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, 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
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.
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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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.
This pan works with OEM/stock filters.
The filter bolts on to the valve body. No filter support or extension is needed. 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. PML designs pans and covers to work with stock parts without the need for additional modifications or complications.Thanks to Eric who provided part numbers for filters that will work with all PML Dodge RFE pans:
- OEM: 5013470AE
- Fleetguard: TF15072
- FRAM: FT1223
- WIX: 58843 (kit)
For a gasket, PML recommends an inexpensive cork or cork composite type gasket. Dodge/Chrysler recommends the Mopar silicon gasket maker, which comes in a tube, for many Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep vehicles. This will also work fine with a PML pan.
An example of a cork gasket is Transmaxx 72300, shown below.
PML includes new mounting bolts with the transmission pan. The PML bolts are longer and the thread diameter and threads per inch are the same. PML bolts are longer since the flange on the PML pan is much thicker than the flange on the stock OEM pan.
Five holes on the transmission are NOT through holes. Check that the PML bolts do not bottom out. This depends on the thickness of the gasket and depth of holes in the housing.
Make sure the holes on the housing are clean and free of debris.
Baffles 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. This machining is optional and can be selected before clicking ADD TO CART button. A plug for the hole is included.
The passenger front corner steps down to clear cooling tubes on some 2013 and newer diesel trucks.