Volume: 1.5 quarts over stock GM deep pan
Dimensions: Click here for dimensions.
Number of Bolts: 16
This PML pan fits GM 4L60E, 4L65E, 4L70E, and 4L75E transmissions.
PML designed this pan as a heavy duty, extra capacity replacement for the GM and Chevy trucks and SUVs, 1999 and newer.
The step at the back of the PML pan matches the step at the rear of the stock pan to clear the exhaust pipe or frame cross member.
Note the differences in depth and the step at back of the GM Deep Pan. (Click on image to view larger.)
If your vehicle has a shallow pan, other than the few exceptions in Applications, see PML 700R4 4L60 deep pan, part number 8650-1, or PML 700R4, 4L60 stock capacity pan, part number 9297.
- Extra capacity
- Drain hole and magnetic drain plug for easy fluid changes
- Finned for cooling
- Heavy duty sand cast aluminum construction
- Machined flat gasket sealing surface
- Can optionally be machined for a temperture sending unit
Always check your vehicle before ordering. There are many configurations and options, so you must verify transmission and clearance.
Models of these vehicles have installed this pan or may be able to use this pan:
- Avalanche, 2002 to 2009, 5.3 or 6.0 engine, 4 speed transmission
- Cadillac Escalade, 1999 to 2006
- Envoy, 2002 to 2009
- Express, 1999 to 2014, 4 speed transmission
- Hummer H2, 2003 to 2007
- Isuzu Ascender, 2003 to 2009
- Saab, 9-7, 2005 to 2009
- Savana, 1999 to 2014, 4 speed transmission
- Silverado 1500, 1999 to 2013, 4.3, 4.8, 5.3, or 6.0 engine, 4 speed transmission
- Sierra 1500, 1999 to 2013, 4.3, 4.8, 5.3, or 6.0 engines, 4 speed transmission
- SSR, 2003 to 2006, 5.3 or LS2 6.0 engine, automatic transmission
- Suburban 1500, 2000 to 2009, 5.3, 6.0 engine, 4 speed transmission
- Tahoe, 2000 to 2008, 4.8 and 5.3 engine
- Tahoe, 2009, 4.8 engine
- Trailblazer, 2002 to 2009
- Trailblazer SS, 2006 to 2009
- Yukon, 2000 to 2008, 4.8 and 5.3 engine
- Yukon, 2009, 4.8 engine
Some 2007 and newer vehicles have 6 speed transmissions. See PML 6L80 or 6L90 transmission pans for those applications.
Note to H3, Colorado 4WD, Canyon 4WD: Some 4WD Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon as well as the Hummer H3 and H3T models have the 4L60E transmission. The front drive shaft on these vehicles is too close to the side of the transmission pan to allow the larger PML transmission pan to be installed.
Do not use this pan on a 700R4 or 4L60 transmission (vehicles about 1993 and older) due to filter incompatibility.
Stock GM Shallow Pan, Exhaust Under Pan, and Want a Deep Pan?
The following trucks and SUVs came with the stock GM shallow pan and may have an exhaust pipe close enough to the pan to prevent the installation of PML 700R4, 4L60 deep pan, part number 8650-1. This PML pan, part number 9427, can be used for these applications IF you switch to the filter for the GM deep pan.
- C1500/K1500, 1996 to 1998, 4.3, 5.0, or 5.7 engine
- Suburban 1500, 1992 to 1999, 5.7 or 6.5 diesel engine
- Tahoe, 1995 to 1999, 5.7 engine
- Yukon 1992 to 1999, 5.7 engine
Be very careful if you change to a different stock filter. Future fluid changes and filter replacements must use the correct filter for the PML pan.
Installer must verify pan fitment and filter installation. If the filter does not fit or work correctly, the transmission damage can occur.
See the section on filters in Specifications.
If you have the stock GM shallow pan and do not have the exhaust routed under your stock pan, then see PML 700R4, 4L60 deep pan, part number 8650-1 or PML 700R4, 4L60 stock capacity pan, part number 9297.
These are examples from a variety of vehicles that have installed this pan. Our thanks those who have provided us pictures and information on their installations:
- 2008 Tahoe
- 2006 Hummer H2
- Avalanche 1500 (forum write-up)
- 2002 Suburban
- 2009 Trailblazer SS
- 2008 Trailblazer SS (video)
- 2007 Trailblazer SS
- 2006 Trailblazer SS
- 2005 Envoy (video)
Ian installed this PML 4L65E transmission pan on his 2008 Chevy Tahoe 5.3 Maggie TSV1900 supercharged at 12 lbs.
He also installed a PML differential cover. See PML GM 10 bolt 8.5 inch ring gear cover for info on that cover and installation.
Images show the stock pan next to the PML pan, 2008 Tahoe, and the PML pan after installation on the Tahoe:
2006 Hummer H2
Hummer H2, 2006, with a GM 4L65E transmission, with a PML GM transmission pan is installed. Our thanks to Scott for sending pictures. This H2 also has a PML differential cover.
In the Chevy Avalanche Fan Club Forum, a 9/14/10 post described the installation of this PML transmission pan on a 1500 Avalanche. Other aftermarket pans required modifications to the exhaust, but the PML pan installation took this guy/gal under 4 hours. We have summarized his steps below and here's a link to the whole write-up.
- Removed skid plate
- Removed the engine mount bolts and jacked up the back of the transmission
- Put in the PML pan - a long handled ball-tip 6mm hex key recommended
- Refilled with 6 quarts of fluid (drained 4 out plus 2 more for the deeper pan)
Jason installed this pan on his 2002 Suburban 4x4 with a 5.3L engine and a 4L60E transmission. He emailed us: "Thanks for an awesome pan".
Stock transmission pan on 2002 Suburban
PML 4L60E transmission pan next to cable and drive shaft on 2002 Suburban
PML transmission pan on 2002 Suburban, passenger side, exhaust and heat sheild also shown
PML transmission pan on 2002 Suburban, looking from the front toward the back
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2009 Trailblazer SS
This PML transmission pan and PML GM 9.5 differential cover were both installed on this 2009 Trailblazer SS.
The owner reported to us: "The transmission pan was the only part I have ever put on a vehicle that went on easier than original part came off. The rear diff cover went on easy as well, perfect fit on both! Thanks!"
2008 Trailblazer SS
Rubber City Motoring did a short video about this PML pan installed on a 2008 TBSS with the 4L70E transmission
2007 Trailblazer SS
Hoagies Garage installed this PML transmission pan on on of their daily drivers, a 2007 Trailblazer SS with the 4L70E transmission.
See Hoagie's Garage PML Pan Installation Write for details.
Hoagie's Garage used the Hastings TF156 deep filter.
First image shows transmission. Second image compares the thick PML gasket flange with the thin stock plan flange.
2006 Trailblazer SS
Trailblazer SS, 2006, with a 4L70E transmission, before and after a PML GM transmission pan is installed.
2005 GMC Envoy 4.2 Straight 6
This video shows the installation of this PML transmission pan on a 2005 Envoy and the installation of a PML rear differential cover.
PML designed this pan to work with the 4L60E filters that fit the stock GM deep pan. Please see our Filter Guide for PML Part Number 9427.
Filter Supports, Temperature Sending Unit Locations and Drain Hole
This transmission pan has filter supports on the inside. A filter extension is not needed.
The drain hole is on the driver/left side.
Optionally, this pan can be machined for a temperature sending unit. The locations are on the side of the pan.
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 recommends a cork or cork composite gasket for use with our GM 700R4, 4L60, 4L60E, 4L65E, 4L70E, 4L75E transmission pans.
Any brand of cork/cork composite gasket is good.
Here is an example of one from Mahle, available at RockAuto.com.
The Mahle part number is W39365.
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Shift Cable Mounting Bracket
If you have a bracket that attaches to the stock pan, check carefully before ordering.
You may have to modify the cable mounting bracket to use this pan. Some brackets will not work at all with this pan because of the thicker walls and flange.
Here is an article from Vette magazine about modifying a bracket on a 700 4R.