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?
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!