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  1. Aux device at cold start is whining

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    I am the original owner of a 2008 Passion with 78000 miles. I have always noticed the sound of some device in the engine compartment that comes on and runs for 30-40 seconds when the engine is cold. The sound has always been soft. Recently, the sound is louder and has a whining sound. The...
  2. Engine noise

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    While warming up the engine for an oil change, I noticed a periodic noise, kind of a ratcheting sound. I looked and it seemed to happen in sync with a rotating part on the right side of the engine. This part is a small wheel with an arm attached to it that rotates back and forth. It possibly...
  3. My little real estate car is SMART.

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    I needed something that I can run across the county in without getting the sweats over the gas price. Size presents certain trade offs that I can live with. Had it about a week and making a list of a few tweaks needed. Wind noise at the front left side othe panaromic roof. Seems no to be...
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