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
- 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
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, 2WD and 4WD, with 6.7 liter 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
- 2WD Dakota with 4.7 V8 engine, 2000 to 2004
- 2WD Durango with 4.7 V8 engine, 2000 to 2003
- Jeep Grand Cherokee with 4.7 V8 engine, 1999 to 2004
- Jeep Liberty CRD, 2005 and 2006 (check skid plate and see installations below)
- Jeep Wrangler 2010 and 2011 2.8 Diesel (check skid plate)
Always check your vehicle to verify configuration and clearance. This pan will not work on 8 or 9 speed or Aisin transmissions.
Ram Trucks with Aisin Transmission: see PML Aisin AS68RC and AS69RC transmission pans.
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.
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 not enough space. It has been tried. Removing fins and part of the pan did not help.
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
stock transmission pan
driver side view of stock pan
PML pan fins, view from front of truck PML pan on 2017 Ram 2500 Diesel 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.
Included with PML Pan
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.
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
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
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.
The passenger front corner steps down to clear cooling tubes on some 2013 and newer diesel trucks.
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.