Learn how to remove an ignition coil from a Victa lawn mower, and replace it with a brand new one.
- Socket Wrench - 24mm & 12mm socket
- Replacement Ignition Coil
In order to remove the old ignition coil we must first remove the engine – which requires tipping the lawn mower on its side – before doing that it’s wise to turn off the petrol hose. When the mower is on its side grab a socket wrench and undo the blade bolt – this can be pretty difficult and may require a piece of wood or something similar jammed next to the blade plate to keep it from spinning.
Once the blade plate has been removed the 4 bolts holding the engine in place will now be exposed. Undo them, be aware that the engine will fall out when the bolts are loose, it may help to have another person hold the engine from the other side. With the engine removed you will now be able to see the ignition coil, undo the 2 bolts holding it in place. 2 cables are also attached to the ignition coil, ensure that these are unplugged before you pull it away from the engine.
With the old ignition coil removed you are now ready to install the new one – the new ignition coil requires certain parts from the old one before you can install it, if you need help with that click here for our tutorial. Plug in the cables to the new ignition coil (they are both two different sizes, so they can’t be mixed up). Place the new ignition coil over the holes for the bolts which hold it in place and line it up at the appropriate distance from the fly wheel (basically as close as possible without the ignition coil actually touching – spin the fly wheel to test). When everything is positioned correctly then bolt it down carefully as it may move during the process.
Now it’s time to reassemble everything. Place the engine back onto the base – again, it’s best to have someone help here as it can be tricky by yourself. Do up the 4 bolts holding it in place – note that there are 3 washers, check the video to see which bolts they belong to if unsure, then place the blade base back on and tighten the bolt holding it too. Last and probably most importantly, don’t forget to turn the petrol back on! Now everything should be running smoothly.