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  1. 2017 smart fortwo (453) - how normal is this transmission behavior?

    Hey everyone! đź‘‹ I am the happy new owner of a 2017 fortwo with the DCT. It was a lease return, and only has 6,500 miles on it. I understand that this car has a quirky transmission, but am unsure: how quirky is normal for these cars? I've noticed these behaviors: at low speeds (stop/go in...
  2. Bad Knocking near or in bell housing (release bearing and arm)

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    2012 Smart Fortwo 52,000 miles mainly highway travel. Yesterday out of the blue a hard knocking started. I reversed onto some high ramps and laid under the rear end and can narrow knocking down to the bell housing. There is a loud knocking and light scraping sounds that seem to be coming from...
  3. Transmission Error P074D (Wont shift into 5th gear.)

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    2013 Smart Fortwo Pure with 61,000 miles on it. Started getting a trouble code and it would not go into 5th gear and made this "whizzing" sound when it tried to go from 4th to 5th when the codes were cleared. Took it to the dealer, they call back and say I need a new clutch and clutch...
  4. Transmission problems

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    I've had my 2012 smart fortwo for a little over a year, and I love it! However, the other day I ran into an issue that I just wanted to make sure that it was a fluke and not something that I need to get checked on. I got off of work the other day, and attempted to accelerate, but upon shifting...
  5. For Sale: Castrol 75W-90 Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Oil BOT 328

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    $50 - Castrol 75W-90 Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Oil BOT 328 * * * Brand NEW * * * never used 2 (1-qt bottles) - $50 CASTROL Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Oil SAE 75W-90 BOT 328
  6. Flashing "D" (gear lock), Now Check Engine Light

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    Hello, I just bought my third smart (long story) two weeks ago. Yesterday I stopped for a red light and when it turned green the car was out of gear with the D flashing. Pulled over (it would go very slowly) and googled the flashing "D" and found a post on here about retraining the...
  7. Transmission or Clutch Problem??

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    Hey all! New to the forum and would like to ask for some advice from some more knowledgeable people. Recently obtained a smart fortwo CDI 2005 model. I've also owned another but have never experienced this problem. I was driving my smart fortwo CDI and was accelerating in the acceleration...
  8. Transmission mount

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    The dealership recently informed me that the transmission mounts failed. I am attempting to find pics or any other information with instructions for a DIY replacement. I am also having a difficult time finding any information on the smart transmission mounts. Is there another name for the...
  9. Transmission issue, 2009 Passion

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    I live in San Diego. It doesn't rain much. I have 80,000 miles on my 2009 Passion and recently when it DOES rain, my transmission locks up. When I'm driving on the freeway and try to come to a stop it remains in 5th (will no longer shift to neutral). Of course the motor then stalls. It then...
  10. Transmission woes

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    Car: 2008 Smart ForTwo History: Last year the motor blew (another story for another time, no fault of smart) and we replaced it. The car has been sitting there, waiting for some parts. Finally the parts were acquired and everything put back together. Engine fired right up! (Breaks arm...
  11. Car Won't Start, Doesn't Move Through Gears

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    First, thanks ahead of time for any suggestions. I am quickly running out of my own ideas on this one, hopefully someone here has seen this problem before. I will try to be as thorough as I can describing the problem, and things I have checked so far, based on what I have found searching the...
  12. Help! Smart car transmission problems

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    Hi all! I’m a girl with no car expertise, and I’m in a situation where I really don’t know what to do next. Any help would be greatly appreciated! So here’s the story: I moved here from Europe in September 2012, and planned to buy a used car. I ended up at Mercedes Benz in Beverly Hills...
  13. Transmission hunting (shifting 4 to 5 to 4 repeatedly)

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    My transmission is hunting, at 40-45 MPH it shifts from 4th to 5th then back to 4th repeatedly. Switching to manual mode stops it. 09 Pure with 16,000 miles 4000 miles since oil change... I will change the air filter. Any suggestions?
  14. New 2013 back to Dealership - Transmission

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    After having to re-teach the transmission of my less-than-six-month-old Smart car five times in the past week, it gave up altogether leaving me stranded. (The check engine light came on in addition to the transmission problems.) MB roadside assistance was rude and not very helpful but...
  15. Three "Teach-ins" in one month

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    I have had to "teach-in" the transmission on my 2013 Smart Car three times in the past month (twice in the last 24 hours). This is more than just an inconvenience. Something is wrong with the car, right?
  16. Transmission issues when driving slowly

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    hi - first post - hope someone can help me! i have had an issue since i purchased my smart fortwo 2009 car 3 years ago here in vegas. it only applies to first gear slow driving in parking lots or behind a line of cars driving slow. the transmission shudders and shakes, the car leaps forward...
  17. Transmission driveshaft seal?

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    just notice a leak on my transmission and i believe is the driveshaft seal, my questions. 1. is this cover under warranty since i got the car in october 2012.? 2. is there any upgrade to these seal?:rolleyes:
  18. HELP! has anyone had to have the clutch motor replaced on the smart? (I have an '09)

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    Let me start by explaining the problem I have been having. Bear with me....ANY help or advice or similar stories would be GREATLY appreciated. Starting several months ago, I was driving my smart (in automatic mode) on a busy road (flat, no hill), and came to a stop light. when I came to a...
  19. 2012 Passion: first impressions

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    I think they've done really well this year. Traded in my 2009 to get the better interest rate (0%!), as well as the greatly improved warranty, the eight airbags, the improved transmission, and the factory cruise control. New toy is silver on silver. I had an MDC cruise control that was...
  20. Reverse "Crunch"

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    Hello, I have an 09 Cabrio which I have had since it was new. Today after going for a relatively short drive stoping parking and getting back in the car, I had a problem shifting into reverse. it is not the software problem which i have read about. I was on a slight incline going up I shifted it...