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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
Finish:Silver/Zinc Phosphate
Material:Low Carbon Steel

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Dorman - OE SolutionsRear Differential Cover
 
4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (4), Mechanic (4), Truck enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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

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

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  • No

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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.

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    (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    good quality fast shipping

    By 

    from knightstown in.

    About Me Casual Driver

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    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

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      • No

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      (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great fit.

      By 

      from Ludington, Mi

      About Me Driveway mechanic

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      Pros

        Cons

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          • Trucks

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

          Fixed the leak.

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          • No

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          (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect fit

          By 

          from bradford, ME

          About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          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.

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            • No

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            (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Heavy duty

            By 

            from Council Bluffs, IA

            About Me Casual Driver

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            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.

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              • No

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              (9 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              DOES NOT FIT 2WD MODELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              By 

              from Greene, ME

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              Pros

              • Cheap

              Cons

              • Incompatible

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

                The product said that it was comnpatible with all s10's, but this is way to big for what i was going to put it on

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                • No

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                (7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It fit Perfect

                By 

                from Sheridan, OR

                About Me Casual Driver

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                Pros

                • A Perfect Replacement

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

                  My 1999 Selverado started to leak from the diff cover from rust or somthing. To have someone repair or replace was going to cost way to much.
                  So I did it myself. this cover fit perfectly and was easy to replace plus I saved a bunch of money.

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                  (9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  heavy cover

                  By 

                  from taberg,ny

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Trucks

                    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

                    good durable product which fit perfectly

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                    • No

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                    (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good workmanship worth the price

                    By 

                    from Ithaca NY

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fit great no problems
                    • High-Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Trucks

                      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

                      good heavy duty part I had no problem installing it except that the old bolts were rusted and I had a hard time removing them. Other than that it was an easy job.

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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

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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

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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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