01-21-2002, 09:16 AM
Got a 96 Mach-z Took it out for a ride on saturday , it was running great ...raced a mxz800 ...hahaha *killed him !!! pulled of the side of the trail and my sled died ? Pulled the pluggs and no spark , after about 30min started to get a light *orange spark , Took it to a Polaris shop and again it quit no spark . the guy took it to the shop checked all the wires unpluged them still no spark . What do you guys think ? stater plate , and if so is it a hard job to do . Let me know what you think
01-21-2002, 09:52 AM
My bet would be stator, however, most of *the Doo dealers can check your stator for you. * It's worth the labor cost to have it done.
01-21-2002, 01:01 PM
i just did a stator and its not that bad just make sure you have all the tools needed. with air no time at all!!
01-21-2002, 01:56 PM
I was riding with a friend this weekend and he has a 1995 Mach z. The sled just died. We thought it was a frozen gas line then realized it had no spark after a couple of hours in the garage after a tow home we found a wire between the carbs and the block that was shorting out. Did the repair and the sled is back on the trail. Good luck
01-21-2002, 04:58 PM
i would think its your stator also. i just changed mine this year it cost approx. 280.00 cand. but usualy the stator will die after u shut the sled off......but goodluck
01-22-2002, 12:02 AM
you can use a test light or a multi meter to see if you are getting voltage off the stator. my experience has been that a problem like yours is usually in the secondary coil they heat up and seem to short out then cool down and will work some. also check the inside of each plug type connector in the sled for corrosion use a little dielectric grease when you put them back together to prevent moisture and corrosion in the future
01-22-2002, 05:44 AM
* *just had the same problem with my 98 mach 1 and it is was not the stator,my sled died with no spark.take it to the bombardier dealer and they replace the electronic control module!( big job badly place under the motor!http://www.snowmobileworld.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
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01-22-2002, 07:04 AM
I recently had a similar problem with my 98 Mach Z. I rode it over to a buddies and it was running fine. When I went to start it again it ran for a few seconds then died (no spark). I later discovered that it would start again after I bounced the front end a few times. Funny thing is when I tried this when it was running it wouldn't even flinch. Checked my stator and all the wiring I could short of pulling the motor and found nothing. Took it to the dealer and it turned out to be the CDI box (at least it looks that way - so far so good).
01-22-2002, 11:22 AM
Just had a buddy's 98 MachZ he drove out of his garage shut it off, go to load up, no start ,no spark. Stator good, wiring under engine, insalation worn right off three wire's shorted to bulk head. *Had to pull engine to find and repair wiring, it was not easy to spot, look real good.
01-22-2002, 01:12 PM
One more thing I forgot to tell ya , is when I first start the sled ..my RPM gage bounces around I seen that before we took off ... Hay idajack where is the secondary coil and how do I check that ? And Mr670 I checked all the wiring above the motor , but did'nt check under ... so I have to pull the motor to check those wires . You know the bad thing about this I drove 3.5 hours to find snow and drove the sled 2 miles total and had to turn around and go back home , Man that sucked *!!!!
Bigmac: It will be the stator, have seen lots of them go just like that. The wiring has not been a problem on the 93-97 MachZ,s. Dino
01-23-2002, 09:41 PM
I had a 96 MachZ and the stator went out and it cost me a heliecopter trip. http://www.snowmobileworld.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif
01-24-2002, 11:04 AM
It just could be the trigger assembly. It could have slid up or the bracket could have broken. Look under the recoil. A friend of mine had the bracket break. He has a 96 780 Mach Z. Had to replace the assembly and re-time it.