Dana 44/226 44A SRT8, 10 Bolt, Rear Differential Cover
Part Number 11045
|Black powder coating
Volume: 0.7 quarts over stock
Dimensions: Click to view a jpg file in a separate window.
This PML rear axle cover features a drain hole with magnetic drain plug, an unmachined boss for a temperature sensor, and a level check/oil fill hole. Extra capacity, fins, and aluminum construction dissipate heat for cooler fluid temperatures.
This differential cover fits the Dana 44/226 differential also called the 44A or Dana 44 SRT8 or Dana Super 44. This differential is found on the rear of some WK, WJ and XK Jeeps. This cover usually fits:
Check your differential for size, shape, number of bolts and clearance before ordering. Jeep used variety of Dana differentials. Click to view a dimensions in a separate window and keep in mind that there is a restocking fee of 20% for returns.
This rear end cover may fit other SRT8 vehicles or other Jeeps.
We do not make a front cover to match the rear SRT8 cover because the stock cover connects to the suspension.
Bolt Hole Pattern
This image shows the bolt pattern from the stock rear cover of a 1996 Grand Cherokee compared to this PML differential cover. Note that the bolt patterns match.
This image also includes the distances between the bolt holes so you can use this to check if the bolt pattern on your stock cover matches.
Many thanks to our customer Chris who created this drawing.
PML Differential Cover Compared to Stock
These images show this PML differential cover compared to the stock cover.
PML developed this differential cover in response to many phone and email requests. We knew there was a problem when we got a call from an owner that the paint was peeling off the stock cover because the fluid temperatures were so high.
Thank you to the many Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 owners who provided images, measurements, and suggestions during the design and development of the cover.
Some installations temporarily take the sway bar off, like surfrman's (below), other people lift their vehicles so no weight rests on the tires and install with the sway bar in place. Installer should verify installation and fitment based on the individual vehicle.
These folks have emailed us pictures of their installation of the cover on their vehicles:
2009 Grand Cherokee SRT8
Image of cover installed on a 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 at left.
Picture courtesy of Thomas Breen. Mr. Breen can be reached via email at: TBreen650@aol.com with questions about his install of this diff cover. You can also contact PML with any questions, 800-335-4345 or email@example.com.
Click on image to view larger in a new tab or window. Our thanks to Mr. Breen for his assistance with this cover.
2008 Grand Cherokee SRT8
Road trip time... This 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 drove from Pennsylvania to get a new PML differential cover.
Image of this PML Dana 44A cover in the polish finish installed on a 2006 Jeep Commander. Picture courtesy of surfrman.
Check out surfrman's great installation "how to" on the www.jeepgarage.org forum.
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2000 Grand Cherokee WJ
Generally, this PML differential cover will not fit 1999 to 2004 Grand Cherokees because there is not enough clearance between the sway bar and the rear axle cover. PML customers have worked around this with a lift kit or added spacers.
Phil has a 2000 Grand Cherokee WJ with a Dana 44 Super. He added spacers to his Addco aftermarket sway bar and called to report that this PML cover fit beautifully. Here is what Phil did:
Our thanks to Phil for his feedback and pictures.
Note from Phil about the spacer: Washers do not make good spacers. Washers will give the clamp the expected rise but do not secure the bushing to the base so it will move around inside the clamp and over time most likely cause the bolts to snap but a solid plate spacer supports both the clamp as well as the bushing. Also if you measure and drill your holes exactly, which in his case was 2 3/4 inches center to center, and only drill them big enough for your bolts to comfortably fit thru, the spacer itself will provide added lateral strength to your installation.
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