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Dana 44, 10 Bolt, Low Front Fill
Differential Cover

P/N 5055
(was P/N 11069)

PML Dana 44 Differential Cover, Stock, As-Cast PML Dana 44 Differential Cover, Stock, Black

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As-cast finish
$165.00
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Black powder coating
$215.00
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$280.00
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Volume: stock capacity to ¼ qts. over stock

Dimensions: Click here for dimensions. Check size, shape, number of bolts, level check hole location, axle rotation, vent if any, and clearance.

Because the Dana 44 differential has so many uses and variations, read this pdf file on PML Covers for Dana 44 differentials for more information on what to check before replacing your stock cover.

This Dana 44 differential cover features fill/level check hole, a drain hole, fins and aluminum construction for to dissipate heat. The fins have the traditional straight fin design and the shape of the cover has the same shape as the stock cover. These aftermarket covers have thick walls and gasket flanges to add strength to the differential housing and to provide a uniform clamping force on the gasket surface for a secure seal.

PML Dana 44 Front Fill Differential Covers, fill levels compared

This compares the fill levels on the two PML front fill Dana 44 covers. PML offers several Dana 44 differential covers so you can choose the cover the best suits your vehicle. You do not want to overfill or underfill the differential. Select the PML cover with the fill/level check location the same as your stock cover.

PML Part Number 6057 has the high fill line in blue.

This cover, PML Part Number 5055, has the low fill line in red.

The Dana 44 differential is found on many vehicles beginning in the 1940´s and is still used today. This PML cover for the Dana 44 differential typically coresponds to stock covers on 1941 to 1980 vehicles. Here are some possiblities:

  • Dodge Ramcharger front, 1972 to 1978
  • Dodge Pick Up front, 1972 to 1978
  • Ford F100 and F150 front, 1971 to 1979
  • Ford F250 front, 1966 to 1979
  • Ford F350 front, 1966 to 1979
  • Ford Bronco front, 1971 to 1979
  • Jaguar (some rear)
  • Jeep CJ rear, 1941 to 1975
  • Jeep Truck front, 1974 to 1986
  • Jeep Wagoneer front, 1974 to 1986
  • Jeep Cherokee front, 1974 to 1986
  • Jeep rear, 1974 to approximately 2008
  • IH Scout front, 1975 to 1980
  • IH Scout rear, 1967 to 1980

Do not use this cover on: 2009 and newer Jeeps or GM front ends. In 2009, Jeep changed the design of the rear axles and added a vent so a PML cover will not work on newer models.

Comparing Dana 44 Covers

There are many different versions of Dana 44 differentials. The sizes, shapes, and level check hole locations vary. See also our Dana 44 Top Fill and Dana 44/226 covers for other possibilities. PML does not make a rear or front end cover for the 12 Bolt Dana 44/213mm or Dana 44/200mm applications as yet. Be sure to check the number of bolts, shape, level check hole location and if you have clearance for a larger cover.

Image on left shows PML Dana 44 front fill cover (p/n 5055) and top fill cover. Graphic on left compares the capacity of PML's Dana 44 top and front fill covers and the stock cover 42960-1 (used on Jeeps).
PML Dana 44 covers side by side    PML Dana 44 covers capacity

Here is a link to a Wrangler Forum discussion about fill levels.

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PML Differential Cover Features:

  • Sand-cast aluminum with raised fins for cooler temperatures
  • Thick wall construction to add strength to differential housing
  • Thick gasket flange will not bend when bolts are tightened
  • Machined gasket surface for a secure seal using RTV or factory reusable gasket
  • Oil changes without removing the cover
  • All hardware provided, including magnetic drain plug

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