Shaheer

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  1. Hi there Smart Car Fam! I am relatively new to the Smart Car world and brand new to this fourm (wish I knew about this forum before) but I am not very car savvy (only good at IT stuff loll) my wife loved the way the Fortwo looked and convinced me to get one so we bought an amazing Smart Car a couple months ago (in impeccable condition). I had no issues since the car only has like 70K on it. The convertible motor works perfect, AC works amazing, the car with paddle shifters, alloy rims, the tires were brand new, ad the owner had also put in a brand new oil pan since the original one was cracked during an oil change by Canadian Tire lol. so we had been very happy with the car. At any rate, we finally had our first problem last month where the Car would not go to R or D. Apparently this is common problem, and my mechanic told me I needed to get a clutch actuator (errors codes were P0905 and P0805). So I didn't think twicen and bought a brand new actuator from Merc Benz Maple (cost me more than $800), then my mechanic installed it and said my problem wont be resolved until i go back to Merc Benz Maple to get it re-programmed. Again I didnt think twice and did exactly what he told me. Once at the dealership, they told me that it's not the actuator ( so I bought the actuator for no reason for $800) nor does it need programming, but rather there is an issue with the Transmission, so the best bet is to get the tranny swapped out and all will be ok. As I mentioned I am an IT guy, not car savvy at all, so I really don't know what to do next. Dealership wants way too much to swap the tranny. I don't want to send the car to the yard as EVERYTHING works perfect, only the tranny is giving issues. Is there someone here who knows more about Smart Cars and can suggest something? Also, if I want to sell the car for parts, what's the best way to go abouts? Are there shops or folks on this forum who take project cars? Any help is appreciated fam! AC Unit works perfect Everything works inside Everything works outside Engine only has 70K Brand New Clutch Actuator (the one installed) Clutch Actuator (the one the mechanic told me to remove, which was not defective) Oil Pan (less than 1 year old) 4 alloy rims with less than 5 months used tires Convertible motor works perfect
  2. Hi @Willys, sorry I may have missed your earlier post. @Glenn Smart142, what's the best number to reach you?
  3. Fam, my 08 Fortwo Cabriolet with only 72K (original) is having issues with the transmission. My only option is to change the transmission and I frankly don't want to spend much money on it (i recently changed the clutch actuator and dropped close to $1000 just on that). So I am trying to sell the car, but of-course when people see that the transmission does not work, nobody wants to take it. Someone offered me $800 for the car which is crazy, the actuator cost me $800 from MB Thornhill. If I am unable to sell it, I really don't want to send this to the junk yard, I mean everything else is MINT! body is 10/10, car has brand new tires on alloy rims, AC is ice cold. the soft top opens and closes without any issues. Are there any Smart owners looking for parts? It will be a tragedy if I send this amazing car with such low KM to the junk yard if no one takes it. Pictures are below. Any suggestions fam?
  4. Hi there, I've got a 08 cabriolet with tranny issues, but every thing is working 100%. You can take the top and the convertible motor and everything. I am located in Brampton, ON, Canada
  5. sounds way to familiar...i have a 08 fortwo with barely 72K which needs a new transmission...very similar symptoms...
  6. i've given up on this car. can't get the transmission changed myself, my mechanic can't do it either. don;t want take it to benz as they want too much, so i think i have no option but to sell it for parts.
  7. folks, I've got a beautiful smart 2008 convertible with transmission issues, I don't want to change the transmission (too much money), so happy to part it out. if you need any parts, feel free to let me know.
  8. Hi there Smart Car Fam! I am relatively new to the Smart Car world and brand new to this fourm (wish I knew about this forum before) but I am not very car savvy (only good at IT stuff loll) my wife loved the way the Fortwo looked and convinced me to get one so we bought an amazing Smart Car a couple months ago (in impeccable condition). I had no issues since the car only has like 70K on it. The convertible motor works perfect, AC works amazing, the car with paddle shifters, alloy rims, the tires were brand new, ad the owner had also put in a brand new oil pan since the original one was cracked during an oil change by Canadian Tire lol. so we had been very happy with the car. At any rate, we finally had our first problem last month where the Car would not go to R or D. Apparently this is common problem, and my mechanic told me I needed to get a clutch actuator (errors codes were P0905 and P0805). So I didn't think twicen and bought a brand new actuator from Merc Benz Maple (cost me more than $800), then my mechanic installed it and said my problem wont be resolved until i go back to Merc Benz Maple to get it re-programmed. Again I didnt think twice and did exactly what he told me. Once at the dealership, they told me that it's not the actuator ( so I bought the actuator for no reason for $800) nor does it need programming, but rather there is an issue with the Transmission, so the best bet is to get the tranny swapped out and all will be ok. As I mentioned I am an IT guy, not car savvy at all, so I really don't know what to do next. Dealership wants way too much to swap the tranny. I don't want to send the car to the yard as EVERYTHING works perfect, only the tranny is giving issues. Is there someone here who knows more about Smart Cars and can suggest something? Also, if I want to sell the car for parts, what's the best way to go abouts? Are there shops or folks on this forum who take project cars? Any help is appreciated fam! AC Unit works perfect Everything works inside Everything works outside Engine only has 70K Brand New Clutch Actuator (the one installed) Clutch Actuator (the one the mechanic told me to remove, which was not efective) Oil Pan (less than 1 year old) 4 alloy rims with less than 5 months used tires Convertible motor works perfect
  9. yeap starts perfectly fine! AC, lights, radio, convertible motor, all in perfect working condition
  10. battery was checked by the mechanic and is perfectly fine nope it did not sit, my wife drove it just on the morning, and then in the afternoon she said the car is not going on R. so she just drove with D to take it our of the parking lot and bring it back home. Once she came home the R was not working, but the D then stopped working and would only work intermittently. Then the next few days the D would work intermittently but the R would not work, and then slowly after that D fully stopped working. Then we took it to the mechanic and he said he got the error codes and suggested I need to change the actuator and made me waste money on it for no reason (needless to say, not going back to that mechanic ever again)
  11. Yes it will shift, but the car just won't engage. for example if I change the gear to R, on the dash it will not show any letters and soon it will start beeping. Yeapp the dealer said that they tried the programming but it did not make a difference. Once the programming didn't make a difference, they went ahead and started the other diagnostic. Funny enough, when the car is in the ON position, and then I put the car in R, the R shows up on the dash and also the reverse lights comes on. We got it last October only with 60K on it, but this is the hobby car, so we didn't even drive it all the time and since then we have put it less than 12K on the car till last month when this problem started. And now it's just sitting on my driveway.
  12. @Huronlad thanks for quick reply. So dealer (took it to Merc Benz Thornhill for service as Maple was fully booked) they said it's not a programming issue, neither it is a cabling issue or an issue with the shifter motor. Their conclusion (after more than 1 week of keeping the car was) either i pay more for further diagnosing the tranny it or just change the tranny and it will work again. Car turns on just fine, AC and stuff working perfect, but the car cant move due to tranny. Anything else I can try? @Chopper tell me bout it...UK has so much support. I checked out Evilution and it iss amazing