Volume: 1.0 quart over stock
Dimensions: Click here for dimensions.
Number of Bolts: 14 bolts, see Guidelines for Bolt Sizes (click here), opens in new tab or window
PML makes three covers for the GM 9.5 inch ring gear differential. All three fit the differential. This PML part is designed for GM and Chevy trucks and SUVs looking for an extra capacity differential cover that is only 1/2 inch deeper than stock to clear most spare tires.
- 1 quart of extra fluid capacity
- Drain hole and magnetic drain plug to simplify maintenance
- Fins for heat dissipation and a custom look
- Sand cast aluminum construction for thick walls
- Machined gasket flange for a secure seal
- Slightly deeper than stock for clearance
These PML rear end differential covers fit the 14 bolt GM 9.5 inch rear differential. Some possible applications are:
- 1/2 Ton Trucks, 1988 to 2013:
- C10 & K10
- C1500 & K1500
- Silverado 1500 & Sierra 1500
- Silverado 1500 SS
- Silverado 1500HD & Sierra 1500HD
- 3/4 Ton Trucks, 1979 to 2004:
- Avalanche 2500
- C20 & K20
- C2500 & K2500
- Silverado 2500 & Sierra 2500 (not HD)
- 3/4 Ton Vans, 1981 to 2013:
- 1 Ton Vans, 1982 to 1995:
- SUVs such as:
- Suburban 2500
- Blazer K5
- These vehicles usually need PML GM 9.5 H2 cover because of the sway bar:
- Hummer H2
- Trailblazer SS
Configurations vary. Always check your vehicle to verify differential and clearance. For each model and year there may be more than one rear axle possible. Check your stock cover shape and number of bolts. Check for space to spare tires, pan hard and sway bars, and similar, and see Installations for examples.
2014 and newer Silverado and Sierra 1500: please see PML GM 9.5 12 bolt cover.
2010 GMC 1500 Denali
Leon's Transmissions in Garden Grove, 714-534-3300, installed a black powder coated differential cover on a 2010 GMC 1500 Denali. They also installed one of our new 6L80 transmission pans on the truck.
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GM has used four different bolts for this differential. See Guidelines for Bolt Sizes (click here), opens in new tab or window
Optional Temperature Sensor Port
The boss on the side can optionally be machined for temperature sending unit. There is a machining charge and a plug is included.
Matching Front Cover for 4WD
PML makes a matching differential cover for the GM Front 8.5, 10 Bolt.
PML recommends RTV or paper/fiber gaskets or cork composite gaskets.
PML machines the gasket surface of our differential covers flat. The flange surface of the differential housing is also machined flat. A thin bead of RTV silicon sealant makes an excellent seal between two machined surfaces.
Fill and Level Check
The fill hole is on the side of the cover at the same level as the stock cover. The level check hole is on the differential housing. Fill and check the fluid level with this PML cover just like with the stock cover.
PML Differential Cover Compared to Stock
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This image compares the depth of all PML GM 9 1/2, 14 bolt differential covers and the stock cover. Click on image to view larger in a new tab or window.