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    2001 Polaris Genesis - Still No Spark

    I wasn't getting a spark so I went though the diagnostic procedure and found one of the three stator hall effect switches wasn't operating, so I replaced the stator. I'm still not getting a spark. The coil checks out ok and the brown lead from the CDi has 7.8V when cranking engine. Since the CDI has a capacitor used to step up the voltage to the coil can it still be defective even though it supplies 7.8V to the stator?
    Can someone help me?


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    The 8 volts from the CDI to the Hall Effect sensors is merely to provide crank position signals back tot he CDI. It has nothing to do with the voltage boost used to provide spark pulse to the ignition coils.

    The number one thing required for spark is over 10.6 volts during cranking, on the Red/Purple wire into the CDI. Weak battery = no spark.

    If battery voltage is strong, then disconnect Yellow/Black wire into CDI. See if engine now starts.

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    During cranking I have 10.5-10.3 volts on the red/purple wire with or with out the black/yellow wire connected. The battery is one year old and I have a battery charger (12V/1.5A) mounted in the ski to charge it when not in use for any length of time. It was on charge over night and the charger light indicates a full charge. The battery is a Walmart ES16CLB which I beleive is the correct battery. Apparently I need to replace the battery but, I haven't ridden it much this year and surprised it only lasted a year.

    Thanks for the reply!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcb2010 View Post
    The battery is a Walmart ES16CLB which I beleive is the correct battery. Apparently I need to replace the battery but, I haven't ridden it much this year and surprised it only lasted a year.
    That's about all you get with a cheap-o battery. The way they are made, I am surprised they even work at all!!! If you do replace the battery, get a factory sealed AGM battery like an Odyssey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcb2010 View Post
    During cranking I have 10.5-10.3 volts on the red/purple wire

    ...The battery is one year old ... battery is a Walmart ES16CLB

    ... Apparently I need to replace the battery but, I haven't ridden it much this year and surprised it only lasted a year..
    Cheap non-AGM batteries just don't last very long, and are false economy.

    Spend the extra money for a factory sealed AGM type battery, such as the Odyssey PC625 or Deka ETX16LM (about $100). Much stronger batteries, no leaks, and much longer lifespan than a typical lead-acid battery.

    AGM batteries do NOT require frequent charging to keep them alive. In normal use an AGM battery may never require charging. Even after sitting all winter it can still have enough power to start the engine in the springtime.

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    Thanks for the info. where can I find one ?

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    Found a source on-line and ordered two, one for each of my ski's.

    Thanks!

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    Is your 2001 Polaris Genesis DI or carbs?

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    I picked up my PC625 on ebay for around $97.00 and free shipping. I didnt feel like searching around locally to find one.

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    I found battery for $98.77 and free shippping, and my have carbs.

    Thanks!

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