lawn tractor dies after running 15 min


Old 08-07-09, 07:54 PM
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lawn tractor dies after running 15 min

got an used well taken care of 1986/87 john deere 130 / kawasaki fc290v ,have replaced/cleaned spark plug many times, when cold it starts fine , inline tester shows good spark , after it runs and gets hot it quits, the inline tester shows very little spark, could this be the: coil -ignition ($50) or the igniter ($50) , is there way to trouble-shot ?
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Old 08-07-09, 08:30 PM
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sounds like a coil getting hot.
Old 08-07-09, 10:25 PM
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The coil rarely causes this problem on a kawasaki. It is almost always the igniter. In fact, I had one doing that today and replaced the igniter to fix it. 31Ytech posted some diagnostics for this system here not long ago. I'll see if I can find them.

Edit: Here is the link I was referring to:

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