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So my rear axle was leaking from the diff cover so i decided that i might as well change the cover itself. i bought the diff cover from mac. its made of aluminum. so i go to install it and i did everything correctly. i know that with aluminum u have to torque it correctly or else u will damage it. i slowly tightened all the bolts in a criss cross pattern. then i go to do the final torque on the bolts and twang. the cover cracked. FUKC!!! yeah i wasnt to thrilled. i just spent $150 for it plus Royal Purple gear oil. i blamed the torque wrench. i tried to jb weld untill i got a new one but it didnt work. so now my truck is in the street till i get the new cover. it doesnt leak unless i drive it. so i ordered the TRS Fab cover in hopes that it wont crack. what do u guys think? crappy cover, bad wrench or bad mechanic (me)? arrrrrrg!!!!!
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could be anything i would call the company and have a **** fit...
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Did the cover have bearing cap support studs ?

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yes it did and i backed them out before i installed them. i think im just going to take the loss. the TRS cover is on the way
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OK, 1st thing that came to mind.

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call the company and *****, see if they will replace or give some money back
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call the company and *****, see if they will replace or give some money back
f*in right! I wouldn't eat no $150 loss. Hell, I'd go get the torque wrench exhanged too! lol A twoferone deal haha
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For less than that you can get the IRS Explorer aluminum diff covers. They work great, are REALLY heavy duty, and probably cost 1/3 to 1/2 of what you paid for that one.

You can get them with the "ears" cut off and painted, but I used one just like they come off the Exploder.

Here's a topic on my install -- there are others on here also:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ead.php?t=6931


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i will call mac tomorrow and see whats up. i tried to exchange the wrench but craftsman torque wrenches only have a one year warranty. i was frustated on sat and i already ordered the TRS cover. i just want to get the damn thing going again. i hate borrowing the ex's car. i should have researched more when i bought the cover.
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called the company and nothing. improper installation is all i got so i will never buy anything from MAC again. all well
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