Polaris won't shut off
Posted 27 December 2009 - 09:25 PM
Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:44 PM
Wonder if it's related to the PERC doohicky?
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:29 PM
Since neither the kill switch nor the ignition switch stop the motor, you need to look at the common between the two.
Both feed back to the CDI. The CDI box has multiple functions, one being to shut the motor down (kill the ignition) when it receives a ground command from either the kill switch or key switch.
So one of two conditions are likely.
You have a loose or broken engine ground, therefore no ground reference is available at the kill and ignition switch to command te CDI to shut down,
or...and more likely, a portion of your CDI box has failed...fairly common with heat and age.
If you have access to a multimeter, you need to verify that there is ground present at one side of both the ignition and kill switch. You can then trace this back to the CDI box. If the CDI box is getting the ground command from both the key in the off position and from the kill switch when applicable, most likely your CDI box is failing.
Unfortunately a new CDI box is about $350.....but this is a very popular model so you should be able to find a used one at a decent price.....
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