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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted April 03, 2016 - 05:56 PM

Had to move the trailer back into the yard and the Cub Cadet 102 is my trailer moving go to tractor. So I go to start it and... Dead (charging system has never worked). So I grab the jump pack, start it, unhook the pack and drive away. Get backed up to the trailer and it dies... Gas is low, but not that low, and it didnt sputter, so maybe the battery just died enough. So charge the battery, add gas, no offers... Inline spark checker and no spark seen... Ugh. When I bought the 102 it had no spark... And it was points, but must trouble shoot now. (But job to be done) So I had to take the plow off the New Holland and put the hitch frame on it. Last week I wouldnt have had the traction to keep the trailer going in the yard, but I just put new treads and wheel weights on... So I pulled the Cub 102 to the side and then the trailer. Only problem is the ball is way too far back for tight navigation like the 102 is set up for, but mission accomplished regardless. Later I must will take a look at the 102, hopefully it is something other than points... Like key switch or something.
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Posted April 03, 2016 - 07:07 PM

Good luck on a quick fix.    Rick



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Posted April 03, 2016 - 07:20 PM

its probabaly dirty contacts on the points or bad condensor.  first you need a good battery to accuratly test the ignition system.   When my cubs have no spark i need 4 tools flat tip screw driver, test light, jumper wire and inline spark tester.  i make sure the + side has power than i crank engine with the inline spark tester hooked up. if i see no spark i remove points cover jam the screw driver in so the points are open and i can see the contacts  than i hook up jumper wire to the - post on the coil.  and tap it against a good ground and watch the spark tester  if its is weak spark i replace condensor if there is no spark at all you either not doing something right or the coil is bad   


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Posted April 03, 2016 - 07:30 PM

I was just out there testing stuff as it was too bright earlier to see the inline spark checker. Conclusion is simple, no power to the coil. So tomorrow I will change the ignition switch with another one, as I suspect that to be the issue since it cranks but no coil power, so a terminal may be rotten.

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 01:12 AM

Just a suggestion but why not spray some contact cleaner or any electronic cleaner in the switch it may just be dirty?
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Posted April 04, 2016 - 05:51 AM

Just a suggestion but why not spray some contact cleaner or any electronic cleaner in the switch it may just be dirty?

That or the damp weather and non-use lets some corrosion take place!


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 07:27 AM

I would test the switch to see if the terminal that sends power to the coil is in fact doing so, also check the continuity of the wire running from the switch to the coil.
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Posted April 04, 2016 - 10:29 AM

Either way the plan is to pull the connector (all 3 wires in it) off the switch. My guess is that the terminal is rusted off, but we will see.
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Posted April 05, 2016 - 01:13 PM

Verdict is in. The connector at the coil broke off, guessing the rest of the way lol. So now The 102 starts better than ever, and hunts worse than ever when revving up... Ugh, here we go again...

It is a K301 in this 102 instead of the original K241.

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Posted April 05, 2016 - 04:47 PM

If it hunting its probably running lean.
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Posted April 05, 2016 - 05:31 PM

So open more fuel?

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Posted April 05, 2016 - 05:36 PM

So open more fuel?

yep I'd try opening the main jet a bit and see if it evens out, if it is lean its hunting because the governor is trying to compensate.
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Posted April 05, 2016 - 05:38 PM

I will mess with that tomorrow then.

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Posted April 06, 2016 - 07:43 PM

Opened the main fuel jet about 1/4 turn and it no longer hunts. That is absolutely the best carb tech info I have ever heard. All I need to do is turn all jets in until they hunt and back em out until they dont and that should be perfect. :D

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Posted April 06, 2016 - 09:25 PM

glad it worked out for you.


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