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2003 arctic cat f7 snowmobile. Was riding it today and

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2003 arctic cat f7 snowmobile. Was riding it today and everything was fine , all of a sudden the gauge cluster and head and taillight went off and it ran rough and loss of power the way back . All harnesses are secure? Where do I start
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  john replied 18 days ago.

Hi . Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer.

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. John aka eauto

Expert:  john replied 18 days ago.

sounds like the stator has failed..i would start by testing the stator..it likley requires replacement

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
hi thanks for the reply. how can it still run without a stator?
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
have you seen this before with this model?
Expert:  john replied 18 days ago.

loss of power voltage is not correct

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
wouldn't that be a regulator
Expert:  john replied 18 days ago.

its very possible... its generally the regulator or the stator,, does it run but barely?

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
feels like a fouled plug nothing is showing up on the gauge
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
what models do you have experience with? do you have diagrams available?
Expert:  john replied 18 days ago.

have experience with cats ....a faulty voltage regulator on these things plays havoc with everything. its easier then the stator which requires pulling the motor

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
any diagrams available or troubleshooting i could perform
Expert:  john replied 18 days ago.

the voltage regulator is on the left side of the sled [if your sitting on the sled] - right inside the footwell where you rest your left foot. Inside the engine compartment