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  1. 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 07:15
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  2. Smile How to replace a noisy tappet

    Just bought a second Smart car, it's a 2005 ForTwo Nightrun. Taken a bit of a punt on this as the engine is a bit noisy. Sounds to me like it's coming from the Cam, hopefully just replacing a tappet will fix it?.Reminds me of an old Pinto engined Ford Cortina with a knackered cam, if anybody...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 20th January 2019 22:06
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  3. 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 15:06
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    20th April 2018 11:51 Go to last post
  4. How to ease the passage of tubing....

    OK ALL childish sniggering, double entendres and innuendo are welcome for this post BUT I AM asking a serious question here!! :angle: :icon_redf :icon_chee I have a 450 03 SFT that has a door seal leak (both passenger and drivers side) and on the advice I have been given I have purchased some...

    Started by angelofdecember, 3rd September 2016 21:39
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    3rd October 2016 23:44 Go to last post
  5. Steamy Windows.......

    Hi folks, :icon_smil Yup, its that time of year again when you settle your butt into your Smarty and the first hint of a warm body EVERY window fogs up! You set the blowers to FULL FORCE after a gentle breeze and it has no affect..... the heat setting from cold to 'f##k me I'm sweating'... from...

    Started by angelofdecember, 12th November 2015 21:09
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    15th January 2016 07:18 Go to last post
  6. Anybody replaced a valve guide?

    Has anybody any smart advice on doing this? I bought a cylinder head which is in excellent nick except one valve guide was damaged. It took a lot of effort to remove. I managed it by heating the head in the oven and using a big round punch. The guide was even more damaged but the head is okay. ...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 13th April 2019 05:43
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    3rd June 2019 07:12 Go to last post
  7. 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 17:35
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    6th July 2018 11:55 Go to last post
  8. Excuse my ignorance. Cruise control (450 pulse)

    Ok, so mostly i'm a passenger in the 450 & with a big old brain under investigation not allowed to drive currently, so "fiddling" is out. On top of that this being the 1st smart we've owned... a lot of ignorance. So, did smart fit cruise control stalks to everything regardless or were they...

    Started by Mr Gus, 5th June 2019 10:44
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  9. Round about hesitation no more

    I've finally invested in the real McCoy of diagnostics kits. Only 175 from China plus the Queen's share. Adjusted clutch electronically a few days ago. Already correctly preloaded. Gear changes became quite noticeable faster and a lot smoother. Best of all, no more hesitation at round abouts....

    Started by tolsen123, 15th October 2015 20:54
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    30th October 2015 18:39 Go to last post
  10. 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, 23rd July 2018 22:15
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    interior heater
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    8th September 2018 13:59 Go to last post
  11. smart pulse mcc

    Abs light air bag light stays on all the time pls help

    Started by taz, 30th January 2016 21:30
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    11th February 2016 21:39 Go to last post
  12. Removing the Crash Bar bolts

    Hello Everyone! I've got a situation with my mk5 where I need to remove the crash bar to deal with a cycle valve issue but for the life of me I cannot get the bolts off. I've tried using GT85 to loosen the bolts and hot water but with no luck and now, after a slightly ham-fisted attempt, my T45...

    Started by Ocracoke, 12th December 2014 15:08
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    15th December 2014 20:47 Go to last post
  13. Fixing floor mats

    I have just bought a 2001 Smart Passion LHD which came without the Smart rubber floor mats. I just bought a pair of used LHD ones on eBay. The passenger side mat is just laid in the footwell but the thin dangly bits on the driver's side can obviously shift about & get caught under the pedals which...

    Started by nigelbb, 26th March 2016 08:49
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    29th July 2016 05:16 Go to last post
  14. Non Air con 450 de-misting solution what's the best inner screen chemical?

    Looked around, pretty much all of you (apart from those "about" to chime in) :ziped: use your air con to keep interior fogging at bay, having just cleaned the windows & applied some rain x to the windscreen it got me thinking as to how much of a biatch or not trying to resolve already wet...

    Started by Mr Gus, 28th August 2019 18:20
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    450, anti-fogging, chemicals, damp
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    8th September 2019 18:57 Go to last post
  15. Exhaust manifold stud broken

    Our 2001 Pulse has just started making a shrill noise when you accelerate. I haven't taken anything apart yet, but looking with a torch it appears that one of the studs fixing the exhaust manifold to the block has broken. So, I assume I'm going to need a set of studs, plus two for the exhaust,...

    Started by Chris3005, 9th May 2016 21:16
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    20th June 2016 13:26 Go to last post
  16. Exclamation Smart 450 Cabrio Roof Cog replacement

    Hello guys, new here. I own a Smart 450 2003 in UK Cabrio. When I bought it the previous owner told me that the cogs and cables need to be replaced. When I press the button to open the roof you can hear a clicking noise and nothing is moving. As I have asked a mechanic how much it will cost to fix...

    Started by vmicha, 12th February 2017 16:00
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    smart 450 cabrio roof
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    16th February 2017 23:36 Go to last post
  17. Oil leak - 2001 Pulse (fixed)

    I was concerned that our Smart was dripping oil after a drive. It was hard to tell where from, but it seemed to be running down the outside of the sump from somewhere on the right hand side of the engine, and I worried that it was the oil seal behind the crankshaft pulley. Looking on fq101, I...

    Started by Chris3005, 14th August 2016 16:17
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    15th August 2016 19:43 Go to last post
  18. 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 20:46
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  19. Leaks from rear. 2004 450 Smart Car.

    I have sorted out the air intake drain at the front of the car. Changed the door seals. Taped the wing mirror screws. Still pooling under the drivers side. Noticed some water beads top of the rear engine cover at the rear under the carpet only. None on the top. Is it the light clusters or...

    Started by Jaser, 7th June 2016 14:42
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    450, ingress, leaks, rear quarter., water
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    2nd September 2016 12:38 Go to last post
  20. Washer Jets

    Hi all, I have tried searching but can't find anything :( Our 450 seems to be lacking some pressure for the washers. It's all topped up and when you pull the lever (or is it push?) nothing comes out, well it does but trickles down the jets rather than on the windscreen! It's also the same...

    Started by GiGo, 7th January 2017 16:18
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    16th January 2017 12:45 Go to last post

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