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MS 261 C No spark (coil?)

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Woodchiper, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Woodchiper

    Woodchiper ArboristSite Lurker

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    As title says no spark to our 261. Mechanic took coil off and we are having a hell of a time find a replacement. Coil was taken to the Stihl dealer and they were unable to find a exact fit. The numbers on it are 1141 4703 A and lower on the coil 1514. The problem seems to be the connection for the wires.

    Also, reading is there the possibility it's not the coil? Thanks.
     

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  2. Sam R

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    I wouldn't immediately assume bad coil in a no-spark situation. First thing to try is a new plug. Install it and see if you get spark. After that, check your magneto air gap, test your short circuit switch and associated wires. Make sure the boot makes a good connection & it's seated well over the coil cable. Also look at flywheel magnets, if they're blue = bad.
     
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  3. L34

    L34 Go the HAWKS

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    If it is a C aka mtronic,i know on a 441c if there is a problem with the solenoid or wiring to it you can have spark problems.
     
  4. DND 9000

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    If you need a new control unit for a MS 261 C with m-tronic use part 1141 400 4732.
     

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