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Forum: 450 fortwo - Technical Queries

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  1. Slow starting issue

    Hi all, My car is a 55 plate smart car (obviously) The car has a battery less than a year old, im experiencing slow starting. When i turn the Key i almost get a 2 second delay before the car struggles to start all in one go, there isn't any clicking noise or a long period of time cranking...

    Started by Italiandave, Yesterday 13:43
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  2. Thumbs down Help needed from a long way away

    Hi all, I have a 2002 Smart 450 with Zee unit. The basics of this problem have probably been posted many times here but my problem is that I am living in Batumi in Georgia and there are no Smart dealerships here. A couple of weeks ago my car started flashing the indicators when I locked or...

    Started by dede468, 16th July 2017 09:18
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  3. Bearing noise!

    Hi all My 450 For two has a noise from the engine area. It sounds exactly like a worn alternator bearing, however, the noise remains when the belt is removed. I will try and get a recording, but the noise is there are idle and gets louder when the engine is revved. It sounds very...

    Started by alexanderfitu, 28th October 2017 15:18
    • Replies: 6
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    18th November 2017 11:03 Go to last post
  4. Battery recommendations for RHD 450

    I want to stick a new battery in my 2007 Passion ahead of the winter, the original battery is still in the car and becoming a bit wheezy. ECP says a 012 battery will fit, but the battery (207 x 175 x 190) suggested is a bit puny at 40ah 330CCA. Other 012 batteries at ECP are much more...

    Started by b1ackb1rd, 10th November 2017 18:40
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    battery 450
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    14th November 2017 23:01 Go to last post
  5. Shock Absorber Spring Cup

    Does anyone know where I can source the shock absorber spring seating cup thing?? Mine is welded with rust to the existing shock and removing it is simply bending it???

    Started by Campsea, 12th November 2017 14:02
    • Replies: 4
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    13th November 2017 00:33 Go to last post
  6. Smart 450 Front ABS Sensor

    Does anyone know if you can buy new front ABS sensors for a smart 450? My only concern is that they don't seem to have a plug like the rear?

    Started by Campsea, 7th November 2017 11:36
    • Replies: 2
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    7th November 2017 22:34 Go to last post
  7. Valance fixings - rusty and need replacements

    Hi All, So - the previous owner looks left me with a crack in the rear panel so coupled with the need or a replacement and that i have some rust to treat where the rear panels fasten to the tridion.... i took it upon myself to remove the panels. I cam up with a problem straight away. releasing...

    Started by rob_shill, 5th November 2017 15:10
    • Replies: 5
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    6th November 2017 19:44 Go to last post
  8. Hesitancy pulling off at roundabouts & road junctions

    I just bought a 2001 Smart Passion LHD. It's in nice condition & I just had a full C service & other bits & pieces done at Puresmart as they are relatively local to me. I am however concerned about the hesitancy I notice when pulling off from stationary at a road junction or roundabout. I am always...

    Started by nigelbb, 26th March 2016 10:56
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    6th November 2017 12:55 Go to last post
  9. Who has MB Star ?

    I'm in a few other car modding forums, one of which requires the use of VCDS software for most changes to the car. In order to assist members, the forum has an open thread which maps members with the software who are able to/willing to perform key coding/cruise activation/speedo upgrades etc...

    Started by b1ackb1rd, 27th October 2017 00:10
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    3rd November 2017 16:48 Go to last post
  10. Electrical connector repair?

    Hi. One of the wires going into my knock sensor has broken off at the connector. Any ideas how I can take it apart to rewire it? Not enough wire sticking out to connect onto therefore have to take the plug apart or find a new one. Unless anyone's got an old one with longer wires I could buy?

    Started by Squat, 3rd November 2017 13:15
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd November 2017 14:52 Go to last post
  11. Oil in coolant

    I appear to have oil within the radiator expansion tank. The engine does not smoke, it does not loose water, it does not overheat at all?? The car did have a full rebuild circa 2000 miles by Fudgesmart Could this oil be from when the engine failed prior to this build? - I have only noticed...

    Started by Campsea, 30th October 2017 14:53
    • Replies: 2
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    31st October 2017 10:17 Go to last post
  12. 450 Petrol Coolant

    Red or blue????

    Started by Campsea, 27th October 2017 20:29
    • Replies: 3
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    31st October 2017 10:10 Go to last post
  13. Front Shock Absorber Removal

    Im trying to remove the front shock absorbers of my smart car but the torx in the top nut has rounded off. I see you can buy a clamp and 42mm spanner to clamp the shock absorber but thats gunna cost me 60 has anyone got any ideas to clamp / hold the shock absorber tube to enable removal of the...

    Started by Campsea, 27th October 2017 20:13
    • Replies: 1
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    27th October 2017 21:37 Go to last post
  14. HELP! No gear selection in heavy traffic.

    Hi guys. New to this, but here goes.... I have a 2000 450 cdi with 160k kms. Whenever I get stuck in heavy traffic and need to stop start many times the gear selector seems to get confused. Very occasionally I will get the 3 bars, but normally it just starts to dump the clutch when pulling away...

    Started by Geoff H, 20th October 2017 22:00
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    27th October 2017 12:58 Go to last post
  15. Aux cable for 450 with flush dash mount?

    Bit of help please, I'm after a neater way of arranging aux input into my Grundig unit; Does anyone sell the blue plug aux cable with a 3.5mm female flush mount on the end instead of a 3.5mm jack plug?

    Started by b1ackb1rd, 24th October 2017 16:07
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    mp3 aux
    • Replies: 14
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    25th October 2017 21:48 Go to last post
  16. 450 Driveshaft Removal

    I need to remove the rear driveshaft on my 450 smart to install a new wheel bearing. Is the big long bolt that goes into the drive shaft a 'one use' bolt that has to be replaced? Also i need to change a front wheel bearing, is the big bolt that goes through the wheel bearing into the front...

    Started by Campsea, 18th October 2017 11:56
    • Replies: 3
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    18th October 2017 21:26 Go to last post
  17. Question 599cc ZEE diagnostics

    Hi folks, I have a 2002 599cc Smart with ZEE unit rather than SAM. I've seen talk of these Delphi DS150-E things that allow diagnostics, clutch adjustments etc. Do they work with the 599 Smart or is it just for the later 698 cars? Cheers.

    Started by jonus, 18th July 2017 10:03
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    10th October 2017 13:36 Go to last post
  18. Ooops.....

    I went to adjust the clutch on my 2002 car using the ds150e on 2003 model as suggested by a contributor. Until it was too late i didnt see I had reset the gearbox. Now car is dead with 3 bars. Can this be reset with Star? No option on ds150 for any reset on 2002 model.

    Started by dede468, 9th October 2017 09:25
    • Replies: 6
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    9th October 2017 22:46 Go to last post
  19. rattle low frequency whirling noise from engine

    Few days ago car started making a rattling noise from rear of car. Thought it might be exhaust but does not appear to be the source. I can hear it when its ticking over and driving. Car drives fine but does not sound happy. I have read elsewhere it might be one of the springs on the...

    Started by Robinb, 24th August 2017 21:21
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    28th September 2017 06:19 Go to last post
  20. brakes coming on with no pedal

    Every now and again, I think in the main when going round a rough corner, one of the brakes come on. There is no pedal press and there was no warning light. Is this antilock braking or ESP sensing something? The car was not driven hard on any of the occasions. Has anyone else had this problem or...

    Started by Philwozza, 2nd September 2017 16:31
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    25th September 2017 08:56 Go to last post

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