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please help

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawn&orderinc, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. lawn&orderinc

    lawn&orderinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    no spark on kawasaki 17hp fh500v new coils and plugs any ideas thanks
  2. dtc0207

    dtc0207 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 222

    check your valves
  3. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,240

    Unplug the kill wires from the coils....crank engine and check to see if sparkplugs are firing.
    If still no spark , grab on to the flywheel and see if you can shake it side to side (check endplay)
    If the flywheel has too much endplay you will lose your airgaps between your coils and the flywheel magnet....hence no spark. If this is the case , set the airgaps at .016 - .018 .
    Check for spark again
    These engines are notorious for wearing out the top bushing on the engine.

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