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Troubleshoot no spark on an 1998 Arctic Cat 300 4x4 ATV

I recently aquired a neglected 1998 Arctic Cat 300 4x4 ATV. It was owned by an 83 year old man that rode it in his seventies. Not very many hours on it but it sat for long periods of time.

I unloaded it under a high power line in a residential area and was amazed at the static type shocks from it. I replaced a relay near the battery and purchased a new battery and had it running for a short time. It was running and just quit. I thought it was not getting gas at first. I drained the tank and put new gas in. I took the carb apart and cleaned it which was one problem. Now however I am not getting any spark at the plug. What would be the best way to troubleshoot this problem of no spark? Could the static from the power lines burned something?
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Troubleshoot no spark on an 1998 Arctic Cat 300 4x4 ATV

Are you using the pull start when your checking?
New plug?

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If you have a new plug and are for sure not getting a spark work backwards from the plug. First make sure all of the fuses are good, inspect the spark plug wire by checking the resistance, then check if the coil is grounded and getting 12v. Next step would be to check if the cdi box is putting out and getting the correct inputs. Also check for corroded connectors or bad wiring somewhere like say if your getting the signals out of the cdi box but the coil isn't seeing them then its in the wiring. GL
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