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Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover

Part No. 697-702 Warranty Details  

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Featuring a corrosion resistant coating to help prevent rusting, our Differential Cover is engineered for protection of the differential. Designed as a direct replacement, a proper fit is assured .

Product Features:
  • Comes with pre-installed magnet in cover
  • Includes high quality rubber fill plug (where applicable)
  • Constructed from durable stamped steel
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Axle Manufacturer:Ford
Bolt Hole Quantity:10
Bolt Quantity:10
Bolts Or Studs Included:No
Carrier Main Cap Support:No
Color:Gray
Filler Plug Included:No
Finish:Low Carbon Steel
Gasket Material:Composite Material
Gasket Or Seal Included:Yes
Material:Low Carbon Steel

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Dorman - OE SolutionsRear Differential Cover
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (8)
  • Large cars (4)
  • Small cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (6), Truck enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice and Heavy

I was pleasantly suprised at the thickness of the steel used. This part is not a flimsy stamping and it comes with a magnet installed, which my old cover did not have. It...Read complete review

I was pleasantly suprised at the thickness of the steel used. This part is not a flimsy stamping and it comes with a magnet installed, which my old cover did not have. It does need to be painted (it had no finish applied), so I sanded it lightly on the outside and hit it with 2 coats of rust inhibiting spray paint. It came out looking really good. The gasket also appears to be a quality part. I'm very satisfied with this purchase, and would buy it again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

NO Corrosion Resistant Coating, NO Bolts

You can tell just by looking at your differential cover if this fits your truck's rear end, but don't expect to get any bolts in the box; I checked several, and they simply...Read complete review

You can tell just by looking at your differential cover if this fits your truck's rear end, but don't expect to get any bolts in the box; I checked several, and they simply aren't included.

I'm not sure why the online description shows and mentions a corrosion resistant coating either, because this cover is just made of plain steel, and will surely rust faster than the one you're replacing did if you live where trucks rust.

So, yeah, it's a rear differential cover for Ford 8.8" 10 bolt pumpkins, but I just wanted to let everyone know that it has NO BOLTS and NO COATING. It's does have the little magnet inside for picking up metal shavings, but it's plain silvery steel colored, not the phosphate coating brown you see in the picture. I hope it helps.

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

Superior product to OEM.

By 

from CT

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Fit
  • Superior To Oem Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

      Much better finish compared to OEM, that rust in my area. Fit is great as good as OEM parts.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Don't judge a book by it's cover

      By 

      from North Attleboro mass

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

          Great part for the job.worked fine.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Fit good, has magnet to hold contaminant

          By 

          from Richmond VA

          About Me Casual Driver

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

          Would buy again.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worked Well

          By 

          from PA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

            Installed fine,and fit properly

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice and Heavy

            By 

            from Orange Park, FL

            About Me Truck Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars
              • Small Cars
              • Trucks

              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

              I was pleasantly suprised at the thickness of the steel used. This part is not a flimsy stamping and it comes with a magnet installed, which my old cover did not have. It does need to be painted (it had no finish applied), so I sanded it lightly on the outside and hit it with 2 coats of rust inhibiting spray paint. It came out looking really good. The gasket also appears to be a quality part. I'm very satisfied with this purchase, and would buy it again.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Darn good cover!!

              By 

              from Upstate NY

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Made of heavier material

              Cons

              • No down side cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars
              • Small Cars
              • Trucks

              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

              Had read some reviews on other Dorman covers and they were rated to be of lighter weight material. This one for a Ford Ranger was actually made of thicker metal than the original equipment

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              fit perfectly

              By 

              from florida

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

                out of the box and on the truck. fits perfectly and the enclosed gasket saves the expense of a separate purchase. does need to be cleaned, primered and painted first to maintain its integrity. cost difference between a gasket alone and the cover and gasket combination makes this a no brainer. i replace every two years with a gear oil change due to extreme use pulling a fifth wheel trailer. took longer to clean and paint than to install. will replace evry time and not worry about it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                NEEDS RUST PROOFING

                By 

                from ROCKFORD

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars
                • Small Cars

                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

                I BOUGHT THIS COVER TO REPLACE MY RUSTY ONE. IT WAS SAID TO HAVE RUST INHIBITORS AND IT LOOKED LIKE GALVANIZED STEEL. AFTER ONLY A FEW MONTHS THIS COVER WAS ORANGE WITH RUST AND LOOKS TERRIBLE FROM BEHIND. I SUGGEST PAINTING THE COVER WITH A GOOD EPOXY COATING BEFORE INSTALLATION OR BETTER YET, PURCHASE A CHROME UNIT.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good replacement product at a good price

                By 

                from SEPA

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer
                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to install
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Cars
                  • Replacement
                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

                  Easy replacement for rusty oem. Primed with self etching primer and painted black

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  NO Corrosion Resistant Coating, NO Bolts

                  By 

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Vehicle Maintainer

                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Fits

                  Cons

                  • No bolts
                  • NO Corrosion Resistance

                  Best Uses

                  • Replacement

                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

                  You can tell just by looking at your differential cover if this fits your truck's rear end, but don't expect to get any bolts in the box; I checked several, and they simply aren't included.

                  I'm not sure why the online description shows and mentions a corrosion resistant coating either, because this cover is just made of plain steel, and will surely rust faster than the one you're replacing did if you live where trucks rust.

                  So, yeah, it's a rear differential cover for Ford 8.8" 10 bolt pumpkins, but I just wanted to let everyone know that it has NO BOLTS and NO COATING. It's does have the little magnet inside for picking up metal shavings, but it's plain silvery steel colored, not the phosphate coating brown you see in the picture. I hope it helps.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5 Questions | 6 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Does this come with a gasket?
                    Asked on 6/6/2015 by Chris

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Chris, I'm happy to help you! This Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover (Part No. 697-702) does not come with gaskets or seals.

                      Answered on 6/6/2015 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Hi, I'm looking to replace my Differential cover and Gasket bur not sure which one fit my Ford Ranger 1997 XLT 2.3l (2WD.
                    Can you help me please???
                    Thanks Roberto
                    Asked on 4/26/2015 by Roberto from Parma Ohio

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Roberto, glad to assist you! The Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover (Part No. 697-702) is an exact fit for your 1997 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L.

                      Answered on 4/27/2015 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Does this have a drain plug or does the cover have to come off for service?
                    Asked on 7/2/2014 by Jay from Florida

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Jay, glad to assist you! It doesn't have a drain plug. You will need to remove it to service the differential.

                      Answered on 7/2/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    please tell me what the proper part number is:
                    ford f150 2000 4.6
                    I need a differential cover with gasket.
                    Asked on 9/29/2010 by Anonymous

                    2 answers

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This part should be just fine for your truck.

                      Answered on 9/30/2010 by Mike the master of auto parts from AAP
                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This part should be just fine for your truck.

                      Answered on 9/30/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I have a 2000 Ford F-150 XL 8 Cyl 4.6L
                    Will this part fit my truck?
                    Asked on 9/29/2010 by chuck

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      I do not believe so.

                      Answered on 9/29/2010 by Mike from AAP
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