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Cub Cadet 2145 doesn't have a spark

I have replaced the ignition coil and removed the ground wire from the coil to check for a spark. Still nothing at all. This lawn tractor has an Onan 14 hp horizontal shaft engine. I have replaced the spark plug, ignition coil, and voltage regulator. I am totally stumped. Thanks for your help.

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  • skyline5way Jul 20, 2009

    Yes, I used a business card for the gap. The magnets were definitely pulling hard on the coil.

    Initially I had a problem of the engine stopping after a few minutes of mowing. After it rested and cooled, it would start back up. The last time this happened, it wouldn't start. Checked the spark and nothing. Replaced the voltage regulator and then the coil. Still nothing, then unhooked the ground wire from the coil, still nothing. Maybe the new coil is defective? Thanks so much for your help!

  • skyline5way Jul 22, 2009

    I found the problem! I had put the new coil in backwards. There is an arrow on the side of it to match the flywheel rotation. Duh! Breathing too many gasoline fumes I guess!

  • Mike McDowell May 11, 2010

    When you replaced the coil did you gap it per specs? Are the magnets still on the flywheel?

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