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Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-07-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,804
Posted By steveg
did some searching, did you by any chance hit...

did some searching, did you by any chance hit anything with your car? the reason I ask is there is a deployment code (airbag?) thats in that sequence.
if it was hit, struck but the bags never ...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-07-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,804
Posted By steveg
contact the other Smart club , they deal in the...

contact the other Smart club , they deal in the diesels, club smart car.. and evilution...
it sound like something simple, probably electrical.. if it turns over, but will not fire, i would say...
Forum: 453   07-21-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,306
Posted By steveg
or call the Bank, explain to them whats going on,...

or call the Bank, explain to them whats going on, get ahold of your states Attorney General and DMV ( check their laws) and get everything in writing..
usually this is what will happen, they will...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   07-20-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,134
Posted By steveg
check your reluctor rings!! they are on each...

check your reluctor rings!! they are on each wheel a ring with "teeth" much like a cog... if one or more are cracked or broken, they need to be changed.

also some models (early 450) you can...
Forum: smart Towing   07-07-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,645
Posted By steveg
I dont think towing would be a problem, if done...

I dont think towing would be a problem, if done right, I have towed similar weight with my 05, but a PWC... it could be done, you may lose some UMPH in the high end and some MPGs..

Launching it...
Forum: The Car Lounge   07-07-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By steveg
thats the one with the Audi engine, am I right? ...

thats the one with the Audi engine, am I right? the 924 is a side step for Porsche, and the 928 a big side step from the rear engined 911 912 series.. differnt but still Porsche..
my neighbor has...
Forum: The Car Lounge   07-02-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By steveg
here in NY the FIAT brand was once considered the...

here in NY the FIAT brand was once considered the continually DISSOLVING car , they didnt last long outside, or if you got them wet, or drove them in the winter (....., I know as an owner of many of...
Forum: 453   07-01-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By steveg
if you blow a turbo, as I did on my 450, it gets...

if you blow a turbo, as I did on my 450, it gets EXPENSIVE very quickly... a complete unit with wastegate and manifold can run to 2 grand
fortunate for me, i bought the cartridge from Germany NOT a...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   06-26-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,515
Posted By steveg
im interested in the tool.. steveg.. send me an...

im interested in the tool.. steveg.. send me an email.. [email protected]
Forum: 453   06-26-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By steveg
I like the phrase "Initial Quality Study".. ...

I like the phrase "Initial Quality Study"..

what they should do is take a POST quality study, say after a year then two and see what "quality" is still there, and what is lacking.

I bet the...
Forum: Iowa Chapter   06-18-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,865
Posted By steveg
your SAM unit could be located in a couple of...

your SAM unit could be located in a couple of places... directly behind the drivers seat under the carpet , under the seat, or like mine behind the rear plastic panel drivers side just rear of the...
Forum: Iowa Chapter   06-16-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,865
Posted By steveg
welcome to the ORPHANED of Orphaned cars!... I...

welcome to the ORPHANED of Orphaned cars!... I know as I have a 05 Gasser..
you realize that the diesel wasnt really brought in but snuck in under the wire, only a few made it ...Most were Cannucks...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   05-30-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By steveg
i can tell you just from your description your...

i can tell you just from your description your actuator is probably out of adjustment. does not take much and may include a clutch release replacement or clutch.itself..
Take the actuator off, and...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   05-24-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,248
Posted By steveg
this is a safer way and very effective in nearly...

this is a safer way and very effective in nearly all tires regardless of the SIZE, or type...
I have used this on small minibike tires up to tractor tires ....

if the bead is off grab a RATCHET...
Forum: Original (450) smart fortwo   05-14-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,907
Posted By steveg
Just bought a new turbo from an outfit in the UK...

Just bought a new turbo from an outfit in the UK $300 shipped...turbo rebuild.com
Quality ,guaranteed.. Not a Chinese knockoff.
Steveg






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Forum: smart Wheels & Tires   05-14-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,079
Posted By steveg
ok I know of the brand, made in CHINA. and poor...

ok I know of the brand, made in CHINA. and poor tires... cheap.. if thats what you want.
a quote from the Subaru forum...".My inclination is that they're junk and to go trade them in for a more...
Forum: The Car Lounge   05-13-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By steveg
I can here it now (as i usually do driving my...

I can here it now (as i usually do driving my Isetta) .... this famous phrase....
"GAWD! I WOULDNT WANT TO GET HIT IN THAT!!"

interesting concept, and design... getting in through the rear...
Forum: smart Gallery   05-12-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,847
Posted By steveg
JUST IN TIME FOR PROM SEASON! (or the circus) ...

JUST IN TIME FOR PROM SEASON! (or the circus) LOL
steveg.
Forum: Florida Chapter   05-12-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,042
Posted By steveg
this is what I think is going on.. check the...

this is what I think is going on.. check the following in this order..
Battery... over 5 yrs old? get another one.
then fuel system check, filter, pressure check...
ecu. fuzes. it may just...
Forum: smart Roadster (452)   05-10-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,007
Posted By steveg
ok I got a question professor...LOL... what was...

ok I got a question professor...LOL... what was the production number of the 101 HP ENGINES.... and bonus if you can answer the year..

steveg 05 450 Cabrio S.Mann
Forum: smart Roadster (452)   05-10-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,007
Posted By steveg
you probably didnt know this... but I know of at...

you probably didnt know this... but I know of at least Three here in the USA... TWO in museums, and another running around (illegally?) in FLA ...

I have photos of all three...
Hint ..one of...
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   05-09-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,746
Posted By steveg
i have seen many of these twisted screw drives...

i have seen many of these twisted screw drives failed on the Smart, To me an experienced machinist and mechanic, a poor design.. it should have been more of an actual worm gear drive OR a small...
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   05-09-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,397
Posted By steveg
yes its a curve and hopefully a curve others may...

yes its a curve and hopefully a curve others may learn from your persistence.. random incidences like this are difficult to diagnose, and usually expensive in labor (done by a dealer), throwing parts...
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   05-01-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,746
Posted By steveg
the car will turn on but wont start as it has no...

the car will turn on but wont start as it has no idea if its in gear or not, or if the clutch is pushed in or not. and when it doesnt know.. it does nothng.. as its programmed to do.
Remember the...
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   05-01-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,746
Posted By steveg
the cod shown is clutch actuator,, I would take...

the cod shown is clutch actuator,, I would take it off, and clean/lube then replace it.. check battery voltage disconnect the battery if its good wait a min then reconnect , adjust the actuator...
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