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That's a hefty price for a replacement radiator. I'd definitely return it, since it really doesn't fit properly.
Curious why this will be your 3rd radiator. Doing some hard off roading?
Only tangential to the OP. However, I am on my 7th radiator in my 2002 2.2L. That is original + 6 – from AutoZone. The AutoZone units all had a liftetime warranty. All, or almost all, were Spectra, Spectra Premium, or Duralast. There have been multiple failure modes. The 1st replacement occurred in 2006, and they have been quite evenly-spaced over time. 2 – of those replacements occurred since 9-2018 when I overheated the engine, which likely degraded the headgasket and possibly warped the head. Not certain there are any other obvious issues to explain the radiator failures besides road salt and poor quality in construction. At least 1 – of the radiators appeared to develop a leak in the very bottom of the “coil” due to corrosion.
 
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