Replaces

2004-2009 Ford Ranger Rear Differential Cover with 8.8 inch Ring Gear

Part Details

  • Front / Rear Location: Rear

This part replaces:

  • DORMAN 697-702

  • New

This Ford SUV & truck rear differential axle inspection cover is among the highest quality replacements on the market. It's just what you need to get your vehicle in good working order again!

Specifications:

  • Fits vehicles with the following ring gear size as designated:
    • 8.8 Ring Gear
  • Uses 10 bolts to secure it to rear axle assembly
  • Replaces dealer part numbers: E3AZ-4033-A, F0TZ-4033-A, F4TZ-4033-A, ZZL0-26-012, ZZM1-26-012, E3AZ4033A, F0TZ4033A, F4TZ4033A, ZZL026012, ZZM126012
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Can be painted by the buyer (recommended) to any color desired or installed as is
  • Stamped steel construction

Replace your rusted, dented, or damaged differential cover with this great fitting alternative. It makes a great replacement and has good cost savings over a dealer cover.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Draining the Differential (0:45)
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Remove all but the top two 13mm bolts from the differential cover
    • Pry out the differential cover with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Allow the fluid to drain
  2. Removing the Differential Cover (1:42)
    • Remove the remaining two 13mm bolts from the differential cover
    • Pull off the differential cover
  3. Cleaning the Differential (1:53)
    • Put a rag into the differential to protect the gears
    • Scrape the gasket residue off with a razor
    • Remove the rags
    • Clean the sediment out of the differential reservoir
    • Wipe down the outside of the differential
  4. Painting the Differential Cover (2:39)
    • This step is optional
    • Clean the differential cover with mineral spirits
    • Spray the differential with primer
    • Allow the primer to dry
    • Spray paint the differential the desired cover
  5. Preparing the Differential Cover (3:22)
    • Apply RTV to the gasket mounting area
    • Put on the gasket
    • Apply RTV to the gasket
  6. Installing the Differential Cover (3:53)
    • Make sure the differential cover mounting area is clean
    • Push on the differential cover
    • Start the 13mm bolts into the differential cover
    • Tighten the 13mm bolts to 20 foot-pounds of torque in a crossing or star pattern
  7. Filling the Differential (4:45)
    • Remove the differential fill cap with a 3/8" ratchet
    • Clean any sediment of the fill cap
    • Add gear oil to the differential
    • Add limited slip differential additive to the differential if desired
    • Mix half limited slip differential additive and half gear oil
    • Add the mixture to the differential
    • Add gear oil to the differential until it leaks out the side

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Cloth Rags
  • Gear Oil
  • Mineral Spirits
  • RTV

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 3/8 Inch Drive Ratchet
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket

How-to Video:

(06:34 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Hammer

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Cloth Rags
  • Gear Oil
  • Mineral Spirits
  • RTV

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 3/8 Inch Drive Ratchet
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket



This part replaces:

  • DORMAN 697-702

Vehicle Fit

  • 2001-2003 Ford Explorer Sport Rear Differential Cover with 8.8 inch Ring Gear
  • 2001-2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Rear Differential Cover with 8.8 inch Ring Gear
  • 2004-2010 Ford F150 Truck Rear Differential Cover with 8.8 inch Ring Gear
  • 2004-2009 Ford Ranger Rear Differential Cover with 8.8 inch Ring Gear
  • 2006-2008 Lincoln Mark LT Differential Cover Rear with 8.8 inch Ring Gear
  • 2004-2009 Mazda B2300 Truck Differential Cover Rear with 8.8 inch Ring Gear
  • 2004-2007 Mazda B3000 Truck Differential Cover Rear with 8.8 inch Ring Gear
  • 2004-2009 Mazda B4000 Truck Differential Cover Rear with 8.8 inch Ring Gear
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