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Dodge 68RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Deep Transmission Pan PML-10304
Dodge 68RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Deep Transmission Pan PML-10304

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Our Price: $320.00

Product Code: PML-10304



Description Technical Specs

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, 2007 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, 20052006 (check skid plate)
  • Wrangler 20102011 2.8 Diesel (check skid plate)
  • Grand Cherokee, 20052010 (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

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 68RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE 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.

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.

Inside view of PML deep transmission pan for rfe transmissions


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:
Side view of PML transmission pan on Dodge Ram 2500 Side view of PML transmission pan on Dodge Ram 2500 Side view of PML transmission pan on Dodge Ram 2500

Dodge Ram 4WD, 2007

These pictures show this PML Dodge transmission pan installed on a 4WD 2007 Dodge Ram (before, during and after installation):
2007 Ram 4wd stock 2007 Ram filter and valve body 2007 Ram with PML transmission pan

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.
2000 Dakota clearance at exhaust to PML pan 2000 Dakota with PML pan, temperature sensor installed 2000 Dakota with PML transmission pan

Dakota Quad Cab 2WD, 2002


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
  • Gasket and filter not included (use stock parts).

If you would like PML to machine your pan for a temperature sensor, there is an additional charge of $40. Please include temperature sensor size in the order notes, or you may order over the phone to insure accuracy. 888-832-5248

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