Volume: 3 1/8 qts. over stock for 2wd, 2 1/2 qts. over stock for 4wd
Dimensions: Click here for dimensions.
Number of Bolts: 15
PML made this pan for Ram and Dakota trucks and Jeep SUVs with Chrysler/Dodge 4, 5 and 6 speed transmissions: 68RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE, 5–45RFE, 45RFE
- Drain and magnetic drain plug included
- Extra Capacity
- Heavy duty sand cast aluminum construction
- Finned on the bottom for heat dissipation
- Machined flat, large sealing surface for a leak free seal
- Clears cooling lines on 2013 and newer Ram trucks
Once installed, the bottom of this pan is not parallel to the ground. The drain plug is on the side closest to the ground so the pan will drain really well. Other PML pans for the Dodge RFE transmission are parallel to the ground once installed.
Always check your vehicle to verify your configuration and clearance.
PML designed this transmission oil pan to replace the stock pan on many configurations of these vehicles with a Chrysler Dodge 45RFE, 545RFE, 65RFE, 66RFE, and 68RFE:
- Ram 2500 and 3500, 2WD and 4WD, with Cummins diesel engine, 2007 1/2 and newer
- Ram 1500 with Hemi engine, 2002 to 2005
- Ram 1500 with 4.7 V8 engine, 2002 to 2011, check clearance on 2012 to 2014
- Dakota 2WD with 4.7 V8 engine, 2000 to 2004
- Durango 2WD with 4.7 V8 engine, 2000 to 2003
- Jeep Grand Cherokee with 4.7 or 5.7 V8 engine, 1999 to 2004
- Jeep Liberty, 2002 to 2004, 3.7 (check clearance, see Jeep Transmission Pan Guidelines web page)
- Jeep Liberty CRD, 2005 and 2006 (check skid plate)
- Jeep Wrangler 2010 and 2011 2.8 Diesel (check skid plate)
Always check your vehicle to verify configuration and clearance. This list is not comprehensive and other vehicles may be able to use this pan. This pan will not work on 8 or 9 speed or Aisin transmissions.
2013 and newer trucks: Cooling lines (tubes) run close to the stock transmission pan on many models starting in 2013. It is a tight fit. See INSTALLATIONS section for notes and pictures.
Jeep Owners: See our Jeep Transmission Pan Guidelines web page. Some Jeeps, like 2005 to 2013 Grand Cherokees, have the exhaust or frame near or under the stock pan. There may seem to be clearance for a PML pan, but there is probably not enough space.
Skid Plates: If you have a skid plate, you may need to move it downwards away from the transmission pan. Please see Installations for an example from a customer. Some Jeeps and a few Dodge vehicles have skid plates that limit clearance.
Trucks and SUVs with exhaust or frame members below the stock pan: for example, many Hemi engine vehicles have the exhaust under the stock pan and will need PML 2 quart over (part number 11079) or stock capacity (part number 11078) pan.
This PML Dodge transmission pan has been installed on a variety of trucks and SUVs. Our thanks to those who gave us pictures and feedback.
- 2017 Ram 2500 4x4
- 2014 Ram 2500 4x4
- 2014 Ram 2500 4x4
- 2007 Ram 2500 2WD
- 2007 Ram 4WD
- 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD With Skid Plates
- 2004 Durango AWD
- 2002 Dakota Quad Cab 2WD
- 2000 Dakota Club Cab 2WD 4.7 V8
2017 Ram 2500 4x4
Marion installed his PML # 10304 transmission cover on his 2017 Ram 2500 Laramie 6.7 Diesel Cummins 4x4 having a 68RFE.
The project took a little longer than anticipated since he had a very hard time removing one o-ring or valve that might need to be replaced in the transmission where the long flat filter needs to be inserted. He finally got a sharp flat tool and gently hit it with a rubber hammer while trying to detach the o-ring from the tranny. As soon as it got out a little bit, he pulled it with one plier. To replace, he used a socket that is same measurement such as the o-ring and placed the new o-ring in the same position as the old one.
Placing the new PML transmission pan # 10304 back in its place it is a little tricky and he GENTLY push the two cooling lines next to the transmission, while trying to get the new PML transmission pan in between the new round small replaced filter and these cooling lines. DO NOT push hard because these might break and that will be a very costly headache. After putting everything in place, there is a small space left in between these two cooling lines and the new pan. Picture below.
When he removed the small round filter a LOT of transmission fluid came out. Overall, he drained about 9.5 quarts and added an additional 2 1/2 quarts more for the new PML pan resulting in a total of 12 quarts of new ATF+4 fluid. He checked the dip stick after going through the gears two or three times.
Marion says it is not hard to do all this job and he is not in any shape or form any mechanic or technician by any means. He took his time on a day off and had proper tools available and patience. Overall, he is so happy with his 3rd PML item installed on his truck. His truck also has the front and rear differential axel covers.
PML transmission pan installed on a 2017 Ram 2500 Laramie Diesel
PML pan clears the cooler lines
PML pan is in black powder coat finish
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2014 Ram 2500 4x4
CJC Offroad installed this PML transmission pan on theirr 2014 Ram 2500 4x4 6.7 diesel. They were concerned about the transmission fluid cooling lines on the passenger side, but the lines do not contact the PML pan. Watch the video to see the installation:
As shown in the video, pushing the lines 1/8 to 1/4 an inch out makes the installation easier so that RTV did not get all over the flange surfaces. You must be very careful as these tubes are expensive and you do not want to break the seals on either end.
2014 Ram 2500 4x4
Andrew Lowe installed this pan on his 2014 Project Bloodhound Ram 2500 4x4 6.7 Turbo Diesel. He also installed PML rear differential cover, part number 10361 and PML front cover, part number 11136. The truck has limited clearance for a larger transmission pan. To get the PML pan to fit, he slightly bent the cooler lines 1/4 inch.
The images below show the PML pan installed, the transmission pan cooler lines, and the truck. Andrew powder coated the pan and both differential covers a custom red.
Our thanks to Andrew for including PML on his project.
2007 Ram 2500 2WD
2007 Ram 4WD
2005 Jeep Liberty CRD With Skid Plates
Installation of this pan on a Jeep Liberty CRD requires removal of the factory skid plate or addition of spacers to move the skid plate downward away from the transmission. Thanks to Stan Wright who purchased part number 10304 for his CRD and then documented his installation. See his write-up at liberty.eurekaboy.com/deeppan.htm to read about this install.
2004 Durango AWD
2002 Dakota Quad Cab 2WD
2000 Dakota Club Cab 2WD 4.7 V8
The PML pan is installed on a 2004 Dodge Durango Gen. II limited AWD with a 5.7 HEMI and 5-45RFE transmission. The pan clears cross member and fits great. The cross over exhaust pipe does hang down lower than the cross member. The pan was purchased in the natural cast finish and painted by the customer.
Our thanks to Michael for choosing PML pans and covers.
Information is for reference only. Installer is responsible for installation, function and fitment.
Comparison of PML RFE Transmission Oil Pans
PML makes four pans for the 68RFE, 45RFE, 5-45RFE, 65RFE, 66RFE, 68RFE transmissions. All fit the transmissions. The different designs suit a variety of vehicles and applications.
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This pan works with OEM/stock filters.
The filter bolts on to the valve body. No filter support or extension is needed. 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. PML designs pans and covers to work with stock parts without the need for additional modifications or complications.Thanks to Eric who provided part numbers for filters that will work with all PML Dodge RFE pans:
- OEM: 5013470AE
- Fleetguard: TF15072
- FRAM: FT1223
- WIX: 58843 (kit)
For a gasket, PML recommends an inexpensive cork or cork composite type gasket. Dodge/Chrysler recommends the Mopar silicon gasket maker, which comes in a tube, for many Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep vehicles. This will also work fine with a PML pan.
An example of a cork gasket is Transmaxx 72300, shown below.
PML includes new mounting bolts with the transmission pan. The PML bolts are longer and the thread diameter and threads per inch are the same. PML bolts are longer since the flange on the PML pan is much thicker than the flange on the stock OEM pan.
Five holes on the transmission are NOT through holes. Check that the PML bolts do not bottom out. This depends on the thickness of the gasket and depth of holes in the housing.
Make sure the holes on the housing are clean and free of debris.
The baffles on the inside of the PML pan keep the oil near the pickup tube, act as heat sinks to help with cooling, and reduce sloshing.
Optional Temperature Sending Unit Machining
Optionally, this pan can be machined for a temperature sending unit. There is boss on the driver side of the pan for this.
If you would like PML to drill and tap hole, select the option when you order. A plug for the hole is included. The standard size is 1/8 NPT. Call or email if you need a different size.
PML Transmission Pan Compared to Stock
There are several OEM stock pans for this transmission. This shows the PML pan compared to two of them.