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  1. No power to Clutch

    Hi guys, here we go again! Iíve had a couple of 3 lines/not changing gear/not starting issues in the past with other cars and with your help always managed to sort things, so many thanks. Iím stumped this time though. The clutch actuator is not operating on 2003 Brabus fortwo. Changed the...

    Started by retroman, 24th September 2018 13:14
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    15th January 2019 23:41 Go to last post
  2. eBay rebuild kits?

    Interested to know peopleís experiences with these rebuild kits? Depending on whatís included they range from about £150 to £350. Theyíre supposedly to OEM standard, but theyíre a lot cheaper than other sources Iíve looked at. So is the quality okay? I donít want to be rebuilding it again in 6...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 5th January 2019 11:30
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    15th January 2019 12:05 Go to last post
  3. 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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    15th January 2019 00:05 Go to last post
  4. Tools required for engine rebuild?

    I canít put this off much longer, before I start I wanted to collect the things I need. Weíve all been there, half an hour in and work stops because you need some threaded bar of a certain size or a particular spanner (usually something massive) that you donít have!! Assuming I need new valves...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 30th December 2018 17:12
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    14th January 2019 16:51 Go to last post
  5. ABS/EPS lights coming on

    My ABS and ESP warning lights came on and stayed on the other day.After restarting they both go off but come on and stay on when I drive. I have noticed that they come on when coming to a standstill then as I release the foot brake the lights come on. The brakes work fine but I have found that...

    Started by peanut, 4th December 2018 20:06
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    abs, brakes, esp
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    7th January 2019 14:00 Go to last post
  6. Chassis end caps good/ bad?

    I've seen (ali express) plastic "bung hole" cap ends which made me wonder, useful / aesthetic ..or not? I'm quite keen to limit water ingress, but a steel tube with a bung in of that diameter can in theory get "wet" inside based on general seasonal conditions & environment, so a bottom seepage...

    Started by Mr Gus, 3rd January 2019 12:59
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    3rd January 2019 17:26 Go to last post
  7. Cam chain tension/replacement

    I have got a rattle noise that starts @3000 rpm.It happens as I change gear but is not gearbox related. Today I have been looking through the oil filler hole and found that by turning the engine over via the pulley @ every time the exhaust valve closes (seen through the plug hole) the cam sprocket...

    Started by peanut, 8th September 2018 18:08
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    2nd January 2019 13:26 Go to last post
  8. Headlamp dipping direction?

    Just been adjusting my headlamps and noticed there is a little arrow on each glass. The near side passenger one points left (to the near side), but the offside drivers one points right. I thought they should both point left to indicate that they both dip to the left as expected of a normal...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 24th December 2018 16:05
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    25th December 2018 09:15 Go to last post
  9. 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 19:13
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    22nd December 2018 15:39 Go to last post
  10. Leaking windscreens on 450's - cause Discovered?

    Discovered something veerrryyyy interesting. Cleaned the car today. Washed and leathered the outside. Did the inside. Went back outside and nicer a load of water on the scuttle under the screen. But where it it come from? Then the penny dropped. Opened the door and closed it while...

    Started by Chopper, 15th September 2018 12:07
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    28th November 2018 06:56 Go to last post
  11. Crank shaft sensor error.

    Today after driving car without any problems went to use it again. Car would not start, cranked fine but no ignition. I checked the engine fuses, all ok. Then it started ok. Plugged in my diagnostic computer and I got P0335 Crankshaft position sensor "A" circuit.

    Started by Robinb, 26th November 2018 15:39
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    26th November 2018 20:33 Go to last post
  12. 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
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    20th November 2018 11:52 Go to last post
  13. Have you ever had CAN bus issues?

    Now here's a question. It would be really great to hear a few people's experiences here.. Have you ever had a CAN bus problem? If so, what was cause and what was the cure? I've got an intermittent CAN bus issue (I think). The engine stops. If I switch ignition off, into neutral, foot on...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 17th July 2018 11:23
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  14. Non adjusting headlights

    With the nights drawing in, I need to drop the headlights to stop dazzling oncoming drivers. I've tried the adjusters, both, and on both sides and they seem to do absolutely nothing. Neither L-R or up/down. Is this normal? If I take the light units apart am I going to find stripped seized...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 7th November 2018 19:49
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    8th November 2018 18:33 Go to last post
  15. Question The dreaded 3 bars!!!

    Hello. Iím sorry for yet another post. I know everyoneís first reaction to this will be to go on FQ101 or evolution and yes I have. But I just wanted peoples opinions please. Just got back from a trip to France in it and no problems. Wife went to work and on way back after coming off...

    Started by Brindley, 4th November 2018 23:50
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    5th November 2018 17:27 Go to last post
  16. Lightbulb Help please!!! Head light beam deflectors.

    Hello everyone. Myself and my wife are heading off to Paris later in Rupert our smart 450. Itís a 2006 model with peanut headlights. Iíve brought a set of EUROLITES beam deflectors and it has every car knows to man apart from our age of Smart Fortwo. Please can anybody help tell me where these...

    Started by Brindley, 30th October 2018 14:27
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    31st October 2018 19:36 Go to last post
  17. Fuses for headlights

    Both main headlights not working side lights ok could it be a fuse gone

    Started by John, 29th October 2018 17:54
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    29th October 2018 21:21 Go to last post
  18. Steering rod clashing with anti roll bar

    Can anyone help please, I have noticed when turning the steering wheel from lock to lock there is a knocking sound and sensation. I am aware my steering UJ is seized however, when taking the front off today to see if lubrication of the UJ would work I have noticed that on both sides of the car the...

    Started by Campsea, 28th July 2018 15:59
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    13th October 2018 16:39 Go to last post
  19. Throttle body wiring

    This morning the 450 decided to pop up with an engine warning light, still drove ok. Had a good look around the engine, I can see a damaged wire coming from the throttle body connector. If i touch the wires or move them the car goes into limp mode. It looks like a Bosch connector? Ive found one...

    Started by Berty981, 8th October 2018 12:12
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    9th October 2018 18:56 Go to last post
  20. Help -new car new problem

    Hi, I have had problems with my smart see camchain thread. There was a Smart for sale near me so I went to see it and it looked good and the engine was much better.The previous owner had done an engine swap . When I looked at the car it has got a oil cooler just to the right of the oil filter...

    Started by peanut, 23rd September 2018 16:42
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    9th October 2018 18:23 Go to last post

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