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Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover

Part No. 697-702 Warranty Details  
$18.49
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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
Finish:Gray
Material:Low Carbon Steel

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Dorman - OE SolutionsRear Differential Cover
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

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 (13)

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

Don't judge a book by it's cover

By 

from North Attleboro mass

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

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      5.0

      Fit good, has magnet to hold contaminant

      By 

      from Richmond VA

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

      Would buy again.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worked Well

      By 

      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 

        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

          Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

          (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
          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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (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.

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            • No

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            (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.

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            • No

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            (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

            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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              (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

              Comment on this reviewHelp Icon(earn points)

              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good product, reasonable price, in stock

              By 

              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!

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              • 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

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                  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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