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Forum: 450 fortwo - Technical Queries

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  1. Actuator Abuse!

    Hello everybody, new member to the forum here. Quick intro… Bought a 2005 700cc Smart 450 coupe a week ago as a non-runner for the grand total of £240. Nice little car really, I’ve checked it over and I can spot two potential MOT failures and a few other problems, but none that are too hard...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 24th May 2018 22:24
    actuator, clutch, three lines
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 10:06 Go to last post
  2. Smart dealer cost of parts 40x that of Ebay ABS reluctor rings!

    Just paid for the most valuable information I have ever received. I had a service with smart for my 2005 450 698cc. Unfortunately the ABS, Air bag & ESP lights will not go out until replacements parts are fitted. I was quoted, SRS/ ESP light requires new steering wheel - £857.40 inc VAT (Labour...

    Started by Pocetsize, 18th May 2018 08:43
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    abs, costs, reluctor
    • Replies: 12
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    19th May 2018 14:13 Go to last post
  3. Rev Counter - It go Bye Bye's ?

    Had my smart for a fraction over 2 years now. Rev counter always worked perfect. Just this afternoon, traveling along the road, (10 mins into a 20 min journey) glanced over at my rev counter. It's reading zero. Did the obvious male fix = tapped it, and smacked it a bit in all directions, but...

    Started by Snaffy, 7th April 2018 15:09
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    • Replies: 13
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    15th May 2018 22:28 Go to last post
  4. Angry Temporary dip in power and then cuts out when stopped

    Hi guys. Bit of help needed. Smart 450 coupe 2007 petrol. My wife does an 80 mile round trip to work. When driving down the motorway she has noticed a slight dip in power now and again only for a second or two then back to normal. Then when at some traffic lights it cut out when she...

    Started by Brindley, 4th May 2018 20:06
    450, cutting out, petrol, power loss
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 214
    11th May 2018 09:10 Go to last post
  5. When the head lights are 'ON' there is a servo noise

    When the head lights are 'ON' there is a servo type of electronic motor sound the driving lights are fine but when the head light are on this funny sound is heard from the front of the car the location is near the right hand wiper? it,s loud enough when idle but drowned out once in motion. Can you...

    Started by Pocetsize, 5th May 2018 13:13
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    head lamps, noises lights front
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 346
    10th May 2018 21:03 Go to last post
  6. Question Just how interchangeable are Smart Cars?

    Hello, I'm a new owner to the whole SmartCar scene and recently got myself a Smart Fortwo Coupe Pulse edition, Now i know the exterior panels can be easily switched etc however i've been looking around and haven't managed to find an answer to whether the interior Dashboard and Centre console...

    Started by Bootsy, 7th May 2018 19:42
    centre console, coupe, dashboard
    • Replies: 4
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    8th May 2018 21:32 Go to last post
  7. Coupe roof...

    Hi everyone, Slowly working through some bits and bobs on the 450, another on the list is the roof+headlining.. Basically, outside the to looks like it's wrapped in some kind of carbon fibre effect stuff, the top layer of which is peeling off.. inside, there headlining is slightly yellowy...

    Started by Karlos28, 7th May 2018 10:27
    • Replies: 2
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    7th May 2018 16:27 Go to last post
  8. Coil spring replacment problem

    Having replaced a broken spring I now have a noise when the suspension is compressed. Looking at the spring it seems to be touching the wheel arch liner.4496This is the drivers side with the new spring .Compared with the other side 4498. It is a 53 plate pure .Am I correct in thinking that all...

    Started by peanut, 24th April 2018 20:35
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    • Replies: 26
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    29th April 2018 12:57 Go to last post
  9. Mileage correction (not dodgy!)

    I have a 2003 ForTwo with approximately 61,000 miles on it, and it was bought with a blown engine running (just about) on two cylinders. I have since fitted a fully rebuilt Roadster engine and gearbox that I had and a Brabus ForTwo ECU, SAM and Instruments. It all runs very nicely, but the MOT is...

    Started by mikerj, 25th April 2018 19:01
    • Replies: 3
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    27th April 2018 12:21 Go to last post
  10. possible to turn engine over by push/pull car in gear?

    Hi again long suffering readers. I would like to now if it is possible to get to rock the engine back and forth a little, with the car in gear- ideally by hand (or slave) power; I have seen the 'bump start a smart' thing some where, but don't want to to have to tow it. Main result is to try and get...

    Started by jackrussel1996, 18th April 2018 10:27
    • Replies: 7
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    25th April 2018 21:16 Go to last post
  11. I have a 52 Pulse 450 and require an oil pan are all 450 pans interchangeable?

    I have a 52 Pulse 450 and require an oil pan are all 450 pans interchangeable such as cabrio, passion etc with the 450?

    Started by Pocetsize, 21st April 2018 12:46
    oil pan, parts
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd April 2018 08:50 Go to last post
  12. Exclamation Smart 450 Oil Type

    Hello all, I am using full synthetic oil 15W30 for my 2003 Smart 450. I am living in Cyprus where you can tell is a hot climate (over 40 degrees in the summer). Is it okay the oil I am using or should I change it? Waiting for your answers, thanks.

    Started by vmicha, 22nd February 2018 09:45
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    20th April 2018 16:53 Go to last post
  13. Closing Cabrio rear section 450

    Our 2004 Cabrio has a fault with the rear (screen) section drivers side catch. Will not latch in the down position or up position. Had to 'help' the white covered hook to latch today in the up position - roof then closed normally. after repeated slamming, is this catch adjustable? Or...

    Started by majorcart, 18th April 2018 18:30
    • Replies: 3
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    20th April 2018 05:32 Go to last post
  14. Cabrio roof 450 issue

    Hey guys!! First poster!! Site looks great and full of info :)

    Started by Trintron, 20th April 2018 05:30
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    20th April 2018 05:30 Go to last post
  15. Independent near Crewe, Cheshire?

    Hi my friends. I need yet another front spring replacing, I know of Mastertech, but any alternatives nearer to Crewe, Cheshire? IIRC there is one in Telford? All help welcome. Even better if anyone fancies doing it at my place, if they have the kit and knowledge, as a nice little earner?...

    Started by jackrussel1996, 18th April 2018 10:30
    • Replies: 3
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    19th April 2018 12:11 Go to last post
  16. Very High RPM before moving off in first or reverse.

    I give it over 3000 RPM before moving from stationary this happens in, first or reverse. That was the start of my troubles. Next 3 bars then, power loss. Performed on, off (in traffic) to get moving again. At times while attempting to reverse the position is in reverse but remains in first. And...

    Started by Pocetsize, 15th April 2018 21:51
    gear position, loss of power, stuck in drive, three bars
    • Replies: 3
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    17th April 2018 23:37 Go to last post
  17. Car Occasionally Won't Change Up Gear

    Hi all I just registered, first post, shame it's asking about a problem! We just picked up our smart car on Monday, a 2006 700cc Grandstyle. We had a 2004 600cc a few years ago so I'm well aware of the laborious and often dangerous gear changes. However, I've noticed something odd happen...

    Started by chrisjcoe, 9th November 2016 10:31
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    • Replies: 39
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    17th April 2018 22:27 Go to last post
  18. 450 CAN message

    Anybody who can give me advice, I have a 450 which gives me on diagnosis the following:- Right turn signal lamp defective Stored CAN message Diagnosis from instrument cluster is missing current and stored Fault while actuating interior lamp Stored Received radio remote control key code is...

    Started by majorcart, 10th April 2018 16:13
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 265
    11th April 2018 21:26 Go to last post
  19. Fixing oil leak/thermostat

    Fortwo 700cc 53 plate I have got a oil leak from the rhs corner of the rocker cover(near filler area) .I think this was caused because the bolt on that corner was missing and after replacing it the leak is still there.I have found gaskets for @£12 -any good?Would a silicone sealant be needed as...

    Started by peanut, 8th April 2018 17:46
    oilleak gasket thermostat
    • Replies: 4
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    10th April 2018 13:22 Go to last post
  20. Smell of oil with heater on full

    Smell of oil with heater on full! the blower is fine and powerful. Where is the heater in the, engine compartment? > The smell of warming oil dampening the cabin. I though it may contain carbon monoxide good thing the warm weather is coming. Help do I replace the heater> where is it?

    Started by Pocetsize, 26th March 2018 20:07
    heater bad smell oil
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 468
    5th April 2018 20:37 Go to last post

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