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I have a gehl 2500 shidsteer and it is not getting spark it

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I have a gehl 2500 shidsteer and it is not getting spark it has spark sometimes and not others, but it never fires. if i hold the spark plug wire it hits at random any ideas (new coil and is onan 22hp motor)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.

What is the full model numbe of the engine, exactly as it is written on the data label?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oh ms/1918c
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

That is only a partial model number.

I need the rest of it, also.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will get ot the skidster is 20 miles away
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

Ok

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
nh oh ms/1918c serial number is(###) ###-####and is 12 volts
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

OK, I get that it is a basic NH series, but there is no NHOH.

I would like you to please recheck that model number while you are working on this.

The NH series engines utilizes a battery powered, breaker point ignition system.

If you are getting intermittent fire, it sounds like you either have a loose wire in the ignition system, or may well have a set of bad points.

Check all the wiring connections to make sure they are clean and tight.

Check/clean/adjust/replace the points as necessary. Gap spec is .016"

Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

Did this find the problem?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well no but if I could have taken pic of plate on motor and sent it to you It would have siad nh oh but I did not enjoy being called a liar. I had no reason to lie I just wanted a answer.
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

I wasn't calling you a liar. It is not at all uncommon for someone to misread a data plate.

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