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  1. Clever alternatives for pricey alternators?

    Original (450) smart fortwo
    Hi All -- Time for a new alternator for my fully original 2001 Euro ForTwo Pulse. It seems like $400 +shipping is a bit steep, but that's the price I see when I shop online. I'm hoping not to remove the old alternator until I have the new one in hand. That means I cannot currently read the...
  2. 2008 Alternator removal/install

    Technical "stickies"
    Hello, I'm looking for any advice on how to remove/install an Alternator on a 2008 Smart fortwo. All I've seen is how to remove it on older models, but it's not the same on mine. Can you still lower one side of the engine to get to it like the older models? I see the three bolts on top of the...
  3. New to Smart Cars 450 w/dash (like 3) of death

    Original (450) smart fortwo
    I recently purchased a used 2005 For Two Passion (European gas model). As soon as we got home the battery died and it was diagnosed with a bad alternator. We bought a used alternator off of the internet and took the car and parts to our local alternator repair facility. They installed the...