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Of course my blower motor has died. It's getting to be warm here in the desert, so I'd like to get my a/c blowing again.

Looking to buy a blower motor that'll fit my '09 Fortwo. Let me know what you want shipped to Las Vegas, NV. Obviously, I'm looking for a working part that makes zero noise and has had no issues.

Ideally, I'd like to know the mileage when it was pulled. Mine started squealing at 60k and died at 65k miles, so the lower the better.

Thanks, guys.
 

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I may have a brand new on in my parts stash. I will try to get across town in the next day or two and look. I have a group of parts I need to list for sale anyway. I will let you know.
 

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I replaced mine last year in my 09. I bought it from PartsGeek.Com. Beh factory part 1 year warranty.
I paid $164 plus shipping. The dealer installed it for $75 and took all of 10 minutes.
 

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There WAS someone on e-bay that was selling replacement brushes for the motor....I purchased a couple of sets from him at $10 set and with some patience, you can replace the brushes....that is what goes bad on the motor. Only the U.S. Smarts have blower issues, not the European models. You need a miniature set of needle nose pliers and a soldering iron, a lot of patience, about an hour and a friend to hold the pieces while you solder. If you have the time, remove the motor and look for brushes...they are almost 1/4" square X 1/2" long...but don't quote me.
 

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I replaced brushes on my 08 about 3 yrs. ago and my 09 last year. Both run all summer for air and all winter for heat. They are both STILL running for $20. Yes, if you have all kinds of money, it is nice to have new. BUT, I am maintaining a fleet of these in my household. When all 3 have the same problems at about the same mileage, these small cars get expensive.
 

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I replaced brushes on my 08 about 3 yrs. ago and my 09 last year. Both run all summer for air and all winter for heat. They are both STILL running for $20. Yes, if you have all kinds of money, it is nice to have new. BUT, I am maintaining a fleet of these in my household. When all 3 have the same problems at about the same mileage, these small cars get expensive.
Greenhornet, do you have a link or some site to show how to replace the brushes. I still have my old unit that I replaced last year. I'd rather do that then buy another one. I also have another unit coming as I'm replacing the fan on a friends 2012 on Monday. Purchased it on Amazon for $177. You're right they get expensive for such a crappy little blower motor. I've seen other blower motors for different vehicles come in at about $37... thanks in advance.
 

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Rick,
No, I don't have the link. On E-Bay, I hit Smart Car Blower Motor and the replacement brushes were there for $9.95. I know that he was on Michigan. Actually, the replacement procedure was straightforward. You will need patience due to the fact that the hold down springs are MINIATURE. if you have a friend in electronics, they are accustomed in small. Also you will need 3 or 4 hands when it comes to unsoldering and re-soldering as wires are short and motor is big. NOTE..Small, Sharp needle nose pliers are needed to unhook the retaining springs from the brushes and hook them on the hooks provided next to the brush. If the spring(s) come totally unhooked at BOTH ends, you have just added more time to your project. Nonetheless, this is a pretty simple mechanical repair. You just need to find the brushes. The brushes are the weak part in these motors.
 

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Rick, I will PM you tonight or tomorrow with the name and address of who I got my brushes from. Maybe you can contact him. He is in Wisconsin not Michigan. The new brushes measure 5/16" square by 3/4" long (at the long point) and they fit perfectly. Maybe the measurements are enough to get you started on your search, as motor brushes are commonly available.
 

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Rick in Yuma,
I saw the "How To" on evolution. Then I went in search of the brushes. If you own a Smart, and do your own mainence, do yourself a huge favor and subscribe to evolution.com. He is in England and he is well worth the subscription price per year. If you are courteous and sincere and show this gentleman respect, he will help you tenfold. He will even answer your e-mail questions directly. The cost of membership is a mere drop in the bucket to the time that he has taken to produce and maintain his website. I own and maintain, for the most part, 3 Smarts at our house. If I had paid the obnoxious stealership their $120 hr. labor rate, I would have been upside down in these cars years ago. Keep in mind that these are Penske owned Mercedes dealerships that really don't want any association with the Smart brand....so....you are basically on your own...hence the community on this forum. To that...I say Thank You to this forum and the moderators !!!
 

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Do you still have the old blower from your smart car? I need the plastic squirrel cage for my 08 Smart car. My motor is fine. Please let me know if you do or not as I'm in a search of one instead of paying the $340 that Advance Auto wants for a new one. I took my cage off with a pulley puller. Thanks Mark.([email protected])
 
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