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Old 04-05-03, 09:32 AM
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I have a Mac 3200 chain saw which I have used this spring but I couldn't start it on Friday. It seems to not be getting any fire to the spark plug. I have not pull the flywheel off and don't know if it has points in it or not. I have not been able to find this out. If there are points whould the coil be bad or what else could be wrong. Thanks Bill
 
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Old 04-05-03, 05:55 PM
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Try disconnecting the kill switch, if still no spark, trace the kill wire to the coil to be sure it is not shorted. If the coil has a wire going under the flywheel, it has points....if no wire under it, no points.
 
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Old 04-05-03, 06:11 PM
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It has no points, I went ahead and pulled the flywheel off to see
and had already checked the kill switch. I never had a coil go bad before but there is a first time for everything, I would have already ordered one but I hadn't been able to find one. Thanks Bill
 
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Old 04-07-03, 05:34 PM
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I just ordered an ignition coil for my ECHO chain saw, I had the same problem with it was running fine, shut it off for about 30 minutes, it would not restart. I could not find spark at any point, with all testing. The new coil cost $57, I hate to spend that much on a 11 year old chain saw, but it is an ECHO that cost $300 new. I could buy a new chain saw for about $100, but this ECHO has been so good to me over the years. I'll know about the quality of ECHO if nothing else happens for several more years, again.
 
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Old 04-07-03, 05:42 PM
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Re: Mc Culloch chain saw parts

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Posted by Bud Schroeder on December 07, 1999 at 04:15:05:From:

In Reply to: Mc Culloch chain saw parts posted by Gary Seymour on December 04, 1999 at 10:44:02:

: Gary,

Contact me for all your McCulloch part needs.

Bud

(714) 897-5901 or [email protected]
 
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Old 04-07-03, 06:06 PM
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Thanks BIshop I will try the address you gave me and see if he still has McCulloch parts. I did find a place in New York that has a coil, but they want you to order by e-mail and send your card number in two seperate e-mails. You can also send a check but will take 2 to 3 weeks for the check to clear. If I can't find one someplace I guess I will send a check and wait. Thanks again.
Bill
 
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