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    HELP!! '96 780 SLT Quits......

    Please help!!!! Ever since a local mechanic put a new motor in my '96 Polaris 780 SLT the jetski quits if I hit a wave or it will quit if I'm going around 40 mph. It immediately starts right back up and runs great until I hit a wave hard and then it quits again. Anybody got any suggestions how to remedy this problem? It will be greatly appreciated! Thanks.


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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Welcome to the Hulk. First check the ground wire connection is sound and tight. Then look for any loose wires or connections, even inside the elec. box. There was another post like this a while back, however I don't think the guy ever told us what the cause was.

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    Check all the grounds like xlint89 said. That is usually the culprit.

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    Moose, WELCOME to the Green Hulk Forums!!!
    Pay particular attention to the wires your tech touched during the procedure.
    Battery Cables
    Ground to engine plate
    Stator Wires

    Where the battery cable grounds to the engine, scrape the paint to make sure you have a solid ground.

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    Thanks to all who replied...Been out of town and just now getting back online....Anyway, hey ph2ocraft, I found the ground from the battery to
    the engine plate and it looks like it will be real hard to tighten or unloosen to scrap the paint away; how would a man go about tighten that since it is directly underneath the whole motor? Also, you mentioned Stator wires, where are they? Just an a nebbie to this..Thanks

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Unless the mech mounted the ground cable upside down, the bolt should be right on top at the rear of the engine plate. Nothing difficult to access. You can access the stator wires by opening the elec. box and using an ohmeter to check resistence from there.

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    he prolly moved the ground wire...it should be at the back of the motor..like the above post said.....alot of mechanics get lazy and forget and just mount it anywhere..

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