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About jwight

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  1. What year 451? How many miles? The low compression could be from burned valves in one or more cylinders - a known issue with some 451s/Mitsu engines. Our 2011 got a brand new head at around 32K miles due to burned valves. As to the no start, I'd scan the car for OBD codes and see what pops up - sound like the computer isn't seeing what it needs to allow the start. It's also worthwhile checking the connectors and cables to the starter just in case... You can try searching on https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/ for similar threads.
  2. The car is a 2008 smart passion Cabriolet and I will swap the batteries to see what happens. I will also pull the seat and see if I can find that Loom and see if there's any problem with that, the floors are dry. The reluctor rings looked worn and old and I cleaned them up the best I could but they do not appear cracked

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      Not the battery, I swapped it with my other car and it still did it. I have looked at the other things too but I will look more tomorrow. The floors are dry and as I said, I checked the reluctor Rings. They were dirty and kind of put it up but they didn't look broke

  3. What year and model? I'd start with checking the battery, including a load test. Then check out the reluctor rings on the rear axles - are you getting a stability system warning light? You might also try posting on the Smart Car of America site... https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/threads/u0103.155639/
  4. Merry Christmas to all our Canadian friends! Please, no more arctic air...
  5. Info from Evilution (subscription required): https://www.evilution.co.uk/mod/locking-and-unlocking.htm?highlight="key fob" https://www.evilution.co.uk/mod/locking-info.htm?highlight="key fob" Does the central locking button work?
  6. You might try posting on https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/ also.
  7. Great time to sign up or renew with the British pound as low as it is.
  8. Since you've already visited Evilution for the photo, you might message Kane directly for info on how that connector is unlocked.
  9. Not sure if this applies, but it's interesting reading: https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/threads/drive-sys-off-ev-workshop-12v-battery.157861/
  10. Something to check, from www.evilution.co.uk: Ambient Temperature Sensor What Does It Do? Relays the external temperature to the speedo and the air conditioning. What Happens If It Is Faulty? Air conditioning may not come on, speedo will read incorrect temperatures like -16 degrees. Where Is It? In the front lower nearside air dam in the front bumper.
  11. The Mitsu 3B21 engine in the car in question has fuel injection, and is a non-turbo engine as were all North American 451s.
  12. You are seeing that the car thinks it is 6 days overdue a basic service - oil and filter change. The books says that's required once a year or every 10K miles, whichever comes first. Either that wasn't done or the service indicator wasn't reset to zero when it was done.
  13. This is on my list of mods - thanks for the video!
  14. Easy check - do the brake lights come on when you press the brake pedal? If ,not, the switch is bad and the car won't start.