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    • AW4 Deep
      Part Number: tp-asm-11076

    • NO DIPSTICK DESIGN
      Pan includes fitting, magnetic drain plug and mounting hardware.
      Price varies with finish.

      $0.00

      Shipping Weight: 11.00 pounds

    • OPTIONAL - add machining of a 1/8 NPT hole for an aftermarket temperature sending unit:
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    Volume: approximately 1 quart over stock compared to AW4 stock pan Mopar part number 83504037

    Number of Bolts: 19

    Dimensions: 1 1/4 inches deeper than stock Mopar part number 83504037. Click here for dimensions.

    Benefits:

    • Fins and extra capacity to keep fluid cooler
    • Drain and magnetic drain plug for easy servicing
    • Heavy duty, quality sand cast aluminum contruction for strength and a leak-free seal
    • Boss for optional temperature sending unit
    • Includes new mounting bolts and magnetic drain plug
    • No ground clearance issue or skid plate interference since pan is only 1 1/4 inches deeper than stock (for most vehicle and skid plates)

    Skid Plates and Off Roading: Skid plates are recommended for any offroading vehicle. A sand cast aluminum pan is heavy duty but if it hits a rock, it will crack. Some skid plates may need spacers to allow for the additional depth of the PML pan.

    See Specifications for details on this "No Dipstick" design.

    Thanks to those who installed prototype pans and helped us with development.

    • 1987 to 2001 Jeep Cherokee (XJ) with the 4 speed automatic transmission
    • 1987 to 2000 Jeep Wagoneer with the 4 speed automatic transmission
    • 1991 to 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee (ZJ) with the 4.0L engine and 4 speed automatic transmission
    • 1987 to 1992 Jeep Comanche MJ with the 4 speed automatic transmission
    • AW4 swaps on Wrangler YJs and other vehicles

    Vehicle configurations vary! Always check you vehicle configuraton and clearance before ordering.

    The 4.0 engine is usually paired with the AW4 transmission.

    We have had installations on Cherokees and a Comanche. See Installations.

    Toyota and Lexus Vehicles: See PML Part Number 11175, A340 Transmission Pan.

    • 2000 Cherokee
    • 1998 Cherokee
    • 1990 Cherokee

    • 1989 Comanche

    • 1995 Wrangler YJ with AW4

    2000 Cherokee 4.0 XJ

    Kurt provided details about his installation (PDF file coming shortly). He noted that he had to pry the stock pan off. After installing the PML pan, he saw fluid temperatures 15 to 20 degrees cooler overall.

    2000 Cherokee XJ 4.0 2000 Cherokee   Stock transmission pan on 2000 XJ Stock transmission pan   2000 Cherokee stock transmission pan and PML pan PML and stock pan side by side   2000-cherokee_pml_pan_install 2000-cherokee_pml_pan_install  
    Filling PML AW4 pan with transmission fluid Filling PML AW4 pan with transmission fluid   Bending hose on transmission fluid pump to prevent fluid from running back out Bending hose on fluid pump to keep fluid from running back out   Transmission fluid temperatures with PML AW4 pan installed Transmission fluid temperatures with PML AW4 pan installed   PML AW4 transmission pan on 2000 Cherokee XJ PML pan on 2000 XJ
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    1998 Cherokee 4.0 XJ

    Richard reported that he had to remove the transmission cross member to remove his old pan and install the PML pan. Pumping fluid in gets messy unless the pump has a flexible tube that can bend at the top to prevent fluid from running back out.

    1998 Cherokee 4.0 XJ 1998 Cherokee 4.0   1998 Cherokee stock AW4 transmission pan 1998 Cherokee Stock Pan   PML AW4 transmission pan on 1998 Cherokee Installing PML AW4 transmission pan on 1998 Cherokee
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    1990 Cherokee

    Aaron installed this PML pan on his 1990 Cherokee XJ Limited 4.0 4WD. His Cherokee has a 4.5 lift, aftermarket high flow exhaust, transmission cooler, and tow package. He was pleased to see lower fluid temperatures with the PML pan installed.

    1990 Cherokee XJ 1990 Cherokee XJ   1990 Cherokee stock transmission oil pan 1990 Cherokee stock transmission pan   1990 Cherokee transmission valve body and filter Transmission on a 1990 Cherokee
    PML AW4 pan installed on 1990 Cherokee 1990 Cherokee PML AW4 transmission pan installed, view from driver side   PML AW4 transmission pan on 1990 Cherokee, clearance to frame Plenty of clearance available with PML AW4 pan on 1990 Cherokee   Drain on PML AW4 transmission pan on 1990 Cherokee Drain on PML AW4 pan on 1990 Cherokee
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    1989 Comanche

    Enrique reported that the pan fit perfectly right out of the box and saw his fluid temperatures drop from 210 to 180.

    1989 Jeep Comanche 1989 Comanche   Stock AW4 transmission pan on a 1989 Camanche Stock AW4 Transmission Pan   Comanche AW4 and PML Transmission Pan PML and Stock Transmission Pans
    Drain on PML transmission pan PML Pan Installed   PML pan installed on a 1989 Jeep Comanche PML Pan Installed
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    1995 Wrangler YJ with AW4 Swap

    This 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ had its 3 speed transmission swapped with a 4 speed AW4 transmission. The YJ has also been lifted and aftermarket skid plates installed.

    Darren reported that the PML transmission pan fit great and he had no problems with installation.

    1995 Jeep YJ AW4 transmission Swap 1995 Wrangler   1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ AW4 Swap and PML transmission pan installed 1995 Wrangler YJ with PML transmission pan installed  
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    Drain, Supports Inside of Pan

    Inside of PML AW4 transmission pan   Drain hole, level check holes
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    Images show the inside of the PML pan and passenger/right side of the pan. The drain, maximum and OK level check holes are all on the passenger/right side.

    No Dipstick Design

    This pan does NOT work with a dipstick. To install this PML pan, you will need to remove the stock dipstick and possibly the receiver tube.

    This means you would no longer use your dipstick. The transmission fluid level would be checked from pan!

    The PML design is flexible to to work with several vehicles. This design is for the AW4 on Jeep vehicles and is based on Mopar part number 83504037.

    How to fill: You fill through the fill/level check hole on the bottom of the pan. PML provides a fitting for the hole. You could also use a pump. You would fill until the fluid starts to dribble out then put in the plug.

    Funnel and hose pouring fluid into PML AW4 transmission pan    Pumping fluid into PML AW4 transmission pan
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    How to check: To check the fluid, you would remove the plug and see if any fluid dribbles out. If it does, it's full and you're good to go.

    How did we come up with these levels? By measuring the dipstick "OK" and "MAX" levels with relation to the flange of the stock pan. Read about PML No Dipstick Design (PDF file).

    Any benefits to the PML no dipstick design? Checking the fluid on the pan is less convinient than using a dipstick but there are a couple small benefits:

    • Current dipstick tube has so many bends that pulling out the dipstick wipes off the fluid so it's hard to get an accurate reading
    • More space available in the engine compartment

    Manufacturing a sand cast aluminum pan with the receive tube would be very expensive. This design keeps the price manageable and provides the benefits of an extra capacity, finned transmission pan.

    Stock Pan and Transmission

    This PML design is based on the AW4 transmission for a 1987 to 2001 Jeep XJ. Transmission pan is Mopar part number 83504037.

    Jeep stock transmission pan and dipstick receiver tube, top down view   Jeep stock transmission pan and dipstick receiver tube   AW4 transmission
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    PML pan compared to stock pan:

    PML pan and Jeep stock transmission pan   Inside of PML and Jeep stock transmission pan
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    Filter and Gasket

    PML designed this pan to work with the stock gasket and filter.

    The filter bolts on to the valve body. No filter extension is needed. The pick up and fluid level is at the same place with the PML pan as with the stock pan.

    Transmission Info

    The A340 (A340E, A340F, A340H) and the AW4 are sister transmissions. The AW4 is commonly found in Jeeps, such as 1987-2001 Cherokees. The A340E, A340F, A340H transmission is found in Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs and a few Mitsubishis, Kias, Lexus cars and SUVs, and Volvos.

    There are 9 different stock pans. These 9 stock pans have 4 different depths and 7 different dipstick receiver heights and angles. The dipstick receivers complicate the design and manufacturing. There are 13 different filters and 15 different valve bodies in addition to 9 different pans.

    This variety of pans, filters, valve bodies and applications complicates the design and testing. Information and pictures on vehicle configurations are much appreciated!

    Optional Temperature Sensor Machining

    This pan has a location on the driver (left) side of the pan that can be drilled an tapped for a temperature sending unit. There is a machining charge for this option and it can be added in the shopping cart.
    PML AW4 transmission oil pan temperature sending unit location

    Dipstick Thoughts (NOT PLANNED BY PML)

    It is theoritically possible, not something PML plans to do, to add a dipstick to the side of the pan. There is a thick area on the side of the pan and someone could possibly fabricate an adapter, receiver tube and dipstick.

    This is a computer generated drawing of the PML pan with an adapter bolted on to the side of the pan. The adapter would connect to a dipstick tube. Click on image to view larger.
    Computer generated images of new PML AW4, A340 transmission pan with dipstick bolt on option