Tighten Up Loose Starter Bolts

Mechanics, the bolts that mount your FMTV or HIMARS starter to the engine have a bad habit of coming loose. In some cases the starter loosens enough that the end housing on the starter cracks or breaks.

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Keep the bolts tight with this two-step process:

  1. Whenever the starter is removed, make sure the starter bolt’s threads are cleaned real good-like.
  2. Put a dab of sealing compound on the bolt’s threads and torque ‘em to 42-52 lb-ft. Get a 50ml bottle of sealing compound with NSN 8030-01-014-5869. Or use NSN 8030-01-104-5392 to get a box of ten 10cc bottles

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