How to Test a Sea-Doo Stator

by Andrea Walk

If you have tested the spark plugs, the ignition and the battery on your Sea-Doo but still cannot get it to start, another area to check is the stator. The stator is mounted on the top of the Sea-Doo's engine block near the points. Stators are part of the rotor system. A simple stator test can be performed with the use of a digital multimeter. It will take you less than 30 minutes to test your stator.

1. Lift the Sea-Doo's engine cover, and remove the negative battery cable.

2. Look up the stator-resistance range in your Sea-Doo's owner manual. This is important, so you will know exactly what range to set the voltmeter at to perform the test. Different Sea-Doos will have different stator-resistance ranges.

3. Power up the multimeter and set it to the Ohms setting.

4. Place the positive, or red, meter lead to the blue stator wire and the black meter lead wire to the remaining stator wire. If the Ohms measured and displayed on the meter screen falls within the stator range from the Sea-Doo manual, then the stator is not bad and will not need to be replaced. However, if the resistance measured is a lot higher than the designated resistance range, the stator is bad and needs to be replaced.

Items you will need

  • Wrench
  • Sea-Doo owners manual
  • Digital multimeter

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.