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electical problems

Postby #1sledhead » March 11th, 2002, 3:09 pm

I have a '99 a/c powder special 700 and my engine will start for a few minutes and then try to die and the head/tail lights and all the electrical componants would not work. I unplugget the throttle safty switch, but that made no difference. I have been stumped on this problem for 2 weeks now and am about ready to ditch the sled! any advice would be appreciated,
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Postby Luv2sled » March 11th, 2002, 11:52 pm

I would just suggest following the electrical wires throughout the whole sled......sounds like a bare wire grounding out. Check all of your connections as well.
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Postby St. Zenon Zero » March 12th, 2002, 9:58 am

I had a Polaris that did that and by changing the electrical regulator, the problem cleared up. Regulators are not very expensive and easy to replace.
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Postby #1sledhead » March 12th, 2002, 3:40 pm

cool, thanks guys for the ideas! I'll try the ideas and see what happens. once again thanks
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Postby 580440 » March 18th, 2002, 11:24 am

I had a 94 ZR 580 and ran into some elec. probs. there were some wires that got rubbed through under the seat by the coolent lines.
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Postby Rsc250 » March 19th, 2002, 4:15 pm

i had the same problem chech all the ground wires now my only problem is the key wont kill the motor
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Postby #1sledhead » March 20th, 2002, 11:39 am

I finally found the problem! I needed a ground wire from the engine to the chassis, and the wires from the cdi unit down by the drive shaft under the brake calliper all the rubbed the drive shaft and broke in half. I feel like an idiot for not seeing the obvious things!
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Postby treewhacker » March 22nd, 2002, 9:30 am

I knew that! I lost my ground also last week. Tore into my harness and found the ground broke off....Sometimes things just piss ya off, huh? :(

*This Message was edited on 22-Mar-02 02:31 PM by treewhacker*
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