42RLE Transmission Pan

42RLE Transmission Pan

42RLE Transmission Pan
Available Options:

PML knows of successful installations of our transmission pan on these Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles but configurations vary and you should always check your vehicle before ordering:

  • Jeep Wrangler TJ 2003 to 2006 (in-line 4 or 6 cylinder engine) - including Rubicon
  • Jeep Wrangler JK 2007 to 2011 with V6 engine. These newer Wranglers have the exhaust routed close to the transmission pan. There are three bolts that are difficult to access. We have had customers install this pan on many models. To make access easier, they either loosened the transmission mount and jacked it up or used a pry bar to temporarily move the exhaust out of the way. A customer with a 2008 Jeep Wrangler X was unable to move the exhaust far enough, however.
  • Jeep Liberty KJ and KK all years with this transmission (some Liberty models have 545RFE transmission which has 15 bolts on the pan)
  • Dodge Nitro 3.7L 2007 to 2010
  • Dodge Dakota 2004 to 2011 with 3.7L V6
  • Chrysler 300 (not 300C) 2005 to 2010 with V6 engine and 4 speed transmission
  • Please check your truck or SUV to verify the transmission pan shape and look for clearance.
    This transmission has 13 bolts holding the pan onto the valve body.
    The 42RE transmission, which also is found on Jeep and Dodge trucks/SUVs, has 14 bolts and is PML part number 9862.
    The Dodge 5-45RFE transmission is found on Liberty and Wrangler with diesel engines and that pan has 15 bolts and is PML part number 10304.

    Drain and Temperature Sensor Bosses

    This pan has a boss on the front side of the pan near the drain hole that can be machined for a temperature sending unit.
    The drain hole is on the passenger side of the front and the boss is on the driver's side of the front.
    The boss on the bottom of the pan is an alternative drain hole location.
    On some Jeep Rubicons (probably 2003 to 2006 models), the drain is close to the cross member or support bar so check clearance carefully and note that draining fluid will require some care.

    Filter Info

    The interior of the pan has a filter support. Use a stock filter with this pan. No filter extension is needed.


    Some vehicles use a special dipstick that hits the bottom of the pan to check the transmission fluid.
    PML updated this pan to include a ledge for the dipstick (November 2013).
    This ledge is at the same location as the bottom of the stock pan.

    The image shows the inside of the PML pan.
    The ledge for the dipstick is the half circle on the left side of the image.

    Inside View

    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
  • Gasket and filter not included (use stock parts).
  • Volume: 1 to 1 1/2 quarts over stock depending on application

    Dimensions: Height: 3.9", Click here for dimensions. A PDF file will open in a separate window. Stock pan is 3.2". PML pan does work with many skid plates

    Number of Bolts: 13