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Chrysler Dodge 68RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Deep
    Chrysler Dodge 68RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Deep
    Purchase Chrysler Dodge 68RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Deep
    • Chrysler Dodge 68RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Deep
      Part Number: tp-asm-10304

    • Pan includes magnetic drain plug and mounting hardware.
      Price varies with finish.

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      Shipping Weight: 14.00 pounds

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    • OPTIONAL - add machining of a 1/8 NPT hole for an aftermarket temperature sending unit:
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    Volume: 3 1/8 qts. over stock for 2wd, 2 1/2 qts. over stock for 4wd

    Dimensions: Click here for dimensions. Always check your vehicle to verify your configuration and clearance.

    Number of Bolts: 15

    PML designed this pan for these Chrsyler/Dodge 4, 5 and 6 speed transmissions: 68RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE, 5–45RFE, 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 trucks

    Once installed, the bottom of this pan is not parallel to the ground. The drain plug is on the side closest to the ground so the pan will drain really well. Other PML pans for the Dodge RFE transmission are parallel to the ground once installed.

    Applications

    This deep PML oil pan for Dodge RFE transmissions is designed to replace the stock pan on these vehicles:

    • Ram 2500 & 3500, 2WD and 4WD, with 6.7 liter diesel engine with an RFE transmission, 2007½ and newer
    • Ram 1500 with Hemi engine, 2002 - 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 - 2004
    • 2WD Durango with 4.7 V8 engine, 2000 - 2003
    • Jeep Grand Cherokee with 4.7 V8 engine, 1999 - 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.

    2013 and newer trucks: Cooling lines (tubes) run close to the stock transmission pan on many models starting in 2013. This pan has cleared the cooling lines on all installations. It is a tight fit. See Installations section for notes and pictures.

    Ram Trucks with Aisin Transmission: for 2007 to 2012, see the PML Aisin AS68RC transmission pan and for 2013 and newer, see PML Aisin AS69RC transmission pan

    Skid Plates: If you have a skid plate, you may need to move it downwards away from the transmission pan. Please see Installations for an example from a customer. 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, such as 2006 and new Hemis, see a PML RFE pan with a step.

    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.

    Installations

    This PML Dodge transmission pan has been installed on a variety of trucks and SUVs. Our thanks to those who gave us pictures and feedback.

    2014 Ram 2500 4x4

    CJC Offroad installed this PML transmission pan on theirr 2014 Ram 2500 4x4 6.7 diesel. They were concerned about the transmission fluid cooling lines on the passenger side, but the lines do not contact the PML pan. Watch the video to see the installation:

    As shown in the video, pushing the lines 1/8 to 1/4 an inch out makes the installation easier so that RTV did not get all over the flange surfaces. You must be very careful as these tubes are expensive and you do not want to break the seals on either end.

    2014 Ram 2500 6.7 4x4   2014 Ram 2500 6.7 4x4 under carriage   2014 Ram 2500 6.7 4x4 under PML pan installed   2014 Ram 2500 6.7 4x4 under PML pan installed
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    2005 Jeep Liberty CRD With Skid Plates

    Installation of this pan on a Jeep Liberty CRD requires removal of the factory skid plate or addition of spacers to move the skid plate downward away from the transmission. Thanks to Stan Wright who purchased part number 10304 for his CRD and then documented his installation. See his write-up at liberty.eurekaboy.com/deeppan.htm to read about this install.

    Dodge Ram 2500 4x4, 2014

    Andrew Lowe installed this pan on his 2014 Project Bloodhound Ram 2500 4x4 6.7 Turbo Diesel. He also installed PML rear differential cover, part number 10361 and PML front cover, part number 11136. The truck has limited clearance for a larger transmission pan. To get the PML pan to fit, he slightly bent the cooler lines 1/4 inch.

    The images below show the PML pan installed, the transmission pan cooler lines, and the truck. Andrew powder coated the pan and both differential covers a custom red.

    PML transmission pan on 2014 Ram 2500 6.7 4x4   PML transmission pan on 2014 Ram 2500 6.7 4x4, cooler lines   PML transmission pan on 2014 Ram 2500 6.7 4x4, cooler lines
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    Our thanks to Andrew for including PML on his project.

    Dodge Ram 2500 2WD, 2007

    These pictures show this PML Dodge transmission pan installed on a 2WD 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 with diesel engine:
    Side view of PML transmission pan on Dodge Ram 2500    Side view of PML transmission pan on Dodge Ram 2500    Side view of PML transmission pan on Dodge Ram 2500

    Dodge Ram 4WD, 2007

    These pictures show this PML Dodge transmission pan installed on a 4WD 2007 Dodge Ram (before, during and after installation):
    2007 Ram 4wd stock    2007 Ram filter and valve body    2007 Ram with PML transmission pan

    Dakota Club Cab 2WD 4.7 V8, 2000

    This installation has the temperature sensor boss machined and the sending unit installed (middle picture). The temperature sensor boss and drain are on the driver's side.
    2000 Dakota clearance at exhaust to PML pan    2000 Dakota with PML pan, temperature sensor installed    2000 Dakota with PML transmission pan

    Dakota Quad Cab 2WD, 2002

    To see pictures of this pan installed on an '02 Dakota Quad Cab 2wd click here and here.

    Durango AWD, 2004

    2000 Dakota with PML transmission pan
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    The PML pan is installed on a 2004 Dodge Durango Gen. II limited AWD with a 5.7 HEMI and 5-45RFE transmission. The pan clears cross member and fits great. The cross over exhaust pipe does hang down lower than the cross member. The pan was purchased in the natural cast finish and painted by the customer.

    Our thanks to Michael for choosing PML pans and covers.

    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.

    Left (driver) side of pan and drain hole. 11039, 11079 and 11078 parallel to ground 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

    Filter Information

    There are two different stock pans and two different filters for this Chrysler/Dodge transmission.

    Dodge RFE transmission valve body and filter   Dodge RFE stock pan, 2WD
    These are sometimes called the "4WD" filter and pan although they are used on 2WD and 4WD vehicles. The filter has a long pick up long tube in the middle.

    Dodge RFE transmission valve body and filter   Dodge RFE transmission valve body and filter
    These are sometimes called the "2WD" filter and pan. Seen more commonly on 2006 and older trucks. The pick up tube is short and located close to the end of the filter.

    For PML part numbers 10304 and 11039, you can use either filter. For PML part numbers 11078 and 11079, you must use the "4WD" filter.

    PML does not include a filter with the pan. Thanks to Eric who provided part numbers for filters that will work with all PML Dodge RFE pans:

    • OEM: 5013470AB
    • Fleetguard: TF15072
    • FRAM: FT1223
    • WIX: 58843 (kit)

    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.

    It is the responsiblility of the installer to verify filter and fitment.

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

    Baffles

    Inside view of PML deep transmission pan for 45rfe, 68rfe transmissions

    Image shows the inside of this transmission pan.

    The pan features internal baffles. The baffles keep the oil near the pickup tube, act as heat sinks to help with cooling, and reduce sloshing.

    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, the machining charge is per hole. 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

    PML Transmission Pan Part Number 10304 compared to stock   PML Transmission Pan Part Number 10304, compared to stock, top view
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