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Bad condenser ???

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very unlikely
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seeing as to you have put in new points , I suspect that the condenser lead is shorting across to the points plate where it attaches to the moving point spring
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How do i fix a no fire on a honda cb 100?

Take a close look at the shaft where the lobe is, is there play in the shaft? High mile bikes the bushing or shaft can wear down and not open the points correctly. You did a good job troubleshooting so far.

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I have a early 1970 1600 dual port volkswagen not getting fire to plugs what could be the problem

IF NOT MODIFIED THIS CAR HAS CONTACT BREAKERS (POINTS) Check for ignition at coil (terminal 15). If OK check if coil is grounding by sorting the negative (1). Also sheck for spark at this point by removing HT lead from distributor and holding en close to ground point (engine or body) but not touching. If coil is ok you should get a spark. Then go to the points themselves, Turn engine to point-closed position then open and release the points with a screw driver. You should see a spark there. If not replace points and also check connection wire fron coil.

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I have a lt1000 with a 17.5 horse briggs was running great died one afternoon and has no fire to the plug. keeps fouling the plug. what could be the problem.. How do u test the magnito and where does it...

you can use a neon bulb voltage tester to check for spark
a magneto gets its spark from the collapse of the magnetic field that occurs when the points close
the magneto is comprised of two coils.
a primary and a secondary.
when the points are open the primary and secondary are one continuous circuit and generates a considerable magnetic field when the magnet passes the magneto.
when the points close the primary coil is shorted to ground.
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How to strip a electronic distributer to check points

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You can see what the points are doing, turning over the

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No fire at plugs on golden jubilee ford tractor . I have power to the coil and power out of the coil but can't get any fire.

check and see if the points are gapped, no gap or too wide(not closing) make sure the point set is grounded properly and the connector tab from the points to the terminal is insulated. if you dont find it here then you have a bad condensor. look closely where the terminal comes out of the distributor and make sure the insulator is intact. i have seen people putiing in points loose them and also cracks from the years have led them to rot and when the terminal is turned they just turn to dust. i found one from just 8n's for mine and put it in he has naa parts as well. the trick is the points have to open and close and not be gronded to the hull of the dist. the only ground on the points should be where the screws hold them in the other side (breaking side should not ground) . good luck and hope this helps

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