This PML differential cover increases capacity to help lower the
fluid temperature. A thick gasket flange and thick walls add strength
to the differential housing and provide a uniform clamping force on the
gasket surface for a secure seal. The cover features a drain hole, a
fill hole, a level check hole, and an un-machined temperature sensor
boss. Some Ford differentials have a factory fill location on the
driveshaft side of the third member. Newer vehicles do not and can use
the fill hole on the differential cover. For a temperature sending unit,
PML can machine the boss under the level check. There is a machining
charge and this option needs to be ordered over the phone.
This rear end differential cover fits many Ford trucks and SUVs. Some common applications are:
- Bronco, within in-line 6 302, 351 engines, 1987-1996
- Crown Vics, 1982-2005 (may also have 7½ differential)
- Explorer, 1991-2001
- F150, 1980 and newer (may also have 9¾ differential)
- E150, 1992 and newer
- Lighting, 1993-1995
- Marauder, 2003-2004
- Mountaineer, 1997 and newer
- Mustang, 1987-1995 (1996 to 2011 appear to have the same differential)
- Navigator (may also have Ford 7½ differentials)
- Ranger, 4.0 engine, 1989 and newer (other engine sizes, please check the PML Ford 7.5 differential cover)
- Mazda B4000, B2300 (may have other differentials)
Some of these vehicles may have other differentials so please check
which differential your vehicle has and if you have clearance before
Some models may have the smaller Ford 7.5 differential, which
is more rounder in shape and shorter (vertically). Other models have
have the larger For 9.75 differential, which has a different shape and
has 12 bolts. The Ford 8.8 stock cover is about 11 inches vertically and
the 7.5 inch is about 9.75 inches vertically.
Check out our Ford 7.5 diff covers for pictures and more information if you have the smaller differential.
Check out our Ford 9.75 diff covers for pictures and more information if you have the larger differential.
PML makes two designs for the Ford 8.8 inch rear end to accommodate a variety of preferences and vehicles. Click here for the straight fin design or click here for the patterned fin design.
This Ford differential cover is designed for non-IRS, REAR
differential on Ford vehicles. Some 4WD F150 trucks have the 8.8 ring
gear differential in the front but on the trucks we have seen there is
not enough room for this cover. For vehicles with IRS, the linkage bolts
on to the cover and PML differential covers are not compatible.
Note to Expedition owners: a larger cover may be too deep to clear
the track bar that runs behind the differential cover. Using the
dimensions, please check your vehicle for clearance before purchasing.
If you have independent rear suspension, PML