2018 PW Newbee

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2018 PW Newbee

Post by ArmageddonKaine » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:18 pm

Hey All Just purchased a new 2018 PW. Previous Ford F150 owner and have been for years. Fell in love with the PW and went out and bought one. I am having a few issues, although not sure they are issues or learning curves. I will post in tech forum once I get established. I'm gonna try to add a pic of my new machine but not sure it will work.....
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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by Low_Sky » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:34 pm

Step one, download the owners manual.
Step two, read the manual.

Most of the answers to your questions are probably in there (you’re not the only one). Lots of stuff doesn’t work the same way as your Ferd.

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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by Bill2014 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:33 pm

Welcome to the group! :cheers:
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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by ArmageddonKaine » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:40 am

I haven't been able to find a manual that is PW specific anywhere. If you know a place to download one let me know. The manual I got with it is a generic RAM manual and doesn't seem to get into things that are specific only to the PW.

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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by AlaskaTRX » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:31 pm

ArmageddonKaine wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:40 am
I haven't been able to find a manual that is PW specific anywhere. If you know a place to download one let me know. The manual I got with it is a generic RAM manual and doesn't seem to get into things that are specific only to the PW.
Ditto. Stock manual is useless for 2017 Power Wagon owners, too.

Were there ever specific manuals???

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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by RustyPW » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:02 pm

Welcome to the forum.

I have a printed Power Wagon manual for an '08. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:47 pm

RustyPW wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:02 pm
Welcome to the forum.

I have a printed Power Wagon manual for an '08. :mrgreen:
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Lots of power wagon specific information on pages 455 through 492 in the 2017 manual.

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Post by Low_Sky » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:48 pm

The book you get with your new truck isn’t the manual. It’s an owners guide. The “quick start guide” if you will. The current manual is pushing six or seven hundred pages. If they printed it, it wouldn’t fit anywhere in the truck.

You can google it. “Ram 2500 owners manual”. They don’t make it hard to find.


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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by Mule007 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:28 pm

Welcome to the forum, Enjoy! 🌞👍
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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by ArmageddonKaine » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:31 pm

Ok..I'll check it out tomorrow. I hope it will give me pointers on the locking axles because as of present they still do not lock no matter what i do, they just flash but never seem to engage. I hope it will give some instruction on what is going on.

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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by Chubbs » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:03 pm

Page 368 through 370 on the 2018 manual. Make sure you are below 3mph. Unless I am actually scrambling over something, I usually have to do some S turns to get the front to lock.
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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by Mule007 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:49 am

The 3 mph is a limiter, will not work above that speed, usually just flip the switch, turn the steering wheel, & creep forward. Helps if on dirt, gravel or surface where tires can slip a bit. Almost always works,,, If that doesn’t work for some reason try to search “lockers” thread,,,as it may be other issues,,,,good luck
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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:00 am

ArmageddonKaine wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:31 pm
Ok..I'll check it out tomorrow. I hope it will give me pointers on the locking axles because as of present they still do not lock no matter what i do, they just flash but never seem to engage. I hope it will give some instruction on what is going on.
I assume you know that currently the lockers only work in 4 Low. Without an owners manual you may have missed that little detail.

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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by Chubbs » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:17 pm

By the way, here is the link to the manual:

https://www.mopar.com/ramtrucks/en-us/c ... arage=true
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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by ArmageddonKaine » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:25 am

Thanks guys....I downloaded the manual. It pays to read. As some of u pointed out..It has to be in 4 low (did not know this). I put it in four low, moved forward about about 5km/h and BAM! Axels locked. Thanks so much. I love this truck.

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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by olyelr » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:46 pm

Enjoy the new rig and welcome to pwr :cheers:
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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by KevinABQ » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:49 pm

It doesn’t always lock up like that, though it should. Don’t wait until you are trying to climb the obstacle and need them to turn on the lockers. Do it when you still have some short distance before you need them.
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Re: 2018 PW Newbee

Post by Wagon9027 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:51 am

I called Mopar and they sent me a printed copy

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