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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: 4 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  john replied 4 months 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 4 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
hi thanks for the reply. how can it still run without a stator?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
have you seen this before with this model?
Expert:  john replied 4 months ago.

loss of power voltage is not correct

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
wouldn't that be a regulator
Expert:  john replied 4 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
feels like a fouled plug nothing is showing up on the gauge
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
what models do you have experience with? do you have diagrams available?
Expert:  john replied 4 months 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 4 months ago.
any diagrams available or troubleshooting i could perform
Expert:  john replied 4 months 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

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