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Old 08-12-2013, 05:37 PM
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Kawasaki ignition coils bad 2 at same time? ??

Kawasaki fh541v wouldn't start after sitting 3 days, on sentar. I pulled the kill wire off no go. Put spark tester on an no spark. Put ohm meter on and both open. What are the odds
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But I went to junk box with parts from when another one blew up and I got twogood coils.

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Old 08-12-2013, 07:21 PM
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Ed...couldn't tell from the pics...is it electric start.?
To lose both coils at the same time it sure sounds like a bad ignition switch..
If the ignition switch sent 12v pos to the coils it could fry them....
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:19 PM
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Ed...couldn't tell from the pics...is it electric start.?
To lose both coils at the same time it sure sounds like a bad ignition switch..
If the ignition switch sent 12v pos to the coils it could fry them....
Boy thanks that is a good tip. I was all happy in finding some coils in scrap and could have cooked them. I will try to figure out to check before replacing the switch and my scrap coils.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:03 PM
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Are the coils the same on FH541V kawasaki.? I thought some kawasaki engines have unique coils for right and left.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:15 PM
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Are the coils the same on FH541V kawasaki.? I thought some kawasaki engines have unique coils for right and left.
Same coils.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:31 PM
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Dang nab it, do you notice anything wrong in this picture?
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:38 PM
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The starter gear was stuck in actuated position. I got ascrewdriver on the actuating jizmo and tapped on it but no going down. I drilled a little hole in the blac dust cover and shot some Fluid Film and down she went. I had to get the gear down to get it out of the blanking Sentar. I would have put the backup in but I didn't notice the alternator shop left off the black boot
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:57 AM
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ground issues

you have a grounding issue!!!!
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:59 AM
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check where ground wire attaches to engine block and engine deck. I have 3 sentars and have had the mysterious no spark....it has all been grounding issues on all 3.
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