Photo 3/14 | ats Rear Diff Cover stock Differential Cover | Here is a look at the stock differential cover before it was removed. Not too impressive, is it?
Photo 4/14 | ats Rear Diff Cover bolt Removal From Stock Housing | 01. We removed the bolts from the stock housing. It’s a good idea to start from the bottom and work your way around.
Photo 5/14 | ats Rear Diff Cover prybar Used To Loosen Housing | 02. We used a small prybar to help loosen the housing from the rear end.
Photo 6/14 | ats Rear Diff Cover allow Fluid To Drain | 03. You have to allow the fluid to drain. You may notice that a bolt was left in the top of the cover, so it won’t fall off and allow fluid to go everywhere.
Photo 7/14 | ats Rear Diff Cover clean Housing | 04. Once all the fluid was drained, technician Chris Few started cleaning it. He used a razor blade to clean the housing up so the new gasket would seat properly.
Photo 8/14 | ats Rear Diff Cover new Supplied Gasket | 05. The new supplied gasket was installed on the differential housing.
Photo 9/14 | ats Rear Diff Cover installation Of New Cover | 06. Time to install the new ATS differential cover.
Photo 10/14 | ats Rear Diff Cover handtighten Supplied Bolts | 07. Handtighten the supplied bolts to secure the cover.
Photo 11/14 | ats Rear Diff Cover tighten Remaining Bolts | 08. In a cross pattern, use a ratchet to tighten the bolt the remainder of the way down. Be sure to double-check all the bolts.
Photo 12/14 | ats Rear Diff Cover use Funnel To Add Fluid | 09. Once all the bolts are tightened, it’s time to add fluid. On the top right side of the cover there is a fill hole. Using a small funnel, add the fluid to the new cover.
Photo 13/14 | ats Rear Diff Cover plug Hole With Supplied Fill Plug | 10. When all the fluid is in, plug the hole with the supplied fill plug.
Photo 14/14 | ats Rear Diff Cover new Ats Rear Differential | The final product! The new ATS rear differential is complete and filled with some Amsoil 75W-90 gear oil.