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Forum: 450 fortwo - Technical Queries

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  1. Alternator problem

    Do you have to drop the engine to access the altenator?

    Started by Barnsey, Today 09:01
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    Today 09:54 Go to last post
  2. Which bulbs for high level brake light?

    Anyone know which bulbs I need? Read theyre 286 bulbs but they look tiny, sure 286 are the same as the dashboard ones.

    Started by Berty981, Yesterday 20:34
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 34
    Yesterday 21:44 Go to last post
  3. Outside temp gauge after battery change.

    I changed my battery this morning and now the outside air temp sensor which was reading in Celsius is now reading in farenheight. There is nothing in the manual about how to change this. How change ? thanks

    Started by Robinb, Yesterday 14:47
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 37
    Yesterday 19:37 Go to last post
  4. gear rotation angle sensor replacement question

    Had an issue a week ago where car was bunny hopping when trying to engage gear. Problem went away after about 20 mins. It did it again but not as bad today. Putting on diagnostic it comes up with gear rotation angle sensor error P2056 Fare enough can replace sensor without issue. ...

    Started by Robinb, 30th May 2018 10:13
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 190
    Yesterday 18:01 Go to last post
  5. Gearbox oil change

    What gearbox oil is recommended by owners? I have had a search and now a bit confused as atf and 75/80 gets mentioned. 53 plate 2002 pure semi auto. Thanks

    Started by peanut, 12th June 2018 21:29
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    21st June 2018 17:33 Go to last post
  6. A Mystery Wire

    As I was checking the spark plugs the other day, as you do. I had the rear panel and crash bar removed. Previously, I had noticed a white wire floating around on top of the engine previously, it was neatly folded and taped to the intercooler pipe with its spade connector neatly taped up. With the...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 19th June 2018 13:00
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 59
    19th June 2018 13:00 Go to last post
  7. 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
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    actuator, clutch, three lines
    • Replies: 19
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    19th June 2018 10:14 Go to last post
  8. 3 bars on dash 2006 0.7t

    Have fault codes p2035 and p2036 permanent, I've changed every gearbox sensor with one I know work from another car but it still won't reset the fault codes. Loosing the will to live now. I've had the gearbox loom out to check for any breaks and found nothing. Any ideas to try.

    Started by Markkilburn, 9th August 2017 17:19
    • Replies: 8
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    18th June 2018 09:28 Go to last post
  9. 450 Clutch adjustment in or near Cumbria

    Hi, trying to find someone nearby that can adjust the actuator on my wifes 2004 450, im in Carlisle. Its getting a bit bunny hoppy when setting off or reversing with not many revs. Thanks

    Started by Berty981, 10th June 2018 19:28
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 202
    15th June 2018 10:29 Go to last post
  10. Windscreen washer jets

    Hi all, GF ran out of washer fluid and asked me to top up. No bother, but when I came to bleed/try them out they were firing all over the place.so after about an hour of seeing about with a needle trying to get them pointing something like, I gave up... They seem to either fire off the car,...

    Started by Karlos28, 31st May 2018 13:14
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 182
    4th June 2018 11:50 Go to last post
  11. 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
    • Views: 396
    19th May 2018 14:13 Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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: 313
    11th May 2018 09:10 Go to last post
  14. 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
    • Views: 253
    8th May 2018 21:32 Go to last post
  15. 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
    • Views: 234
    7th May 2018 16:27 Go to last post
  16. 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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    1 2 3
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 942
    29th April 2018 12:57 Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Views: 272
    27th April 2018 12:21 Go to last post
  18. 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
    • Views: 312
    25th April 2018 21:16 Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Views: 275
    23rd April 2018 08:50 Go to last post
  20. 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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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 869
    20th April 2018 16:53 Go to last post

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