Rear end going ouy

Asked by Mar 08, 2018 at 04:29 PM about the 2001 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How can i tell what rear end is in
my 2001 F150 4x4 with 5 bolt
wheels.  There is no tag

4 Answers


There should be a metal tag, held in place by by one of the bolts securing the differential cover. Numbers will identify the rear end. There are also numbers stamped on the axel tube.


I want to say that I remember being able to get that info by decoding the VIN number too.


There were options. You probably have the 9.75" axle.


What is going out? Those are beefy axles. Mine went 185,000 miles until I needed new wheel bearings but the diff looked like brand new.

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