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Ford 4R44E, 4R55E, 5R55E, 5R44E, A4LD Deep Transmission Pan

Part Number 9614-2

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Volume: 3 quarts over stock

Dimensions:Click here for dimensions.

Number of Bolts: 18

This heavy duty, extra capacity Ranger and Explorer Ford transmission pan fits 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 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. Configurations vary. 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.

One customer with a Ranger 4.0 V6 reported that this pan contacted the catalytic converter and resonators on side and front of the transmission pan. Note that this pan has been installed successfully on many Ranger 4.0 V6 trucks without a problem.

The A4LD transmission is a C3 transmission with overdrive.

Filter Info

PML's Ford transmission pan is designed to work with the stock 4WD filter.

On a 2WD vehicle, 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

Ford tranny with 2wd filter Ford tranny with 4wd filter Ford transmission with filters Ford transmission with filters side view
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Information for reference only. Installer should verify appropriate transmission, filter, and fitment based on the individual vehicle.

Inside of PML Ford tranny pan


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.

PML Part Number 9614-1 (Obsolete)

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 discontinued and this pan, part number 9614-2, replaced it.

PML Transmission Pan Compared to Stock

PML Transmission Pan Part Number 9614 height compared to stock  PML Transmission Pan Part Numbers 9614, compared to stock
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These images show this PML transmission pan compared to the stock pan.


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.

Ford Ranger with PML transmission pan   Temperature sensor on PML Ford transmission pan   PML Ford transmission pan, installed
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1993 Ford Ranger

These images show the installation of this PML pan on a 1993 Ford Ranger.

1993 Ford Ranger with PML transmission pan, drain hole   1993 Ford Ranger with PML transmission pan, close to exhaust   1993 Ford Ranger with PML transmission pan, straight up view   1993 Ford Ranger with PML transmission pan, installation
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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.

1992 Ford Aerostar stock transmission pan   1992 Ford Aerostar with PML transmission pan installed
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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.

1991 Ford Explorer with PML transmission pan   1991 Ford Explorer with PML transmission pan, view from the front of the Explorer   1991 Ford Explorer with PML transmission pan, view from the side of the Explorer
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PML Transmission Pan Features

  • Increased oil capacity for cooler temperatures
  • Sand-cast aluminum with raised fins
  • 3/16-inch thick wall construction to add strength to the transmission case
  • 3/8-inch thick gasket flange will not bend when bolts are tightened
  • Machined gasket surface for a secure seal
  • Boss cast into pan can be machined for a temperature sensor
  • Drain hole and magnetic drain plug for easier, less messy maintenance

All PML transmission pans ship with new mounting bolts and a magnetic drain plug.

If you would like PML to machine your pan for a temperature sending unit, there is an additional charge of $45 .

Find out why you should buy a PML transmission pan.

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