I recently bought a cub cadet original, it hasn't run for roughly 10 years. The wiring still works good enough to turn the starter as it should. I have found that it is not getting spark. I put a newer coil and condenser on that I know are good, and the points are clean. I bypassed the key switch to make sure that wasn't the problem. I tried running a hot wire to the coil, I don't know which side it is supposed go to so I tried on both sides. I even put a spark plug wire on that I know is good. I watched the points as I was cranking it and am not getting power to them. My main questions are, how do I fix this problem, and does anyone have a wiring diagram for this tractor? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Cc Wiring Help
Posted January 23, 2014 - 05:59 PM
Posted January 23, 2014 - 06:02 PM
New spark plug?
Posted January 23, 2014 - 06:16 PM
I am holding the end of the plug wire its self to feel how strong the spark is if and when I manage to get it to.
Posted January 23, 2014 - 07:03 PM
Don't know what the coil looks like on a cub but your hot wire go to the + side of the coil if it's marked other side goes to points and condenser,if you have done that and have no power to the points (checked with a test light or vom) I would say try running a ground wire from negative terminal on battery to the engine block
may have a bad ground.
Posted January 23, 2014 - 08:56 PM
The ground is good, I hook the cables to the battery terminals and use the push button to turn it. I will have to try the test light tomorrow, thanks for the suggestion.
Posted January 23, 2014 - 09:34 PM
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Posted January 24, 2014 - 05:52 PM
I put a new points wire on and used a test light as a hot wire. I managed to hot wire something back to working how it should, because before I used the test light it still wasn't getting spark. Now it has strong spark, and the plug and wire are good. It still doesn't want to fire, I am guessing that it is too cold for the starting fluid to vaporize fast enough to ignite.
Thanks for the suggestions and the wiring diagram.