Arctic Cat Forum banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Wondering if any of you you know what might mave caused my grips to get pretty hot and the filaments of my headlights to melt. It's a 79 FA Jag and it ran fine prior, and still runs like normal. Could it be a short ? .... Thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
463 Posts
probably the voltage regulator

1. Raise the rear of the snowmobile off the shop
floor, using a safety stand. Make sure track is
free to rotate.
2. Connect the main wiring harness connector
to the engine connector plug.
3. Remove the voltage regulator from the
chassis. Leave it connected to the wire
harness, but isolate it from the chassis.
4. Set multitester selector at 100 AC volts.
Connect one lead of the AC voltmeter to the
yellow wire on the voltage regulator and the
other tester lead to brown wi re on the
steering column.
5. Turn the ignition switch to the run position.
6. Start the engine and allow it to idle. The
voltmeter must register approximately 10 -15
AC volts. Grasp the throttle and accelerate
slightly. As the engine rpm increases, the
voltmeter must register between 12 - 15 AC
volts at any rpm.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
O.K...Thanks, that's helpful. Can you tell me where the voltage regulator is on a 79 Jag ?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
463 Posts
not for sure probably on or near the chaincase its a square box with a bolt through the center

if you follow the wires out of the block one set will go to the cdi the other set will go to the regulator
they are not that expensive and readily available
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top