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Poulan pro 260

I have a poulan pro 260 While using it lost it's spark, changed plug not that. Upon investigation found coil pack messed up because screw came loose..Replaced coil pack with new one but still no spark. Not sure of adjustment of coil ack from flywheel or if something else is wrong. Please help

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  • jfjt Feb 15, 2009

    Have not used saw in 6 years, Cannot get it to start. Only used it twice


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Clearance from coil to flywheel should be around .010

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