This Dodge 68RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE deep transmission oil pan is a direct replacement on these vehicles:
- Ram 2500 & 3500, 2WD and 4WD, with 6.7 liter diesel engine, 2007½ and newer (note that 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 and newer
- 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
The following vehicles most likely will need a different PML pan to
avoid inteference from the exhaust or frame cross members.
- 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. Please see information on an installation
further down on this page. These Jeeps (along with some Dodge vehicles)
usually have skid plates that limit clearance:
- Liberty CRD, 2005–2006 (check skid plate)
- Wrangler 2010–2011 2.8 Diesel (check skid plate)
- Grand Cherokee, 2005–2010 (check skid plate)
Always check your vehicle to verify your configuration and clearance.
This pan is shorter and may work better for those
needing clearance. This pan has less capacity and a slightly lower
price (capacity of 3 1/8 quarts compared to 4 1/2 quarts over stock for
2WD, 1/2 inch to 1 inch less depth). When Dodge decided to use the Hemi
trans pan design on the new 6.7 liter diesel powered trucks, we knew
that the trucks would see even heavier towing use and designed the
deeper pan, part number 11039. Both pans fit the same applications with
the same exceptions.
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:
- 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
PML pans for Dodge 68RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE transmissions work with stock
filters, easily available from your favorite auto parts store or
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
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.
Inside of this transmission pan shown at right.
The pan features internal baffles to direct oil to the filter
inlet. The baffles keep the oil near the pickup tube and act as heat
sink to help with cooling. Baffles also reduce sloshing.
PML recommends using RTV install this 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.
Jeep Liberty CRD
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.
Dodge Ram 2500 2WD, 2007
These pictures show this PML Dodge transmission pan installed on a 2WD 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 with diesel engine:
Dodge Ram 4WD, 2007
These pictures show this PML Dodge transmission pan installed on a 4WD 2007 Dodge Ram (before, during and after installation):
Dakota Club Cab 2WD 4.7 V8, 2000
This installation has the temperature sensor boss machined and the
sending unit installed (middle picture). The temperature sensor boss
and drain are on the driver's side.
Dakota Quad Cab 2WD, 2002