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PML Pan for Dodge RFE Transmissions
Extra Deep

P/N 11039

PML Dodge 68rfe tranny pan, as-cast
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PML Dodge 68rfe tranny pan, powder coated
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PML Dodge 68rfe tranny pan, polished
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As-cast finish
$245.00
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Black powder coating
$295.00
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Polished finish
$360.00
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Volume: 4.5 qts. over stock for 2wd, 4 qts. over stock for 4wd

Dimensions: are in this pdf file. Compared to the stock 4WD pan, this pan is 1 7/8 inches deeper at front and 1 1/2 inches deeper in back.

Number of Bolts: 15

This extra deep PML oil pan for Dodge RFE transmissions is a direct replacement on these vehicles:

  • Ram 2500 & 3500, 2WD and 4WD, with 6.7 liter diesel engine, 2007½ to 2013 (the 3500 HD Cab & Chassis has the Aisin transmission so this pan will not work)
  • Ram 1500 with Hemi engine, 2002 - 2005
  • Ram 1500 with 4.7 V8 engine, 2002 to 2013, 4, 5, or 6 speed transmission
  • 2WD Dakota with 4.7 V8 engine, 2000 - 2004
  • 2WD Durango with 4.7 V8 engine, 2000 - 2003
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee with 4.7 V8 engine, 1999 - 2004

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.

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.

PML transmission pans for Dodge rfe transmissions

The following vehicles most likely will need a PML pan with a step to avoid inteference from the exhaust or frame cross members. Please see part number 11078 or part number 11079 if you have:

  • Ram 1500 with Hemi engine, 2006 & newer (exhaust)
  • Ram 2500 & 3500 with Hemi engine (exhaust)
  • 4WD Dakota 2000 - 2004 and 4WD Durango 2000 - 2003 (frame)
  • Dakota 2005 & newer and Durango 2004 & newer (frame)
  • Durango with Hemi engine (check for clearance with a catalytic converter in the front)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee with Hemi engine: (check for clearance with a catalytic converter in the front)

If you have a skid plate, you may need to move it downwards away from the transmission pan. Please see installations below for customers who have provided pictures of their installations, including one with skid plate modifications. These Jeeps (along with some Dodge vehicles) usually have skid plates that limit clearance:

  • Liberty CRD, 2005 and 2006 (check skid plate and see installations below)
  • Wrangler 2010 and 2011 2.8 Diesel (check skid plate)
  • Grand Cherokee, 2005 to 2010 (check skid plate)

When Dodge decided to use the transmission from the Hemi trucks on the 6.7 liter diesel powered trucks, PML knew that the trucks would see even heavier towing use and increased oil capacity would be a benefit. PML deep pan (part number 10304) and extra deep pan (part number 11039) fit the same applications with the same exceptions.

PML Dodge transmission pan installed

This design has a slant to it (one side longer than the other) so that once on the truck, the bottom is parallel to the ground like the stock pan. Unlike most other transmissions, Dodge put an angle on the gasket surface.

Filter and Gasket Information

Dodge RFE transmission valve body and filter Dodge RFE stock pan, 2WD

Stock 4WD filter and pan at left.

Dodge RFE transmission valve body and filter Dodge RFE transmission valve body and filter

Stock 2WD filter and pan at left.

Note the location of the pick-up on the sump filters and the corresponding location on the stock pans.

For PML part numbers 10304 and 11039, you can use either filter.

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:

  • OEM: 5013470AB
  • Fleetguard: TF15072
  • FRAM: FT1223
  • WIX: 58843 (kit)

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.

Baffles

PML 68rfe transmission pan, baffles in casting

The pan features internal baffles to direct oil to the filter inlet and provide additional surface area for cooling.

Image shows PML's extra deep sump Dodge RFE transmission pan interior with cast-in baffles.

Installations

Jeep Liberty CRD, 2005 and 2006

Many customers have installed this extra deep pan or the regular deep pan on the Liberty CRD. Two customers thoroughly documented their installations:

  1. First, thanks to Stan Wright who purchased our less deep pan, part number 10304, for his CRD and then documented his installation. See liberty.eurekaboy.com/deeppan.htm to read about this install.
  2. Second, thanks to Steve who installed the extra deep PML transmission pan on his 2006 Liberty CRD and has posted images on Picasa. Steve has a temperature sending unit installed and no skid plates.

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Victor installed this transmission pan on a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The pan fit great without any clearance issues. Our thanks to Victor for providing the pictures.

PML 68rfe transmission pan on a 1999 Grand Cherokee   PML 68rfe transmission pan on a 1999 Grand Cherokee, no clearance problem

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

Find out why you should buy a PML transmission pan.

Gasket and filter not included (use stock parts).

Learn more about finishes and construction of PML parts.

If you would like PML to machine your pan for a temperature sensor, there is an additional charge of $40. Please place your order over the phone if you would like machining.

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