (DIESEL)
2008 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 LS 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2008 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 LT 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2009 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 4.8L, 294ci, V8 (GAS)
2009 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2009 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.6L, 400ci, V8 (DIESEL)
2009 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 LS 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2009 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 LT 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2010 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 4.8L, 294ci, V8 (FLEX)
2010 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (FLEX)
2010 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.6L, 400ci, V8 (DIESEL)
2010 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 LS 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (FLEX)
2010 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 LT 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (FLEX)
2011 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 4.8L, 294ci, V8 (FLEX)
2011 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, 5967cc, 364ci, V8 (FLEX)
2011 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.6L, 400ci, V8 (DIESEL)
2011 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.6L, 400ci, V8 (DIESEL)
2011 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 LS 6.0L, 5967cc, 364ci, V8 (FLEX)
2011 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 LT 6.0L, 5967cc, 364ci, V8 (FLEX)
2012 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 4.8L, V8 (GAS)
2012 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2012 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2013 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 4.8L, V8 (GAS)
2013 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2013 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2014 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 4.8L, V8 (GAS)
2014 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2014 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2015 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 4.8L, V8 (GAS)
2015 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2015 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2016 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 4.8L, V8 (GAS)
2016 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2016 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2017 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 4.8L, V8 (GAS)
2017 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2012 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 4500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2012 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 4500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2015 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 4500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2015 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 4500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2016 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 4500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2016 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 4500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2004 GMC SAVANA 3500 4.8L, 294ci, V8 (GAS)
2004 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (CNG)
2004 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2005 GMC SAVANA 3500 4.8L, 294ci, V8 (GAS)
2005 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (CNG)
2005 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2006 GMC SAVANA 3500 4.8L, 294ci, V8 (GAS)
2006 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2006 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.6L, 400ci, V8 (DIESEL)
2006 GMC SAVANA 3500 LS 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2006 GMC SAVANA 3500 LT 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2007 GMC SAVANA 3500 4.8L, 294ci, V8 (GAS)
2007 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2007 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.6L, 400ci, V8 (DIESEL)
2007 GMC SAVANA 3500 LS 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2007 GMC SAVANA 3500 LT 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2008 GMC SAVANA 3500 4.8L, 294ci, V8 (GAS)
2008 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2008 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.6L, 400ci, V8 (DIESEL)
2008 GMC SAVANA 3500 LS 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2008 GMC SAVANA 3500 LT 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2009 GMC SAVANA 3500 4.8L, 294ci, V8 (GAS)
2009 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2009 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.6L, 400ci, V8 (DIESEL)
2009 GMC SAVANA 3500 LS 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2009 GMC SAVANA 3500 LT 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2009 GMC SAVANA 3500 SL 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2009 GMC SAVANA 3500 SLE 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (GAS)
2010 GMC SAVANA 3500 4.8L, 294ci, V8 (FLEX)
2010 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (FLEX)
2010 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.6L, 400ci, V8 (DIESEL)
2010 GMC SAVANA 3500 LS 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (FLEX)
2010 GMC SAVANA 3500 LT 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (FLEX)
2010 GMC SAVANA 3500 SL 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (FLEX)
2010 GMC SAVANA 3500 SLE 6.0L, 364ci, V8 (FLEX)
2011 GMC SAVANA 3500 4.8L, 294ci, V8 (FLEX)
2011 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, 5967cc, 364ci, V8 (FLEX)
2011 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.6L, 400ci, V8 (DIESEL)
2011 GMC SAVANA 3500 LS 6.0L, 5967cc, 364ci, V8 (FLEX)
2011 GMC SAVANA 3500 LT 6.0L, 5967cc, 364ci, V8 (FLEX)
2012 GMC SAVANA 3500 4.8L, V8 (GAS)
2012 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2012 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2013 GMC SAVANA 3500 4.8L, V8 (GAS)
2013 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2013 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2014 GMC SAVANA 3500 4.8L, V8 (GAS)
2014 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2014 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2015 GMC SAVANA 3500 4.8L, V8 (GAS)
2015 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2015 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2016 GMC SAVANA 3500 4.8L, V8 (GAS)
2016 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2016 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2017 GMC SAVANA 3500 4.8L, V8 (GAS)
2017 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2017 GMC SAVANA 3500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2012 GMC SAVANA 4500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2012 GMC SAVANA 4500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2013 GMC SAVANA 4500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2013 GMC SAVANA 4500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2014 GMC SAVANA 4500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2014 GMC SAVANA 4500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2015 GMC SAVANA 4500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2015 GMC SAVANA 4500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)
2016 GMC SAVANA 4500 6.0L, V8 (GAS)
2016 GMC SAVANA 4500 6.6L, V8 (GAS)

New Product Release - 1949-1951 Mercury Car Radiator


Now available 1949,1950,1951 Mercury Car All Aluminum Radiator in multiple formats.

Due to popular demand we now stock a Ford hose original setup, Chevy engine swap hose setup and a dual upper and lower hose version for Flathead engines.

Check them out @RadiatorExpress

Chevy Hose Configuration

Ford Hose Configuration

Flathead Hose Configuration