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Old 03-21-2013, 06:05 PM
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I just bought a used Kart for my daughter. I was hoping someone out there has one and could post a pic of what the wiring should look like under the dash. It seems the previous owner replaced the keyed ignition switch with a toggle switch and a push button. I tried contacting ACE Sports to no avail. Numbers don't work and email address is invalid.


PLEASE HELP. She comes home SATURDAY morning and I want it up and running by then. Burning the midnight oil.
Engine turns over just fine. No spark at plug. New coil. When I disconnect the two wires at the coil, I get voltage at the those two wires when I push the start button.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Welcome to the forum, LOVE the username!

The coil is energized ONLY when pushing the start button? Sounds like the guy got confused. Coil should energize with the on/off switch (duh) and the start button should have no effect on the ignition circuit.
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I'll check that
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Yep 7.5 vdc
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My google-Fu is strong tonight!

Owners Manual: http://www.acesportsonline.com/manual_maxxam.pdf

Setup Instructions: http://www.acesportsonline.com/Set_U...ion_Maxxam.pdf

Service Manual (with wiring diagrams, page 70): http://www.scootermasters.com/manual...ice_manual.pdf
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Way to go, Jammy! (That's why we pay him the big bucks!)
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Way to go, Jammy! (That's why we pay him the big bucks!)
Hey.....are we getting paid??
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Truly appreciate the help.
I found the online manuals last Monday. Sadly, I don't have a computer at home, much less, a printer.

Anyway. I found another rogue wire. This one is from the CDI (could be my whole problem).

So my new question: can I reuse the Molex connector that the wire came out of? If not, where do I find new ones? Auto parts house, or electrical supply house.
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Hey.....are we getting paid??
My salary just doubled! Yours didn't?!?


(2 x 0 = 0, LOL)
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Truly appreciate the help.
I found the online manuals last Monday. Sadly, I don't have a computer at home, much less, a printer.

Anyway. I found another rogue wire. This one is from the CDI (could be my whole problem).

So my new question: can I reuse the Molex connector that the wire came out of? If not, where do I find new ones? Auto parts house, or electrical supply house.
Ought to be able to get a crimp connector at any auto parts, hardware, or electrical shop.
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My salary just doubled! Yours didn't?!?


(2 x 0 = 0, LOL)
So THAT was the unknown deposit into my bank account. I was wondering...
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Truly appreciate the help.
I found the online manuals last Monday. Sadly, I don't have a computer at home, much less, a printer.

Anyway. I found another rogue wire. This one is from the CDI (could be my whole problem).

So my new question: can I reuse the Molex connector that the wire came out of? If not, where do I find new ones? Auto parts house, or electrical supply house.
Bring the old one to a parts store and have them match it up. Have to do this occasionally when fixing automotive wiring. Much cheaper than buying a whole new one, normally you can find a connector.
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Fixed the CDI WIRE...
Again, I get voltage to the plug coil but no spark...
I'm strugglin'
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And I printed the manual
Thx jamyers
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Sure could use some over the phone help...
Or help, with pics
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If I am getting voltage at the plug coil wire, shouldn't it fire?
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Let me re-iterate...
If I'm getting voltage at the two wires that go into the plug coil (when they're disconnected from the coil) shouldn't it fire?
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In theory. How do you know you don't have a defective coil? EDIT- Or a bad plug?
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They're both brand new. The manual says that I should be getting an open reading on my multimeter from one end of the coil to the other. I do.
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Do you have another plug to try with? Or a spark tester? I have had bad plugs right out of the box, and have heard many accounts of bad new coils. Don't assume anything- test.
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