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Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover

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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
  • Fiberglass composite gasket included (where applicable)
  • Includes high quality rubber fill plug (where applicable)
  • Constructed from durable stamped steel
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Axle Manufacturer:Ford
Bolt Hole Quantity:10
Finish:Gray
Material:Low Carbon Steel

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Dorman - OE SolutionsRear Differential Cover
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks (8)
    • Large cars (4)
    • Small cars (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (6), Truck enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    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.

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    5.0

    Worked Well

    By RDM

    from Harleysville, PA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    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

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice and Heavy

      By Cactus Pete

      from Orange Park, FL

      About Me Truck Enthusiast

      Level 1

      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

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Darn good cover!!

        By Roscoetex

        from Upstate NY

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        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

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        • No

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        fit perfectly

        By nodogmama

        from florida

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        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.

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          • No

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          NEEDS RUST PROOFING

          By MIKEY

          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.

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          • No

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good replacement product at a good price

          By J BC

          from SEPA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 3

          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

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            NO Corrosion Resistant Coating, NO Bolts

            By OGMP

            from Cleveland, OH

            About Me Vehicle Maintainer

            Level 1

            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

            Comment on this review(earn points)

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good product, reasonable price, in stock

            By George

            from Syracuse NY

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Went together in a snap

            Cons

            • No cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

            It was a replacement part for one that had rusted out, nothing complex but it worked and thrpce was right!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great product

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

              fit was perfect

              • Car & Truck:
              • Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Item as described...It worked for me..

              By BJ

              from Pottsville,Pa

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

                  Used on my 2000 Ford Ranger,the whole undercarriage is a rusty mess..I couldnt even remove the rear diff fill plug because it was rusted fast,so my brother & I drilled a whole in the diff cover & installed one..It worked great & your only adding 5 pints of fluid....

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                  3 Questions | 4 Answers
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                  • 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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