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Brutus25

2003 Arctic Cat 400 Auto 4x4 problems

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Little history, when it would get hot it would loose power, backfire and quit. Let it sit for an hour and it would crank right up, that is why I suspect the coil is bad. It ran when I brought it home from hunting but now the starter isn’t working thus I’m thinking relay or fuse. Engine will turn over with pull start but won’t start. Also the winch solenoid just clicks but winch won’t work. I’ve replaced the rear axles, wheel bearings, brakes, ignition switch, tires carb rebuild and other stuff and I’m frustrated and tired of working on it. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Easy check for a bad coil is when it is hot, pull the plug and check spark.  bad plug can be the issue. Is it getting too hot? Like fan not running?

Under the seat is the solenoid for the starter, jump it with a screwdriver to see if the starter turns.

If you have a battery jump box, disconnect winch and apply power directly to it to see if the winch itself is working. If it is, its the winch solenoid that is bad.

Mike

 

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