Updated on 19 October, 2021
Testing the ignition coil on your leaf blower is very important, and it's something you really should be able to do by yourself. But before we get into testing the ignition coil there are a few key points you have to understand first. I'll go over these in this article. Hopefully by the time you've finished reading this article you'll know more about testing your leaf blower's ignition coil.
The first thing you have to understand is what to test and why. There are many different reasons why testing your ignition coil tester might be important. One common reason is to make sure that the wire has not burnt through the metal cover. If this happens you can simply replace the metal cover and the problem should be fixed.
Another reason for testing your ignition coils is to check to make sure they are still in good shape. Sometimes coils get damaged or corroded so much that the metal begins to flow, causing sparks when the engine runs. This is a fairly common problem and can easily be fixed by replacing the ignition coils with new ones. Before you do this you need to make sure the power distributor is open. This comes from the blue series on the wiring diagram.
Checking to see if your brand of ignition coil tester works with your brand of vehicle should also be considered. If you're unsure whether to use your manufacturer's brand or a store brand test, you should visit an authorized automotive parts dealer and ask for assistance. They will be able to give you advice based on what brand and type you own.
The other thing to consider is the life span of the brand. Some manufacturers will provide lifetime warranties on their products while others won't. You will also want to check to see how long the warranty will last for. While most warranties will run anywhere from one to ten years, the longer the better, as you want to be sure to have your Ignition Coil Tester working when you need it the most.
When using your Ignition Coil Tester, to check for problems with your Ignition Coil, you will need a pair of pliers, a small metal tip pen, a paperclip, and a small wiper. First remove the metal clip that usually attaches the spark plug to the coil. Then remove the paperclip, then hold the metal tip pen against the lead section of the Ignition Coil and press the tip of the pen against the tip of the spark plug to feel any resistance. If there is no resistance, the Ignition Coil is operating properly.
Next, step three, is to disconnect the positive electric current wire that runs to the spark plug. You can do this by unplugging the wire that runs to the power source, then disconnecting the positive wire from the fuse. The fuse will pop out with a plastic wire mask. Unhook the positive wire from the positive electric current wire, which will allow you to separate the two wires that are connected to the Ignition Coil. Once you have separated the two wires, remove the masking tape from the terminals, and wipe away the old insulation. Lastly, reconnect the positive electric current wire to the terminals.
Following these steps will help you to easily diagnose and repair your Ignition Coil. Also, if you don't know what to look for or where to start troubleshooting, a visit to your local auto parts dealer will help you avoid fire and injury. They are trained to be able to easily diagnose your ignition system and even offer aftermarket diagnostic tools to help you repair your ignition coils. Don't take chances when it comes to your safety and the safety of your family.