Why does my snowmobile have no spark?

Why does my snowmobile have no spark?

Disconnect the main electrical connector coming out of the engine, and then check for spark again. This unhooks the kill switch, ignition switch and wiring for those switches. If the spark improves, the problem is within wiring from one of those switches or a switch itself is to blame.

Can you bypass CDI box?

You can bypass the kill switch on a 5 pin CDI by removing the center pin from your CDI connector or just cutting the wire. Once the kill switch pin or wire is no longer connected to the CDI connector, then you can plug it back in and try starting the engine.

Is there a way to test an ignition coil?

The only safe way to test for spark is to use a spark plug tester tool. If a coil problem is suspected, measure the coil’s primary and secondary resistance with an ohmmeter. If either is out of specifications, the coil needs to be replaced.

How do you test a CDI box on a snowmobile?

Ground the plug to the snowmobile’s frame and attempt to start the engine. If the spark plug gives out blue sparks, then it’s in good condition. If it gives out yellow sparks or no sparks, then the plug is bad.

Will a CDI box cause no spark?

The CDI is not easy to diagnose because the observable symptoms of a faulty CDI box can lead to different directions. Sometimes, a bad CDI does not cause sparks at all. Again, when a CDI box is about to go bad, it can lead to misfires, issues with starting, rough running or even stall the motor.

How do I troubleshoot no spark?

If you do not see a spark, there is an ignition problem. Remove a plug wire and insert an old spark plug or a spark plug tester into the end of the wire (the plug boot). Place the spark plug on a metal surface on the engine, or ground the spark plug tester to the engine. Then crank the engine to check for a spark.

What will bad ignition coils do?

If an ignition coil is not working properly, your engine will likely misfire. A misfiring engine results in a jerking or sputtering feel when you are moving at normal speeds. When you stop, a misfire from a bad ignition coil may cause your vehicle to run roughly, vibrate or shake.