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PML Extra Deep Pan for Dodge RFE Transmissions
68RFE, 5–45RFE, 45RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE

Part Number 11039

PML Dodge 68rfe tranny pan, as-cast
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PML Dodge 68rfe tranny pan, powder coated
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Volume: 4.5 quarts over stock for 2wd, 4 quarts 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 designed to replace the stock pan on these vehicles:

  • Ram 2500 & 3500, 2WD and 4WD, with 6.7 liter diesel engine, 2007½ to 2012
  • Ram 1500 with Hemi engine, 2002 - 2005
  • Ram 1500 with 4.7 V8 engine, 2002 to 2011, check clearance on 2012 to 2014
  • 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
  • Jeep Liberty CRD, 2005 and 2006 (check skid plate and see installations below)
  • Jeep Wrangler 2010 and 2011 2.8 Diesel (check skid plate)

Always check your vehicle to verify configuration and clearance!

2013 and newer diesel trucks: Cooling tubes run under the stock transmission pan and this pan will not fit. See PML's Deep RFE pan, part number 10304.

Ram 3500, 4500, 5500 HD Chassis Cab, 2007 to 2012: See the PML Aisin AS68RC transmission pan.

Ram 3500, 4500, 5500 Diesel Trucks, 2013 and newer with the Aisin AS69RC: See the PML Aisin AS69RC transmission pan.

Skid Plates: If you have a skid plate, you may need to move it downwards away from the transmission pan. Please see Installations below for a customer who provided information on his skid plate modifications. 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, please see PML RFE pan with step, part number 11078 or PML RFE deep pan with step, part number 11079. 2006 and newer vehicle with the Hemi engine generally need a pan with a step.

For some vehicles that have the exhaust or frame under the stock pan, you may think there is enough clearance between the exhaust and the transmission housing for this PML pan. If you measure, it will seem very close. There is not enough space. It's been tried. After removing fins and part of the PML pan bottom, the pan will go on but the exhaust then sits right on the transmission pan, which is very bad.

Comparison of PML RFE Transmission Oil Pans

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 terms "4WD" and "2WD" for the stock pans and filter are for reference and seem to be historical and no longer applicable.

Filter and Gasket Information

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

Stock "4WD" filter and pan at left. Filter and pan now used on 2WD and 4WD vehicles.

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

Stock "2WD" filter and pan at left. Seen more commonly on 2006 and older trucks.

See the location of the pick-up on the filters and the corresponding location on the stock pans? For the "2WD" filter, the pick up would hit the bottom of the "4WD" pan.

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 and pans 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.

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.

For a gasket, PML recommends an inexpensive cork or cork composite type gasket or the silicon gasket maker. Some Dodge vehicles use the Mopar silicon gasket maker, which comes in a tube, with the stock pan. This works fine with a PML pan.

An example of a cork gasket is Transmaxx 72300, shown below.

Cork gasket for Dodge RFE transmission oil pan   Packaged cork gasket for Dodge RFE transmission oil pan   Cork gasket on a PML transmission pan for Dodge RFE
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Information is for reference only. Installer should verify transmission, filter, and fitment based on the individual vehicle.


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.

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 accommodate 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

PML Transmission Pan Part Number 11039 height compared to stock  PML Transmission Pan Part Numbers 11039, compared to stock
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These images show this PML transmission pan compared to the stock pan.


2008 Ram 2500 6.7

Jason installed this PML pan on his 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7l Cummins and emailed us these images from his installation:

2008 Ram 2500 68RFE transmission 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 6.7 diesel, 68RFE transmission   2008 Ram 2500 68RFE stock transmission pan 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 6.7 diesel, 68RFE stock transmission pan   2008 Ram 2500 68RFE stock transmission pan PML 68RFE transmission pan installed on a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 6.7 diesel
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2005 Jeep Liberty CRD With Skid Plates

Many customers have installed this extra deep pan or the regular deep pan on the Liberty CRD. Usually the skid plate needs lowering or modification. Our thanks to Stan Wright who documented his installation of a PML RFE deep pan, part number 10304, on his CRD. See to read about this install.

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 Aftermarket Exhaust

Joe has aftermarket Hurricane Headers witha custom collector and Y–join. The cross member and long arm kit are from Clayton's Offroad. When Joe installed the PML pan, he had to beat in the exhaust a bit and heat wrapped it. The heat wrap is just touching the pan, which is fine with Joe as it should not cause any trouble.

2004 Grand Cherokee, 4.7   2004 Grand Cherokee, 4.7, PML transmission pan installed   2004 Grand Cherokee, 4.7, PML transmission pan, Hurricane Headers exhaust   2004 Grand Cherokee, 4.7, PML transmission pan just touched the heat wrap on the Hurricane Headers exhaust
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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
  • Drain hole and magnetic drain plug for easier, less messy maintenance

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 .

Find out why you should buy a PML transmission pan.

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