Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: 1999 sltx

  1. #1

    Question 1999 sltx

    I have a 1999 sltx that has been sitting for 2 years and seems to have lost its spark.When i grab the plug wires with my hand it shocks me but can't see a visible spark when i check it.Ran some test i found on the forums and am now thinking its the stator, is that possible? Or would there be no power at all in the plug wires if it was the stator? BTW....Sometimes the ski will crank and run. Will be thankful for any info on this.

  2. #2
    Click avatar for tech links/info K447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    near Toronto, Canada
    Welcome to the Hulk, Keith!

    If you have not already, download the 1992-1998 Factory Service manual, which includes the 1998 SLTX. I am sure your 1999 SLTX will be very similar.

    Have a look at the diagnostics section.

    What tests have you done so far, what were the results?

    Stators can become intermittent, but other problems can cause similar symptoms.

  3. #3
    axgrider73's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Southeast Ohio
    Welcome to the Green Hulk!!

    Ohm out the stator using a nine volt battery. The instructions for this can be found in the tech section.

    Also try removing the spark plug boots and trimming 1/4 of an inch off the plug wire then replace the plug boots.

  4. #4
    1996SLTX's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    Welcome to the Hulk!

    My 96 SLTX lost spark and a new stator did the trick. Later I trimmed the spark plug wires and got a huge improvement in performance.

  5. #5
    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Cleveland OH
    Be sure the battery is good, and fully charged. They don't like to start if it's some what low on voltage.

  6. #6
    dont shock yourself anymore, just wait till dusk and look for spark, it will be 100x brighter in the night. Or you can just back it into your garage, shut the door, turn off the lights and then try it.

    hope this helps

  7. #7
    Race, wreck, repeat delagem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Homer, NY
    If you're getting shocked when touching the wires, then your stator is probably fine.... After all, there is clearly a spark you felt, right? Possibly your wires are bad, cutting back the ends is a good start.

    If you can't see the spark, don't forget to try a towel! (sorry, had to throw that in again!)


  8. #8
    Race, wreck, repeat delagem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Homer, NY
    Attached Images Attached Images  

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 1999 SLTX with NO Spark
    By Bru-Bro in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-09-2011, 01:12 AM
  2. How to check ignition coil 1999 SLTX
    By Evgueni in forum Polaris How To & FAQs
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-17-2010, 09:53 PM
  3. 1999 sltx no spark
    By cuda01 in forum Polaris How To & FAQs
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-24-2009, 08:18 PM
  4. 1999 Sltx 1050
    By dhd in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-16-2007, 09:23 AM
  5. 1999 sltx 1050
    By Polaris_Nut#1 in forum Polaris PWC Performance
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 04-26-2007, 09:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts