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new coil still no spark

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by camel2019, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. camel2019

    camel2019 ArboristSite Member

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    so I have a stihl saw here that I swapped a new to me coil into and still no spark anyone got any idea on what it could be. I already tried a different plug
     
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    Faulty wiring to the kill switch? Make sure everything is clean.
     
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    What model?
    One of the newer ones?
     
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    camel2019 ArboristSite Member

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    since this is a chainsaw forum lets call it an 08s
     
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    camel2019 ArboristSite Member

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    wire is not hooked up to the kill they will get spark like this as long as the brass end does not touch anything it was not btw. I only have the one kill wire and plug wire to use can't go around buying anything else as these are not mine and anything at the local stihl dealer is like 4x the amount im willing to pay
     
  6. HarleyT

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    ts350?
     
  7. camel2019

    camel2019 ArboristSite Member

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    yes this one is the 5th one I have worked on for this guy I got 2 here with no spark this one had pea gravel behind the flywheel
     
  8. HarleyT

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    Pea gravel, as in "gravel"? Or broken pieces of aluminum or magnesium?

    Pics?????
     
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    camel2019 ArboristSite Member

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    literal gravel and smoke pieces of the plastic from the old coil. I threw the old coil back in and temporarily buttoned it back up contemplating on handing these back to my customer or not because he is not willing to buy new coils and its not worth my labor fee to sit here and figure them out
     
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    Yeah, I gave up on that silly bullchit a long time ago. When they say, "I don't want to spend any money on this........", I say "Why in the hell did you bring it to me???"
     
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    I know a brand new coil will be over $100 these saws only sell for $250 to $400 depending on condition. the first couple only needed a carb rebuild tank cleaning one needed a new cylinder jug another didn't need anything but fresh gas.
    these last ones both have good compression but no spark I got one coil off a parts saw I know works but I bought this one used it looks almost new but I think im going to be out the money for it
     
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    Customers, think everything is fixable without spending money.

    This happens to me with neighbors wanting favors. I get involved then it ends up costing me money. One wanted a welding job done he needed a piece of steel for a new draw bar for his trailer. He was ripping over the cost. My labor he thought was free. Gas for the welder, gas for the torches and arc rod plus my time. Needless to say I don’t do favors anymore I can’t afford it being retired.
     
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    L34 Go the HAWKS

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    My dad says if it comes across my bench you pay weather friend or foe.
    BTW are the flywheel magnets ok?
     
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    I just purchased a husky 268xp in excellent condition. But when I checked the on/off switch it had three detents. On/a fake on/off. When you switched from off to the fake on, she no start. Push it a second time she ran. The switch is broken.
     
  15. camel2019

    camel2019 ArboristSite Member

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    a little scratched but its there
     
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    yeah I get people wanting rusted out junk welded back together I have refused more welding jobs then I have taken
     
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    Is there a stop switch wire that goes from the stator to the on/off switch? Could it be pinched somewhere? Shorted? Do you have a ohm meter?
     
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    camel2019 ArboristSite Member

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    the wire is perfect all the switch does is ground it when flipped to off they get spark/run without the top handle/switch I had one running this way 2 weeks ago. just wondering if this coil is any good may put it on the other one with no spark and see could just be the plug wire
     
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    here is for the 08.
     

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