Question about Briggs & Stratton Ignition Kit 2-8 HP Engines with Breaker Point Ignition #5012D
Since the housing was taken off one of the wires seems to be disconnected for no spark results is what you have now. Best to remove the top and check the wiring again
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
Even with a resistance , it doesn't mean it is OK.
• Continuity check is OK, But the actual operation may fail
if it is partially shorted.
It cannot drive the High Voltages needed.
• On some veteran technician they use a screwdriver to test
if there is a pulse on the ignition coil. (Manually rotating the
• But I would not advice for you to do that.( instead use the
Multimeter to test ( voltage ) if there is high enough
voltage to fire the spark plug.
• It could also be from the gap ( air gap ) of the spark plug
or the spark plug itself.
or You may need to borrow one to confirm.
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
I have several older Briggs engines on mower and tillers and was having similar problems. I purchased electronic ignition kit (Nova II) from lawn mower shop and installed with easy wiring instructions (about $12). Used same old coil. Engines ran better, more power and never needs adjustment. Look here for instructions:
One thing to check however, you may have pinched kill wire when removing/installing starter cover. Temporarily remove wire from kill tab on coil and check for spark. Good Luck.
Posted on Aug 28, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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