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Herrindude

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I wa just given a 2003 rubicon and it is not running. I had to buy anew ignition switch and am trying to charge a 2 year old battery, so i got alot of work to do. I hope i can find info here to get er running.

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Hi. Welcome. I’m sure someone here will be able able to help ya out! Tons of knowledge here!!

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Thanks for the welcome, as hurricane sandy is due south from my house right now, i just got a new ignition switch in and the lights will come on. The battery wont hold a charge so i topped it off with distilled water and it seems to be charging good now, so maybe it will spin over in a while. I am dodging wing gusts up to 50 mph so i have to pick and choose when to work on it as i have an open carport.

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Welcome to the forum, hope you come thru the hurricane ok...

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Welcome to the forum !!! I am 1hour and 45 minutes to your east in Lacombe , Louisiana 

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Welcome to ATV Honda! Start a thread on your repairs so we can follow your progress if ya wish?

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mobile bay is 1.5 miles to my west and the hurricane track right now comes over my house.

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retro, i will give step by step of what it took to get her running, just waiting on my clymer manual.

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We have a factory service manual here:

 

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I didn't want to go off topic in your intro thread... was hoping that you'd start another thread. But I gotta warn ya, that battery is junk... don't try to run it with that battery in it else ya risk frying the regulator/rectifier or the stator. And if the regulator shorts internally your CDI could get fried by excessive voltage (greater than 16.5 volts fries 'em) as well.

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thanks retro for the heads up, as soon as i get thru the storm i will start a fixing my machine post.

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8 hours ago, Herrindude said:

fishfiles were you damaged during the last hurricane?

No , that one went to the west , Lake Charles got it bad ...

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Herrindude , I agree with Retro , I would bite the bullet and buy a new battery if it is  two years old and dead   and start yourself a thread  >>>>   I have been buying Duracell batteries , they are a little bit more expensive than the cheapies , they are about $125 now but come with a 24 month warranty , I hvae quite a few and have never had to replace one yet  ----- I was married the first time in Mobile , Alabama , spent a lot of time on Dolphin Island at in laws place 

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The hurricane has passed and the house stands but carport was ripped off and landed on our car. No power, trees and power lines down everywhere , its A BIG mess. But I thank God that only 1 death and one missing   My brothers house has tree thu roof into living room.  It was worse than anyone imagined   

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