Table 5-3. Direct and General Support Maintenance Troubleshooting (Continued)
TEST OR INSPECTION
ENGINE LACKS POWER (Continued)
Check the breaker point gap.
Shut the ignition switch OFF.
Crank the engine by hand until the points are open to their widest gap.
If the gap is 0.020 inches (0.52 mm) the gap is ok. Go to Step 3.
If the gap is greater than or less than 0.020 inches (0.52 mm) go to Step 2d.
Reset the breaker point gap.
Rotate the engine by hand until the breaker points reach their greatest gap.
Loosen the point gap adjustment screw and place an 0.020 inch (0.52 mm) feeler gage between
Tighten the adjusting screw after setting the gap.
Replace the breaker point cover and go to Step 2e.
Start the engine.
If the engine starts, the problem is solved.
If the engine does not start, go to Step 3.