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  1. this would happen to my cabrio when previous owner owned it.. also did funky things at random shifts it was the clutch fork almost punched thru...fixed it by welding a bigger end on the actuator rod
  2. i had a package from march arrive a few days ago...i think there is still hope
  3. id almost forgot about dhgate...i used it quite a bit a few years back but it never felt as safe as aliexpress...i didnt ever have problems there though so did the second one arrive yet?
  4. my cabrio had that problem... fuel level couldnt be trusted at all .it stayed full then bam it was empty...a few super-fills and a few treatments with kleenflo diesel conditioner solved it i dont think it was sticking though...i think it had some crud on the resistor part of the mechanism..can never know for sure though
  5. i definitely did not lower my subframe maybe something is different in cabrio ?
  6. smartz thread mentions special tools and dropping subframe to access inboard ends.... i know 100% i did neither of those...its been a few years but i remember changing those cables in less than an hour and i work like a sloth..in the driveway with no hoist just use needle nose for the retainers ..or a screwdriver...or a hoseclamp if you want to save them..or smash them thru with a punch..the old cables are buggered anyway just get them off and put new ones
  7. might as well check the integrity of the shoe adjusters while youre in there...i remember buying some cheap at rockauto
  8. there is a left and right cable...both the same if i remember right...then a short center one that rarely ever breaks germanparts sells the two as a kit...under $90 and they ship fast https://germanparts.ca/parts/smart/2005/brakes/emergency-brake-system/
  9. i bought mine from aliexpress back then there was a few versions ...one supposedly had better chips but i dont recall what colour the better chips were i bought mine specifically for clearing an srs code on a 2005 fortwo...it worked fine.....for abs it worked fine on my 2005 coupe but would not communicate with the abs on my 2005 cabrio...i dont know why i was also able to program a key for the coupe
  10. easy job got mine cheaper from germanparts.ca unless its the center one...i dont remember them having centers
  11. i still say a good foxwell is the best bang for the buck...mine was $126...does 95% of what i ever need it to do for a few hundred more they have better ones with cvt systems battery systems..electronic park brake ...tpms etc... youll never find one for under a few grand that will cover everything like a nissan consult or a gm techII or a honda MVCI...or DRB III....and even the ones that do will still have some limitations...
  12. delphi 150e snooper does keys but requires some computer know how to activate it and requires a laptop computer to run it....cost about $50 will also scan and clear abs and srs codes on smarts.....
  13. the term "master" just means he's licensed ..its an easy test my experience is that teachers dont know shit the cheap tools are just fine ...the diagnose and troubleshooting is done thru experience and knowledge of the person using the tool ..the scantool is simply used to steer certain directions and/or eliminate others with the info it provides edited to add not intended to insult your friend but ive had nothing but bad experiences with teachers in my life
  14. seems weird you had to pay extra for mercedes/smart that one should work just fine on almost anything 1996 and up without having to pay more
  15. what model?
  16. foxwell makes a ton of scantools...for more money im sure they have one that will cover transmission control modules
  17. programming ferrari keys...checking transmission control solenoids.....cam sensor teach...relative compression ..electronic parking brakes...etc... anything evap related lol....used it today and got a p0455....uhm gas cap seems fine take it to someone with a smoke machine and a hoist for that
  18. wouldnt because im cheap and anything it doesnt do is probably something im not interested in fixing anyways
  19. my daily go to is a foxwell nt630 does just about everything i need it to for diagnosing engine related problems does abs and airbag on most... ....including a lot of bidirectional like running pumps for brake bleed..i think it does steering angle too and its cheap if you do a few searches on ali
  20. been a long time since ive done it but i remember a small hidden screw on each corner and something you had to slide out of a channel i also remember seeing what to do on a youtube video....i think it was a german guys video..i remember not understanding their language but the video itself told everything
  21. the uhaul dolly sounds like a viable option though according to this post >>https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/threads/tow-fortwo-with-car-dolly.12762/#post-341135
  22. i towed mine backwards on a dolly it was sketchy but it was only about 1km away lol... my dolly is lower than the uhaul ones (its a master tow) i think it would go just fine behind the crv.....if i rememeber right the smart is only about1800lbs......the lower the trailer the better
  23. looks like very decent shape for that price the kms are high but maybe lots of it was highway time i think you should tow it home...with another smart
  24. i suppose we might are you the buyer?...the one posted earlier is marked as sold