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F-12 magneto

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Carl Holoway

06-22-2000 16:37:12

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I finally got my tractor to the house. The guy that owned it seems to think that the magneto is not giving any spark. Is it hard to pull the magneto, will i have to worry about losing anything, you know little bearing type things that fall into the dirt not to be seen again. Anybody that has done this please respond. Thanks Carl

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06-25-2000 07:10:28

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 Re: f-12 magneto in reply to Carl Holoway, 06-22-2000 16:37:12  
As you crank the engine, listen for the 'click' sound from the mag. If you don't heard it, the impulse coupling is stuck and it won't spark. I have tapped the mag at coupling and freed the impulse and it worked. If this is your problem then you need to use a light oil for the lube points.

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06-22-2000 20:37:06

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 Re: f-12 magneto in reply to Carl Holoway, 06-22-2000 16:37:12  
First, take off the cap and do some cleaning. Second file your points and clean them off. Take off a plug wire and ground out a good spark plug to the engine block. If you still do not have a spark, gordon rice equipment will have points condensor, and a coil. I'm not saying that you need all of these, but if those are replaced, 9 times out of 10 you mag wiil fire.

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06-22-2000 19:40:11

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 Re: f-12 magneto in reply to Carl Holoway, 06-22-2000 16:37:12  
Don't take it out right away, although like RB said, there is nothing that will fall off. First, confirm that there is no spark by removing a sparkplug wire and cranking while the wire is real close to a ground connection. If no spark, keep reading.

When I bought my F12, there was no spark. I farted around with the magneto for a week and couldn't seem to fix it. I called around locally to the tractor parts dealers and found ONE guy within 75 miles that still knew about magnetos. I took it too him and he had it fixed within an hour. Needed points (which I could have done) and the magnet remagetized (which I couldn't). After a $30 bill, my F12 started right off and has started easy ever since.

Make some calls. There are pros out there that don't charge an arm and a leg.

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06-22-2000 17:10:46

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 Re: f-12 magneto in reply to Carl Holoway, 06-22-2000 16:37:12  
Take off the cap,take out the four bolts on the bottom and presto its off.Only thing that should fall out is a coupler.

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