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  1. being an intermittent pig to start

    our 2004 fortwo is giving trouble. sometimes when you try to open door from key/button it wont--but if you open the tail gate then close it everything else works. sometimes when you can open the door via the key/button it wont accept the key in the ignition to start it---my wife is getting very...

    Started by 914-6, 6th July 2015 18:50
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    18th July 2015 21:58 Go to last post
  2. Conrod shells question

    Hi all, I'm currently starting a full engine rebuild of my wifes 2003 450 M160. I have the conrod shells and they are not what I expected. All shells I have fitted over the years have had a notch on the side that stop the shells from moving round the crank. But these smart shells don't...

    Started by fazbender, 19th April 2015 09:14
    • Replies: 3
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    26th June 2015 18:08 Go to last post
  3. Rear Window adjustment

    Hi first post so go easy. Newly acquired 450 has a leak in the rear window and centre top. Drips onto to engine cover. Forum Search found an ancient thread dealing with the wiper seal leaks window washer plumbing. However I am almost certain my leak is simply the window seal itself leaking at...

    Started by logger, 20th May 2015 08:17
    • Replies: 6
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    20th May 2015 22:44 Go to last post
  4. Rear Quarter Window Removal

    I have a Water leak (rain water) which I have traced to the seal around the rear offside window. Looking at the seal from the inside of the car there is a small section on the bottom corner. Does this remove, to take out the whole seal and window? Is this a relatively easy job or do I...

    Started by meah10, 18th May 2015 12:39
    • Replies: 4
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    19th May 2015 06:41 Go to last post
  5. Question Service and MOT East Yorkshire?

    I have a "vintage" Smart (fortwo 450, 1998) in great condition. I have only had Smart specialist garages service and MOT the car. I have just moved to East Yorkshire. Can anyone recommend a good Smart garage in the area? I need to do one more MOT before I sell the car.

    Started by Jaycey, 9th May 2015 09:45
    east yorkshire, mot, service
    • Replies: 4
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    9th May 2015 20:08 Go to last post
  6. car won't change up when driven in automatic

    the car starts fine . i can driver fine in manual . when i drive in automatic car just wont change gear . i found out the Gearbox speed Sensor has 3 wire black white red coming from ecu but only red and white connected nay help where that black wire goes any help thank you

    Started by manodi, 12th April 2015 06:48
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    12th April 2015 09:36 Go to last post
  7. Infared remote fob

    HI. I have tried everywhere, ebay, alibaba, and every other site I can find on the web. It appears that the early 450s had infared instead of wireless. If I ever lose my remote the car is useless and only scrap value. The only option is to have to replace the CAM which would be worth more than the...

    Started by Mike, 25th January 2015 06:10
    • Replies: 7
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    24th February 2015 14:23 Go to last post
  8. worth an ask

    does anybody run a bike engine smart

    Started by BIG.DAVE, 7th February 2015 21:48
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    8th February 2015 07:37 Go to last post
  9. Thinking on buying a 02 or 03 Smart

    Hello all, I am thinking on buying a Smart Fortwo from 2002 or 2003 for about 1500 pound. Can any of you give me advice or tips on what do I need to have in consideration when choosing one of these? Thank you.

    Started by rubengomes, 25th January 2015 20:46
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    26th January 2015 20:45 Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. Smart 450 Wiper Mechanism Overhaul

    Wiper mechanism in my almost thirteen year old Cabrio was getting a wee bit worn with excessive play in its pivot bearings and joints but no wear whatsoever in pivot shafts. https://s19.postimg.org/yxmkdablv/Driver_side_worn.png https://s19.postimg.org/i9v2as94j/Pass_side_worn.png Luckily...

    Started by tolsen123, 19th November 2014 08:03
    • Replies: 3
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    19th November 2014 20:11 Go to last post
  12. Rear View Mirror in the way. Ordered one to modify - Any hints/advice?

    Having just got my new Smart, I noticed that the rear view mirror is basically blinding me as I turn/look to the left. It's directly in the way of my line of sight. I read some have modded them, so I hunted a excellent condition 2nd hand one on Ebay, and Intend to, I guess, remove as much as I...

    Started by Snaffy, 16th November 2014 18:10
    • Replies: 3
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    16th November 2014 19:55 Go to last post
  13. Stupid jacking question

    Having bought myself a bloody great jack and crossbar, I had a go at getting the Smart into the air over the weekend, and freaked myself out a bit. I've lifted plenty of cars in the past, but none where three wheels of the vehicle lift from a single jacking point. I'm sure the chassis can take...

    Started by the-chauffeur, 27th October 2014 18:06
    • Replies: 1
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    28th October 2014 06:36 Go to last post
  14. Drive shaft oil seal replacement

    Hi, advise and help required please, I've been replacing the abs/reluctor rings on the end of the drive shaft and decided to replace the gearbox oil seal as it looked as though it had been seeping gearbox oil. I've bought a couple of seals but have had big problems removing the old seal. It was...

    Started by smartarse60001, 16th August 2014 11:45
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    16th August 2014 21:16 Go to last post
  15. Number Plate

    Hi Guys, I've only had a Smart for 6 months and my number plate on the back, fell off about 3 weeks ago and despite what I use to stick it back it falls straight back off again. What do you guys use to keep It in place?

    Started by SamLudicolo, 15th August 2014 20:25
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    16th August 2014 20:26 Go to last post
  16. What to look for when buying used......

    Hello guys, I am seriously thinking about buying a 2002 smart or 2002 smart cabrio. Can you guys tell me what are the main points I should look at when choosing a good unit? Thanks!

    Started by Ricard, 4th August 2014 19:18
    • Replies: 5
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    15th August 2014 03:42 Go to last post
  17. Cost of Starter Motor Replacement

    Hello After lying up for 3 weeks whilst we were on holiday our Smart Passion (600 cc - 2002 model) won't start. I've tried a booster and a new battery but it just whines a bit as it tries to turn over. The rest of the electrics seem to be working. My local garage has quoted me about 8 hours...

    Started by Photo4x4, 12th June 2014 17:48
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    8th July 2014 07:18 Go to last post
  18. boot space

    Hi there....I've just got my first Smart car and love it.....I can get all my shopping in it but it keeps falling through and down the back of the seats. I've tried making sure the cover is fastened into the plastic bracket things but the shopping seems to push it out. I'm wondering if there...

    Started by sharon2610, 13th March 2013 16:14
    • Replies: 8
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    9th May 2014 21:18 Go to last post

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