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  1. Tightening front suspension strut have I, tightened it to much?

    After replacing & tightening the front suspension strut (shock absorber) it still rattles. A Used replacement strut is used. I have rebuilt the replacement strut with cup, spring, anti-friction bearing, top bearing mount etc. Should the top spring carrier plate be tightened all the way utilising...

    Started by Pocetsize, 4th December 2018 13:24
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  2. Unhappy 2003 450 passion

    After 15 years the gas struts operating the rear window have given up and the glass keeps dropping. I have ordered two new ones from Germany , is there a fitting sheet within the club. Many Thanks , Mick Newell.

    Started by MICK888, 31st October 2018 02:37
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    2nd November 2018 20:27 Go to last post
  3. Help. Key programming with Delphi DS150E

    My 450 has been off the road for over a month due to me stupidly putting the key fob through a washing machine cycle and then tumble drying :icon_redf New fobs have been bought and also a Delphi DS150E. I can get into the Delphi menu to program the key but every time I try I get a message saying...

    Started by WesleyPegden, 16th March 2018 19:58
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    8th September 2018 20:04 Go to last post
  4. Speaking of heaters mine is, weak and I'm afraid of the winter cold!

    Servicing the interior heater could be a pain staking task dissembling the, dash-etc. It may provide a better solution to replace it. I understand the heater is series of wires much like a toaster with a blower. Since mine is so weak I'm wondering is a good'ol service maybe just the thing. But...

    Started by Pocetsize, 24th July 2018 00:15
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    interior heater
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    8th September 2018 15:59 Go to last post
  5. Roof or windscreen leak fixed.

    Problem solved and the inside of the car is now dry and cosy.

    Started by chezqui, 29th November 2016 09:10
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    29th August 2018 14:44 Go to last post
  6. 450 Heater knob. verticle one. Snapped off.

    End of it bladed part snapped off inside switch. One of the verticle ones. How do I get it out? Without taking apart the dashboard. superglue? Thanks for all your help in advance.

    Started by Jaser, 20th July 2016 11:52
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    19th July 2018 12:52 Go to last post
  7. Carpet soaked, Corroded wheel arch do I remove the bottom panel underside?

    I was restoring the seat brackets by removing rust. I took out the, seats and carpet the, sound proofing was soaking. Water was getting in through corrosion on the offside wheel arch. Can I get better access to the wheel arch by removing the under carriage panel? I'm not sure whether the front...

    Started by Pocetsize, 6th July 2018 22:28
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    assembly, cavity, crash frame
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    16th July 2018 10:58 Go to last post
  8. Rear subframe removal

    I've just been underneath my 2005 450 to see if there are any visible signs of why wheelbase different on either side after a minor bump which hit nearside rear wheel. Shocked to see the amount of very heavy rust scale and realised another winter will kill the car so have decided it's time to come...

    Started by WesleyPegden, 5th July 2018 19:51
    • Replies: 6
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    6th July 2018 15:28 Go to last post
  9. Steering wheel off centre. Cause ?

    My steering wheel used to be level until I had a "mishap". It is now turned slightly to the left for the car to drive in a straight line. Whilst towing on an A frame, that attaches to the front wishbones, I hit a low wall with the nearside rear side whilst turning at walking pace. This dented the...

    Started by WesleyPegden, 2nd June 2018 19:35
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    6th July 2018 13:55 Go to last post
  10. Not all black paint is the same colour !

    I need to touch up a hand sized area of my Tridion after the recent brush with a wall. Anyone found an off the shelf aerosol paint from Halfords etc which is a match to the Smart black ? Halfords have 34 different black car paints ! ...

    Started by WesleyPegden, 7th May 2018 11:55
    • Replies: 5
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    15th May 2018 10:31 Go to last post
  11. City Coupe Passion 450 How to Sell!

    Hello Peeps, Alas, my smart 450 2001 city coupe passion LHD car's engine has seized up and I am having to sell it because of a lack of technical knowledge. I was wondering the best way to go about this? It has long MOT (until next September) and aside from the seized engine there doesn't seem...

    Started by BecksClandrew, 3rd November 2017 17:06
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    20th April 2018 13:51 Go to last post
  12. Smart Fourtwo Passion 2005 Workshop Manual

    Removed thread because it was in wrong forum

    Started by Jango, 24th March 2018 19:48
    • Replies: 2
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    26th March 2018 10:44 Go to last post
  13. Driver's door window whistles

    My driver's door window whistles when driving down the highway at speed when it's windy outside......how can I solve this? Is the fix the same as fixing a leaky window seal...by installing a 2" piece of 5mm tubing in the window seal...? Just asking to be sure...? I do not have leaky seals as in...

    Started by Willys, 13th March 2018 23:20
    • Replies: 6
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    14th March 2018 01:26 Go to last post
  14. Anyone got a Star machine, I need my key reprogramming

    I only have one key working and need some kind person with a star machine to help out please, preferably not a merc dealer!

    Started by chezqui, 29th November 2016 09:15
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    28th January 2018 13:00 Go to last post
  15. Exclamation Smart fortwo 2003 cabrio

    So apparently I am trying to fix my cabrio roof but where I live no one seems to have clue about it. I have found the guide in Evilution where the first step says to take all the roof back (As you can see in the picture I have attached). My question is, my roof doesn't move at all because all...

    Started by vmicha, 20th January 2018 19:27
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    21st January 2018 22:21 Go to last post
  16. 450 Headlight Adjusters Noisey. 2004

    Big annoyance. Headlight adjusters. Kept making a noise. Only one when on full beam is searching for position. I never fiddled around with the switch leaving them on 0. Knowing they tend to cock-up in advance. Is there any way of sorting them without rebuilding the lamp. or is just...

    Started by Jaser, 2nd September 2016 14:49
    450, adjusters, headlamp, headlight
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    1st October 2017 14:52 Go to last post
  17. Front engine mounting replacement the easy way.

    I already use FQ101 and Evilution but as you know, Evilution requires payment for some of that info and being out here in the Republic of Adjara, I often get a lot of CC problems so I pay for very little online and unpaid, FQ101 didn't have exactly what I was looking for. Anyway, we have to...

    Started by dede468, 25th July 2017 11:51
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    6th September 2017 11:36 Go to last post
  18. Question ... repair a cracked door panel

    Well, the good news is that I've managed to get the passenger electric window working again (replacing the broken plastic cradle). But in the process of wrestling the door panel away from the door, I've cracked it in two places (at the middle and rear clips along the top): ...

    Started by KeithD, 18th July 2017 23:17
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    20th July 2017 16:17 Go to last post
  19. 450 some help needed

    Hello everyone I hope someone can help a newbie 450 owner with a few bits please Had the car a small amount of time and now really getting into it (use it at weekends for fun for than a normal day to day car) It just passed its MOT and I am surprised to be honest so wanted to give it...

    Started by smartdizzy, 27th June 2017 14:24
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    4th July 2017 09:18 Go to last post
  20. Cool Backseat cup holders

    A bit goofy question but I really need an answer :p How do you use the backseat cupholders of a smart 450 ?

    Started by vmicha, 30th April 2017 22:46
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    • Replies: 11
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    5th May 2017 00:46 Go to last post

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