PML Pan for Dodge RFE Transmissions Low Profile, With Step and Relief - CJC Off Road
PML Pan for Dodge RFE Transmissions Low Profile, With Step and Relief - CJC Off Road

PML Pan for Dodge RFE Transmissions Low Profile, With Step and Relief


Regular price $380.00 Save $-380.00

-9 in stock

Volume: Stock

Dimensions: are in this pdf file. This pan is about 1 inch taller than stock.

Number of Bolts: 15

Description and Applications

This PML heavy duty transmission oil pan fits the Dodge 68RFE, 66RFE, 65RFE, 545RFE, and 45RFE transmissions. It is designed specifically for trucks and SUVs with exhaust or cross member interference. This transmission pan clears the damper on 2012 Ram 2500 with the 66RFE (see installation below).

This transmission 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
  • Compatible with most vehicles as the transmission pan follows the shape of the stock pan with a step and a relief, not just a step

PML designed this pan for vehicles with one of the Dodge RFE transmissions and the exhaust or cross frame members close to the stock pan. Here are some examples:

  • 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 to 2013, 4, 5 or 6 speed transmission
  • Ram 2500 with Hemi, 2003 to 2013, 4, 5 or 6 speed transmission
  • Ram 3500 with Hemi, 2003 to 2013, 4, 5 or 6 speed transmission
  • Jeep SUVs:
  • Commander, 4.7 or 5.7 Hemi V8, 2006 – 2010 (exhaust probably too close, see info below)
  • Grand Cherokee WK, 4.7 or 5.7 Hemi V8, 2005 – 2010 (exhaust probably too close, see info below)
  • Liberty with 3.7 V6, 2002 (may have same exhaust issue, check carefully)

2014 and newer trucks: Cooler lines run under the stock transmission pan on many models. We are working with our customers to determine if this pan will work (October 2014). If you have a 2014 or newer truck, check carefully for clearance and let us know what you find.

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

Jeep owners: we have reports and pictures that the exhaust is too close to this pan on the pan's tallest side and the exhaust cannot be re-routed (2005 4.7 Grand Cherokee 4x4 and a 2007 Commander 4.7 4x4).

Dakota Owners and those with front routed exhaust: Other aftermarket pans have the step but not the curved relief for vehicles with the exausted routed along the front of the pan. For a picture, see the installation on a Dakota below.

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.

PML transmission pans for Dodge rfe transmissions

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

Note: This pan works with the "4WD" filter only since it follows the shape of the stock "4WD" transmission oil pan.

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 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.

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. If you would like PML to machine the boss on this pan for a temperature sensor, the machining charge is $40 and this option must be ordered over the phone. The boss can accomodate 1/8 to 1/2 NPT.


2006 Dodge Dakota

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
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2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with 65RFE Transmission

Keith at Forest City Diesel in Missouri installed this transmission pan on a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Crew Cab. He used a a TRANSTAR fiber gasket P/N 72300F. He report that the install was quick and simple. He torqued the pan bolts to 85 inch pounds and the drain to 20 foot pounds. He re-torqued the pan bolts after the trans went through a heat cycle, but they were fine. Keith summarized his installation with the comment concluded his comments with "Great pan!"
Dodge 1500 Sport Crew Cab, 2012, 65rfe transmission, new after PML oil pan installation Dodge 1500 65rfe stock transmission oil pan Dodge 1500 65rfe transmission with PML oil pan
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2012 Ram 2500 with 66RFE Transmission

Dodge Ram 2500 66rfe transmission with PML oil pan

Larry installed this PML transmission pan on his 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 with the 66RFE transmissions. His dealer told him the cylinder on the crossover pipe is a vibration damper to reduce noise. Larry opted to leave the damper in place since this low profile pan provided clearance.

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).

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Zach Harding

I have a 2013 Ram 2500 4x4, 5.7 Hemi 66RFE. Apparently not a common truck, this pan fits perfectly with the crossover exhaust pipe and it’s a huge improvement over the factory stamp steel pan. The drain plug feature is awesome and PML has made a quality piece. As usual CJC ships fast and they always have what I’m looking for.

Eric Schoenherr

PML Pan for Dodge RFE Transmissions Low Profile, With Step and Relief