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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.

Item Condition: New

California Customers:

WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (Hexavalent Compounds), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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.

  1. step : Draining the Differential (0:41)
    • 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. step : Removing the Differential Cover (1:47)
    • 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. step : Installing the New Differential Cover (2:22)
    • 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. step : Refilling the Differential Fluid (3:30)
    • 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:

    General Tools

  • Drain Pan
  • Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Gear Oil
  • RTV

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket

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Part #: 1AADC00009


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