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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: houghton lake michigan
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1991 Artic Cat JAG 440....Lost Spark
This is my very first snowmobile i have ever owned...take that into consideration....I only paid $250. And ran good for a consecutive 3 weeks...with minor bogging.
Last week my son was riding the snowmobile out on the lake...He was going no faster than 45 mph. After about 25 min. of riding the whole machine just seized up...track, ignition, pull cord...etc. I manually turned the clutch and freed up the engine but still no fire....I had help and towed it back to my house....after about 10 mins of sitting i pulled the plugs and had spark...the machine started right up...running just a little out of the ordinary.. 1 plug looked like the piston had hit the bottom closing the gap. I replaced plugs with BR8ES. The machine ran fine but would not idle...here it is a week later only ran it a few more times at 20 min intervals....yesterday (dec 27. 2008) the machine started right up and ran for about 10 mins or so.. covered it up for the night....today i went out to start the machine...no fire to the plugs... But everything else worked just fine...lights...etc. Has anyone encountered a problem similar to this...if so i need some advice...
P.s. I just bought this machine 1 month ago from previous owner who told us that it had been sitting in his barn for abou 3 years. After recieving the machine i did a manual tune up on the basics...oil, fuel, plugs, wires...etc. It was running when i bought it with just a little bog...Because of the Bogging i could not get the machine above 60mph. Again any info would be helpful.
To see pic. of snowmobile please visit my profile.
Last edited by icesledder; 12-29-2008 at 03:14 PM.
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