Number of bolts: 14
Volume: about 0.5 quarts over 2020 stock GM truck cover
Dimensions: Click HERE for dimensions.
Description: 2020 and newer GMC/Chevy heavy duty trucks have a new version of the American Axle Manufacturing (AAM) 14 bolt differential. The ring gear may be 12 inches or 11.8 or 11.5.
Pictures of PML new AAM 14 Bolt for 2020 and newer Silverado and Sierra 2500 and 3500 trucks:
2020+ 14 bolt PML cover for GM HD trucks
PML rear differential cover, view of level check hole
2020+ 14 bolt PML cover for GM HD trucks, black powder coat finish
Part shown in natural as cast finish and in black powder coat finish. Click on image to view larger.
This new American Axle differential has a cover very similar in shape and bolt hole pattern to the cover on 2001 to 2019 trucks. But the covers and gaskets are not the same and not interchangeable.
- Drain and magnetic drain plug included
- Heavy duty, sand cast aluminum
- Finned for heat dissipation
- Works with brake line bracket, no modification needed
- About 3/8 inches deeper than stock for clearance to sway or pan hard bars
- Shape similar to stock cover
- Extra capacity
GM vehicles that probably have these new differentials:
- 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 trucks
- 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 trucks
Configurations vary. Always check your vehicle to verify differential and clearance.
The GM gasket part number for this differential is 68454491AA.
For 2019 and older trucks with the AAM 11.5, 11.8 differential, see PML part number 9511.
Installation on 2020 Denali
Jody installed this PML rear differential cover on his 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali with the Duramax engine. He reported that the installation went well.
PML Cover Compared to GM Stock Cover
PML cover next to GM stock cover, outside and inside.
Stock Covers and Gaskets
2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Gas Engine Stock Rear Differential Cover:
2020 and newer GM HD truck stock cover (outside, inside, part number):
For comparison, here is the 2001 to 2019 stock differential cover:
2019/2020 and Newer Gasket (GM gasket part number 68454491AA) and Gasket for Prior AAM 11.5, 11.8 Differentials: