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Forum: 450 fortwo - Technical Queries

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  1. 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, Yesterday 10:30
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    Today 12:11 Go to last post
  2. 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, Yesterday 10:27
    • Replies: 4
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    Today 12:07 Go to last post
  3. 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, Yesterday 18:30
    • Replies: 2
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    Today 06:32 Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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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    17th April 2018 22:27 Go to last post
  6. 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
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    11th April 2018 21:26 Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    9th April 2018 21:04 Go to last post
  9. 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
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    5th April 2018 20:37 Go to last post
  10. Turbo differences

    Following a accident with my wife's 2004 Pulse, she has given me instruction to get the car repaired and then upgraded (I really cannot say no, I've done it with my cars). Currently, her turbo is wheezing to death (I posted about the manifold replacement before on here) and her exhaust is ruined so...

    Started by Ocracoke, 26th March 2018 02:45
    • Replies: 2
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    27th March 2018 00:31 Go to last post
  11. Heater Controls

    Are the heater controls (fan speed, temperature etc) supposed to illuminate at night? The four buttons on the top of the dash triangle light up but not the heater controls! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Started by Bav, 24th March 2018 21:06
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    26th March 2018 22:05 Go to last post
  12. Power steering noise

    My 2005 Brabus makes a creaking noise when turning the steering wheel. It is most notable when stationary and appears to come from the dash area just behind the wheel. Also I can feel a slight juddering through the wheel at the same time. It sounds exactly the same as this YouTube clip. ...

    Started by Bav, 20th March 2018 07:55
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    20th March 2018 22:12 Go to last post
  13. 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 08:25
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    10th March 2018 16:49 Go to last post
  14. Gearbox issue but what..

    Hi Guys, I have been getting the dreaded 3 lines on the dash so have the car in bits and have found a damaged loom at the I/C scoop. I've fixed the wiring and also checked the clutch actuator for operation - all good. Now when I went to test the car which is in the air on the ramp, only the...

    Started by rennie, 4th March 2018 15:20
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    7th March 2018 22:15 Go to last post
  15. Alternator repair or replace?

    Alternator not charging battery. Tested on vehicle with volt meter across battery and showed no charge coming to battery. Also tested off vehicle by battery shop who said it wasn't working. Are alternators repairable or do I need a new one (£250)? 450 2003 City pure 0.7 petrol.

    Started by Squat, 13th February 2018 11:02
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    1st March 2018 08:47 Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    28th February 2018 11:48 Go to last post
  17. Exclamation Clicking noise-Trafficator flashing

    So another story without end! Never experienced this before, all i knew before I get the car is that the central locking is faulty. I dont know if its because it was raining today but i started the car normally and when I reached my destination and then I turned the engine off you can hear a rapid...

    Started by vmicha, 26th February 2018 11:48
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    • Replies: 14
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    26th February 2018 23:10 Go to last post
  18. 450 Front Brake Bleed Nipples

    Does anyone know the specification of the front brake bleed nipples please? Mine are a little worse for wear. Thanks.

    Started by Campsea, 11th February 2018 11:09
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    12th February 2018 19:25 Go to last post
  19. Exclamation Smart 450 Fuse Enquiry

    Dear all, Just a general question. As my Smart 450 (2003) cabrio motors seem not to getting electricity does anyone know what MCO Softop in the fuse layout mean ? (Please see attached picture). Waiting for your answer, Thanks.

    Started by vmicha, 29th January 2018 11:32
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    9th February 2018 10:07 Go to last post
  20. Smart 450 front brake pipes

    Can anyone assist me, Iím after the front brake pipes for a smart 450 not the hoses but the metal pipes. I ainít got no idea how to make them, can I buy them already made!?

    Started by Campsea, 4th February 2018 19:00
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    5th February 2018 18:11 Go to last post

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