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by waldo
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Bed Step recall, watch out
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Bed Step recall, watch out

My 19 doesn't have one, so I guess I can skip it. I'm a lot older and just put my foot on the bumper and hoist myself up from the bed rail.
by waldo
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Poll: Ram TRX vs Supercharged PW w/thuren king 37s
Replies: 10
Views: 596

Re: Poll: Ram TRX vs Supercharged PW w/thuren king 37s

I would much rather they added a factory supercharger option to the PW.

From what little is known about the TRX it looks like it going to have an AWD torque splitting type system instead of a 2wd selection. Understandable given the HP, but not something I want.

No winch, no buy.
by waldo
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Fault Code P0750 'Shift Solenoid A'
Replies: 18
Views: 2357

Re: Fault Code P0750 'Shift Solenoid A'

The 66RFE in my 16 was a complete piece of garbage. The solenoid pack was replaced once under the recall and again a year later. It still overheated climbing the mountain to my cabin when in 4WD,

Traded it for a 19 with the ZF and life is good again.
by waldo
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Noticed my 2019 universal joints dont have clips 2019?
Replies: 6
Views: 1304

Re: Noticed my 2019 universal joints dont have clips 2019?

Most of OEM joints have been like that for a long time. I know GM was doing this back in the 90's or even earlier. I think they inject what seems to be nylon in there. You heat them with a rosebud until it squirts out the injection hole, then press them out. The yokes should still have grooves for s...
by waldo
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2019 Ram power waggon is it worth to buy one?
Replies: 21
Views: 1851

Re: 2019 Ram power waggon is it worth to buy one?

You have to ask yourself why you want one in the first place, then ask specific questions.

Not trying to be a dick, but worth it to me might not be even close for you.
by waldo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: PW swaying
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: PW swaying

Might be your tires too. The stock duracraps for example have a lot of roll on twisty roads compared to something with a 3 ply sidewall.
by waldo
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 14+ Possible Fan Clutch failure?
Replies: 19
Views: 1262

Re: 14+ Possible Fan Clutch failure?

The fan on my 16 would sometimes roar for a mile or so down the road after a cold start. No rhyme or reason to it and it would eventually stop.
by waldo
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Heated seat issues...
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Heated seat issues...

Well, that's a first. :P

They're electric, so it's ass sweat or you have a leaky sunroof (if you have one).
by waldo
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Noise in 66rfe transmission
Replies: 25
Views: 3008

Re: Noise in 66rfe transmission

Of course now...... trans failed at 24,000 on a road trip. Had to leave at dealership in las vegas and keep going in rental. Lost all forward gears with no warning. Under warranty but......rather disappointing I must say!!! Perhaps the 8 speed in the 20 model is better. Anyone have good luck with t...
by waldo
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2016 noisy rear suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: 2016 noisy rear suspension

Is the elastic strap that secures the fold out cargo floor under the back seat snapped down? :P

There's just enough room for it to move and make a thumping noise when going over a bump if not.
by waldo
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Improving fuel mileage
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Improving fuel mileage

LOL on getting another 8 mpg.

And you bought the wrong truck if you're concerned about fuel economy in any way, shape or form.
by waldo
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Kill-switch for electronic nannies
Replies: 330
Views: 31282

Re: Kill-switch for electronic nannies

What about you guys with the 2019 and newer trucks? Have they made any improvements with the "Traction Control Off" button or is it still cutting throttle response even when it's turned off? Have any of you tried pulling the #F2, #F9 or #F11 fuses to check the "start-ability" of the truck with each...
by waldo
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: confused trans
Replies: 23
Views: 1296

Re: confused trans

Good luck.

My 3 year experience with the 66 RFE in my 16 was not good and that was with stock tires and gearing.
by waldo
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2019 Active noise cancelling= loud low rpm noise?
Replies: 0
Views: 547

2019 Active noise cancelling= loud low rpm noise?

Hard to explain, but when I'm climbing up the mountain to my cabin the truck will get loud if the rpm drops in 3rd gear trying to hold a steady speed on a flatter spot. Goes away if I force a downshift. Almost like a jake brake noise only going uphill. You'd almost think the MDS came on going uphill...
by waldo
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Popping out of gear
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Popping out of gear

Sounds like some kind of glitch in the auto park. You didn't have the door open or ajar by chance, did you?
by waldo
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: What did you do to your PW this week?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: What did you do to your PW this week?

Drove it and used 4wd and lockers for the last six days. [emoji14] That’s an amazing week if 6 out of 7 days you were in 4wd and using lockers. Had the Power Wagon in its natural habitat haha [emoji23] The first 5 days were spent trying to get the front locker to work. :roll: [emoji38] Lol. Probabl...
by waldo
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: What did you do to your PW this week?
Replies: 53
Views: 3405

Re: What did you do to your PW this week?

Drove it and used 4wd and lockers for the last six days. :P
by waldo
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Transfer case shift knob
Replies: 17
Views: 1129

Re: Transfer case shift knob

Looks nice. But I don't think I've ever given a moments thought to what mine looks like.
by waldo
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Powerwagon's best model year 2005-2020?
Replies: 46
Views: 4145

Re: Powerwagon's best model year 2005-2020?

Good and bad in all of them.

I still drive my 2007 almost every day. It's simple, has better forward visibility offroad and just works.
The 19 has a very refined ride and interior by comparison. The 6.4 combined with the ZF trans is a good match. It feels huge compared to the 07.
by waldo
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Engaging Lockers
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Engaging Lockers

Whatever works for you.

I don't have a problem with mine.
by waldo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2012 vs 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2358

Re: 2012 vs 2019

I am really curious, the 2019 design is very different. One button locks both for instance. So far I have not heard any complaints. But will be interesting to see if they finally addressed it. There's really no difference other than they replaced the knob with buttons. You get a button for rear and...
by waldo
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: The "Real Reliability"
Replies: 24
Views: 2192

Re: The "Real Reliability"

I think they really made some huge gains in the 19s. I say that having owned nothing but these trucks since 05. Going from the 16 to the 19 was a huge jump in every aspect. As for the lockers ,,I don't use the front locker much but the rear locks as soon as you push the button. The 8 speed ZF is a d...
by waldo
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Axle unlock flashing orange
Replies: 15
Views: 1107

Re: Axle unlock flashing orange

Sorry for the lack of info, it flashes whether you are stationary or moving, in 2wd or 4wd hi. Also, couldn't find anything about it in the 2019 owners manual. Made an appt with the dealer to bring it in. Will keep ya'll posted in case anyone else in the future has this problem. Ray https://cdn.dea...
by waldo
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Axle unlock flashing orange
Replies: 15
Views: 1107

Re: Axle unlock flashing orange

Did you push the button again to unlock it? They'll trip from locked once you get over 25 mph or so.

Like above, not enough details.
by waldo
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2012 vs 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2358

Re: 2012 vs 2019

I traded a 16 on a 19. Big difference in the two, IMHO. I hated the trans in the 16 so it was worth it to me.