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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2001, 06:31 AM
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My 85 350X quit making spark. I've swapped out the CDI unit, upper coil, and troubleshot a few other components (from the service manual). The only thing we couldn't figure out how to check was the alternator. Anyone know where it is and how to test it? If the lights light up when kicking it, would that indicate anything??

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2001, 03:11 PM
 
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Re: No spark

they have a stator not an alternator....do you get anything from the coil???

have u checked to see if the kill switch is on or off?? They can short out and stay in the no run position...which will cause this problem...

Check from the coil for spark...not through the wire but straight from the coil when you turn it over....


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Re: No spark

A friend w/ a service manual and I did some troubleshooting the other day. Plus, I have an 86 350x also, and I've been swapping parts to troubleshoot. I've swapped spark plugs, upper coil (by the headset), and cdi boxes. Then, with input from the manual and my multimeter, I've checked the stator, voltage regulator, and pulse generator. I think my next step is to pull the left side of the case from both bikes (with the stator and pulse generator in them) and swap them. I ordered my own manual, but I'll have to wait until next week to really dive into it...

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Re: No spark

a voltage meter and all that jazz does not always give an accurate reading of stators...their can be a link in there that once warm seperates and a voltage meter will not pick it up(speaking from experience on that one)



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