Differential Covers

Differential Covers
  • aFe® - Pro Series™ Differential Cover
    aFe®Pro Series™ Differential Cover
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    # sp13377
    Pro Series™ Differential Cover by aFe®. This differential cover is constructed out of durable, heavy duty, ductile iron for strength. With a smooth design, recessed hardware, and a shrouded drain plug, this cover is engineered to...
    Leak Free SealCooling Fins
    $263.00 - $748.00Save: 10%
    $236.70 - $673.20
  • ARB® - Differential Cover
    ARB®Differential Cover
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    # sp94000
    Differential Cover by ARB®. When off road, it is inevitable that obstacles and off-road hazards will be encountered that could potentially inflict expensive damage to your differential. To prevent this, ARB manufactures the Differential...
    Computer optimized cross brace design increases the structural rigidity of the whole axleAdditional housing strength helps keep the ring & pinion gears meshing on the flat faces of the teeth, greatly increasing ring & pinion life and overall maximum load strength
    $187.00 - $197.00
  • ACDelco® - Genuine GM Parts™ Differential Cover
    ACDelco®Genuine GM Parts™ Differential Cover
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    # sp217476
    Genuine GM Parts™ Differential Cover by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
    Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
    $37.23 - $1,737.76Save: 15%
    $31.65 - $1,477.10
  • TRQ® - Differential Cover
    TRQ®Differential Cover
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    # sp239636
    Differential Cover by TRQ®. Guaranteed to maintain your vehicle in its best possible condition, this top-notch TRQ differential cover will give you peace of mind to tackle even the most challenging terrain. It is manufactured using...
    Intended to bring your vehicle back to its original gloryBudget-friendly alternative to the OEM part
    $51.95 - $56.95Save: up to 4%
    $49.87 - $55.24
  • Dorman® - Differential Cover
    Dorman®Differential Cover
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    # sp20601
    Differential Cover by Dorman®. Featuring a corrosion resistant coating to help prevent rusting, Dorman's Differential Cover is engineered for long-lasting protection of the differential. Designed as a direct replacement, a proper fit is...
    Comes with pre-installed magnet in coverConstructed from durable stamped steel
    $17.78 - $198.09
  • Mopar® - Differential Cover Gasket
    Mopar®Differential Cover Gasket
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    # sp158952
    Differential Cover Gasket by Mopar®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Mopar features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet or...
    Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
    $1.93 - $1,120.05Save: up to 13%
    $1.73 - $1,008.05
  • Yukon Gear & Axle® - Differential Cover
    Yukon Gear & Axle®Differential Cover
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    # sp9589
    Differential Cover by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Yukon provides a full line of OEM style and chrome differential covers. Yukon Gear & Axle manufactures a full line of top quality small parts to complete any job including ring gear bolts, crush...
    Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
    $32.89 - $299.89
  • Yukon Gear & Axle® - Hardcore™ Differential Cover
    Yukon Gear & Axle®Hardcore™ Differential Cover
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    # sp118711
    Hardcore™ Differential Cover by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Give your rig the protection it deserves. The Hardcore™ Differential cover is manufactured from high strength nodular iron and features an extremely thick walled design for maximum...
    Nodular iron for added strengthThick design
    $212.89 - $287.89
  • Banks® - Ram-Air™ Differential Cover
    Banks®Ram-Air™ Differential Cover
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    # sp245896
    Ram-Air™ Differential Cover by Banks®. Banks Ram-Air differential cover extends lubrication life and retains fuel economy. Thanks to its superior fluid and aerodynamics, the Ram-Air Cover out-performs stock and flat-back high-capacity...
    Banks cools 5X better than flat-back covers in on-road towing tests over the same road, same weather, operator and vehicleBanks cools 118% better than flat-back covers in controlled 200hp 60mph sustained dyno tests
    $400.20 - $453.54
  • ACDelco® - GM Genuine Parts™ Differential Cover Locating Pin
    ACDelco®GM Genuine Parts™ Differential Cover Locating Pin
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    # sp259287
    GM Genuine Parts™ Differential Cover Locating Pin by ACDelco®. GM Genuine Parts Multi Purpose Pins are designed, engineered, and tested to rigorous standards, and are backed by General Motors. GM Genuine Parts are the true OE parts...
    Some GM Genuine Parts may have formerly appeared as ACDelco GM Original Equipment (OE)GM Genuine Parts are designed, engineered and tested to rigorous standards, and are backed by General Motors
    $6.14 - $8.63Save: 15%
    $5.22 - $7.33
  • SKP® - Differential Cover
    SKP®Differential Cover
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    # sp226571
    Differential Cover by SKP®. Safeguard your differential from potential road hazards with this top-notch differential cover. Made to exact specifications for fit, form, and function, this premium product will protect your differential...
    Excellent replacement for your worn out differential coverDesigned for the ultimate protection against road debris
    $10.04 - $177.28
  • Genuine® - Differential Cover
    Genuine®Differential Cover
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    # sp143090
    Differential Cover by Genuine®. If your driveline system parts are in need of repair, don’t compromise the performance and safety of your car with suspect, off-brand replacement parts from the local auto parts chain store. On our...
    Designed to restore your vehicle’s driveline systemGenuine OE replacement parts from the OE manufacturer
    $78.88 - $421.74
  • Spicer® - Differential Cover
    Spicer®Differential Cover
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    # sp219486
    Differential Cover by Spicer®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great quality at an...
    High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
    $26.68 - $207.22
  • American Axle® - Differential Cover
    American Axle®Differential Cover
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    # sp92236
    Differential Cover by American Axle®. AAM offers a complete line of OEM replacement differential cover pans for GM and Chrysler rear drive and front drive axles. OE differential cover pans are designed and engineered by research and...
    Dependable solution for driveline and drivetrain systemsHighly engineered for top quality and operational excellence
    $15.94 - $307.63
  • Yukon Gear & Axle® - Heavy Duty Differential Cover
    Yukon Gear & Axle®Heavy Duty Differential Cover
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    # sp118715
    Heavy Duty Differential Cover by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Yukon Gear and Axle offers an extensive line of general replacement and high performance products for passenger car, truck and SUV applications. High quality alloys and the latest in...
    Designed to provide the ultimate in gearing to put all that power to the ground reliablyWill help you get astounding performance for extreme four-wheeling and rock crawling
    $198.89 - $433.89
  • Ford Performance® - Differential Cover
    Ford Performance®Differential Cover
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    # sp118666
    Differential Cover by Ford Performance®. Boost your the defence level of your differential and ring and pinion set from off-road hazzards with this heavy-duty differential cover. It's a perfect way to give your differential assembly...
    Adds sleek, beefy protection against trail damageKeeps the intricate moving parts of your differential safe and sound
    $260.25 - $373.69
  • aFe® - Street Series™ Differential Cover
    aFe®Street Series™ Differential Cover
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    # sp13376
    Street Series™ Differential Cover by aFe®. aFe Power differential cover come with the option to run a oil level sight glass to visually see how much oil your differential cover has at all times. Factory and most aftermarket...
    Constructed out of durable, cast aluminumNeodymium magnetic drain plug is used for maximum gear protection
    $250.00 - $481.00Save: 10%
    $225.00 - $432.90
  • Alloy USA® - Differential Cover
    Alloy USA®Differential Cover
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    # sp118636
    Differential Cover by Alloy USA®. Dominate the track or hit the trails with condidence by fine tuning your vehicle for neck-breaking speed and performance with this premium differential that delivers the ultimate in high strength and...
    Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
    $110.67
  • Omix-ADA® - Differential Cover
    Omix-ADA®Differential Cover
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    # sp20525
    Differential Cover by Omix-ADA®. Includes Cover, Gasket, Bolts. Safeguard your differential from potential road hazards with this top-notch differential cover. Made to exact specifications for fit, form, and function, this premium...
    Meets or exceeds OEM quality standardsOEM quality at an affordable price
    $48.85 - $140.24
  • ATP® - Differential Cover
    ATP®Differential Cover
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    # sp49130
    Differential Cover by ATP®. Differential covers can become damaged from road debris, corrosion, or bolt/drain plug over tightening. Their job is to act as a lid keeping lubricants in place for the ring and pinion gears, bearings, and...
    OE quality at an affordable priceOE fit and function
    $18.60 - $40.39
  • ATS Diesel Performance® - Protector™ Differential Cover
    ATS Diesel Performance®Protector™ Differential Cover
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    # sp118700
    Protector™ Differential Cover by ATS Diesel Performance®. One of the hardest working parts on a diesel truck is the rear differential. It takes the brunt of hours of grueling stop-and-go driving, towing and racing. Help protect your...
    2.5 quart fluid capacity over stockOptimal gear lubrication
    $280.68
  • BD Diesel Performance® - Differential Cover
    BD Diesel Performance®Differential Cover
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    # sp186163
    Differential Cover by BD Diesel Performance®. BD's design deflects the oil back onto the ring gear and into the pinion gear for cooler longer life. Other differential covers are large and bulky resulting in lubricating oil being flung...
    Engineered cover design keeps oil on the gearsDeflects oil back onto the ring gear and into the pinion gear for cooler longer life
    $361.95 - $652.95
  • DV8 Offroad® - Differential Cover
    DV8 Offroad®Differential Cover
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    # sp201984
    Differential Cover by DV8 Offroad®. Rugged, tough, and ready to take on the most extreme off-road adventures imaginable! Add character to your axle with this aggressive patent pending tread design Differential Cover by DV8 Off Road....
    Rugged, tough, and ready to take on the most extreme off-road adventures imaginable!Increase the structural rigidity of the whole axle.
    $109.99 - $129.99
  • Fabtech® - Differential Cover
    Fabtech®Differential Cover
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    # sp247258
    Differential Cover by Fabtech®. This heavy duty product functions as protective differential gear inspection cover and skid plate as one unit. It offers protection to the differential gears with steel construction to ward off frontal...
    Protects front diff housing drain plug against damageClass leading skid plate ground clearance
    $209.66
  • PPE® - Heavy Duty Differential Cover
    PPE®Heavy Duty Differential Cover
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    # sp118702
    Heavy Duty Differential Cover by PPE®. Boost your the defence level of your differential and ring and pinion set from off-road hazzards with this heavy-duty differential cover. It's a perfect way to give your differential assembly...
    Thoughtfully designed to match your diesel engine needsMade to help enhance the performance of your vehicle
    $179.99 - $314.99
  • Proform® - Chevrolet Performance™ Differetial Cover
    Proform®Chevrolet Performance™ Differetial Cover
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    # sp118696
    Chevrolet Performance™ Differetial Cover by Proform®. Reinforced lightweight aluminum rear end cover designed to strengthen the rear housing case in heavy torque situations. The familiar Bowtie Emblem is raised and precision milled on...
    Carefully designed to improve the performance of your vehicleCrafted from first-rate materials
    $204.81 - $214.95
  • Proform® - Perfect Launch™ Differential Cover
    Proform®Perfect Launch™ Differential Cover
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    # sp118697
    Perfect Launch™ Differential Cover by Proform®. Reinforced lightweight aluminum rear end cover designed to strengthen the rear housing case in heavy torque situations. The Perfect Launch™ logo is prominently displayed on a...
    Carefully designed to improve the performance of your vehicleCrafted from first-rate materials
    $201.55 - $203.61
  • Qualiseal® - Differential Carrier Seal
    Qualiseal®Differential Carrier Seal
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    # sp201865
    Differential Carrier Seal by Qualiseal®. Do you feel shaking or shuddering when you engage the clutch; hear grinding noise when you shift gears? Does your engine race without an increase in road speed? You're in need of...
    Direct-fit OE-quality replacement for your factory partHelps restore the proper functionality of your vehicle
    $20.07 - $40.02
  • Racing Power Company® - Differential Cover
    Racing Power Company®Differential Cover
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    # sp130621
    Differential Cover by Racing Power Company®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    One-of-a-kind style will help customize your autoWill deliver unparalleled levels of durability
    $23.04 - $133.49
  • Racing Power Company® - OEM Style Differential Cover
    Racing Power Company®OEM Style Differential Cover
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    # sp201524
    OEM Style Differential Cover by Racing Power Company®. Crafted with expertise and care, this product sports the elaborate design and features unsurpassed quality. It is made using smart materials and leading technological advancements...
    Elaborately engineered using leading technologySports the refined design and ensures high quality
    $25.95 - $29.60




The primary function of a basic removable differential cover is to allow set up and repair of the differential, ring and pinion set, and bearings contained within the axle housing. The cover also protects internal components from dirt, debris and moisture. Such covers are typically formed from steel stampings and found on the solid rear drive axles on many cars and trucks and the solid front drive axles on some four-wheel drive trucks. However, when vehicles are equipped with systems like independent suspension and differential oil coolers, differential cover configuration and construction material can vary. However, no matter what type of differential and axle setup is on your vehicle, if you’re in need of a replacement differential cover you’ll find it right here on our digital shelves.

Not so long ago, removable differential covers were unnecessary because most vehicles came with solid drive axles consisting of cast iron differential housings bolted to welded steel axle housings. Such axle housings were called “banjos” because the round center section joined to an axle tube resembled the musical instrument. Differential covers weren’t needed because the differential housing could be removed from the axle and the ring & pinion gearset, differential case and other internal components serviced with the differential housing resting on a workbench. Differential covers became essential when most vehicle manufacturers switched to integral axle assemblies where the steel axle tubes are joined directly to the cast iron differential housing. This type of axle assembly is simpler and less expensive to produce. Covers also facilitate removing and installing the “C-clip” axle shafts found on many solid drive axle assemblies. These axles rotate on roller bearings pressed into the ends of the axle tubes and they’re retained in the differential case by C-shaped clips that fit into grooves on the axle shafts and recesses in the differential side gears.

While stamped steel differential covers are still providing satisfactory service on solid axles, which remain the preferred drive axles on most trucks, they would be inadequate on many of the axle housings found on the increasing number of vehicles with independent suspension. Instead of being attached to suspension members and moving up and down as the suspension reacts to road irregularities, as a solid axle does, with independent suspension the drive axle mounts to the vehicle frame and often consists of little more than the differential housing. In addition to protecting and providing access to the differential internals, on these vehicles the differential covers do double-duty as an attachment point for the differential assembly and incorporate one or more differential mounts. Instead of stamped steel these covers are thick castings made of iron or aluminum. Some performance cars come with or feature optional differential oil coolers, and the differential covers on these vehicles often incorporate the attachment points for the cooler lines.

Differential covers are generally very reliable components, but in addition to deterioration due to heat and age, their mounting location also makes them susceptible to damage from the elements, road debris and road salt. Temperature extremes and age can harden differential cover gaskets, resulting in leaks. Exposure to water and road salt can rust stamped steel covers and extreme corrosion can cause perforation and fluid leaks. Whether it’s due to impact damage from road debris, corrosion or gasket failure, differential leaks should not be ignored. If repairs are not made in a timely manner, the lack of lubrication could cause more expensive damage to the ring & pinion gearset, differential components and bearings. In addition to leaks, cast iron and cast aluminum covers can also suffer stress cracks and in severe cases broken castings.

Regardless of symptoms or the need for repair, we have the replacement differential covers that will restore proper oil retention, vehicle performance and reliability. We offer differential covers and related components that are made to original equipment specifications, so when repairs are completed you can count on the performance and durability your vehicle was designed to deliver. Some of our differential covers come as kits that include a gasket and mounting bolts, so you get everything needed for the repair, and many of our stamped steel covers are coated to resist corrosion. We even offer replacement steel covers for the center sections on select banjo axles, to avoid having to replace the entire axle assembly. When going off road, you will inevitably encounter obstacles and hazards that can potentially cause expensive damage to your differential. To avoid this we recommend to get an aftermarket differential cover, made from heavy-duty metal materials specially designed to endure all the rigors of off-roading. Differential covers we offer at CARiD are engineered tough to protect the differential and ring and pinion set from anything rocky trail throws your way.

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Posted by Paul (Memphis, NY) / August 01, 20202006 GMC Canyon
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