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    Default sea doo xp no spark

    O . K. I have a frend with a 97 sea doo xp 787 and the shop said that the stator is out but they could not change it . if they are not able to change it do you think they know how to test it?? I can change it but I would like to know how to test it and what else to look for, this is a frends and I don't what to just start replacing parts till we gess it right any help would be appreciated mike

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    Default Re: sea doo xp no spark

    Have you tried a new battery ,how old is it ? and i would check fuses and all the connetions for corosion first,the stator can be checked using a multimeter.

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    Default Re: sea doo xp no spark

    The magneto, pickup and charging coils can be tested using a multimeter and a service manual to give you the values you need to know for each wire. There are about 3 pages of proceedures in the service manual to do this test.
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    Default Re: sea doo xp no spark

    o.k. there ordering the manual today I hope

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    Default Re: sea doo xp no spark

    Never trust the dealers...they have screwd me over plenty of times. The best way to fix something is talk to people and do research on the problem. I had a spark problem.. I just cleaned the stator with some electronics cleaner and cleaned the magnets on the magneto flywheel. A little dirt and corrosion can make a small problem seem large...

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    Default Re: sea doo xp no spark

    Buy the manual and test it yourself. Better yet, pull the mag cover and fix whatever you find broken or faulty. There is a flywheel, a magneto, a stator and an ignition pickup in there. If you cannot see anything that is damaged, test each component, along with the MPEM and the coil in the electrical box.
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    Default Re: sea doo xp no spark

    I just reread your orginal question.

    What makes the dealer think the stator is bad?

    What symptoms does the 97 XP exhibit ? Not charging the battery?

    Maybe it just needs a rectifier?
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    Default Re: sea doo xp no spark

    He Said That He Tested It But He Don't Have A Manual So That Is The Reason I Need To Know For Sure How To Test , Also If He Can't Replace It I Don't Think He Can Test It I Don;t Have Much Fath In This Guy And A Stator Is Not Cheap So I Would Like To Know Be For I Start Replacing Parts That Happen Far To Often ??

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    Default Re: sea doo xp no spark

    After checking the fuses on the MPEM, try unplugging the connectors at the MPEM and re-plugging them back in. Sometimes that is all it takes to get a 1997 XP to work.
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    Default Re: sea doo xp no spark

    thanks bill I hope that is all that is wrong with this thing frends don't pay that well $$ they normaly pay in beer !! that not that bad <<

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