J Deere will not fire

clopen42May 28, 2014

30 year old, VERY reliable 318 just died. Cranks but no spark. Coil is good. Plug wires good. New plugs. Points appear ok.
Has been such a good machine I hate to give up on it. Anyone have a similar problem and know a solution?

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while I am not terribly familiar with Onans, but generally with points ignitions... even if they "appear" ok... just replacing them tends to cure a lot of ills.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 9:19PM
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You can clean them w/ your wife's fingernail file for something quick and easy. An ohmmeter can tell you if they are making contact.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 12:01AM
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