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Bobcat older mower NO spark HELP

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ALLPro Landscaping, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Hey guys I just picked up an older ransom walkbehind.The engine is a kawasaki FB460V. I tried getting it to start, I grounded the spark plug and I have No spark whats so ever. what do you think
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    There should be a wire running from under the flywheel cover to a small silver box (igniter) then another wire from it to the kill/safety switches. Disconnect this wire going to the switch(s) then check for spark again.
     
  3. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    I disconected the white wire going to the box, and the red wire going to the saftey switches. still no spark. I also cleaned all the rust off the fly wheel.
     
  4. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    I also regaped the coil to .03 and the spark plug to .07
     
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    So you still had the wire hooked from the igniter to the coil when you tested ?

    Also, Open the coil gap to .010/.012" and the plug to .025".....Is this a new plug ?
     
  6. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    No I disconnected both wires coming from the coil. The way I tested the plug is leaned off the muffler and grounded it to it
     
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    You can't disconnect the coil from the igniter, Only the wire going to the kill switch. Also use the cylinder/head fins to ground the plug body, Not a rusty muffler.
     
  8. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Ok im gona go try that.
     
  9. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Its a fairley new plug
     
  10. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    also how do you recomend me spin the fly wheel to c if their is spark.
     

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