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post #1 of 37 Old 04-26-2012, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Is anyone fed up with reading of all the problems the 400 has? I really enjoy my ATV when I can keep it running. Flywheel Magnets - ever heard of such a problem from another manufacturer (besides Suzuki)
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I am perfectly fine paying for mechanical wear items or failures self inflicted. My ATV is babied. The trouble with this model is a discrace. Arctic Cat needs to come to the party for these unique issues in my opinion. I'd think long and hard before buying another one.
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What year model(s) have the flywheel issues? I've yet to have a problem with mine (knock on wood), but I keep seeing threads about the magnets.

Only major complaint I have is the shoddy high range reverse .

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What year model(s) have the flywheel issues? I've yet to have a problem with mine (knock on wood), but I keep seeing threads about the magnets.

Only major complaint I have is the shoddy high range reverse .

2007 with 2000 km's here
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The flywheel trouble is really the only problem that has been unique to the 400.

So the magnets fall off your flywheel and your ready to burn HQ down. It's good thing you don't own one of the larger cc bikes that was built on the same drive train components the 400 has, arctic cat would really be in trouble then.

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Problems with the 400? I read about a lot of people with stator trouble, but haven't experienced it myself. The only problem I've had is the carb overflowing, which was fixed by adding an inline filter. That happened when it was still new. My 400 is my favorite ride, and would never imagine giving it up She's been rock solid for 8 years

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I have three '07 400 Autos with mid rpm lags. 1500 to 2500. All are clean, good fuel, no water, valves tight. All less than 1000 miles. Plugs look like maybe bad spark. Took peak signal voltage reading on the worst running only to find low .64v instead of minimum .7v. Would this be caused by the stator magnet problem.
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So the magnets fall off your flywheel and your ready to burn HQ down. It's good thing you don't own one of the larger cc bikes that was built on the same drive train components the 400 has, arctic cat would really be in trouble then.
LOL I'm thinking the whole magnets coming loose on the stator issue is due to overheating. Many times I've read where the engine started acting up after plowing or or some other high load low speed activity that would of overheated the engine.

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LOL I'm thinking the whole magnets coming loose on the stator issue is due to overheating. Many times I've read where the engine started acting up after plowing or or some other high load low speed activity that would of overheated the engine.

I agree completely. The glue that secures the magnets lets go when hot and causes all issues. That doesn't make up for the fact it is a part that should never fail except for bad design.
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2007 models do not have magnets that can come loose. They are sandwitched in the rotor cup and not accessible.
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