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Yup!! It is either the front cooling fan motor, or a broken mounting bracket. To repair it, the whole front end will most likely need to come apart. A second cheaper option is to install a pusher fan in front of the radiator and wire it in place of the stock fan. I did this a few years ago and it was much easier. The front clip needs to come off, but we are talking about maybe a dozen screws and it lifts off in one piece.

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I had this issue with my Smart a few months ago. Every time I would turn on the AC it made this really loud rattling noise and it was quite embarrassing! I took mines to my dealership (Carmaxx) and they told me a part had came undone and that's why it was rattling and making that noise so I got it replaced and it has been working well ever since. I don't remember the name of the part (sorry) but definitely get it checked out!
 

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The 2013 model cars at least seem to be a lemon with this issue. I had this same issue at 37K miles and mercedes repaired it under warranty. 2019 64K miles and once again I have this same issue. Turn on the AC and bam it sounds like a fish is flopping around in the front end again. TWICE now this same issue same car and now I have to pay out of pocket for the repair. I wont be buying any more smart cars after this. First its rear axle, then the fan, then the axle again, now the fan again.
 
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