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No spark i have disconnected the wire from the crank shaft cover there is no spark should i see a spark on the end of that wire if yes and there is none does it mean the magneto needs replacing

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    motorcycle ran fine last fall, this spring I got it out and it would not start. I removed the sparkplug and bought a new one. laying the plug on the enging and kicking it over does not produce a spark.

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If you put the spark plug in the end of the ignition wire while its out of the cylinder head and ground the point on the plug and then either kick it or if you have electric start turn it over you would see a spark. The plug has to be grounded

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Have an 04 ford freestar 3.9l. Cranks but wit start just changed out spark plugs and wires coil ignition pack and the crank shaft sensor.


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Helpful diagnoses of the gas, air and spark of small engines.


remove the spark plug and wile holding with a pair of pliers
ground the metal side of the plug against the top of the motor on a bare spot
set the run switch to run and crank the engine look for a spark if theirs a spark
re install the plug.
check the gas line at the carb by removing the
hose and turning on the gas valve under the tank.
if gas flows then replace the hose back.
if theirs no gas then you have a plugged fuel line or gas valve
their is also a screen in the tank attached to the valve remove it and install a in line filter
it will be easier to replace later if it happens again.
remove the air filter and crank engine with the choke closed
check for a gas smell in the carb hole by smell after cranking engine.
if wile checking for a smell of gas at the carb and their was none then you can have a stuck float or
gummed up carb remove and dissemble clean and at that point rebuild the kits are only around $20.00 and a float $6.00+.
if ok remove the spark plug again and set run switch to off
place a finger over the plug hole crank finger should be blow-en from the hole
and a wosh of air if ok. go to next step.
if the pressure did not blow your finger off you may have a stuck valve or a bent one
this will require removing the head for repairs.
take in for service.
if there is no spark with plug removed remove wires from the run switch and connect
together and remove wire from the low oil sensor crank. if spark replace the wire back
on low oil sensor crank if no spark replace the low oil sensor reassemble run.
if the is no spark with the wire on the sensor then replace the run switch.
re assemble run. if their is no spark with oil sensor disconnected and run switch wires
connected to each other remove the front air flow cover to expose the coil check wires for any
bare spots repair as needed. on the top on the flywheel theirs a coil their will be a spade plug
or a wire small that is a kill wire disconnect and crank check spark if spark then that wire is shorted
in the loop and you have to trace it it will go to a wire stud mounted to a plate under
the carb with a plastic mount this can be cracked and shorting bypass and try again still
no spark use a match book cover and lower the coil to the flywheel with the match book cover
in be tween and disconnect the small wire crank if no spark the coil unit is the issue replace
some people will say sand clean the tops of the magnets built in to the flywheel this is a myth
it don't matter but feel free to clean anyways it don't hurt.
this seams allot but it is a complete diagnoses the fuel,spark and air system if all this is ok and still don't run you have a serious internal issue the engine will either need
major work or replacement. i hope this all helps you.

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Car is fireing an getting gas but want crank


if it cant crank there is no spark , there will never be fueling.
The starter is first. does it crank over the crank shaft fast.
yes, i must guess.
then next is spark, with no spark , EFI cuts fuel. (no fires)
so if it cranks the crank shaft fast (look) then check spark now.
on all cylinders not just 1.
then post. results for step 3.

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I have a cub cadet lt104 and we replaced the battery and solenoid and it won't start


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wont crank, in this order: check fuse, brake switch ( adjustment and operation ) and then ignition switch

wont start but does crank: check for spark, yes then check fuel shut off solenoid. no, disconnect kill wire to coil and check again, still no, coil is issue, if yes after disconnecting kill wire suspect a safety switch

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I bought this generator it has been sitting for awhile and was low on oil on one side i added oil but still acant get it to start


remove the spark plug and wile holding with a pair of pliers
ground the metal side of the plug against the top of the motor on a bare spot
set the run switch to run and crank the engine look for a spark if theirs a spark
re install the plug.
check the gas line at the carb by removing the
hose and turning on the gas valve under the tank.
if gas flows then replace the hose back.
if theirs no gas then you have a plugged fuel line or gas valve
their is also a screen in the tank attached to the valve remove it and install a in line filter
it will be easier to replace later if it happens again.
remove the air filter and crank engine with the choke closed
check for a gas smell in the carb hole by smell after cranking engine.
if wile checking for a smell of gas at the carb and their was none then you can have a stuck float or
gummed up carb remove and dissemble clean and at that point rebuild the kits are only around $20.00 and a float $6.00+.
if ok remove the spark plug again and set run switch to off
place a finger over the plug hole crank finger should be blow-en from the hole
and a wosh of air if ok. go to next step.
if the pressure did not blow your finger off you may have a stuck valve or a bent one
this will require removing the head for repairs.
take in for service.
if there is no spark with plug removed remove wires from the run switch and connect
together and remove wire from the low oil sensor crank. if spark replace the wire back
on low oil sensor crank if no spark replace the low oil sensor reassemble run.
if the is no spark with the wire on the sensor then replace the run switch.
re assemble run. if their is no spark with oil sensor disconnected and run switch wires
connected to each other remove the front air flow cover to expose the coil check wires for any
bare spots repair as needed. on the top on the flywheel theirs a coil their will be a spade plug
or a wire small that is a kill wire disconnect and crank check spark if spark then that wire is shorted
in the loop and you have to trace it it will go to a wire stud mounted to a plate under
the carb with a plastic mount this can be cracked and shorting bypass and try again still
no spark use a match book cover and lower the coil to the flywheel with the match book cover
in be tween and disconnect the small wire crank if no spark the coil unit is the issue replace
some people will say sand clean the tops of the magnets built in to the flywheel this is a myth
it don't matter but feel free to clean anyways it don't hurt.
this seams allot but it is a complete diagnoses the fuel,spark and air system if all this is ok and still don't run you have a serious internal issue the engine will either need
major work or replacement. i hope this all helps you.

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remove the spark plug and wile holding with a pair of pliers
ground the metal side of the plug against the top of the motor on a bare spot
set the run switch to run and crank the engine look for a spark if theirs a spark
re install the plug.
check the gas line at the carb by removing the
hose and turning on the gas valve under the tank.
if gas flows then replace the hose back.
if theirs no gas then you have a plugged fuel line or gas valve
their is also a screen in the tank attached to the valve remove it and install a in line filter
it will be easier to replace later if it happens again.
remove the air filter and crank engine with the choke closed
check for a gas smell in the carb hole by smell after cranking engine.
if wile checking for a smell of gas at the carb and their was none then you can have a stuck float or
gummed up carb remove and dissemble clean and at that point rebuild the kits are only around $20.00 and a float $6.00+.
if ok remove the spark plug again and set run switch to off
place a finger over the plug hole crank finger should be blow-en from the hole
and a wosh of air if ok. go to next step.
if the pressure did not blow your finger off you may have a stuck valve or a bent one
this will require removing the head for repairs.
take in for service.
if there is no spark with plug removed remove wires from the run switch and connect
together and remove wire from the low oil sensor crank. if spark replace the wire back
on low oil sensor crank if no spark replace the low oil sensor reassemble run.
if the is no spark with the wire on the sensor then replace the run switch.
re assemble run. if their is no spark with oil sensor disconnected and run switch wires
connected to each other remove the front air flow cover to expose the coil check wires for any
bare spots repair as needed. on the top on the flywheel theirs a coil their will be a spade plug
or a wire small that is a kill wire disconnect and crank check spark if spark then that wire is shorted
in the loop and you have to trace it it will go to a wire stud mounted to a plate under
the carb with a plastic mount this can be cracked and shorting bypass and try again still
no spark use a match book cover and lower the coil to the flywheel with the match book cover
in be tween and disconnect the small wire crank if no spark the coil unit is the issue replace
some people will say sand clean the tops of the magnets built in to the flywheel this is a myth
it don't matter but feel free to clean anyways it don't hurt.
this seams allot but it is a complete diagnoses the fuel,spark and air system if all this is ok and still don't run you have a serious internal issue the engine will either need
major work or replacement. i hope this all helps you. re-post your outcome please.

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Removing honda civic distributor cap & assembly.


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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Using masking tape, remove the spark plug wires from the cap and number them for installation as they are removed.
From 1988-onwards, all Honda Civic series models were fuel injected.
  1. Disconnect the vacuum hoses, the primary wire and the high tension wire. If equipped with fuel injection, remove the four prong connector from the crank angle sensor.
  2. Remove the hold-down bolt(s) and pull the distributor from the head.


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Fig.: Distributor mounting -1992-95 vehicles

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Fig.: Pulling the distributor from where it mates to the camshaft at the right side of the valve cover

Hope helped (remember rated this help) Good luck.

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