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Ford Sterling 9¾" Ring Gear, 12 Bolt, Straight Fins, Differential Cover

PML Part Number 7092

PML makes two covers for this differential. Read About PML Ford 9 3/4 Covers.

PML Ford F-150 Differential Cover, As-Cast PML Ford F-150 Differential Cover, Black PML Ford F-150 Differential Cover, Polished
As-cast finish
$200.00 Go To Cart
Black powder coating
$270.00 BuyNow
Polished finish
Call or email before selecting polished finish as there is some porosity
$375.00 BuyNow

Volume: 0.5 quarts over stock

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The PML cover for Ford trucks and SUVs has a traditional straight fin design. It adds capacity to help lower the differential fluid temperature. Thick walls and gasket flanges add strength to the differential housing and provide a uniform clamping force on the gasket surface for a secure seal.

See PML part number 9594 for a pattern fin design.


This rear end differential cover fits many Ford trucks and SUVs. Some common applications for this 12 bolt Ford 9¾ differential are:

  • F150, 4.6, 5.0 or 5.4 engine, 2003 to 2017 (some 2015 and newer models have new Super 8.8 10 bolt cover)
  • F150, 1997-2003, 5.4 engine (other engine sizes from 1997-2003, please see PML Ford 8.8 diff cover)
  • Navigator, 1995-2006 can use this cover or the Ford 8.8 diff cover so check before ordering
  • Expedition, 1997-2002, 5.4 engine (check carefully for clearance)

Configurations vary. Always check the vehicle to verify the differential and clearance for a larger cover. Some vehicles may have a 10 bolt, Ford 8.8 or Ford Super 8.8 .

Note to Lightning owners: Ford Lightning 1999-2004 have a sway bar very close to the stock cover. Several Lightning owners have told us our covers will not fit because of that. Check your truck carefully for clearance.

Drain, Fill, Level Check, Temperature Sending Unit

These PML differential covers have a drain hole on the bottom and include a magnetic drain plug.

There is a fill hole on top.

On the vehicles this cover was designed for there is a plug on the driveshaft side of the differential for level check (this can also be used for filling).

A boss on the differential cover can be machined for a temperature sending unit. PML has machine shop and charges $45 per hole.

Inside of PML differential cover for Ford 9.75 rear axles


The inside of this PML rear end cover for Ford 9.75 ring gear differentials follows a shape similar to the stock cover.

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PML Differential Cover Compared to Stock

PML Differential Cover Part Number 7092 height compared to stock  PML Differential Cover Part Number 7092, compared to stock
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These images show this PML differential cover compared to the stock cover.

This image compares the depth of both PML Ford Sterling 9 3/4" differential covers and the stock cover. Click on image to view larger in a new tab or window.
PML Ford F-150 Differential Covers depth comparisons


Steve installed this PML rear differential cover on his 2013 F–150 V8 XLT Super Crew 2WD. The installation was a simple bolt-on process. Even thought this cover is larger than stock, there were not any clearance issues.

The stock bolts with the brake line clips were re-used to maintain the brake line in its original location. Our thanks to Steve for installing our pan.

2013 F150 truck stock differential cover    2013 F150 truck with a heavy duty PML differential cover    2013 F150 truck with a heavy duty PML pan
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From left to right: stock pan, PML pan installed view from the driver's side, 2013 F–150 V8 XLT 2WD Super Crew

This video shows the step-by-step servicing of the rear differential and replacing the cover.

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PML Differential Cover Features:

  • Increased oil capacity for cooler temperatures
  • Sand-cast aluminum with raised fins
  • Thick wall construction to add strength to differential housing
  • Thick gasket flange will not bend when bolts are tightened
  • Machined gasket surface for a secure seal using RTV or factory reusable gasket
  • Oil changes without removing the cover
  • All hardware provided, including magnetic drain plug

Learn more about finishes and construction of PML parts.