Volume: 2 quarts over stock
Dimensions: Click here for dimensions. This pan is 2½ to 3 inches taller than stock.
Number of Bolts: 15
This PML extra capacity heavy duty transmission oil pan fits the Dodge RFE series of transmissions, such as the 68RFE, 545RFE, and 45RFE. It is designed specifically for trucks and SUVs with exhaust or cross member under the stock pan.
- Extra capacity
- Follows shape of stock pan for exhaust and frame clearance
- Fins and aluminum construction to dissipate heat from transmission fluid
- Drain plug for easier maintenance
- Thick walls to add strength to the transmission housing
- Thick gasket flange, machined flat, for a leak-free seal
- Clearance for cross members and exhausts routed across the rear of the pan
PML designed this 2 quart over stock transmission oil pan with a step at the rear to clear the exhaust routed under the stock pan on some trucks and SUVs, including those with Hemi engines. This pan can replace the stock pan on many configurations of these vehicles with a Chrysler Dodge 45RFE, 545RFE, 65RFE, 66RFE, and 68RFE:
- Dakota with 4.7 V8 engine, 2000 to 2011
- Durango with 4.7 V8 engine, 2000 to 2012
- Ram 1500, 2002 to 2016 (2012 to 2014 4.7l engine trucks check clearance)
- Ram 2500 and 3500, Hemi engine, 2006 to 2018
- Ram 2500 Power Wagon, Hemi engine, 2006 to 2018
- Ram 2500 and 3500, with 6.7 liter diesel engine, 2007 1/2 and newer (some 3500 trucks may need an AS69RC pan)
- 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 pan will not work on 8 or 9 speed or Aisin transmissions.
2013 and newer diesel engine trucks: cooler lines are routed under the stock pan on these trucks. This pan will not clear them.
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.
We have had installations on Ram 1500 and 2500 trucks and Dakotas. Our thanks to those who have emailed us pictures of their installations.
- 2018 Ram 2500 6.4L Hemi
- 2014 Ram 1500 Hemi 4x4
- 2011 Ram 2500 4WD, 5.7L Hemi
- 2010 Ram 1500
- 2009 Ram 1500
- 2008 Ram 1500 Hemi
- 2006 Ram 1500
- 2006 Dakota V8
2018 Ram 2500 6.4L Hemi
Brendan installed this PML transmission pan on his 2018 Ram 2500 6.4L Hemi engine truck with a 66RFE transmission.
2014 Ram 1500 Hemi 4x4
Brad installed this PML transmission pan on his 2014 Ram 1500 truck.
2011 Ram 2500 4WD, 5.7L Hemi
The stock pan is shown on the left and the PML pan is show on the right. This PML pan has plenty of space for the exhaust.
Brian installed this PML Dodge RFE pan with the step on his 2011 Ram 2500. He first thought he might have space for a pan without a step but found that the driver side had less clearance.
2010 Ram 1500
PML Dodge transmission pan installed on a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. Installation done by MBRP in Huntsville, ON, Canada.
2009 Ram 1500
Chris installed this transmission pan on his 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. He uses PML covers on his other car as well and is very happy with these products. On this truck he also installed Chrysler/Dodge PML front differential cover P/N 11046 and Chrysler/Dodge PML rear differential cover P/N 9518
2008 Ram 1500 Hemi
Customer installed PML transmission pan on his 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi. He also installed Chrylser/Dodge PML differential cover P/N 9518
2006 Ram 1500
2006 Dakota V8
PML Dodge transmission pan installed on a Dodge Dakota, 2006, V8.
In the picture you can see the exhaust on the right and frame on the left both have clearance. The skid plate is just below the bottom of the pan.
Installation done by Lavender Brothers in Seaside, CA.
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 transmission and the different designs suit a variety of vehicles and applications. Click on an image to view larger in a new tab or window.
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)
There was an old style filter from 2002 or 2003 that does NOT work with this pan. We have heard that these filters are obsolete. These filters were called 2WD filters and had a short pick up tube.
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.
Inside of Pan Has Baffles
Cast-in baffles control sloshing, act as a heat sink and direct the fluid to the filter pick-up.
Optional Temperature Sending Unit Machining
Optionally, this pan can be machined for a temperature sending unit. There is boss on the driver side of the pan for this.
If you would like PML to drill and tap hole, select the option before ordering. There is a machining charge. A plug for the hole is included.
The standard size is 1/8 NPT. Call or email if you need a different size.
PML Transmission Pan Compared to Stock
There are several OEM stock pans for this transmission. This shows the PML pan compared to two of them.