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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-24-2009, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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1997 Sportsman 500--no spark

I bought a 97 Sportsman 500 4x4 from a friend. It ran fine for him one day...but the next day he could not start it. I know for a fact that it ran perfectly...but there is no spark.
He got tired of messing with it and bought a new machine, and I bought it CHEEP!!!
#1)How can I determine what components are causing it not to have spark?
#2)What components are the most likely culprits?
#3) If I wind up needing electrical components, what are the names/websites of companies who handle a full line of Polaris components?

Thanks for any advice.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 10:28 AM
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Try to help.

1. If the old machine should be changed Ignition coil.
KIMPEX.com p.n.195060
2. Check contact wire
3. Need to test a stator (p.n.3084974 STATOR)

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-26-2009, 12:45 AM
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Get a wiring diagram from the Polaris website its free and will help with electrical trouble shooting. You can also have the stator rebuilt from rmstator for around $125.00.
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To Chipc!
Give a reference to an electrical circuit Polaris Sportsman 500 97
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