ARMY TM 9-2815-255-24
AIR FORCE TO 38G1-95-2
MARINE CORPS TM 2815-24/4
Turn overrunning clutch drive clockwise by hand. Pinion should turn freely.
Turn pinion counterclockwise. A definite resistance should be felt. If clutch assembly is defective disassemble
the starter clutch.
If armature turns freely and the clutch is not defective, test starter under no-load conditions.
Never operate starter longer than 30 seconds. Allow at least two minutes for cooling and battery
recovery before operating again. Overheating, caused by excessive operation, will seriously
Do not conduct the no-load test unless the armature turns freely.
Connect a 24 VDC source (A) to starter battery terminal (B) and starter frame (C) as shown. Use heavy duty
cables, refer to FIGURE 3-14.
Connect a remote start switch (D) between switch terminal (E) and battery terminal (B).
When switch is activated, starter should engage and run.
If solenoid only chatters, hold-in winding is open-circuited. If nothing happens, either pul-in winding is open-
circuited or mechanical parts are sticking. To check for sticking, remove solenoid end cover and push plunger by
The solenoid cannot be repaired.
If solenoid engages properly, but starter does not run, check main contact points, bearings, brushes, reduction
gears, armature, and field windings.
Prior to removing starter, ensure negative battery lead Is disconnected from battery to prevent
serious injury r death.
Ensure negative battery lead is disconnected from battery.
Remove coolant overflow bottle and mounting plate, refer to end item maintenance manual.
Tag and disconnect electrical leads from starter.