Volume: 0.5 quarts over stock
Dimensions: Click here for dimensions.
Number of Bolts: 12 bolts
This PML cover for Ford F–150 trucks, SUVs and vans has a traditional straight fin design and round shape. This is a heavy duty, extra capacity replacement for the stock 12 bolt cover on Ford Sterling 9.75 (9 3/4) inch differentials.
- Increased fluid capacity
- Round shape similar to stock cover
- Fins for heat dissipation and classic styling
- Drain hole and magnetic drain plug for easier servicing
- Heavy duty construction to add strength to the differential housing
- Thick gasket flange for a uniform clamping providing a secure seal
- Fill hole and a boss that can optionally be machined for a temperature sending unit
- Hardware included
PML also makes a patterned fin cover for this differential for applications with limited clearance or wanting a custom look.
This rear end differential cover fits many Ford F150s, vans and SUVs with the 12 bolt for 9.75 differential. Some possible applications are:
- F150, 4.6, 5.0 or 5.4 engine, 2003 to 2019
- F150, 1997 to 2003, 5.4 engine
- Navigator, 1995 to 2006
- Expedition, 1997 to 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 Ford 8.8 or 8.8 Super differential.
Note to Lightning owners: Ford Lightning 1999 to 2004 have a sway bar very close to the stock cover and there is no space for a larger aftermarket cover. Check your truck carefully for clearance.
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.
This video shows the step-by-step servicing of the rear differential and replacing the cover.
Drain, Fill, Level Check, Optional Temperature Sending Unit Machining
This PML differential cover has a drain hole on the bottom and includes 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 side of the cover can be machined for a temperature sending unit. Optionally, PML can drill and tap a 1/8 NPT hole. There is a machining charge for this.
The outside and inside of this PML rear end cover for Ford 9.75 ring gear differentials follows a shape similar to the stock cover.