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  1. smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)
    My situation for me is well the local Mechanic that is contracted by Carmax has done me dirty once and well I am not a money dispenser so I am viewing this as an educational experience to fix my car. The patient , a 2013 Smartcar fortwo Pure Sport The three Horizontal bars is on the dashboard...
  2. smart General Discussion
    I will do my best to explain this issue in its entirety I would also like to add that I have done not just hours but DAYS of research reading every and any post I can come across. both when the issue first occurred (last summer) and now as I revisit the problem mechanical knowledge level...
  3. smart Operation and Maintenance
    2016 Gas 9000 miles engine oil leak. The leak is right where the engine and transmission are bolted together. Has anyone ever had this problem? Engine main seal leak ? Also, on SLOW acceleration the transmission feels like its chattering and not quite engaging the clutch all the way so the car...
  4. smart Operation and Maintenance
    120k miles, I've replaced the motor mounts, the clutch actuator and all of the sudden, after sitting and idling for about 10 minutes, every gear was neutral, besides park. Then it wouldn't start or go into neutral. Then I got the 3 bars of death. Then I relearned the computer, and could get...
  5. smart Operation and Maintenance
    Hi all, I've been lurking on these forums for quite a while now and have had a lot of success treating various issues on my smart up until this point. As the title says, my '08 Passion 451 has had a transmission issue which has only become exceedingly apparent until recently - meaning it may...
  6. 453
    Hey everyone! 👋 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...
  7. smart Operation and Maintenance
    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...
  8. smart Operation and Maintenance
    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...
  9. smart General Discussion
    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...
  10. smart Parts Marketplace
    $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
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    2008 Smartcar Cabrio
  12. smart Operation and Maintenance
    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...
  13. Modifications and Repairs
    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...
  14. smart Operation and Maintenance
    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...
  15. smart General Discussion
    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...
  16. smart Operation and Maintenance
    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...
  17. smart Operation and Maintenance
    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...
  18. smart Operation and Maintenance
    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...
  19. smart Operation and Maintenance
    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?
  20. smart Operation and Maintenance
    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...
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