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John Deere LX178 Lawn tractor Surges and Dies

After 30-40 min. the tractor surges and then dies. After sitting for an hour it starts right up and runs again for another 30-40 min before surging and quitting again. I have replaced the fuel lines, filter and verified the vent in gas cap. Ignition Module? It is a Kawasaki liquid cooled v-twin 15hp.

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It sounds as though the coil is heating up and shorting out. Do you know how to get to the coil to replace it? Anyway check the coil by inserting Phillips head screwdriver into the coil wire, hold by the handle so wire is 3/8 to 1/2 inch from the cylinder head or bolt and crank the engine and look for blue spark. No spark or weak yellow spark the coil is bad. Do this check the next time it quits on you. If you need instructions on how to get to the coil, get back to me. Hope this helps, plese post solved on fixya.com.So I get credit for a solved problem if it does. If not, check back and give me more info.

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