A lot of posts are made asking some basic questions that have been covered numerous times. This post is to make an attempt at correlating them into one post as much as possible to assist other AC fans out there in finding their answers.
First things first. Creating a new thread
If after you have read through this post and you still do not have an answer, when creating a new post, include the year, model, size of your machine, and any Mods you have.
The problems you are having
How they started
What you did beforehand
Everything you have done to troubleshoot your issue(s).
Do not hi-jack other threads. Create your own.
READ through the threads entirely.
If you’re asking for help, do what is recommended and then report back your findings. This way we can further assist you.
If you figured out your problem, post the results for those who come behind you with the same issues. That’s how you’re being helped so pass it along.
There are several great write-ups on this site that a lot of users are not reading. It is imperative that you read through these articles as they will 99% of the time answer your questions and resolve your issues. If they do not, utilize the Search Forums box and read up what you can find that relates to your issues.
I’d like to cover some of these write-ups and some basics if I may. Hopefully I can get these all into one article for everyone.
Go through the Pinned Articles
: (that’s where 90% of these are anyways)
Pinned Topics - ArcticChat.com - Arctic Cat Forum
Arctic Cat Service Manuals and Diagrams:
"K&T Parts House Lawn Mower Parts and Chain Saw & Trimmer Parts"
All terrain ect.. repair/service manuals - ArcticChat.com - Arctic Cat Forum
Technical Information - ATV Wiring Diagrams
Check voltage at battery with load on it.
Check all fuses and relays.
Use the service manual and go through the electrical section, it tells you how to troubleshoot and find your problem.
5. Identifying atv voltage regulator/rectifier by connectors
Engine Error Codes:
a. C, C0, P0 Codes
b. How to read engine codes!
c. How to read error codes + complete list of codes and what they mean (2009 - 2010)
d. EFI MALFUNCTION CODES -950 H2 "Please Make this A Sticky"
e. Error Codes for the 2010 LTD 1000
How old is the gas? Change it.
Clean gas tank out.
Make sure your vent hose is not pinched or kinked anywhere.
Add in-line fuel filter if you don’t have one.
Clean the carburetor, and then clean it again
Make sure you put your jets back in the right places
Ensure there is no damage to any rubber components and that they are seated properly.
Take your time.
Read these articles if you are having jet kit or carb issues:
a. Jetting 101
b. Carb Jetting Guide
c. Check float level: http://www.allthingsmoto.com/forums/...mentary-13608/
d. Understand you carb: http://www.johnsmotorcycleparts.com/...tor-images.htm
Check your rubber housings on both sides of the carb for leaks or cracks.
How old is your air filter and does it need changed/cleaned?
Check your spark plug condition. Does it need changed?
10. Auto Choke Issues:
11. Fuel Pump: https://www.catquest.net/UserFiles/A...structions.pdf
Flywheel and Magnets issues:
VERY Random spark and it won't start.400 MAGNET ISSUES !
Arctic Cat 400 Intermittent Spark Video (Flywheel Issues)
Words of advice…. Keep bleeding and ensure you burnish your brakes.
How your braking system works
Diffs (differentials), Axles, Boots:
CV Boot replacement with pics
Rear diff removal and pinion seal replacement- 2004 400i Manual transmission
Changing Rear Diff Drive Shaft Seal. Procedure with Pics
How To: Diff Seal Replacement
CV Boot Kit "PART NUMBER" For 650H1 w/ PICS
Outer CV joint/boot replacement instructions
TPS Throttle Position Sensor Setting:
EFI MALFUNCTION CODES -950 H2 "Please Make this A Sticky"
2006 arctic cat 400 4x4 auto clutch kit install
VIDEO how to disassemble clutches
VIDEO how to reassemble your clutches
Manual clutch kit install
Setting Valve Lash How to:
a. The official what OIL to use thread!!
Flush coolant system (if applicable)
Flush brake fluid
Replace front and rear diff fluid
Charge/Replace battery as needed
Carb Mod - Air-Slide Vacuum Hole Drilling:
Tires and their Weights:
Please, if there’s anything I should add, let me know and I’ll edit the thread as needed. Thank you.