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Dodge 68RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Deeper Transmission Pan PML-11039
Dodge 68RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE Deeper Transmission Pan PML-11039

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Our Price: $320.00

Product Code: PML-11039



Description Technical Specs

This pan is similar to our Part Number 10304, Dodge 45RFE, 545RFE, 68RFE tranny pan but this pan has more capacity, is slightly deeper, and costs a little more. It has 4 1/2 quarts compared to 3 1/8 quarts over stock for 2WD. 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. Increased oil capacity beyond part number 10304 would be a benefit for this type of service. Both pans fit the same applications with the same exceptions.

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 and 5.9 liter diesel trucks, need pan part number 9393.)
  • 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 may have interference problems with a larger transmission pan. In some cases, the vehicle can be modified to allow installation:

  • Ram 1500 with Hemi engine, 2006 & newer: The stock exhaust may hit a deeper transmission pan. Use dimensions provided below to check your truck for clearance.
  • Ram 2500 & 3500 with Hemi engine: The exhaust crossover pipe is routed underneath the back part of the pan instead of in front of it like the 1500. The pipe must be rerouted downwards 1" in order to prevent it from hitting the pan. Click here to see an image of the stock pan and stock exhaust. Aftermarket exhaust systems are routed differently.
  • 4WD Dakota 2000 - 2004 and 4WD Durango 2000 - 2003: The frame crossmember behind the transmission pan will interfere with a larger pan.
  • Dakota 2005 & newer and Durango 2004 & newer: The frame crossmember behind the transmission pan will interfere with a larger pan.
  • Durango with Hemi engine: A catalytic converter in front of and underneath the transmission pan will interfere with a deeper pan.
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee with Hemi engine: A catalytic converter in front of and underneath the transmission pan will interfere with a larger pan.
  • Jeep Liberty CRD: Requires removal of the factory skid plate, or addition of spacers to move the skid plate downward away from the transmission. We have had two customers document their pan installs.
    1. First, thanks to Stan Wright who purchased our less deep pan, part number 10304, for his CRD and then documented his installation. See to read about this install.
    2. Second, thanks to Steve who installed this pan on his 2006 Liberty CRD and has posted images on Picasa.
PML Dodge transmission pan installed

This design has a slant to it (one side longer than the other) so that once on the truck, the bottom is parallel to the ground like the stock pan. Unlike most other transmissions, Dodge put an angle on the gasket surface.

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.

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.

Installed on a 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
  • 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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