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Dana 44, 10 Bolt, Low Front Fill Differential Cover
Part Number 5055 (was Part Number 11069)
|As-Cast Finish, click on image to view larger in a new tab or window||Black Powder Coat Finish, click on image to view larger in a new tab or window|
|Black powder coating
Volume: stock capacity to ¼ qts. over stock
Dimensions: Click here for dimensions. Check size, shape, number of bolts, level check hole location, axle rotation, vent if any, and clearance.
This Dana 44 differential cover features fill/level check hole, a drain hole, fins and aluminum construction for to dissipate heat. The fins have the traditional straight fin design and the shape of the cover has the same shape as the stock cover. These aftermarket covers have thick walls and gasket flanges to add strength to the differential housing and to provide a uniform clamping force on the gasket surface for a secure seal.
PML offers several Dana 44 differential covers so you can choose the cover the best suits your vehicle. This cover has a level check/fill hole well below the middle. This is lower than our Top Fill, part number 9516, or our High Front Fill, part number 6057. You do not want to overfill or underfill the differential. PML also makes a cover for the 12 bolt Dana 44/226. Select the PML cover with the fill/level check location the same as your stock cover.
Because the Dana 44 differential has so many uses and variations, read this pdf file on PML Covers for Dana 44 differentials for more information on what to check before replacing your stock cover.
The Dana 44 differential is found on many vehicles beginning in the 1940´s and is still used today. This PML cover for the Dana 44 differential typically coresponds to stock covers on 1941 to 1980 vehicles. Here are some possiblities:
Do not use this cover on: 2009 and newer Jeeps or GM front ends. In 2009, Jeep changed the design of the rear axles and added a vent so a PML cover will not work on newer models.
Comparing Dana 44 Covers
Be sure to compare the number of bolts, shape, level check hole location to your stock cover and check if you have clearance for a larger cover.
Graphic on the left compares Part Number 5055 and 6057 fill levels. Graphic on the right compares the capacity and fill levels of PML's Part Number 9516 top fill and PML's Part Number 5055 low front fill cover and the stock cover 42960-1 (used on Jeeps).
Here is a link to a Wrangler Forum discussion about fill levels.
PML Differential Cover Compared to Stock
These images show this PML differential cover compared to the stock cover.
Installation on a 1963 Studebaker Lark
This differential cover, in the polish finish, was installed on a 1963 Studebaker Lark. Our thanks to Seb for sharing the pictures of his installation and beautiful Lark.
1963 Studebaker Lark, has a Dana 44 rear axle
Rebuilding a 1963 Studebaker Lark, PML Dana 44 differential cover and frame.
Rebuilding a 1963 Studebaker Lark, PML Dana 44 differential cover and frame, side view.
PML Dana 44 differential cover installed on a 1963 Studebaker Lark
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