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Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover

Part No. 697-706 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:GM
Bolt Hole Quantity:10
Bolt Quantity:10
Bolts Or Studs Included:No
Carrier Main Cap Support:No
Color:Silver/Zinc Phosphate
Filler Plug Included:Yes
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
 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Truck enthusiast (5), Casual driver (4), Mechanic (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great replacement cover!

Heavy guage with a high quality gasket. Filler hole on back side is a plus. Has a magnetic plug. Very pleased!

Heavy guage with a high quality gasket. Filler hole on back side is a plus. Has a magnetic plug. Very pleased!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Heavy Duty - But it Leaks!

The fill plug leaks and you'll need RTV to seal it; I used the RTV specifically made for axles. The construction seems heavy duty, it comes with a gasket so that's a bonus,...Read complete review

The fill plug leaks and you'll need RTV to seal it; I used the RTV specifically made for axles. The construction seems heavy duty, it comes with a gasket so that's a bonus, and I like the concept of the built in plug since the one on the axle itself is rusted in place. If it didn't leak I would've given it 4 or 5 stars.

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3.0

all good except plug leaks like other said, needs seal

By 

from Lynchburg, VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

nice looking product, just wish i had went ahead and put gasket maker on plug based on other reviews.. frustrating their seal doesn't work from the factory on the plug!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Heavy duty cover

By 

from Waterloo NY

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Verified Buyer
3 or more reviews submitted

Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

This diff cover is very heavy duty.I painted the outside with some hammer tone rustoleum primer paint.Looks great and it will last as long as my 08 GMC.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

At least it was shiny....

By 

from 3rd Rock from the Sun.

About Me Chief Engineer

Pros

  • It Was Well Made

Cons

  • Incompatible

Best Uses

  • Small Cars

Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

This is NOT for the two wheel drive S-10.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

rear differential cover

By 

from new york

About Me Truck Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

    this cover fit perfic the cover was well made

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Cant complain

    By 

    from Laconia nh

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

    Good replacement but buy some paint with it to make sure it doesn't rust, it was a direct fit with no issues

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Heavy Duty - But it Leaks!

    By 

    from Lansing, MI

    About Me Mechanic

    Pros

    • Drain Plug
    • Galvanized
    • Gasket Included
    • Heavy Construction

    Cons

    • Plug Leaks

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

      The fill plug leaks and you'll need RTV to seal it; I used the RTV specifically made for axles. The construction seems heavy duty, it comes with a gasket so that's a bonus, and I like the concept of the built in plug since the one on the axle itself is rusted in place. If it didn't leak I would've given it 4 or 5 stars.

      (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      good quality fast shipping

      By 

      from knightstown in.

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

        great part fit great heavy duty as good as orginal
        wiil look to you first on any part purchase

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great fit.

        By 

        from Ludington, Mi

        About Me Driveway mechanic

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

            Fixed the leak.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect fit

            By 

            from bradford, ME

            About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Good price
            • High-Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

              Another great product by Dorman with a perfect fit, and at a reasonable price.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Heavy duty

              By 

              from Council Bluffs, IA

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

                Thickness of this cover is much better than OEM. Should seal better.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                8 Questions | 8 Answers
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                • Q:

                  What size bolt are needed for my 2001 Silverado LS 5.3 4x4
                  Asked on 6/20/2016 by Ron from Ringtown, Pa

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    I'm glad to assist, Ron! You'll need the M8-1.25 x 22.6mm long bolt for your 2001 Chevrolet Silverado.

                    Answered on 6/22/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  do you have this in a 7.62 in. ring gear
                  Asked on 4/23/2015 by mjs from sheboygan, wis.

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Mjs, I'm glad to assist you! We do offer the Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover - Part No. 697-701 in 7.62 inches for Chevrolet S10. Please provide us with the details of your application (including the year, make and model) and I will be happy to provide you with the correct product that can be used if available.

                    Answered on 4/24/2015 by Solomon
                • Q:

                  What type of bolts will I need to install this differntial cover on a 2005 silverado.
                  Asked on 9/18/2013 by Peter from United States

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Peter, with reference to your inquiry on the Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover - part# 697-706, your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado will require 8mm-1.25" bolts. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 9/19/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  What type of bolts will I need to install this differntial cover on a 2005 silverado.
                  Asked on 9/18/2013 by Peter from United States

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Peter, with reference to your inquiry on the Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover - part# 697-706, your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado will require 8mm-1.25" bolts. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 9/19/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  What size bolts do I need for a 2003 GMC Sierra
                  Asked on 3/29/2013 by jeery K

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    With reference to your inquiry on the Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover - Part No. 697-706 your 2003 GMC Sierra rear differential cover will require 8mm-1.25" bolts. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 3/29/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                • Q:

                  What driver is required to remove the fill plug?...Looks like an Allen wrench is required, but what size?
                  Asked on 2/10/2013 by Kingston

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    For removing the fill plug from this part Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover, Part No. 697-706 you will require 8 mm hex driver.
                    For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
                    For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 2/11/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                • Q:

                  Are new bolts included with the cover & gasket? Service manual states old bolts should not be re-used.
                  Asked on 8/31/2012 by Kingston

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    This part Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover, Part No. 697-706 does not comes with hardware (ie; bolts). It includes the gasket and cover.
                    For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
                    For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 8/31/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                • Q:

                  Is the plug seen in the differential a level check or a drain plug?
                  Asked on 5/18/2012 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    This part Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover, Part No. 697-706, the plug seen in the differential is a fill/level check plug, also you can siphon the fluid out through that hole (fill/level check plug) with a siphon gun.
                    For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
                    For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 5/18/2012 by Aaron from AAP
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