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This PML extra capacity heavy duty transmission oil pan fits the Dodge RFE series of transmissions, such as the 68RFE, 545RFE, and 45RFE.
It is designed specifically for trucks and SUVs with exhaust or cross member interference.
This pan features:
Follows shape of stock pan for exhaust and frame clearance
Fins and aluminum construction to dissipate heat from transmission fluid
Drain plug for easier maintenance
Thick walls to add strength to the transmission housing
Thick gasket flange, machined flat, for a leak-free seal
Clearance for cross members and exhausts
2014 and newer trucks: Cooler lines run under the stock transmission pan on many models. We are working with our customers to determine if this pan will work (October 2014). If you have a 2014 or newer truck, check carefully for clearance and let us know what you find.
This PML transmission pan increases the amount of fluid by 2 1/2 to 3 quarts over stock. It is about 1 inch taller than the stock pan.
Once installed, this pan will not be parallel to the ground. The transmission case gasket surface is also slanted. Other PML pans for the Dodge RFE transmission are parallel to the ground once installed.
Jeep owners: we have reports and pictures that the exhaust is too close to this pan on the pan's tallest side and the exhaust cannot be re-routed (2005 4.7 Grand Cherokee 4x4 and a 2007 Commander 4.7 4x4).Commander, 4.7 or 5.7 Hemi V8, 2006 2010 (exhaust probably too close)
Grand Cherokee WK, 4.7 or 5.7 Hemi V8, 2005 2010 (exhaust probably too close)
Liberty with 3.7 V6, 2002 (may have same exhaust issue, check carefully)
These Jeep vehicles most likely have this transmission but have the exhaust too close:
Trucks and SUVs have a variety of configurations. Look at yours before you order to verify your transmission and clearance.
Dakota Owners and those with front routed exhaust: Other aftermarket pans have the step but not the curved relief for vehicles with the exhaust routed along the front of the pan.
This pan has both.
PML makes four different pans for the Dodge RFE transmission series (45RFE, 5-45RFE, 65RFE, 66RFE, 68RFE). The stock pans and filters are also shown in the image below for reference.
Filter and Gasket Information
Stock 4WD filter and pan at left.
Stock 2WD filter and pan at left.
For PML part numbers 10304 and 11039, you can use either filter.OEM: 5013470AB
WIX: 58843 (kit)
For PML part numbers 11078 and 11079, you must use the 4WD filter as the step in the pan will not accommodate a 2WD filter.
Thanks to Eric who provided part numbers for 4WD filters that will work:
The filter referred to as the 2WD filtter, has a short inlet pipe toward the rear of the filter.
The other filter is called a 4WD filter and the inlet tube is longer and toward the center of the filter.
We have been told that around 2007 Dodge began using 4WD filters on 2WD vehicles.
PML pans for Dodge RFE transmissions work with stock filters, easily available from your favorite auto parts store or dealer.
The filter bolts on to the valve body as shown in above images. The filter does not use the pan for support so the pan does not need filter supports in it. (Click on image to view a larger pictures in a new tab or window.)
A filter extension or tube is not needed since the fluid will be at the same level with a stock pan as with the PML pan.
The filter will pick up from the same place with the stock pan or with a PML pan.
PML designs pans and covers to work with stock parts without the need for additional modifications or complications.
Information is for reference only. Installer should verify transmission, filter, and fitment based on the individual vehicle.
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
- Magnetic drain plug for easier, less messy maintenance
- Mounting hardware provided
Volume: 2 quarts over stock
Dimensions: Overall depth is about 2-1/2" more than stock. Click here for dimensions. Always check your vehicle to verify your configuration and clearance.
Number of Bolts: 15