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john deere 172 w/ kawasaki fc420v-as10 engine. I have changed initiator, coil, and plug. still no spark. I used a business card for the .10 gap. Is the new coil bad? I will shock you if you hold it in your hand but nothing to ground or plug. kill wire is unplugged.
the coil wire is to short if i flip it over, it will not reach to plug. have you eve heard of a magnet being bad on these engines? it will hold a screw driver to it
i have unplugged the white ground wire so the coil is only bolted on to the engine.
ok, with the initiator connected to the coil, but white wire disconnected after. i get no spark at the plug. tried 2 different plugs and nothing. I can get a small spark if i use a screwdriver to the frame...but it's like a .10 gap to get anything