Replaces

1997-2001 Jeep Cherokee Rear Differential Cover

This part replaces:

  • DORMAN 697-709
  • OE # 3723681AC

  • New

This 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 sizes as designated:
    • 8.25" Ring Gear
    • 8.375" Ring Gear
  • Uses 10 bolts to secure it to rear axle assembly
  • Replaces dealer part number: 3723681-AC, 3723681AC
  • Includes drain plug
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Can be painted by the buyer 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 (0:41 in the video)
    • Remove the bottom three 13mm bolts from the differential cover
    • Loosen the remaining 13mm bolts
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Pry out the differential cover with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Allow the differential fluid to drain
  2. Removing the Differential Cover (1:47 in the video)
    • Remove the remaining 13mm bolts from the differential cover
    • Carefully pry off the differential cover with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Scrape any gasket residue off the differential with a razor blade
  3. Installing the New Differential Cover (2:22 in the video)
    • Apply RTV to the new differential cover
    • Put the new differential cover into place
    • Insert the 13mm bolts into the differential cover
    • Tighten the 13mm bolts to 30 foot-pounds of torque in a crossing pattern
  4. Refilling the Differential Fluid (3:30 in the video)
    • Pry off the differential fill cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Fill the differential with fluid until it starts to overflow
    • Push on the differential fill cap

Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Gear Oil
  • RTV

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Drain Pan
  • Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper

How-to Video:

(04:09 min)

Tools List:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Gear Oil
  • RTV

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Drain Pan
  • Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper



This part replaces:

  • DORMAN 697-709
  • OE # 3723681AC

Vehicle Fit

  • 2000-2010 Dodge Dakota Rear Differential Cover for Models with 8.25" Ring Gear
  • 2000-2003 Dodge Durango Rear Differential Cover for Models with 8.25" Ring Gear
  • 2007-2011 Dodge Nitro Rear Differential Cover
  • 1999-2003 Dodge Van Rear Differential Cover for Models with 8.25" Ring Gear
  • 1997-2001 Jeep Cherokee Rear Differential Cover
  • 2007-2010 Jeep Commander (XK) Rear Differential Cover (excluding Limited Slip Rear Axle)
  • 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rear Differential Cover (excluding Limited Slip Rear Axle)
  • 2002-2012 Jeep Liberty Rear Differential Cover
  • 2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider Rear Differential Cover for Models with 8.25" Ring Gear
  • 2011 Ram Dakota Rear Differential Cover for Models with 8.25" Ring Gear
$50.45
Part #: 1AADC00009

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