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post #1 of 4 Old 05-18-2019, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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Crankcase seal done now no spark

Hi all! Need some opinions. My 1987 250 blew the seal in the crankcase. Beyond that it runs like a champ. I pulled the Magneto replace the seals and the plates new oil in it and now I've got no spark. Anyone ever have this happen? I'm wondering if there's some sort of connection that came undone when the seal popped?
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-18-2019, 09:23 AM
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Have you checked the kill switch? Possibly it got turned to the off position. It's easy to pinch the stator wires when reassembling things. Never had to replace that seal, but didn't know removing the stator (Honda calles it a generator) was necessary.

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I've gone through this very thing! There is a green wire with a lot of insulation missing, my first thought is that it was a ground wire. It's not! The green wire was stuffed into the rubber grommet and it is supposed to be insulated from the frame/engine case. If the bare wire is touching the case it will ground out and prevent the engine from starting. You need to keep the wire wire from touching anything except the rubber grommet.

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I've gone through this very thing! There is a green wire with a lot of insulation missing, my first thought is that it was a ground wire. It's not! The green wire was stuffed into the rubber grommet and it is supposed to be insulated from the frame/engine case. If the bare wire is touching the case it will ground out and prevent the engine from starting. You need to keep the wire wire from touching anything except the rubber grommet.
Whoopwhoop! A most helpful post, thank you! Can't wait to get at it and track down the grommet and green wire! I'll lyk what shakes out! Xx!
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