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Chrysler Dodge 68RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Stock Capacity
    Chrysler Dodge 68RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Stock Capacity
    Purchase Chrysler Dodge 68RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Stock Capacity
    • Chrysler Dodge 68RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Stock Capacity
      Part Number: tp-asm-11078

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

      $0.00

      Shipping Weight: 12.00 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: Stock

    Dimensions: click here

    Number of Bolts: 15

    This PML heavy duty transmission oil pan fits Chrysler/Dodge 68RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE, 545RFE, and 45RFE transmissions. PML designed the pan specifically for trucks and SUVs needing the clearance for skid plates, frame or exhaust.

    Benefits:

    • Finned to dissipate heat from transmission fluid
    • Heavy duty sand cast aluminum construction
    • Drain plug for easier maintenance
    • Thick walls to add strength to the transmission housing
    • Thick gasket flange, machined flat, for a leak-free seal
    • Shaped similar to stock pan to avoid many clearance issues with skid plates, exhaust and frame
    • Stock capacity

    Configurations vary. Always check your vehicle to verify transmission and clearance. This pan is larger than the stock pan. Although this transmission pan has the same capacity as the stock pan, the thick walls and fins on the bottom make it larger than stock.

    Here are some examples of vehicles that have installed this pan:

    • Dodge Trucks and SUVs:
    • Dakota with 4.7 V8, 4WD, 2000 – 2004
    • Dakota with 3.7 V6, 2004
    • Dakota with 4.7 V8, 2005 – 2010
    • Durango with 4.7 V8, 4WD, 2000 – 2003
    • Durango with 5.7 V8, 2004 – 2009
    • Ram 1500 with Hemi, 2006 to 2016, 4, 5 or 6 speed transmission
    • Ram 2500 with Hemi, 2003 to 2016, 4, 5 or 6 speed transmission
    • Ram 3500 with Hemi, 2003 to 2016, 4, 5 or 6 speed transmission
    • Ram Trucks with Cummins Diesel with this transmission

    This transmission pan clears the damper on 2012 Ram 2500 with the 66RFE (see Installations).

    Jeep owners: Jeeps with these transmissions most likely do not have enough clearance for a larger transmission pan:

    • On most 2005 to 2010 4.7 or 5.7 Grand Cherokee WK and Commander XK, the exhaust is too close on the passenger side, front corner. The PML pan does not have the same shape in that one corner. The exhaust is difficult to re-route. A 2005 4.7 Grand Cherokee 4x4 and a 2007 Commander 4.7 4x4 could not install this pan. See the picture of an attempted installation at the bottom of this web page.
    • On most 2011 to 2013 Grand Cherokee WK2 5.7, the front frame cross member and skid plate are close to the stock transmission pan and there is no extra space for a larger aftermarket pan.
    • On a 2002 Liberty 3.7 V6, the exhaust is probably too close on the passenger side, front corner.

    Dakota Owners and those with front routed exhaust: Other aftermarket pans have the step but not the curved relief for vehicles with the exhaust routed along the front of the pan. This pan has both. See Instalaltions for a picture of a Dakota.

    Skid plates: If you have skid plates, check available space as this pan is larger stock

    Diesel Engine trucks and SUVs: See also PML Chrysler, Dodge RFE deep transmission pans, part numbers 10304 and 11039.

    2006 Dodge Dakota

    These pictures are from Paul who installed this PML Dodge transmission pan on his 2006 Dakota, 4x4, 4.7L. The installation went well and he's gone on a 400 mile trip. Thanks to Paul for sending us pictures of his Dakota with a PML Dodge differential cover, with the stock transmission pan, and with the new PML transmission pan installed.
    Dodge Dakota 4x4 with a PML differential cover and transmission pan    Dodge Dakota stock transmission pan    Dodge Dakota 4x4 with PML transmission pan
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    2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with 65RFE Transmission

    Keith at Forest City Diesel in Missouri installed this transmission pan on a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Crew Cab. He used a a TRANSTAR fiber gasket P/N 72300F. He report that the install was quick and simple. He torqued the pan bolts to 85 inch pounds and the drain to 20 foot pounds. He re-torqued the pan bolts after the trans went through a heat cycle, but they were fine. Keith summarized his installation with the comment concluded his comments with "Great pan!"
    Dodge 1500 Sport Crew Cab, 2012, 65rfe transmission, new after PML oil pan installation    Dodge 1500 65rfe stock transmission oil pan    Dodge 1500 65rfe transmission with PML oil pan
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    2012 Ram 2500 with 66RFE Transmission

    Dodge Ram 2500 66rfe transmission with PML oil pan  Click on image to view larger.

    Larry installed this PML transmission pan on his 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 with the 66RFE transmissions. His dealer told him the cylinder on the crossover pipe is a vibration damper to reduce noise. Larry opted to leave the damper in place since this low profile pan provided clearance.

    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.

    Inside of Pan

    PML Dodge transmission pan, stock capacity, heavy duty, inside  Inside of PML pan. Click on image to view larger.

    Inside of the pan, there are bosses for the drain hole and an optional temperature sending unit hole.

    This is a stock capacity pan so the inside follows the shape of a stock pan.

    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 11078 compared to stock   PML Transmission Pan Part Number 11078, compared to stock, top view
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