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Does anybody know y my arctic cat is having problems???? It has really good compression, but no spark. The coils r good, so i dont know

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The problem is, you shoulda bought a polaris...

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most common problem is the throttle safety switch. (right next to the kill switch.)

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there r no wires even going up to the kill switch.

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Try what KcKats suggested, that will eliminate any of the switches as the problem.
There was even a problem with some of the key switches too.

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it gotta be the cdi box cuz i tried everything he said, and it wouldnt turn over.

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Turn over? Unpluged the 4way? Jumped brown and black? and still no spark?
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ya, it dont want to run. it gotta be the cdi box. its got good compression but no spark.

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had the same thing on mine. You might check the stators ohm readings. If one of the wires are down same thing will happen. I replaced my stator but its expensive and the last part you want to do first.

If you go through my post history you will read alot about the panther and the things that i experienced fixxing it.

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might be the magnito when out on my 4 wheeler and sled about 50 to a 100 bucks for one but can be more. have it tested at a dealer
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The magito and Stator are the same part if you want the ohm's readings for it i can get you those. Bringing it to a shop will only take you time and $ and they will do the same ohm's test. It's really easy. If you get the correct resistances than it works if not you need a new one. all or nothing deal. It will run you about $125 for a good used one 175 for a rebuilt.

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Does anybody know y my arctic cat is having problems???? It has really good compression, but no spark. The coils r good, so i dont know
One of the main problems i have with a sleds engine firing, whether it's a Polaris Or Arctic cat is bad grounds...Get contact cleaner, a small wire brush amd some emory cloth and start buffing amd cleaning....Just cuz it looks clean doesn't mean a sheen hasn"t covered it...
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