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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a 5 hp Quantum vertical shaft & S engine. I have no

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I have a 5 hp Quantum vertical shaft B & S engine. I have no spark. I took off fly wheel, checked key, cleaned off rust on flywheel magnets, checked gap. Put on new coil from B & S and a new spark plug. Still no spark. Is it possible to put the coil on upside down? and cause it not to give a spark? Any other suggestions? Brad
JA: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?
Customer: I' m guessing it is from 90's? It hasn't been used for a few years.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes, I was working on it today since I got the coil, late yeasterday
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: This seems weird to me. I am open to ideas
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Did you remove the kill wire from the coil and test? All that makes the spark is the coil and the magnet in the flywheel. And I have never seen a bad magnet!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I removed the kill wire. Can the coil be put on upside down? Would that possibly cause a problem? Don't think I did but am wondering
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

It can be mounted wrong, worth trying! Before getting another coil!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

my response shows as customer

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No I will try that but I thought of that on my own and I don't think you gave me any other ideas
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

See the Brigs ignition link!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

there are no other things that can be wrong!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

I see question is still open.