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Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover

Part No. 697-706 Warranty  

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Featuring a corrosion resistant coating to help prevent rusting, Dorman’s Differential Cover is engineered for long-lasting protection of the differential. Designed as a direct replacement, a proper fit is assured every time.

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:GM
Bolt Hole Quantity:10
Finish:Silver/Zinc Phosphate
Material:Low Carbon Steel

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Dorman - OE SolutionsRear Differential Cover
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Truck enthusiast (4), Casual driver (3), Mechanic (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    5.0

    Great fit.

    By Joe

    from Ludington, Mi

    About Me Driveway mechanic

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

      Cons

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        • Trucks

        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

        Fixed the leak.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Perfect fit

        By roblj65

        from bradford, ME

        About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        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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          5.0

          Heavy duty

          By Lonnie

          from Council Bluffs, IA

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          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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            (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

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

            By Jared S.

            from Greene, ME

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
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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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              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It fit Perfect

              By Carl

              from Sheridan, OR

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
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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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                • No

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                (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                heavy cover

                By speed racer

                from taberg,ny

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

                Verified Buyer
                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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                  (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good workmanship worth the price

                  By Bill

                  from Ithaca NY

                  About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
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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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                    • No

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                    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great replacement cover!

                    By Backyard Jim

                    from Amsterdam, NY

                    Verified Buyer
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                    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Rear Differential Cover:

                    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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                    6 Questions | 6 Answers
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                    • 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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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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