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Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   Today, 06:52 AM
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Posted By jimvw57
First thing to check is the battery. Since...

First thing to check is the battery. Since everything in a smart is electronic, even a low battery can be a problem. here are about a dozen ground points that also can cause problems. as can the...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By jimvw57
Have not had an issue with any of the 3 smarts I...

Have not had an issue with any of the 3 smarts I have owned, but anything is possible.Maybe try some penetrant spray, once you back it out a bit, spray it and tighten it again. let it sit a bit and...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   09-16-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By jimvw57
With spark plugs removed, you should be able to...

With spark plugs removed, you should be able to rotate crankshaft.
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   09-15-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By jimvw57
When you turn on the ignition, do you hear the...

When you turn on the ignition, do you hear the gears make any noises? Gear display on the dash show P or --- ?
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   09-11-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By jimvw57
Much easier to remove the front clip, especially...

Much easier to remove the front clip, especially for running wires. After removing the front clip once or twice, it gets much easier...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   09-11-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By jimvw57
drivers side. If you have the front clip off...

drivers side. If you have the front clip off anyhow, mount a horn on either side of the radiator and run a wire between them.
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   09-08-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By jimvw57
there are different versions of the Denso plugs....

there are different versions of the Denso plugs. I installed a set that wore out quickly and found they were not the long life ones I switched to the long life ones and that took care of it.
Forum: smart fortwo Electric Drive   09-08-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By jimvw57
front stock rim width on the 451 is 4.5 inches,...

front stock rim width on the 451 is 4.5 inches, rears are 5 inches. A 195/55 tire needs a minimum 5 inch wide rim. (depending on the manufacturer of the tire)
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   09-08-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By jimvw57
More like underneath the headlight assembly,...

More like underneath the headlight assembly, behind the radiator support area
Forum: Interior & Exterior   08-31-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By jimvw57
Check coolant level, and possibly the condition...

Check coolant level, and possibly the condition of the coolant. everything points to overheating.
Forum: smart Modifications   08-29-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By jimvw57
2008-2014 (?)

2008-2014 (?)
Forum: smart Modifications   08-28-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By jimvw57
all the same models do (451 for the 2008 year)

all the same models do (451 for the 2008 year)
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-26-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,250
Posted By jimvw57
Took another look at the power situation and...

Took another look at the power situation and getting some funky readings. Scangauge says 11.9v, batt reads 12.6, Plugged it on the charger and it reads 13v after 9 hrs of charging, with some odd...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-25-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,931
Posted By jimvw57
You are correct. Rear springs have either a...

You are correct. Rear springs have either a single blue dot, or a pink dot.
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-25-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,250
Posted By jimvw57
I did put a charger on it overnight but didn't...

I did put a charger on it overnight but didn't check the voltage afterwards. I would guess voltage over 12v would indicate it was good. Plus battery is less than a year old, which in itself doesn't...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-24-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,931
Posted By jimvw57
Stock springs have a single pink dot, HD ED...

Stock springs have a single pink dot, HD ED springs have 3 blue dots.
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-24-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By jimvw57
Key and remote (fob) need to be programmed with a...

Key and remote (fob) need to be programmed with a STARR computer which is a Mercedes Benz unit. I would try a new battery in the remote and see if it helps. Cheaper than a remote plus programming.
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-24-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,250
Posted By jimvw57
loved each and every one of my Corvairs back in...

loved each and every one of my Corvairs back in the day..
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-22-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By jimvw57
Sounds like what I am messing with. I am going to...

Sounds like what I am messing with. I am going to remove the clutch actuator next and see what is inside. Hopefully it will just need cleaning and lubrication.
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-22-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,250
Posted By jimvw57
I have been looking for this, I know it has been...

I have been looking for this, I know it has been posted before. Gonna go out and try it in the dark...

Didn't work... I assume the first wait is until the lights go off (bulb test) and depressing...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-22-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 53,763
Posted By jimvw57
Only two wires heading that direction on the...

Only two wires heading that direction on the drivers side of the radiator.
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-22-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By jimvw57
Not really, they are below where the front end...

Not really, they are below where the front end slopes forward.
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-20-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,250
Posted By jimvw57
As far as I know, it is original... That is my...

As far as I know, it is original... That is my next point of attack. Hopefully it is in need of a good cleaning and greasing!! Since it doesn't make any sound when I turn on the key and move the...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-20-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,250
Posted By jimvw57
Battery is less than a year old, checks out at...

Battery is less than a year old, checks out at rest with 12.47 volts. checked and cleaned all grounds
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-19-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,250
Posted By jimvw57
Might be time to let someone else have a turn on...

Might be time to let someone else have a turn on this. It would be too bad as there are a LOT of new stuff on this one. New tires, (less than 1K miles) new front wheel bearing, ED shocks and springs,...
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