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yes i unhooked the white wire that i think is the kill wire from the switch and jumped the silenoid no spark at all
yes i unhooked the white wire that i think is the kill wire from the switch and jumped the silenoid no spark at all do i need power from the ignition to the coil
If there's a harness plug going to engine disconnect it.
Here's a link to a forum that has some useful information and what they have to say,this is part of it:
find the flat 3 wire connector running from the engine to the wiring harness. unplug it. you've now isolated the ignition from the machine.check your spark plug cap. some of them had a resistor built into them and they go bad sometimes.make sure they gave you the right coil. i had a lx come in the shop with the same condition. customer had installed a new style coil that has the ignitor built into it. they will not work on an external ignitor equipped engine unless you change the flywheel. compare the old coil to the new. if the new one has a square looking end where the ground terminal is it won't work.make sure the coil is installed in the proper direction.all the white wire is is a ground once it leaves the ignitor. if any kind of voltage is applied it will fry the ignitor and coil.