PML Pan for Dodge RFE Transmissions
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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:
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.
The terms "4WD" and "2WD" for the stock pans and filter are for reference and seem to be historical and no longer applicable.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
Stock 4WD filter and pan at left.
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:
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.
For a gasket, PML recommends an inexpensive cork or cork and rubber type gasket. On some Dodge vehicles, RTV is used instead of a gasket, which is also fine.
Information is for reference only. Installer should verify transmission, filter, and fitment based on the individual vehicle.
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 $40 machining charge.
PML Transmission Pan Compared to Stock
These images show this PML transmission pan compared to the stock pan.
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 liberty.eurekaboy.com/deeppan.htm to read about this install.
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 Transmission Pan Features
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 $40.
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