PML Deep Transmission Pan For Dodge/Chrysler 40RH, 42RH, 42RE, 44RE (A500)
Part Number 9862
|Black powder coating
Volume: 2 qts. over stock
Dimensions: Click here for a PDF file with dimensions. A separate window will open and load the pdf file.
Number of Bolts: 14
This Dodge/Chrysler transmission pan works on these transmissions: 40RH, 42RH, 42RE, 44RE, A500. This pan can be used on the following vehicles:
Note to Jeep owners: Jeep uses both Chrysler and Aisan Warner transmissions and routes the exhaust in a variety of ways. Take a close look at your existing transmission pan to verify that the shape of the pan perimeter and the bolt pattern are the same as the PML pan you intend to order. The AW pan is shaped like a long narrow rectangle. This Chrysler A500 pan has 14 bolts. Some Jeeps have the Chrysler 42RLE transmission which has 13 bolts.
This pan can also fit an A904 transmission (later called the 30RH). Dodge introduced this transmission in the 1960s and it is found in light duty applications.
Please check your vehicle to be sure you have room for a larger pan (reference pan dimensions). The exhaust system and frame cross members are the primary concerns.
PML designed this pan to work with the stock filter and gasket. PML recommends a gasket made of cork, rubber/cork, or similar flexible material.
Bolts and Drain
PML includes a magnetic drain plug and new mounting bolts with each pan.
The drain hole is on the driver side of the pan.
Bolt Note: Vince with a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee emailed us to let us know that the pan fit fine but a couple of the bolts we supply are too long for some of the holes. The go all the way through holes hit the tail housing before they compress the gasket enough to prevent leaks. He added a couple washers to get the bolts to pull the cover up. We have only heard this from Vince.
A stock bolt is shown at right. PML's bolts are longer to accomodate the thick flange.
The pan has cast-in baffles to reduce sloshing.
Baffles also act as a heat sink to reduce fluid temperatures.
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Optional Machining for Temperature Sending Unit
This pan has a location on the driver's side that can be machined for a temperature sending unit. The location is a circular boss and can accomodate between 1/8 NPT and 1/2 NPT. PML can drill and tap the hole to order for a $45 machining charge.
PML Transmission Pan Compared to Stock
These images show this PML transmission pan compared to the stock pan.
Many Dodge pickups, Durangos, Dakotas and Jeep Wranglers and Grand Cherokees have installed this PML pan. Our thanks to those who provided us with pictures and comments on their installations.
2002 Dodge Dakota
John installed this PML transmission pan on his 2002 Dakota V6 to help with the heat dissipation while towing. He emailed us that the installing the pan was easy and the pan fit like a charm.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0
As part of a project to breath new life into this 1999 WJ, this PML transmission pan and front and rear PML differential covers were installed. The transmission pan was a simple bolt on replacement. For the rear cover, the sway bar needed a spacer to increase clearance. See PML Dana 35 cover part number 5062 and for the front PML Dana 25, 27, 30 differential cover part number 5058.
Watch this video to see the transmission pan installation on the 1999 Grand Cherokee.
Stock 42RE transmission pan on a 1999 Grand Cherokee 4.0 WJ.
View from the front showing the PML front differential cover, part number 5058, installed and the PML transmission pan.
This PML transmission pan on the WJ.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0
Joshua installed this pan on his Grand Cherokee and emailed us to say "it was easier installing this one than taking the old one off."
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Exhaust Bulge
On a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0, the customer moved the part of the exhaust that conflicted with the pan.
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited ZG 5.2 V8
Istanbul is the site of this installation of a PML transmission pan. Our thanks to Murat for purchasing a PML pan and for the pictures.
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
George Goss installed this PML transmission pan on his 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L ZJ. He had no interference or clearance issues. This is the picture he emailed us and what George said in his email:
"I have to say that the PML transmission pan is a beautifully engineered & manufactuired product and I find it great for my Jeep. Not just because I like the added fluid capacity & drain plug (and commensurate reduced transmission operating temperature with easier maintenence), but also importantly because of the stiffness it remains planar when installed and prevents fluid leaking that the flimsy stock pan has a problem with. I hope you will share my feedback with other potential PML customers since I am happy with this harware addition to my vehicle."
PML Transmission Pan Features
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 .
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