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If the clutch actuator has failed, is there any way to get a smart into neutral so it can be flat towed?

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Place the rear wheels on a tow dolly & winch it up on a flatbed. The tow drivers should know how to handle this issue. Other option is to change the clutch actuator in place & Drive it to the smart Center for proper adjustment.
 

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Gee, thanks. That was helpful.

The name of this forum section is "Operation and Maintenance", but is the attitude "don't work on the car yourself; have the dealer do everything for you"?

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BTW, the car was towed to its current location and I explained to the tow truck operator what he needed to know to figure out how to tow it.

However, now that it isn't in the middle of the night with the car stuck in a no parking zone, I would like to move the car from the shop that I had it towed to to my house a half mile away and do the repair myself.

The nearest smart Center is a ferry ride away, which involves a large towing fee.

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The trans control unit wants to see the clutch disengaged before it will attempt to shift the trans. Turn the key on without starting the engine and put the gear shift in Neutral. Rock the car forward and back and see if it goes into Neutral. If there is a fault code stored in the Trans Control Module it may not attempt to shift without clearing the fault. If that does not work you are essentially screwed. There is not a way to manually change gears. That is all that occurs to me after thinking about it for approximately 0.835 seconds.
 
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