Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Upstate NY
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Find the connector between the stator and the sled. 3 wires, usually either yellow or black wires. Unplug it
Get a multimeter, put it on ohms. One lead on ground, touch the other to each of the three pins on the engine side of the connector. Should be no circuit on any....if there's any continuity the stator is bad.
Next put it to the lowest ohms scale, like 200 or 100 or something. Put the leads on pins 1/2, 2/3, then 1/3 to test all three legs. Note the ohm readings. They should all be close to each other, and somewhere between .5-1.5 ohms or so. Zero ohms means it's shorted, high ohms probably means it's burnt internally. Either case indicates a problem.
Drain a carb bowl into a clear container, if there is water in the fuel it will be very evident, and water tends to collect in carb bowls/low spots since water sinks in gas.
'06 Crossfire 7 snopro