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the wire that I intially cut, should I splice the rubber off the end of the wire, exposing the copper and then attach that to the spark plug which I removed from the top of the engine mount?
The electrode part is the none oiled part right?
ok I removed the sprak plug and I attached the spark plug wire and put the bottom part of the spark plug to clean metal. I then pulled on the start cord and it didn't start nor did it spark.
Engine Type: Tecumseh 5.5 hp. If you google it and look under images. it's the 2nd result shown.
I need to get this machine running! lol
I cut the second wire. both are not disattached from their original attachments. I attached the spark plug to the spark plug wire and left the electrode(bottom part) on clean metal, and cranked the start cord. got nothing. then I put the spark plug back in, tightened it, then put the spark plug wire on top, cranked the start cord. got nothing again.
that's alot of uneccessary work just for an assumption of the problem.
when you say "no spark condition" are you refering to the lack of the machine starting? or an actual spark?
by the way. what if I screw in the spark plug. attach the spark plug wire. and then connect both wires that I cut. will that work?
the one i cut first was going from a metal piece to the RIGHT of the choke(rabbit and turtle) lever to the key area(left most area) I cut the wire by the key area. then I cut the 2nd wire by the metal piece by the choke lever because the other end of the wire is going to the ignition module(I assumed that because I couldn't see the other end).
Does this clarify?
the recoil cover is what I took off this morning?(I had a problem with the start cord ripping) so I took off that piece and reattached the start cord by re-tightening the pulley and re-attaching the cord. Take that off again??? when I took it off this morning I didn't see anything but a rotating cycle. No wires anything. do u mean take off the piece with the rabbit and turtle?
Please reply quickly this is taking a long time and the snow is turning into ice. please!