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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.


    • OPTIONAL - add machining of a 1/8 NPT hole for an aftermarket temperature sending unit:

    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.


    • 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

    The first version of this transmission (the AOD) have one bolt hole in a slightly different location than the 1992/93 and later versions (AODE, 4R70, 4R70W, 4R70E, 4R75E, 4R75W). See PML part number 9685-1 for the PML AOD deep pan.

    For more information on differences between these 4 speed Ford transmissions, click here.

    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

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

    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.

    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.

    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

    Filter and Gasket

    PML designs our pans to work with easily available filters and gaskets. PML does not sell filters or gaskets for this transmission.

    Gasket: A paper, cork, or cork composite gasket will work well with our pan. Some PML customers like X AUTOHAUX F2VY-7A191-A 4R70W gasket. This is found on line, on Ford parts sites and Amazon.

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

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

    Inside of Pan

    inside of PML deep AOD transmission pan

    Image shows the inside of the PML pan.

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    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 filter in place.

    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.

    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 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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