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Ford AODE, 4R70, 4R70W, 4R75W Deep
    Ford AODE, 4R70, 4R70W, 4R75W Deep
    Purchase Ford AODE, 4R70, 4R70W, 4R75W Deep
    • Ford AODE, 4R70, 4R70W, 4R75W Deep
      Part Number 9685-2

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

      $0.00

    • OPTIONAL - add machining of a 1/8 NPT hole for an aftermarket temperature sending unit:
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    Volume: 2 quarts over stock

    Dimensions: Click here for dimensions.

    Number of Bolts: 14

    PML designed this transmission pan for 1990s and 2000s 2WD and 4WD Ford vehicles with automatic overdrive 4 speed transmissions.

    Benefits:

    • Extra capacity
    • Fins for heat dissipation
    • Heavy duty sand cast aluminum construction
    • Thick gasket flange machined flat for a secure seal
    • Drain hole and magnetic drain plug included

    This website uses AODE, 4R70 to refer to the whole family of transmission and variations: AODE, 4R70, 4R70W, 4R70E, 4R75, 4R75W, 4R75E

    The bolt hole pattern for an AOD pan is almost the same as the bolt hole pattern for an AODE, 4R70 pan. There is one bolt hole different. On an AOD pan, the hole is closer to the corner on the driver side front than on an AODE, 4R70 pan. For comparison, the pan in the pictures below has been machined with holes for both AOD and AODE, 4R70.

    aod and aode bolt hole patterns Pan with bolt holes for both AOD and AODE, 4R70   driver front corner of transmission pan close up of driver side front corner where bolt pattern is different  Click on image to view larger.

    Also, there are differences in filters and transmission internals between AOD and AODE, 4R70 (4R70W , 4R70E), and 4R75 (4R75W, 4R75E) transmissions.

    There are many configurations so please check your vehicle to verify transmission and clearance.

    Trucks and SUVs, such as F150, Explorer, Expedition, and Mercury Mountaineer, and some cars have clearance and can benefit from the extra fluid of a deep pan. Examples of vehicles that may be able to use this pan:

    • 1992 to 2004 Ford trucks
    • 1994 to 2006 Ford Explorer and Expedition
    • 1992 to 2014 Ford vans
    • 1992 to 2014 Ford Crown Victoria
    • 1992 to 2011 Lincoln Town Cars and limos based on it
    • 1997 to 2001 Mercury Mountaineer, Marauder

    Cars, such as Mustang, Thunderbird, Cougar and Mark VII, may need the PML stock capacity pan, part number 9324-2 because many cars do enough ground clearance for a deep pan.

    Lincoln Town Cars and limos based on the Town Car have installed this pan. Work vehicles like limousines appreciate the easier maintenance and extra capacity for cooling to extend the transmission life.

    If this pan is being installed on a Ford Bronco, check front driveline clearance. Modifications may be needed.

    Installation Note: On some vehicles, the transmission cross member and mount must be temporarily removed so that you can drop the stock pan and install the PML pan. After installing the PML pan, be sure to reassemble. Thanks to Rick who provided this tip after installing this pan on his 2002 F–150 with the 4R70W transmission.

    Shift Lever Note: A customer with a 1967 Ford F-250 TCI AODE transmission noticed that thickness of the PML pan did not allow the shift lever full range of motion. He took the lip back about a 1/4 inch across a 1.5 inch line to get full range of the shift lever.

    Around 1992, Ford updated the AOD transmission with electronic controls, creating the AODE transmission then the 4R70 and so on.

    Between AOD and AODE, 4R70 (4R70W , 4R70E), 4R75 (4R75W, 4R75E) transmissions, there are differences in the bolt hole pattern, filters and transmission internals so the transmission pans are not interchangeable.

    PML makes stock capacity and extra capacity pans for all. Complete list with PML part numbers:

    2005 Ford Crown Victoria

    Leland installed this PML transmission pan on his 2005 Crown Vic Police Interceptor with a 4.6L V8. He had PML drill and tap the hole for the temperature sending unit. We were happy to hear that Leland found that "everything is top notch".

    2005 Crown Vic 2005 Crown Vic   Stock trans pan, 2005 crown vic Stock transmission oil pan, 2005 Crown Vic   2005 Crown Vic with PML pan PML 4R70 transmission pan installed on a 2005 Crown Vic Police Interceptor   Drain and temp sending unit PML transmission pan drain and customer installed temperature sending unit
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    2002 F150 (4R70 Transmission)

    Kazuya installed this PML transmission pan, part number 9685-2, on his 2002 F150 truck (in Tokyo, Japan!). Kazuya's truck has a 4R70 transmission, so he ordered PML part number 9685-2.

    Installing PML pan on F150PML transmission pan installation on a 2002 F150   2002 F150 PML pan installedPML 4R70 transmission pan installed on a 2002 F150  
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    4R70 Transmissions with PML Pans

    PML pans on 4R70 transmissions Click on image to view larger.

    Mike's Trick Shift in Weatherford, Texas, uses both PML deep and stock capacity pans on the 4R70 transmissions they build

    Information for reference only. Installer should verify appropriate transmission and filter and fitment based on the individual vehicle.

    Gasket

    PML recommends a cork or cork composite gasket with our transmission pans. A fiber gasket can also work well. Here are some examples for reference. Customers have reported that these work well with a PML pan to provide a secure, leak-free seal. These are not sold by PML. Many other brands will also work well. These are just suggestions from other customers.

    XAUTOHAUX (on line at Amazon for example) Part Number a21032900ux0061, cork composite gasket, ships in little box:
    X autohaux AODE gasket  Gasket laid flat under books for a few days. Click on image to view larger.

    Transtec Corteco Part Number 76300EF, fiber gasket, (on ebay or transmissionpartsdistributors.com for example):
    Transtec Corteco AODE gasket  Click on image to view larger.

    Filter

    Filter Requirement: For this PML pan, use the AODE, 4R70, 4R75 4WD (Deep) filter. Deep filters have metal pick-up tube.

    Here is an example for reference. Customers have reported that this works well with this PML pan. This is not sold by PML. Many other brands will also work well. This is just a suggestion from other customers.

    Motorcraft FT-105, AODE, 4R70 Deep/4WD filter:
    FT-105 filter part number   FT-105 filter bottom   FT-105 filter top    Click on image to view larger.

    Inside of Pan

    inside of PML deep AOD transmission pan  Image shows the inside of the PML pan. Click on image to view larger.

    The three round posts in the bottom of the pan are supports for the filter. These are cast into the pan. PML designed this pan with the filter supports to hold the the 4WD/Deep filter in place.

    Included with Pan

    Hardware included with PML AODE, 4R70 deep pan  Click on image to view larger.

    The PML pan ships with new mounting bolts, a magnetic drain plug and copper sealing washer.

    Optional Temperature Sending Unit Machining

    Optionally, this pan can be machined for a temperature sending unit. There is a boss on the passenger/right side of the pan for this.

    This would be for people who have an aftermarket temperature gage for the transmission fluid.

    If you would like PML to drill and tap hole, selection option before clicking the add to cart button. There is a custom machining fee.

    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 Numbers 9324-1/2 and 9685-1/2 compared to stock   PML Transmission Pan Part Number 9324-1/2 and 9685-1/2 compared to stock, top view
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