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    1991 Polaris 340 NO SPARK

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      January, 2017
    1991 Polaris 340 NO SPARK
    Posted by fordskidooZr2 on Saturday, January 28, 2017 12:16 PM

    Im new to the site, because im struggling to get spark on my 1991 polaris 340 indy light fan cooled. Ive been doing plenty of research and have been reading the clymer manual trying to figure it out. I had purchased this sled missinge the CDI box. I have since bought a new CDI box and still cant figure it out. The person before me cleared a barn and found it, but who ever actually owned it before me wire 3 switches to the dash, one seems to be for handwarmers, one seems to be a teather switch and one seems to be for aftermarket running lights. I have been at this for 2 months now trying to figure it out, ive checked all switch and when i put a test light to stator it makes a weak light. Is it the exciter coil?? but when harness is plugged into stator nothing happends. So i assume a short in the harness but where? and is the engine grounded to the frame anywhere? i have wiring diagram but am stumped. And CDI came off runnning sled. Any help would be great. Id like to get it fired up before the next snow storm hits!

    1991 Polaris 340 Indy Lite

    1993 Ski Doo Safari

    1985 Ski Doo Safari

     

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    Posted by Ross Halvorson on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:49 AM

    There should be a single black wire or black wire with white stripe that runs from the CDI module to the ignition kill circuit. Disconnect that wire and test for spark. If spark exists with that wire disconnected, check the ignition switch, throttle safety switches and kill switch. The wiring harness could also have a short in it, but I'd check the other switches first. Typically the problem is found there (usually in the throttle safety switches). If it does not have spark with the black wire disconnected, you’ll need to test the coils in the stator. – Jerry Mathews, Starting Line Products

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    Posted by fordskidooZr2 on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:37 AM

    [quote user="Ross Halvorson"]

    There should be a single black wire or black wire with white stripe that runs from the CDI module to the ignition kill circuit. Disconnect that wire and test for spark. If spark exists with that wire disconnected, check the ignition switch, throttle safety switches and kill switch. The wiring harness could also have a short in it, but I'd check the other switches first. Typically the problem is found there (usually in the throttle safety switches). If it does not have spark with the black wire disconnected, you’ll need to test the coils in the stator. – Jerry Mathews, Starting Line Products

    I have tried that, and still no spark. I bought a new stator and installed that nd it still does the same. Only the harness will get power to everyswitch with test light. i unplug the harness and do the "jumper" trick and still no spark. Does the engine needed to be grounded anywhere? thats all i can think of. And i bought a second CDI thinking it was that but its not. Both CDIs and both stators do the same thing. big Snow storm comes tommorow for me and S.O.L

    1991 Polaris 340 Indy Lite

    1993 Ski Doo Safari

    1985 Ski Doo Safari

     

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