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Mantis spark plug wire connector came off

Does the plug connector just push into the wire or did it break?

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The wire insulating rubber is cut back about one inch. The wire is bent around the insulation and the connector is crimped onto the insualtion.

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SOURCE: mantis tiller sv-4 echo engine no spark from coil

Sounds like it's flooding either from over choking or the inlet needle in the carb is leaking. Have you removed the plug and blown out the cylinder and plug with air and then tried to restart? Be careful not to keep cranking with the choke pulled out. When it 'hits' ONE time, move the choke halfway in and crank again

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SOURCE: I Have a Mantis tiller that I can get NO spark

set the coil to the thickness of a dollar bill from the flywheel and tell me what happens. make sure kill wire isn't grounding somewhere else

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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Mantis tiller problems


First, I would mix up a batch of fresh fuel. Stale fuel will prevent a 2-cycle engine from starting. If it still will not start, you need to determine if the engine is getting fuel and spark. Remove the spark plug, re-hook it to the spark plug wire, ground the plug against a metal part of the head near the spark plug hole, and pull the rope to see if the spark plug is producing spark. You may have to do this out of direct sunlight to get a true reading. If you have spark, spray some starting fluid into the spark plug hole, reinsert the plug and try to start it again. If it starts then you have a fuel problem which could be a bad primer bulb or a carburetor problem. If it will not start then you may have low compression which is an expensive repair. Try these things and post back.

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Can not find my manual for the mantis tiller..forgot hot to start it up for the first time


You should be able to go to the Mantis web site and download the owners manual. To start, make sure the switch in turned on, push the fuel primer bulb several times (until you feel resistance), pull the choke out all the way and pull the starter rope until it fires. Then, push the choke half way in and it should start. Let it run a 30 seconds to 1 minute and then push the choke all the way in. Be sure you are using the currect fuel/oil mixture with fresh gas and oil. If you have not done so already clean the air filter and replace the spark plug at the recommended interval.

May 23, 2011 | Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller

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Mantis tiller will not start. Cannot get primer bulb to draw fuel.I replaced all of the lines,primer bulb still won't work. Tiller will start by priming cylinder by removing spark plug. Help?


Make sure there are no leaks in the bulb. Did you reattach the fuel lijnes correctly? You should feel resistance after pushing 3 or 4 times to ensure fuel is getting to the carb. If necessary replace the bulb. Otherwise check with Mantis at www.mantis.com or give them a call for troubleshooting assistance.

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The wire that goes from the on/off switch on the tiller handle broke off at the tiller side. Where does it re-attach to? I have to push the choke lever to the on position when its running to get it to stop...


The wire that runs the length of the handle and terminates at the engine is attached to a spade or bullet connector that is attached at the magnetto (spark plug wire comes from the magnetto). if it jus broke off you should be able to see where it attaches on the connector.

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There is a misfire in my engine, changed plugs & wires. now it reads that the fuel leveling sensor is bad, will this help?


If there is a misfire, the cylinder that it is misfiring in will be recorded as a code in the computer.

Have the car scanned to determine which cylinder is bad. Then, replace the coil pack going to that cylinder.

Ignition Coil Pack Removal & Installation 2V Engine To Remove:
  1. Twist the spark plug wires off of the ignition coil towers. Mark the spark plug wire positions so they can be installed in their original positions.
  2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition coil. CAUTION
    When removing the spark plug wires, a slight twisting motion will break the seal and ease removal.
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  3. Remove the mounting screws and remove the ignition coil.
To Install:
  1. Position the ignition coil pack on engine.
  2. Install mounting screws and torque to 53 in-lbs. (6 Nm). coilbolt.gif

  3. Connect ignition coil pack electrical connector.
  4. Match previously marked spark plug wires to ignition coil and install.
4V Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove the RH cowl grille cowlpic.gif
  2. Remove the screws and the water shield
  3. Mark spark plug wire positions
  4. Disconnect the spark plug wires from the ignition coil CAUTION
    When removing the spark plug wires a slight twisting motion will break the seal and ease removal.
  5. Disconnect the ignition coil electrical connector coilconn.gif

  6. Remove the mounting screws and remove the ignition coil
To Install:
  1. Position ignition coil pack. Install mounting screws and torque to 56 in-lbs. (6Nm)
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  2. Connect ignition coil pack electrical connector
  3. Match previously marked spark plug wires to ignition coil and install
  4. Position water shield and install screws
  5. Install RH cowl panel
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Where are the sparks plugs on a 1998 mercedes benze e320. What type is the OEM and how do you change them.


all spark plugs on ANY engine will be screwed into the head, they might be burried under a cover, easiest way to find them is to follow the ignition wires from the distributor (older models) or coilpacks (newer models), ALL spark plugs are either a 13/16" or a 5/8" deep socket. they screw in clockwise and screw out counter clockwise, to remove the ignition wire from the spark plug just grab it firmly by the boot and pull gently but firmly as you do not want to break the connector inside the boot off the wire, they are a pain in the *** to reattach. when you are done push the connector back onto the plug until you feel it "click", and it will be a noticable click, depending on the brand of wire you might even hear a faint click.

Feb 24, 2010 | 1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Won't start, no spark--


un plug kill wire
or try spark tester on coil wire

Sep 01, 2009 | Mantis Tiller

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I Have a Mantis tiller that I can get NO spark


set the coil to the thickness of a dollar bill from the flywheel and tell me what happens. make sure kill wire isn't grounding somewhere else

Jun 07, 2009 | Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller

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Mantis tiller sv-4 echo engine: no spark from coil


There are only 4 parts to the 2-stroke Mantis ignition system: the spark plug, the "kill button", the flywheel with embedded magnets, and the coil with integral plug wire. There are no "points" to clean or refurbish. If you've tried a new spark plug, unplugged the wire leading up the handlebars, and the magnets on the side of the flywheel are strong enough to attract a screw driver blade, then it must be a bad coil. That's all it could be. End of story.

Cruising the internet I see where these Echo coils go bad all the time. You can order the coil, but if the machine hasn't run in several years the carb will also need cleaning. So one thing leads to another. The gear box grease also needs replacing each year. What I'm trying to tell you is these are disposable tillers and due to length of time, incomplete care/ storage, ....whatever, this one's time is up.

Sorry.

Feb 26, 2009 | Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller

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