Question about Boating
The engine cranks but there is no spark. I have replaced the plugs, wires, points, cap, rotor, coil, and battery. I don't know what else it could be. please help.
You must have no power getting to the coil, make sure you put the + wire on the + terminal of the coil, try running a power wire direct from the battery to the coil to see if you get spark at the plugs when you turn the engine over but make sure you put the power wire on the + terminal. my only other suggestion is to check the points with a multi-meter before you install them as the contact tips on the points may have a coating on them which is stopping the power crossing over, also make sure the point gap has been set properly,
Posted on May 09, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: gp 800 will crank but wont start
Hi, most likely the trigger coils near the flywheel, it will still have spark but the timing may be off. Try new plugs first as they may have spark outside the cylinders but not when under compression. Regards Phil
Posted on Jul 05, 2012
Hi, have you checked continuity through the kill switch on the handlebar? I don't have the wiring diagram, so not sure which color the wires are. You mention one of the green wires goes up to the handlebars, but which one comes back? Or, if none comes back, then the switch probably just grounds that wire when you flip it off. If that's the case, is the wire grounded regardless of the position of the switch?
If the kill switch is OK, I would try reversing the polarity out of the magneto.
Posted on Aug 13, 2011
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