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starter- alternator combination, smart car.

How many now what the life is of this unit and plus cost to replace.
also the poly v drive belt?
This type of units were used by u s auto mfg. in the 1920s, and were
shortlly discontued.
I would like to see more discussion about the life of this unit.+ who makes it.

The old timer.

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What model are you talking about, the MHD one?
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the 2008 -451 models.
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I believe they have regular starters on them. At least that is what it sounds like on mine. The alternator on mine is so small I don't think it could start it if it wanted to. Besides, I can hear the starter kick in on mine.
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The 2008, and as far as we know the 2009, USA 451 smart fortwos do NOT have the Micro Hybrid Drive (MHD) feature.

They are delivered with a seperate electric starter moitor and a 90 amp alternator, both seperate components.

The MHD variant uses a special Motor/Alternator that is capable of stopping the motor and starting the car faster then a typical starter motor and pinion / ring gear set up
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The 2008, and as far as we know the 2009, USA 451 smart fortwos do NOT have the Micro Hybrid Drive (MHD) feature.

They are delivered with a seperate electric starter moitor and a 90 amp alternator, both seperate components.

The MHD variant uses a special Motor/Alternator that is capable of stopping the motor and starting the car faster then a typical starter motor and pinion / ring gear set up
Yup****because you don't have to worry about the engagement ....it is always mechanically engaged by default......the current flow just reverses relative to which mode is asked of it.
That is a nice feature we're sure to see more of as PHEV and EV technology evolves.
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Does anyone know how to replace a starter
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Do you know anything about replacing a starter? Or where we would find out quickly?
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drop the motor for alternator

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starter is on the drivers side front of the motor near the bottom just about the clutch actuator and it takes two bolts to get off
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