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Ford AOD, AODE, 4R70, 4R70E, 4R70W, 4R75E, 4R75W Deep Transmission Pans

PML Part Number 9685-1 For AOD
PML Part Number 9685-2 For AODE, 4R70, 4R70E, 4R70W, 4R75E, 4R75W

The "AODE, 4R70, 4R70E, 4R70W, 4R75E, 4R75W" family of transmissions will be referred to as "AODE, 4R70, 4R75" on this web page for readability.

PML Ford AOD tranny pan, as-cast
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PML Ford AOD tranny pan, powder coated
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As-cast finish
For AOD (9685-1):
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For AODE, 4R70, 4R75 (9685-2):
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Black powder coating
For AOD (9685-1):
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For AODE, 4R70, 4R75 (9685-2):
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Volume: 2.5 qts. over stock for AOD transmissions and 2.0 qts. over stock for AODE and 4R70, 4R75 transmissions.

Dimensions: Click here for dimensions.

Number of Bolts: 14

PML designed this transmission pan for 1981 to 2014 2WD & 4WD Ford trucks and SUVs with automatic overdrive 4 speed transmissions. This pan features extra capacity, cooling fins and strong cast aluminum construction.

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). Be sure to select the correct one when you order.

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


Cars, such as Mustang and Thunderbird and Lincoln Mark VII, may need PML's stock capacity pan 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.

Trucks and SUVs, such as F150, Expedition, and Mountaineer, offer more clearance and can benefit from the extra fluid to aid in reducing fluid temperatures.

1992 to 1993 F150 trucks generally have the AOD transmission.

1994 to 2010 F150 trucks, Expeditions and Explorers with the Ford 4 speed transmission generally have an AODE, 4R70, 4R75 transmission.

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

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.

Filter and Gasket

PML recommends an aftermarket gasket (rubber, cork or similar) designed to work with the stock pan.

AODE, 4R70 transmission filters

Filter requirements for these Ford transmission pans:

  • AOD – 4WD (Deep) AOD filter is recommended.
  • AODE, 4R70, 4R75 – 4WD (Deep) AODE/4R70/4R75 filters are recommended.

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 4R70 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.

PML Transmission Pan Compared to Stock

PML Transmission Pan Part Number 9324_9685 height compared to stock  PML Transmission Pan Part Numbers 9324_9685, compared to stock
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These images show this PML transmission pan compared to the stock pan.


Our thanks to those customers who have emailed us pictures of their installations.

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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1970 Bronco (AOD Transmission)

Eric installed this PML pan, part number 9685-1, on his 1970 Ford Bronco with a Boss 302 engine stroked to 363, Z aluminum heads, with 500HP, and a Stage 5 AOD Transmission.

1970 Bronco1970 Bronco on the trail   1970 Bronco Boss 302 engineBoss 302 engine stroked to 363 with 500HP in a 1970 Bronco   PML transmission pan on 1970 BroncoPML transmission pan installed on 1970 Bronco, drain plug and temperature sending unit shown in this picture
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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

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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