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Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Pan With Drain Plug

Part No. 265-801 Warranty Details  

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Designed with a drain plug for easy service of the transmission fluid, Our Auto Transmission Oil Pan eliminates the hassle of having to loosen the pan for fluid changes.

Product Features:
  • Direct replacement for ease of installation
  • Tough powder-coat finish for long-lasting corrosion protection
  • Comes with drain plug for easy transmission maintenance
  • A rigorous quality inspection has been undertaken to ensure that this part conforms to product standards
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Capacity Increase:0 qt
Color:Black Anti-Rust
Construction Type:Steel
Drain Plug Included:Yes
Filter Extension Included:No
Filter Included:No
Gasket Or Seal Included:No
Length:12.5 in
Material:Steel
Maximum Depth:2 in
Maximum Width:12.5 in
Mount Hole Quantity:15
Mounting Hardware Included:None
Oil Cooler Return Fitting:No
Temperature Sender Bung Included:No
Transmission Pan Type:Standard Replacement
Transmission Type/Group:Automatic

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Dorman - OE SolutionsTransmission Pan With Drain Plug
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (6)
  • Replacement (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Look close this fit my van

They said it would not fit my van but it bolted right up works great. Plus now I have a drain plug
to keep that fluid fresh with out droping the pan.Read complete review

They said it would not fit my van but it bolted right up works great. Plus now I have a drain plug
to keep that fluid fresh with out droping the pan.
In case your wondering my van is a 2004 town&country with the 3.3 v6.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Warped

The one that I purchased for my 1998 Caravan AWD was warped and cost me tons in terms of transmission fluids and gaskets.

It leaks even when the surfaces are prepared...Read complete review

The one that I purchased for my 1998 Caravan AWD was warped and cost me tons in terms of transmission fluids and gaskets.

It leaks even when the surfaces are prepared properly. I can use Permatex The Right Stuff or the heavy duty 50 dollar reusable gasket from Chrysler. It doesn't matter.

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5.0

Quality pan

By 

from Illinois

Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Pan With Drain Plug:

I installed this pan several years ago and just replaced the filter on the transmission which required pulling pan off and putting it back on. I was struck with how substantial the pan is and how well it has held up. It's made from heavy gauge steel and has a very thick bolt flange. A year ago I had driven over a high curb going 60 mph and the van bottomed out on the underside of the car. Very little damage was done to pan. Scraps and small gouge. This pan is worth much more than it costs. Quality

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Quality

By 

from Upstate NY

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Pros

  • Durable

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Everyday Driving
  • Replacement
  • Restoration

Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Pan With Drain Plug:

Excellent quality oil pan. Thick gauge steel with no sharp edges. Good quality black finish. Drain plug contained a copper crush gasket for a good seal.

Bolt holes lined up perfectly with the transmission.

Advice: If you are using gasket, my method worked well:

Flatten the gasket.

1. Place the gasket indoors on a flat surface (table, counter top.), adjust the gasket to the approximate shape of the pan.

2. Place book (or two) over the gasket to hold it down against the table surface.

3. Allow the gasket to remain undisturbed overnight.

The next morning you will have a nice flat gasket ready for the pan.

Install gasket to the pan...
1. Apply a smooth, thin layer of oil-resistant (black) permatex across the entire pan surface.

2. Attach gasket to the pan surface and make sure that the bolt holes in the gasket line up with those in the pan.

3. Allow the permatex to set up for ~1 hour so the gasket doesn't move when you install the pan.

4. Apply a thin layer of permatex to the entire gasket surface just before mounting to the transmission.

5. Carefully press pan to transmission and install the bolts finger tight.

6. Gently snug the pan bolts with a 1/4" nut driver, using a cross thightening pattern. Note that a small amount of permatex will ooze from the gasket.

7. Wait ~1 hour for the permatex to set.

8. Gently tighten the pan bolts with a 1/4" ratchet using a cross tightening pattern.

This method prevents the gasket from slipping / extruding while it is being tightened.

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Replacement Product

By 

from Denver, CO

About Me Casual Driver, DIY Mechanic

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Pros

  • Better than original
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Pan With Drain Plug:

    (2005 PT Cruiser 2.4L Touring Ed) Original trans pan doesn't have a drain plug, so any fluid change requires complete disassembly. This makes routine changes much simplier. Make sure you have a torque wrench handy for the bolts and follow the torque specs. Kit includes the gasket, but I also add RTV gasket maker for extra security.

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    (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Warped

    By 

    from Virginia

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    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Pan With Drain Plug:

    The one that I purchased for my 1998 Caravan AWD was warped and cost me tons in terms of transmission fluids and gaskets.

    It leaks even when the surfaces are prepared properly. I can use Permatex The Right Stuff or the heavy duty 50 dollar reusable gasket from Chrysler. It doesn't matter.

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    (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Upgrade!

    By 

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

    Pros

    • Drop In Replacement
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Pan With Drain Plug:

      When I purchased my 04 Stratus SE (2.4L), I noticed the transmission pan was smashed in (after I developed a tranny fluid leak). This pan is a bolt-in replacement, and has a drain plug (a major plus).

      Dropping the pan is straight-forward, just bang on the pan with a 4-6 LB dead blow hammer if the RTV doesn't want to break (after removing all of the bolts). Also make sure to clean the inside of the new pan with a lint free cloth prior to installation, and scrape all of the old RTV off the surface of the transmission before bolting up the new one.

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      (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Replacement Pan W/Drain

      By 

      from Spring Hill , FL

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Pan With Drain Plug:

        I have a 96 Dodge Grand Caravan. You should change fluid and filter every 20 - 30 Thousand miles. Previous owners of this van never did any maintenance on it. So when I decided to change filter and fluid, when you drop the pan you are only getting maybe half of the total fluid out of the trans. So I purchaced this pan with the drain plug so I could run it a couple thousand miles and be able to drain off what I can from the pan and refill it with more fresh fluid, that way it would be more like getting all fresh fluid. It will also make future filter changes easier as far as draining out the fluid. The fit for my van with the 41TE Tranny was a perfect fit, no leakage, very simple swap out. I would recommend this trans pan, for sure. Reasonably priced. And might I add Folks - do a search for Advance Auto Coupons, they always have several available, pending on how much you are spending you can get some Great discounts, there are plenty to choose from, the more you are spending the higher the discounts. It's the only way I buy my parts now, I order online for in store pick up and I have actually saved hundreds of dollars shopping this way... Sad part is the parts are going on my "MONEY PIT" 96 Dodge Van....

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        (9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Look close this fit my van

        By 

        from Sun Prairie WI

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Pan With Drain Plug:

        They said it would not fit my van but it bolted right up works great. Plus now I have a drain plug
        to keep that fluid fresh with out droping the pan.
        In case your wondering my van is a 2004 town&country with the 3.3 v6.

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        (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works Great.

        By 

        from Saint Thomas, PA

        About Me Casual Driver

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Facilitate Scheduled Main

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Pan With Drain Plug:

          Item worked great and was easy to install. It was a bit messy to remove the original pan. However, following instructions made this manageable.

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          (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          as described

          By 

          from ma

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Pan With Drain Plug:

            Fit great. My 2000 original didn't have a drain plug but replacement did.

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            (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Better than the original

            By 

            from PA

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            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Pan With Drain Plug:

              Better than original part since it has a drain. Just minutes to install.

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              6 Questions | 6 Answers
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              • Q:

                When replacing the transmission pan what other supplies and tool do I need to get ?
                Asked on 2/15/2014 by Jo Ann from Port Royal, SC

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Hi Jo Ann, good question! When replacing the transmission pan you will require transmission pan gasket, razor scraper, oil soluable grease, socket wrench, socket set, transmission fluid, funnel, and rag. For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes or Chilton repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                  Answered on 2/16/2014 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                Does this fit on 2005 3.3L V6 Town & country?
                Asked on 3/31/2013 by rantta

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Pan with Drain Plug, Part No. 265-801 does not fit 2005 Chrysler Town & Country V6 3.3L. We apologize, that we are unable to locate the exact fit part for your vehicle on-line at the moment. However, we suggest you to visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store or call us at 1-877-238-2623 and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 3/31/2013 by Aaron from AAP
              • Q:

                havw a 2001 dodge grand caravan sport 2wd3.3l6cyl.would this transmission pan fit mine/
                Asked on 1/30/2013 by muddy from altoona pa

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, the Dorman - OE Solutions Transmission Pan with Drain Plug part# 265-801 is an exact fit for your 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 1/30/2013 by Morgan from AAP
              • Q:

                The prices have gone down on this Dorman 265-801 pan at other stores. (around $25.00 now) Is Advance going to adjust the price?
                42.49 is a bit high now.
                Asked on 12/5/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  In order to best answer your question, please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 12/5/2011 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                i have a hole in my oil pan andit cannot be patched is this the part i need to replace the whole oil pan
                Asked on 5/9/2011 by Anonymous from ocala,florida

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  In order for us to further assist you, would you please provide us with the year, make, model, and engine size of your application?

                  Answered on 5/17/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
              • Q:

                Where is the auto trans oil pan located
                Asked on 12/15/2010 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  On the bottom of the transmission.

                  Answered on 12/15/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
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