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amnon
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When battery is full , have spark and start immidiatly. after shutting off engine for few houers dos not start and no spark . the battery start good. help , thank's



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No spark to one set (2) plugs or all 4?
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Hi , no spark for all 4. no attemoting to start.

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Sorry , "attempting"

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You may have a cracked pulse generator.
Pull the front cover and run until it gets hot and quits. Use compressed air to quickly cool it off (about 20-30 seconds). If it starts, that's the problem.
BUT before buying the part, check the wires connections for corrosion or loose. Also check it's air gap... might be too wide.
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Thank you for reply.
I am not a mechanic , can you tell me what is "pulse generator" or where is it?
Is it the fuse box?

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amnon wrote:Thank you for reply.
I am not a mechanic , can you tell me what is "pulse generator" or where is it?
Is it the fuse box?
Before digging into this, search for GL1200 Pulse Generator test might be poor wire connections.

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The pulse generator on an '85 LTD is on the back of the right side valve cover. Will post pictures after coffee.

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Here are the pictures of the PG sensor position and the PG as well.

PG sensor location on LTD
PG sensor location on LTD


PG sensor with cover removed
PG sensor with cover removed

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:o MY OOPS, I picked & uploaded the wrong picture.
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Any CPU diagnostic lights on?
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After a cup in the morning, yup. :shock:


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