I have a 2014 Smart fortwo (31k miles) that I picked up recently and I'm trying to get it running. This is my first Smart car so please excuse my ignorance.
When I attempt to start the car, I get 3 bars on the dash. Won't even turn over. It doesn't throw any codes on my (basic) OBD2 reader. I've been reading here about different things to try.
I pulled the clutch actuator off and it appears mechanically sound. I lubricated inside and cleaned the electrical contacts. Two questions regarding this:
1) Is there any way to test the function of the clutch actuator with it off the car?
2) When I opened it up and was messing with it, I accidentally actuated it and it pushed into the "out" position, as if it were pushing in the clutch. I can't put it back on the car in that position. How do I get it to go back inward?
My next step this weekend is to look at the shift motors. Any help with this would be so much appreciated!