THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS:
Tools and Special Tools
Slave Cable Kit (item 21, Table 2, WP 0128 00)
WP 0128 00
WP 0012 00
WP 0013 00
If main engine does not start due to low or discharged batteries, it can be started with help of another vehicle. The
M88A2 is equipped with an auxiliary power (NATO slave) receptacle and slave cable kit for slave starting.
Turn off radio and electrical switches before starting engine. Failure to comply may result in
equipment damage due to electrical spike.
These instructions are for starting this vehicle or for slave starting disabled vehicle from this
In this procedure, dead vehicle is disabled vehicle and live vehicle is vehicle doing the
1. Turn MASTER switch OFF in dead vehicle.
During a slave start do not allow personnel to get between the two vehicles. Lock brakes on
vehicles and reduce slaving vehicle engine speed to low idle (825 to 875 rpm). Failure to
comply may result in injury or DEATH to personnel if vehicle moves.
2. Position a vehicle having a 24--volt, six--battery system near the dead vehicle so the auxiliary power receptacles
are as close as possible. If live vehicle is an M60 series, M88 series, M1, M728, M48A3 or M48A5 keep the
M60 series, M88 series, M109 series, M728, M48A3 and M48A5 vehicle engines will continue
running with the MASTER switch OFF.
3. Turn MASTER switch OFF in live vehicle.