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Stevie D

05-26-2009 12:26:49

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Ok, so I got the old bird to turn over (thanks to this forum). But now she just won"t start. I used a multi-meter to confirm I have 12 volts at the coil but no spark from the plugs. So it"s either the coil or I need to replace points and condenser. The coil is straight forward but how do I get to the condenser? Do I need to remove the distributor entirely from the tractor or is there another way?


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Jim Edmonds jr

05-26-2009 17:30:38

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 Re: VAI Distributor in reply to Stevie D, 05-26-2009 12:26:49  
Give the points a good filing, then with the ignition on open and close the points with a flat screwdriver, if it's jumping fire then Your condensor is Good.


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05-26-2009 12:44:19

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 Re: VAI Distributor in reply to Stevie D, 05-26-2009 12:26:49  
the condener and points are under the distributer cap.you juast neeed to take the cap off there is a dust cover over the point's and condenser take it off and it is right there.

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Stevie D

05-26-2009 13:00:12

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 Re: VAI Distributor in reply to sunaewayha, 05-26-2009 12:44:19  
Great! Thanks.

Any ideas on what sort of voltage I should see coming out of the coil? Each time I have measured it only gets to about 7.5 volts. Is there an easy way to test the coil or the condenser?

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