Re: [MV] M151

From: Steve & Jeanne Keith (
Date: Sat Feb 01 2003 - 02:31:44 PST

My M151 did this too a few years ago.

One day after I went to town I got out to go into a store.
I heard a buzzing noise coming from the Jeep and assumed
it was the fan. I opened the hood and traced the noise down
to the starter which was turning at about 1/3 speed. A good
crack to the starter switch stopped it. Was it a partially stuck
switch or a build up of particles in the switch. Don't know

Mine now has a disconnect switch mounted into the batter cover
under the pass seat.... It is also better because all alternators take
a littl power all the time. After a month or so you may not be able to

Steve AKA Dr Deuce

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob & Margie" <>
To: "Military Vehicles Mailing List" <>
Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2003 12:25 AM
Subject: [MV] M151

> List,
> I have a very slight battery drain on my m151a2. It is all new wiring and
> everything works but I keep a tender on the battery because it will go
> over several weeks. If I scratch the battery lead on the bolt I get some
> very light sparking. It is not enough to light a bulb and I think it might
> be leaking in the millivolt range. Can the alternator cause this or where
> would some of the more experienced mechanics suggest to start looking. Any
> and all Ideas appreciated
> Bob
> M151A2
> 42 MB
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