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  1. Yes thats it, the shaft grabber. I kinda forgot what was needed used till you said that, i felt there was some kind of wrench... but that could be for the wifes motorcycle... lol
  2. It helps you, because flyingtiger has Bilstiens, Brabus, and stock dampers. Brabus is the sport model from Smart. I think the stocks are $100 per ?? I am pretty sure that there is a proprietary tool from MB to remove the spring from the dampers up front. I had to barrow one when I changed mine. I suppose if you have a lot of experience/tools you may be able to figure something out.
  3. Flyingtiger.ca The have a bilstein coil over kit if you like! The brabus set is likely what I would go with other then the coil overs. Also there is a tool you need to get the spring off of the damper.
  4. Gear position sensor is the easy one to replace. Get a good look at wires.. I had 2 breaks and the lead to the same issue.
  5. Take a look at the post I copied in.. Lots of pictures. You can clearly see the path down the front cover to the gears. Unfortunately just seeing the chain will give you nothing. If you get a look at the teeth and they seem to be there then I suppose your OK. Tough to get a look tho..
  6. I also used one of the cheap kits without issue to this point. I did however re-use one of the plastic guides or something.. The piece in the new kit just wasn't right. I also did the lifters at the same time. They were cheap direct from MB. Its really not that hard to drop the engine. get the whole car up on stands, drop a few bolts and some wires, and lower to the ground. Takes 2.5 men to get it up to the stand. It didnt fit so nice on the engine stand I had.. I remember that I could only use 2 bolts, being a fairly light engine I wasn't worried thats for sure. I was amazed to see the gear was completely void of all teeth.. completely round and shiney. (there are pics on here somewhere I think) If i remember correctly someone had said they were made cheaply from factory... but that could be fake news. Once the tensioner breaks the chain just slaps around and it didn't take long to have no pressure. Edit: Found it!
  7. Yes I was looking at a kit that has the tool, and some connectors wires etc.. So I may do that. I also have found a part out 06 Smart with lower KM and have asked about the harness. I was thinking of maybe replaceing the whole thing. I have the issue again now, also with 3 bars so my fix in no longer! I have also come across some information here... The numbers on the 'wierd' SpeedSensor plug 19284024 I 19284025 II 19284026 III 19284027 IV Not absolutely sure ... but I believe this is this one https://www.automotive-connectors.com/bosch-1928402571-pt-full-assembled-2-way-female-jetronic-connector.html The shifter motor plug is 192840, with nothing else Not absolutely sure ... but I believe it is one of these https://www.automotive-connectors.com/bosch-1928403204-pt-full-assembled-6-way-female-bosch-compact-connector-1-m.html or https://www.automotive-connectors.com/1928403740-pt-deytrade-full-assembled-6-way-bosch-compact-connector-1-1m.html The pictures do not show enough detail to judge. Also these connectors to not have the heavier gauge wire on the power connectors (1 and 6)
  8. MB Toronto actually does have one listed for the Shift Motor. But it is the only one listed in the harness. I was hoping to find a part number for the other one to cross reference into the other MB listed connectors. I did try that. I was able to get the backside of it somewhat open to push a new wire into it beside the broken one. I still don't trust it for very long tho.. I know there are little pins that stick out to hold them in the connector, but I cant seem to get it to let go and pull the pin out.
  9. Well... with the nice weather today I was able to pull the harness and get a good look. I had 2 breaks.. the main one being at the connector that goes into the transmission. Not the gear position sensor, but its a 2 wire connector. Of course the break is right at the connector. I was able to fix it as a temp solution... but im going to need a pigtail. I know MB sells them, but does anyone maybe have a list of part numbers on the shifter harness pigtails?? I also need the shifter motor pigtail.
  10. While I appreciate the discussion around the clutch actuator rod. This is not the issue lol. However I think trying to weld into the small hole in the trans, into a smaller hole in the clutch fork would be a tricky task.
  11. Wondering if this ever got fixed? Having the same issue... also saw a 6 then down arrow and eventually N But I cant get R. Was it in fact wiring?
  12. I am actually thinking about the sleeve that glen has sorted out.. seams like the easier method. no shaving of the rod, and can probably secure it with epoxy. I think my issue now is Not actuator related tho.. I have read about software issues causing the no R shift.. but may be only 2008 years? I am a bit worried tho that this could be a clutch problem. Hoping for some more input ...
  13. OK! So I was able to figure out the teach, and it seems to have worked. Also... the recent "quik-Steel" fix from the other week did not stick. So i am sure the fact that it was moving around in the fork caused some confusion for the actuator. I need a better fix for the rod, and another teach and I think I will be good. EDIT!! - Drove for 15min, shifts nicely.. get home and goto R and I get a blank screen. Have to shut the car off and start it again, I can do 1st and 2nd etc.. but it wont go into R. Shifter motor?? Now.. while I have this Machine... is there anything else I should take care of?? Can I diagnose how much clutch is left etc...???
  14. I was able to get ahold of a STAR.. When I try to run the 3 actuator tests its says you have to turn the key off.. then back on. Most times when I do that It goes into a blank screen, or 3 bars. I have seen the word "fault" come up in the teach section after said tests. So I am guessing it wont even teach?? Or is there something i am missing. Is the teach in the test section or somewhere else? I don't have a ton of XP using this system.
  15. ... I feel like this is something I would have felt coming no? There have been zero issues shifting etc.. This just came out of nowhere. I am going to get a look at the actuator, as well as a possible re-teach and adjustment over the weekend. When the freezing goes away.