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We recently purchased a Foreman 350 that did not have spark. We have replaced the CDI, ignition coil, and the stator. I have tested for continuity on every wire I can think of as well as cleaned and checked all connections. I also have grounded the neutral safety switch. When we bought it, there was some sort of relay hooked into the fan control box that was jumped to the oil temperature sensor that would turn the fan on when the ignition was turned on, but the oil temp light is not turning on when the ignition is switched on. Could this still be causing it to not have a spark? And if not, what else could possibly be the problem? I have scoured the forums for ideas and tried every idea I have been able to find with the exception of replacing the oil temp sensor and I am at my wits end. Is there any other recommendations or is there any thing I could be missing that might get this thing to fire? Thanks in advance!
 

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The starter is turning, but I do not currently have the spark plug in because we keep testing for spark. I am a little confused about the 12v at the back wire. When I have the multimeter on V~-, I get readings with the kill switch off but not on. When I have the multimeter set as if I am testing battery voltage, I get 12.5v roughly with the kill switch on but not off. I am not sure which is supposed to be the correct way to test it. I am assuming that it is as if I am testing for battery voltage because that is the only way I get a correct reading. I have gone through the repair manual and tested for resistance at the Bl/Y and G/W for ignition coil and primary coil, and Bu/Y and G/W for pulse generator and have tested the pulse generator for voltage when the starter is cranking and have gotten voltage there as well. I set the ignition to on and and engine stop switch to run and tested the Bl/W (+) and G/W (-) and got the 12.5v when set as if I am testing battery voltage. I made sure I was in neutral and tested Lg/R and G/W for continuity and had it. I tested Y and G/W and had no continuity as listed in the manual and the Y and Y at the regulator/rectifier had continuity coming from the CDI side as listed. I have started checking all of my grounds and so far I have not found any with a bad connection but I still have a little more to go on checking those.
 

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I am still working on finding a meter, but I have a couple of other questions. Should the starter still be turning if the kill switch is set to off? Also, there is a relay from the fan control unit to the oil temperature system wire, I am assuming the oil temperature sensor is bad and the fan was not cutting on when it was supposed to. Should I have that hooked up when I am trying or is it unnecessary?
 

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Actually I just wanted to let you know it's running! I had a dirty ground to frame, cleaned it up and checked all of my other connections, turned it over and got spark! Need to do a little work with the fuel pump now but she's running! Thank you for your help!
 

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I had stated that I had checked all of my connections, I just hadn't found anything yet and was starting to think I wasn't going to in that regard which is why I was asking for help. I just ended up overlooking one. Your other posts are the reason I started checking them to begin with. Thanks again!
 

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I had stated that I had checked all of my connections, I just hadn't found anything yet and was starting to think I wasn't going to in that regard which is why I was asking for help. I just ended up overlooking one. Your other posts are the reason I started checking them to begin with. Thanks again!
Hello I have almost the same problem. I had problems with fuel pump, got it fixed. Got it running, after installing pump, it stoped and had no spark. First I thought that cdi was broken, ordered a new one but nothing... still no spark. Where was this ground cable located?
 
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