SECTION II. Electrical BDAR
This section gives procedures to correct electrical faults. Other electrical BDAR
expedients are given in TM 9-2350-276-BD.
Starter will not operate when an attempt is made to start engine. If available, replace
the bad starter with one from any other 6V53 or 6V53T engine. All M113 family of
vehicles, and some commercial vehicles, are sources for the starter. This procedure
will not work on Leece-Neville starters. If starter is good but solenoid will not engage,
it may be engaged manually, if the starter is Delco Remy or Prestolite.
q 2 soldiers
1. Remove the inspection plug (1) from the end of the solenoid (shift lever housing).
2. Use a screwdriver or anything small enough to enter the inspection hole, push inward
on the top of the shift lever connected to the solenoid plunger (2), top end of shift lever
(3). This will engage the starter drive piston and energize the starter.
3. In case of a starter relay (only found on older vehicles not yet converted), the relay
may be by-passed while the engine is being started.