I recently had several new parts installed. Coil, points, condensor, plug wire and plug. Was out to cut the lawn this morning and it quit part way thru the first
round. Yellow wire running from wiring harness to headlights had come loose and grounded on the frame. I reconnected it and things continued. Cut around 90% of
the lawn and then it died. No fire. Would turn over fine but not getting any spark.
I did some diagnostics as follows:
- checked when key is in the ON position that am getting 12V at the + terminal on the coil. CHECK
- checked that I'm getting 12V at the seat safety switch. CHECK
- checked the points but putting my volt meter on the - terminal with black to ground and turned it over - NO METER MOVEMENT
so...does that mean the points are not working? Could bouncing around the lawn put the points out of proper spec??
Since it is turning over no problem, what could be causing the no spark condition? Could just bouncing around the yard cause the points to go out of proper spec and thereby no spark?