Volume: 3 quarts over stock
Dimensions: Click here for dimensions.
Number of Bolts: 18
PML designed this transmission pan for 1985 to 2011 Ford vehicles, such as Ranger and Explorer, with the the 4R55E, 5R55E, 4R44E, 5R44E, and A4LD transmissions. Some trucks and SUVs have clearance issues with the exhaust and catalytic converter so check vehicle before ordering.
- Extra capacity
- Fins for cooling
- Heavy duty, thick wall construction for strength
- Drain and magnetic drain plug to facilitate oil changes
- Internal baffles to reduce sloshing and help with heat dissipation out of fluid
- Machined gasket flange for secure seal to the transmission housing
Filter: , use the 4WD filter with this transmission pan even if the vehicle is 2WD.
PML Part Number 9614-1: In 2003 to 2005, PML also manufactured and sold PML Part Number 9614-1. This pan was for 2WD vehicles and worked only with the 2WD filter. 9614-1 is obsolete and this pan, part number 9614-2, replaced it.
This PML heavy duty, extra capacity transmission pan fits many 2WD and 4WD vehicles with the 4R55E, 5R55E, 4R44E, 5R44E, and A4LD transmissions. These 4 and 5 speed transmissions are found in primarily in 1985 to 2001 Ford Rangers and Explorers but can also be in several models and years:
- Ford Aerostar, 1986 to 1997 with 2.8, 3.0, and 4.0 engines (the 1986 model was introduced in 1985)
- Ford Bronco II, 1985 to 1990 with 2.8 and 2.9 engines usually have front cross member interference
- Ford Explorer, 1991 to 1994 with 4.0 engine
- Ford Explorer 1995 to 2004 usually have exhaust interference with a larger transmission pan or have a 5R55W pan which requires a fill/level check on the pan)
- 1990 to 1993 Ford Mustang with 2.3 engine (may have AOD transmission and clearance issues)
- Ford Mountaineer, 1998 to 2001 with 4.0 engine
- Ford Ranger, 1989 to 1997 with 2.3 (4 cylinder), 2.5 (4 cylinder), 2.9, 3.0, and 4.0 engines
- Ford Ranger, 1998 to 2012 with 2.3 (4 cylinder), 2.5 (4 cylinder), and some 3.0 and 4.0 engines (exhaust or catalytic converter may interfer with larger transmission pan so check your truck)
- Ford Thunderbird, 1987 to 1988, with 2.3 engine
Always check your vehicle before ordering. There are MANY configuration and clearance issues. This list is not complete. Your vehicle may be different. Verify the transmission in your vehicle and make sure there is clearance for a larger pan.
On some vehicles, such as Ranger, the exhaust can be one pipe or two. Some customers with one pipe have reported that the exhaust interfers with this deep PML pan.
Some Ranger 4.0 V6 trucks reported that this pan contacted the catalytic converter and resonators on side and front of the transmission pan. This pan has been installed successfully on several Ranger 4.0 V6 trucks without a problem. You must check your vehicle before ordering to verify space available for a larger transmission pan.
The A4LD transmission is a C3 transmission with overdrive.
2002 Ford Ranger 3.0L Customized
Customer installed this transmission pan on his customized 2002 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6.
1997 Ford Ranger
Victor installed this PML pan on his 1997 Ford Ranger. He included a temperature sensor. Our thanks to Victor for the images.
1993 Ford Ranger
These images show the installation of this PML pan on a 1993 Ford Ranger.
1992 Ford Aerostar
Les of The Oil Zone in Maryland installed this PML transmission pan on his 1992 Ford Aerostar. He sent us pictures of the stock pan and this PML transmission pan after it was installed.
Les reported that with the PML pan and AMSOIL Synthetic lubricants he was able to attain 72 Degrees F lower operating temperature according to the transmission shop where he had the pan installed.
1991 Ford Explorer
Jim installed this PML transmission pan on his 1991 Ford Explorer 4x4. He reported no clearance issues, not even next to the catalytic converer.
PML provides replacement bolts with this transmission pan. PML bolts must be longer than the stock bolts because the flange on the PML pan is much thicker than the stock pan.
Most 4R55E, 4R44E, A4LD, and 5R55E have 8mm bolts holding the stock pan on to the transmission. A few transmissions use 6mm bolts. The bolt head diameter is 10mm for the 6mm bolts and 13mm for the 8mm bolts.
Ford seems to have started using 6mm bolts around 2010. If you check your bolts before ordering and find you have 6mm bolts, choose the 6mm bolt options or call/email us and we will provide the correct 6mm bolts with the pan.
Note on bolt holes: PML machines the bolt holes in the pan for 8mm bolts so the holes will be slightly large for the 6mm bolts. The bolt head will NOT fit through the hole and a washer is provided. The pan stills bolt on to the transmission housing and seals just fine.
PML's Ford transmission pan is designed to work with the stock 4WD filter.
On a 2WD and 4WD vehicles, we strongly recommend the 4WD filter because of the pick up tube. The filter bolts onto the valve body.
These images show from left to right: the 2wd filter, the 4wd filter, side view of 2wd filter, side view of 4wd filter
Customers have let us know they liked AC Delco Filter TF 240 and Wix Filter 58841.
Information for reference only. Installer should verify appropriate transmission, filter, and fitment based on the individual vehicle.
PML's Ford transmission pan features internal baffles to reduce sloshing and provide additional surface area to remove heat from the transmission fluid.
This shows the cast-in baffles and the pan interior. Click on image to view larger picture in a another window.
Optional Temperature Sending Unit Machining
Optionally, this pan can be machined for a temperature sending unit. There is a boss on the driver/left side of the pan near the drain hole available 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.