ahhhhhhhhh!!!!

my ped is starting to piss me off!.the other night it died on me so the next day i pulled the maggie and found the red coil magnet was all chewn up. so i replaced it and went to start the ped.... started right up but then after i pulled out of the driveway it was going fine then it would pop and sputer than go fine then pop and sputer. this was all uphill. did the same thing when i went back down the hill. i opened the maggie again and found that the orange coil magnet that sits on top of the other one was a little bit chewn too but not as bad. so i figured it was ok. so then i tried the timing on every setting i could get it on and it did the same thing. so then i hooked the yellow wire up and i got no spark. it has to be that orange magnet... anyone have any sugestions?

-mike

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Chris Robertson /

First of all, what kind of moped do you have? Orange magnet, yellow wire, etc. don't mean too much unless we know what you're driving!

If the magnet is damaging the coils, it sounds like either there is debris inside the magneto, or [gasp!] your crankshaft is bent and the flywheel is no longer rotating truely. Can you hear/feel rubbing whenever you rotate the flywheel by hand?

Has anything happened to your moped lately that might explain this happening? Have you been driving through mountains of iron filings?

Chris.

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if you read the post my ped is falling apart it will explain everything.

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Chris Robertson /

Do you expect everyone that reads messages on this forum to cross reference other messages by authors to derive missing context? Regardless, I went back and read your post. I have the missing information now.

1) Testing an ignition coil with an ohmeter is an unreliable way of verifying that it works. Often coils will stop working under very specific conditions (i.e. under heat, vibration, or high voltage) or they become shorted. The only way to test a coil (or condensor) is to plug them into a working, identical, moped and see if it stops working.

2) A cut coil is DEFINITELY a big time problem. You mentioned that you had a spare. Did you replace the broken coil? Did you verify that the other coils are good? Once again, an ohmeter is not the best way of testing coils. If there is no continuity it will tell you that a coil is bad, but if there is continuity/resistance, that does not necessarily mean the coil is good. Replace any damaged/scuffed coils just in case if you can.

3) You mentioned that a screw had worked loose in your previous post. Did you find out where the screw had come from and reconnect whatever the screw was holding in place?

4) It sounds like you're on the right track with suspecting the magneto since it had obvious damage when your moped started acting up.

Sorry I can't be more help, Mike. Hope you get your ride a-runnin' soon.

Chris.

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the orange magnet is screwed. i gotta buy a new one. thanks anyways

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