Core (Radiator) Support
Core (Radiator) support is a device for cooling an internal-combustion engine, consisting of thin-walled tubes through which water passes. Heat is transferred from the water through the walls of the tubes to the airstream, which is created either by the motion of the vehicle or by a fan .
However a radiator support may not seem important at first glance, a car's cooling system can't run without it. Otherwise, radiator would bounce around under the hood when you travel. Aside from securing the radiator in place, this metal bracket also attaches the radiator to the side aprons and the upper and lower rails of an engine assembly frame. It keeps the radiator near an engine, which ensures that the coolant is pumped thoroughly in an engine, but far enough to protect it from the extreme heat produced by the engine's operations. Also, by locking down the radiator in place, a radiator core support helps keep the rest of your auto components aligned-particularly your fenders and hood.No man is an island; likewise, no auto part can function on its own.