Dusty I had a buddy that had the same problem on a 91 mx470 So we thought is was the coil he replaced that. same problem exestited. so we called the dealer he said could be the stator so $200 later same problem. so after 2 days of getting mad I was so pissed that I threw a hammer at it and broke the spark plug cap. after I cooled down I took a cap off another sled and replaced it. pulled the rope fired right up. So my buddy spent $250 dollars for somthing that only cost $3.95 to fix. Don't know if this is your problem but sounds very simmaler.