How to check a stator on a snowmobile

The stator is an essential component of a snowmobile that converts electrical energy into mechanical power, propelling the vehicle forward. It’s crucial to keep your snowmobile’s stator well-maintained for efficient and safe operation.

To do this, follow these simple steps to check your stator:

  1. Remove the armature cover by unscrewing the bolts that hold it in place.
  2. Inspect the stator for any signs of wear or damage, such as cracks or tears in the wire coils. If you see any damage, replace the stator immediately.
  3. Check the stator for proper tension. The stator should be firmly attached to the armature, with no wobbling or excessive play.
  4. Use a multimeter to test the stator’s electrical output. The reading should be within the manufacturer’s specifications. If it’s not, replace the stator.
  5. Replace the armature cover and tighten the bolts securely.

It’s recommended to check your snowmobile stator at least once a year, especially if you notice any unusual sounds or behaviors while riding. Some common signs that it may be time to inspect your stator include unusual noises coming from the armature area, a decrease in performance, and dimming lights or other electrical malfunctions. If you’re not confident in your ability to do it safely and correctly, it may be best to take your sled to a professional mechanic.

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