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Chrysler Dodge 68RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Deepest
    Chrysler Dodge 68RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Deepest
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    • Chrysler Dodge 68RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Deepest
      Part Number 11161

    • For Ram diesel trucks and similar. 4 to 4 1/2 quarts extra capacity. Pan includes magnetic drain plug and mounting hardware. Price varies with finish.

      See also PML Part Number 10304, which fits the same transmissions but has less capacity.

      SEE PRODUCT INFO.

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    • OPTIONAL - add machining of a 1/8 NPT hole for an aftermarket temperature sending unit:
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    Volume: 4 to 4.7 quarts over stock

    Dimensions: Click here for dimensions.

    Number of Bolts: 15

    PML designed this pan for Chrysler Dodge 4, 5 and 6 speed transmissions: 68RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE, 545RFE, and 45RFE

    Benefits:

    • Drain and magnetic drain plug included
    • Extra Capacity
    • Heavy duty sand cast aluminum construction
    • Finned on the bottom for heat dissipation
    • Machined flat, large sealing surface for a leak free seal
    • Clears cooling lines on 2013 and newer Ram diesel trucks

    Check your exhaust routing. Many Hemi engine trucks and SUVs have the exhaust under the stock pan and will need PML 2 quart over or stock capacity pan.

    Always check your vehicle to verify your configuration and clearance.

    Once installed the bottom of this pan is parallel to the ground.

    PML designed this deep transmission oil pan to replace the stock pan on many configurations of these vehicles with a Chrysler Dodge 45RFE, 545RFE, 65RFE, 66RFE, and 68RFE:

    • Ram 2500 and 3500, with Cummins diesel engine, 2007 1/2 and newer
    • Ram 1500 with Hemi engine, 2002 to 2005
    • Ram 1500 with 4.7 V8 engine, 2002 to 2011, check clearance on 2012 to 2014

    • Dakota 2WD with 4.7 V8 engine, 2000 to 2004
    • Durango 2WD with 4.7 V8 engine, 2000 to 2003

    • Jeep Grand Cherokee with 4.7 or 5.7 V8 engine, 1999 to 2004
    • Jeep Liberty, 2002 to 2004, 3.7 (check clearance, see Jeep Transmission Pan Guidelines web page)
    • Jeep Liberty CRD, 2005 and 2006 (check skid plate)
    • Jeep Wrangler 2010 and 2011 2.8 Diesel (check skid plate)

    Always check your vehicle to verify configuration and clearance. This list is not comprehensive and other vehicles may be able to use this pan. This pan will not work on 8 or 9 speed or Aisin transmissions.

    Jeep Owners: Some vehicles, like 2005 to 2013 Grand Cherokees, have the exhaust or frame near or under the stock pan. There may seem to be clearance for a PML pan, but there is probably not enough space. PML part number 11161 has not been tried and is slightly different from other PML 45RFE to 68RFE pans. See our Jeep Transmission Pan Guidelines web page.

    Skid Plates: If you have a skid plate, you may need to move it downwards away from the transmission pan. Some Jeeps and a few Dodge vehicles have skid plates that limit clearance.

    Trucks and SUVs with exhaust or frame members below the stock pan: for example, many Hemi engine vehicles have the exhaust under the stock pan and will need PML 2 quart over (part number 11079) or stock capacity (part number 11078) pan.

    2017 Ram 2500 Diesel

    Phil installed this pan on his 2017 Ram 2500 diesel. He reported that the pan had plenty of clearance and the fit was excellent.

    2017 Ram 2500 Diesel truck 2017 Ram 2500 Diesel   2017 Ram 2500 68RFE stock pan stock transmission pan   stock 68RFE transmission pan driver side view of stock pan

    PML transmission pan fins PML pan fins, view from front of truck   PML 68RFE transmission pan on 2017 Ram 2500 Diesel PML pan on 2017 Ram 2500 Diesel   PML 68RFE transmission pan, drain plug driver side view of PML pan, shows drain plug

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    Information is for reference only. Installer is responsible for installation, function and fitment.

    Comparison of PML RFE Transmission Oil Pans

    PML makes four pans for the 68RFE, 45RFE, 5-45RFE, 65RFE, 66RFE, 68RFE transmissions. All fit the transmissions. The different designs suit a variety of vehicles and applications.

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    Front of pans. 11078, 11079 and 11161 are parallel to ground when installed. 10304 slants toward the drain on the left/driver side when installed.
    PML transmission pans for Dodge rfe transmissions

    Rear of pans. 11078 and 11079 step down to clear the Hemi engine exhaust routing.
    PML transmission pans for Dodge rfe transmissions, view from rear

    Inside of pans. Extra capacity pans, PML part numbers 11079, 10304, and 11161 have baffles to reduce sloshing, keep fluid near filter pickup, and act as heat sinks for cooling.
    Inside of PML transmission pans for Chrysler Dodge 68rfe,66rfe, 545rfe, 45rfe

    Included with PML Pan

    Included with PML 68RFE, 66RFE, 545RFE, 44RFE deep pan   Included with PML 68RFE, 66RFE, 545RFE, 44RFE deep pan, powder coated  Click on image to view larger.
    Pan ships with new mounting bolts and a magnetic drain plug. If the pan is drilled and tapped for a 1/8 NPT, a plug is included.

    Bolts on front and rear of pan: The bolt holes on front and rear of transmission case are not through holes. PML provided bolts allow thickness for a gasket and may bottom out if a gasket is not used or if the gasket is thin. Do not over torque. Make sure holes are clean and compare the hole depth to the length of the bolt, thickness of the pan flange, and gasket thickness when gasket is compressed.

    Filter Information

    There are several stock pans and filters for the 68RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Chrysler/Dodge transmissions. This pan works with any OEM or compatible filter.

    The filter bolts on to the valve body. No filter support or extension is needed. PML designs pans and covers to work with stock parts without the need for additional modifications or complications. The fluid will be at the same level with a stock pan as with the PML pan. The filter will pick up from the same place. Installer must verify filter function and fitment with PML pan.

    Inside of PML Transmission Pan

    Inside view of PML deep transmission pan for 45rfe, 68rfe transmissions  Click on image to view larger.

    Baffles on the inside of the pan keep the oil near the pickup tube, act as heat sinks to help with cooling, and reduce sloshing.

    Drain and Temperature Sensor Port on Driver Side

    This is the driver or left side of the transmission pan:
    PML 68RFE pan, drain hole Click on image to view larger.

    The larger hole is the drain hole. A magnetic drain plug is included.

    The smaller hole is drill and tapped for a 1/8 NPT temperature sending unit. A plug for the hole is included.

    Passenger Side

    This is the passenger or right side of this PML transmission pan:
    PML 68RFE pan, passenger or left side Click on image to view larger.

    The passenger front corner steps down to clear cooling tubes on some 2013 and newer diesel trucks.

    Gasket Information

    For a gasket, PML recommends an inexpensive cork or cork composite type gasket or the silicon gasket maker. Some Dodge vehicles use the Mopar silicon gasket maker, which comes in a tube, with the stock pan. This works fine with a PML pan.

    An example of a cork gasket is Transmaxx 72300, shown below.

    Cork gasket for Dodge RFE transmission oil pan   Packaged cork gasket for Dodge RFE transmission oil pan   Cork gasket on a PML transmission pan for Dodge RFE
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