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Dodge 68RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE, Low Profile, With Step and Relief Transmission Pan PML-11078
Dodge 68RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE, Low Profile, With Step and Relief Transmission Pan PML-11078

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Our Price: $300.00

Product Code: PML-11078



Description Technical Specs

Description and Applications

This heavy duty transmission oil pan fits the Dodge 68RFE, 545RFE, and 45RFE transmissions. It is designed specifically for trucks and SUVs with exhaust or cross member interference.

This pan features:

  • Fins and aluminum construction to dissipate heat from transmission fluid
  • Drain plug for easier maintenance
  • Thick walls to add strength to the transmission housing
  • Thick gasket flange, machined flat, for a leak-free seal
  • Clearance for cross members and exhausts

PML designed this pan for vehicles with the 45RFE, 545RFE, or 68RFE transmission with the exhaust or cross frame members close to the stock pan. Here are some examples:

  • Note: This pan currently only fits 4WD vehicles.

  • Dodge Trucks and SUVs:
  • Dakota with 4.7 V8, 4WD, 2000 2004
  • Dakota with 3.7 V6, 2004
  • Dakota with 4.7 V8, 2005 2010
  • Durango with 4.7 V8, 4WD, 2000 2003
  • Durango with 5.7 V8, 2004 2009
  • Ram 1500 with Hemi, 2006 and newer
  • Ram 2500 with Hemi, 2003 and newer
  • Ram 3500 with Hemi, 2003 and newer
  • Jeep SUVs:
  • Commander, 4.7 or 5.7 Hemi V8, 2006 2010
  • Grand Cherokee WK, 4.7 or 5.7 Hemi V8, 2005 2010
  • Liberty with 3.7 V6, 2002

If you have skidplates, check how much space you have as this pan is taller than stock.

These trucks and SUVs have a variety of configurations. Look at yours before you order to verify your transmission and clearance.

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.

  • 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 Dodge transmission pan, low profile, heavy duty, inside

Image shows the inside of the pan.

The bosses on the inside are for the drain hole and an optional temperature sensor hole. This is a stock capacity pan so the inside follows the shape of a stock pan.

PML recommends using RTV to install this pan.

Temperature Sensor Information

The boss provided in this pan can be machined for use with aftermarket sensors and gages.


These pictures are from Paul who installed this PML Dodge transmission pan on his 2006 Dakota, 4x4, 4.7L. The installation went well and he's gone on a 400 mile trip. Thanks to Paul for sending us pictures of his Dakota with a PML Dodge differential cover, with the stock transmission pan, and with the new PML transmission pan installed.
Dodge Dakota 4x4 with a PML differential cover and transmission pan Dodge Dakota stock transmission pan Dodge Dakota 4x4 with PML transmission pan


PML Transmission Pan Features:

  • 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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