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NEWS | Oct. 27, 2020

FMTV: Which Starter Should I Use?

BLUF: The TM lists two starters because Fig 46 is the old starter and Fig 462 is the new starter.

FMTV in the motorpool

Dear Half-Mast,

I’ve had a couple units requisition starters for the A1-series FMTV, and the starter is different than the one in the vehicle. Can you explain why this is?

Dear C.N.,

I sure can!

TM 9-2320-391-23&P (Oct 17) shows two starters. Fig 46 shows the old starter, NSN 2920-01-460-4019. Its wiring harness has a thermal protector to prevent the starter from overheating and burning up. It’s only used on LMTV trucks with a serial number from 1 to 99,999.

Fig 462 shows the newer starter, NSN 2920-01-487-3587. Its wiring harness doesn’t require a thermal protector. This starter is good to go on A1-series FMTVs starting at serial number 100,000 and up.

So make sure you check your vehicle’s serial number before ordering a starter!

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