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So an update on this also.....OK, I can't believe how fast German Auto Parts can get stuff to you after they read your order. It got here in a day! OK, it took them thursday and most of friday to get it read, but at 4:45pm it was read on friday and picked up that same day! I was hoping it would get here for me to me able to do the work while we had 2 warmer days as I am forced to work semi-outside due to my other Smart taking up the workable space in my garage. Today and tomorrow the temps are supposed to get close to plus 4-6.....that is a far cry above the minus 10 it has been lately. So I was hoping to get the wheel bearings before today...fingers crossed. I had given up last night around supper time of that happening. We were watching TV last night at 10:30 ish when the door bell rang....we live far enough out of the way we do not ever get visitors that late normally. So it's either something pressing in one direction or another for it to happen. I rush upstairs to see a Purolator delivery man standing with a box at my door!!!! The first thing he said was I'm sorry for the hour......hope you forgive me..!!! In today's world....you hear this from a delivery driver...WOW...! I thanked him profusely and he left.....I couldn't/can't believe they wouldn't have waited until what their schedule stated as a delivery for monday....WOW....! And on a saturday night, not even a week day night....damn!
I will be sending German Auto Parts a letter as well as Purolator thanking them both for their service! Amazing!
So, now I'm warming the garage ready to get to it. Plus the outside temps aren't yet above zero, but you can feel them rising. Let the games begin......Installation of both rear wheel bearings....!
Just an update.....so I went back to see surgeon and he examined the hole and concluded it was a dry socket...Hmm.....explained the whole process etc etc....wrote out two scripts, one for the pain and another for mouthwash that seriously tastes like toilet bleach with a semi minty smell...augh! BUT, in less than 2 hours I would bet, the pain stopped and the healing began !!!
So as of today, the gums have started closing over the hole and no infection or pain so to speak, mainly I expect due to antibiotics and pain killer and the mouth wash ......I think it's destroyed my taste buds for sure...lol.
The most annoying part is, I have to eat everything in very small bites and obviously on the other side where there are even less teeth to chew on...lol.....maybe I'll drop a few pounds in this process....a win win....so the long story is job done until I can get the hole covered over and healed completely then go see a construction worker to advise me on a bridge......where's my lottery tickets...? Maybe I'll need to start buying a few...? lol
Hope you can help. I have a smart 450 fortwo 2005. The car will be driving fine then all of a sudden it will stall and a picture of a flashing key will come up on the dash. I take the key out, lock then open the doors and the car starts again. Then after a while the same happens again. Any ideas??
Thanks in advance!
Which year and model of a Smart Fortwo?
If yours is a Smart 450, then rattle could come from rear valance heat shield having come loose and rattling against exhaust.
Could also be one of the torque straps inside clutch that has broken. This cannot be repaired and you will need a new flywheel.
Clutch comes fitted in flywheel and total cost about £150 for a petrol Smart 450. Obviously labour will be extra typically 4 - 5 hours on a petrol 450 when done by a Smart specialist. Replacing clutch on a diesel takes perhaps an hour or two longer due to poor access to certain components.