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      [IMPORTANT] Club smart Car Website Migration - July 2024   07/07/2024

      Hello everyone, we will be looking to migrate the Club smart Car website to a new web host and update the software so that it is on the latest version and has security features such as HTTPS:// which is now the industry standard. A lot of web browsers are marking the website as Not Secure due to this.   In the coming days, you may notice this website go offline in its current form. You will be redirected to a new website URL which will be in use to direct you to the new version of the website. We are hoping to obtain the ownership of clubsmartcar.ca and clubsmartcar.com so you can continue using these links in the near future.   The new forum will look slightly different aesthetically, but will contain all the forum posts from the many years this community has existed! This was the most important to the group looking to keep the community going. Your usernames and passwords will also remain the same.   Unfortunately, the Wiki portions (including the VIN database) will not be able to be migrated in its current form, but the list is preserved and we will look to have the information available again in time. The chatbox will also be removed.   This step is important for the continuity of this community. We are very grateful to those who have graciously run the website in the past, however, currently we have no guarantees of the website continuing on, so we are taking these steps while we can, to keep Club smart Car going into the future.   If you have any questions, please comment in this thread. Otherwise, please stay tuned for the new website URL!   Thank you, -Awesys

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  1. Thanks all. Took starter out. Put 12v on solenoid only operated once. Tried on starter. Nothing. Mercedes replaced the starter about 7 years ago. A mere $850. Smarty has been good so wanna keep her goin.(but not at MB price) Starter coming Dec 5.
  2. I connected a booster cable from the neg batt post to the alternator. No difference. I also put 12v on solenoid, it operated but putting 12v on the starter got nothing. Ass u me... Assuming the starter is bad. Have ordered a new one.
  3. 2010 fortwo. I parked car, started, 5 minutes later filled fuel and no starter. I went thru the trans learn. All gears appear ok. When I try to start I hear click in sam and fuel pump. I get a beeping like the door is ajar and the blower shuts down then power is restored. Battery is charged. 12.5V at batt but at starter only seeing 7-8 V? Have no codes using Autel. HELP.... Please
  4. thanks for that. I have the ball joint out but by this procedure he didn't so I will undo the tie rod end. looks straight forward now.
  5. I have the upper strut nut off, sway bar link off, strut pinch bolt off. Do I have to remove the ball joint and the tie rod end to get the strut out to remove the spring? Thanks
  6. Ok. I got all the bolts removed from strut.Now how do I get the strut out? Must I compress the spring or do I have to remove the hub as well? Or disconnect from lower control arm?
  7. Just the plastic trim below windshield to gain access to the hole by wiper arm. That will give me much more access to the strut nut. I have tried to use my impact and universal joint but it is 90 degrees and wont move Yahoo.... I got the nut off... Thank you
  8. I have all cap screws out I can see but the panel won't come out of fender. Are there other screws under? I'm trying to replace the driver side broken spring
  9. Yes, I tried to get to Victoria, BC summer of 2019 but only made it to Montana, had to head back home, terrible aching leg. Found out had to have my hip replaced. Done July 2020. No riding this year! The bike has 61,000 kms, Hope to try trip again next year.... Who knows what the world will be like then !!! ???
  10. Thanks That's interesting, I just remembered adding for the first time, a fuel additive, Lucas upper cylinder lube. I have been using it in my Honda CX650 mc for years. Hope it isn't the cause !
  11. The car has only ever had premium from Ultramar or Costco or Esso and synthetic 5W30 for its entire 119,000 life so far. The guage showed full 2 days ago. I had reset the trip odometer, I actually went to fuel up but it would only take a buck, that's when I realized something was odd.
  12. Suddenly guage is reading 1/2 when full. Where would I find the info to probe the sender unit? OR is this a remove tank and replace sender job?
  13. Thanks for the replies. I put the front end up and spun the wheels. Right side free spinning, left did not. loosened lug nuts wheel spun better? Pads were rubbing, so lubed the sliders, reassembled and wheel free spinning. The bearings seem fine no play but still noise from somewhere. I cannot tell what it is. I remember hearing it in the winter but winter tires always sound louder. How can I determine if it is the new summer tires I just put on this spring? or some other component. Just updated my profile picture. I got our Newfoundland dog, Henri to jump in the back to prove to all the naysayers that the Smart really can carry a load , 150 lbs.... Ha ha
  14. Hi Brian in Millbrook Ontario Canada. Just put my summer tires on and have noticed a loud noise coming out of I think the front end. Not grinding noise more of road noise? Not sure but different from the sound my Subaru made when front bearing was worn. Wheels dont seem to have any excess play. 2010 fortwo with 110K kms The car has been good just put in a new battery today, noticed the noise heading into Peterborough to pick up battery. Any ideas? I read that the front bearings are pressed into control arm and must replace entire unit, this true?
  15. 2010 Smart Fortwo Pure. How does the wiring harness get to the engine compartment? I see it disappear under the cup holder /gear selector. I want to fish the mechanical gauges.