Gone Outdoors

How to Check Stators in Ski-Doo

by Andrea Walk

The stator on the Ski-Doo is a stationary part of the engine, located near the spark plugs, that help create a spark in conjunction with the spark plugs that causes combustion in the gas engine. If your Ski-Doo will not start and the battery and spark plugs all check out OK, there's a chance the stator could be bad. The stator can be tested with a digital multimeter.

1. Determine the stator resistance range for your model Ski-Doo. This information is in your owner's manual.

2. Remove the engine cover of your Ski-Doo with a wrench. Also remove the negative battery cable with the wrench.

3. Locate the stator on your Ski-Doo. It sits on top of the engine block, near the spark plug.

4. Power up the multimeter and turn the dial to the resistance setting. Touch the red meter lead to the positive stator wire, which may be white, blue or green. Place the tip of the negative meter lead to the negative, or black, stator wire.

5. Examine the resistance reading on the meter. If the resistance is in between the resistance range for your Ski-Doo, the stator is good.

6. Reattach the negative battery cable with the wrench.

Items you will need
  • Ski-Doo manual
  • Wrench
  • Multimeter

References

  • "Clymer Ski-Doo Snowmobile Shop Manual 1990-1995"; Clymer Publications; 1995

About the Author

Andrea Walk began writing in 2001, authoring user guides for technical software. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Loyola University, where she was a member of the Dean's Grade Review Committee for English. Walk is a member of the Automotive X-Prize team Global-E.