2-14. START ENGINE.
Ensure that parking brake is applied (paragraph 2-2).
The M915 Family of Vehicles are equipped with a neutral
safety switch which prevents the engine from being
started if transmission is not in Neutral (N).
Place transmission selector lever in Neutral (N).
Ensure that all accessories are off and engine brake system
switches are in OFF position.
Check Engine button is used for diagnostic purposes
only. DO NOT push Check Engine button during vehicle
operation because engine will slow down to an idle,
which could cause hazardous operating condition.
Return to operating mode by releasing accelerator pedal
and allowing engine to return to idle speed. Failure to
follow this warning may result in injury to personnel.
Turn ignition switch to ON position. CHK ENG light and SHUT DOWN
light come on and then turn off after approximately five seconds. Engine oil warning
light, low air pressure warning light, TRACTOR ABS light, PARK BRAKE light (if
applied), and warning buzzer come on. For M917A1 and M917A1 w/MCS, CTIS
selector panel illuminates and should display a single solid mode light or a single
flashing mode light.
For M915A2, ensure that interaxle lockout control valve lever is in
For all models except M915A2, ensure that all-wheel drive control
valve lever is in DISENGAGE position and power take-off (PTO) switch is in OFF
DO NOT operate starter motor for more than 30 seconds
at a time. After 30 seconds, allow starter motor to cool
for at least two minutes before attempting to start
engine again. Excessive heating of starter motor may
result in damage or early starter failure.
Press engine start button.