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#1 PennsylvaniaNewt OFFLINE  

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Posted March 18, 2012 - 07:12 PM

Today I was tilling with my Bolens for the first time and it performed well (I will post the video in a minute). This is the hardest I used the tractor since I got it. Just as I finished tilling I was letting it run at half speed and it suddenly shut off like I turned off the ignition switch. It is not getting any spark now. The points spark weakly and intermiten. There is never any spark at the plug. The coil (which is mounted on top of the engine/poor design) was almost too hot to touch.

Is this a bad coil or bad points/condensor?

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Posted March 18, 2012 - 08:17 PM

Sounds like a bad coil. With the ignition ON, ground out the negative side of the coil, you should see spark at the plug. If no spark, no good coil

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Posted March 19, 2012 - 08:52 AM

It is normal for the coils to be too hot to touch.
If it just quit without any warning it sounds like either a loose wire broke free or you have a Bad coil.

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Posted March 19, 2012 - 07:34 PM

Update to this: I was working so my dad went out and tried to start the tractor. It started right up! I am guessing it is the coil. Does anyone know the NAPA part number to get one?

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 06:26 AM

It is not uncommon for coils to act up when they get hot,when they are going bad,that is.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 07:26 AM

It is not uncommon for coils to act up when they get hot,when they are going bad,that is.

:ditto:
I had that happen many times myself.

I dont know the number off the top of my head but I know Napa carries 2 different brands of coils. Get the one that is more expensive because I didn't have much luck with their cheaper Made in china version.
If you take in the old coil, they should be able to match it up.




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