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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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May have fried my 2008 Rancher 420es 4x4 battery jump starting with my truck

I left the truck off as that is what was suggested by a google search.
When the cables were connected and I turned the key in the atv, the dash lights came on as did the digital speedometer. It sat that way (like it normally would) until I hit the starter. It immediately made a pop noise and the dash lights all went out. Nothing would make them come on again. Obviously still wouldn't start.

I checked the fuses and none are blown.
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Normally, jumping an ATV from a truck or car won't hurt your ATV battery. Evidently, you were jumping it for some unexplained reason. Whatever that reason is, probably has something to do with the issue you experienced while jumping it. If you can perform some diagnosis of your underlying problem and resolve it, you should be OK and may not even need to jump it once repairs are made.
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Kinda how I felt too. 12v is 12v


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12V is 12V. You sure you had the cables hooked up the right way?
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there is a possibility that you can get a power surge when jump starting things, and it can damage electronic's, like CDI's and ECU's and such, but typically before they get damaged or during, it will also trip a fuse on things, so since you didn;t trip any fuses?
I would be wondering what all is wrong here

have you tried hooking up a GOD battery to the atv and see if anything happens, as in display working again or??
did you ground jumper cables to frame or just to both battery posts??
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have you tried hooking up a GOD battery to the atv and see if anything happens, as in display working again or??
did you ground jumper cables to frame or just to both battery posts??
GOD batteries will start anything!



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I was jumping it because I left the lights on overnight. I'm taking the battery in today to see if it's still good.
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