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New active 160 fails to start. everything seems to be in the correct position and I am getting a spark,

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If you are getting a spark it is probably a fuel problem. If you left fuel in it when you stored it for the winter try "mechanic in a bottle" which is available from lowes, home depot, or tractor supply etc. Just use in accordance with directions on the bottle. If that doesn't work the carburetor will probably have to be cleaned or replaced.

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Since you probably got everything right, then you're left with really unusual/rare causes of
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(a) rotor button misaligned/failing to make contact?
(b) rotor button not pressed onto distributor shaft far enough therefore failing to provide correct
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(c) coil wire or contact loose/disconnected - press coil wire firmly down into distributor cap.
(d) distributor shaft of other damage caused during installation of rotor.
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(f) spark plugs defective from factory
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(h) ICM (ignition control module) failure - hook up your HEI (high energy ignition) tester, and
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Inspect the distributor cap contacts to see if any spark marks are more of less in the middle
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