Yale UNKNOWN:
Forklift want start

We have a late 80s early 90s model lift. It has a 4 cylinder engine, propane gas, with a points ignition system. It has run pretty good up until a few weeks ago. At the moment it will not stat running. You can turn the ignition and it will turn over but will not stay running. If you hold the ignition down and give it some gas it will run but as soon as the key returns back to run it shuts off. I have a video but not sure how to post it.
  • Posted 10 Jul 2019 03:11
  • Modified 10 Jul 2019 03:11 by poster
  • Discussion started by wayne_b
  • South Carolina, United States
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You have lost ignition feed. The positive post should be full battery volts when the key is turned to on. Start at the ignition switch and see where the ignition is lost.
  • Posted 10 Jul 2019 22:16
  • Reply by BREWSKI
  • Nebraska, United States
Checked both post on coil. No voltage in the on position. Gets voltage when turning over (run position).
  • Posted 10 Jul 2019 08:51
  • Reply by wayne_b
  • South Carolina, United States
Resistor checks good with dmm.
  • Posted 10 Jul 2019 08:49
  • Reply by wayne_b
  • South Carolina, United States
It could also be a blown fuse. Check to see if you have positive voltage to the coil with the key in the on position.
  • Posted 10 Jul 2019 04:30
  • Reply by BREWSKI
  • Nebraska, United States
If it has points, check to see if it has a resistor mounted on the ignition coil. It sounds like the resistor is open.
  • Posted 10 Jul 2019 04:28
  • Reply by BREWSKI
  • Nebraska, United States

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