1960 evinrude-no spark-- any clue ???????/


Old 06-17-03, 02:23 PM
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1960 evinrude-no spark-- any clue ???????/

I have a 5 hp outboard that had bulging coils and no spark, then i found 2 coils that looked brand new off another evinrude and replaced points and condensers with new ones.-still no spark--second set of coils could be bad but wanted to know how does the engine stop,does it ground out when u turn to stop????/ the plate may be hooked up wrong which in turn may be grounding the spark all of the time.will buy coils if needed as they are only 14 dollars but wanted to check problem first/.
thanks steve b.
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Old 06-18-03, 08:30 PM
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Hello: Steve

Yes. The stop/kill switch grounds out the electrical system.

Very possible the stop/kill switch is grounded out all the time. If you have a volt/ohm meter, test the switch for continuity.

Although you have an outboard, the principle problems and testing will be very like the those decribed in JAllen72's question in this forum dated 06-10.

Reading that question and others pertaining to ignition problems will provide you with additional problem diagnostics until the professional boat mechanics can help you further.

Regards, Good Luck & Safe Boating.
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