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  1. I recently had a problem with the clutch and I had to call a service truck to bring my car to a repair center. The guy told me that they had to replace the clutch, so I did it. It was really expensive, but I still have some problems with the clutch. I was wondering if there is a way to check that the clutch has been really replaced with a new one. I heard that from the ODB it is possible do diagnose the clutch wear. is it true and reliable? Unfortunately I don't know anyone where I am now and I don't really trust the guy that has (hopefully) replaced the clutch. Thank you for your help.
  2. My 2006 (150,000 km) Smart car is having problems with the clutch. Especially in continuous stop and go during slow traffic. To start, since I got my car I felt the clutch was rough when stop and drive on intersections or traffic lights, but I thought that it was normal for Diesel engines. Also, ocassionally during gear change, the clutch stopped working but just needed to turn off the car, wait few minutes and everything went to normal. But lately the problem is more frequent and the car has left me in the middle on the road which is not safe specially in main highways. I checked the counterpart that is pusheds by the clutch actuator rod (I believe is called the clutch fork), and it seems fine. I notice the rod is passing very near to the edge of the clutch cover hole, actually it almost touches the edge. I removed and checked the actuator and it seems ok. In the past I lubricated the actuator with white grease. By the way, I mounted the actuator in a way that the rod is against the clutch fork so there is no free space between the rod and the clutch fork, so I´m not sure if that is the correct wat to install it. Do you think the problem is the actuator or the clutch? Before I spend money on trying to fix this, I would apppreciate your comments. Thanks
  3. I am Nenad from Zemun (city near belgrade in serbia),i am maried,have 3 year daughter and work in my delivery service named "zona 011". From where to start,i have problem with my smart for two,cdi,2004. It is all about clutch,and my question is: Is anyone try to open it and how it made? I take off cluth by my self and i want to try to repair it,if someone have expirience i will be greatfull to him if he want to help me with that.. I hop so that someone will read this P.S. sorry for my gramatic and writing mystakes
  4. Hey everyone! New to the forum and would like to ask for some advice from some more knowledgeable people. Recently obtained a smart fortwo CDI 2005 model. I've also owned another but have never experienced this problem. I was driving my smart fortwo CDI and was accelerating in the acceleration lane. I attempted a downshift (note that I don't have a tach on the dash) and the car had a bit of a kickback but continued on. About a mile later, there was another kickback (I forget if I downshifted or not) but the 3 dashed lines appeared on the dash. I was still driving at around 40mph and was still able to accelerate to 50mph but once there was traffic, I slowed down and realized the transmission was no longer engaged to the engine. I was unable to shift the car back into drive or reverse and when I do, it is accompanied by a rumble from the transmission. I am still able to start the car but unable to shift it into gear. So the possibilities I came up with are: 1) First two gears in the transmission are stripped, which would require a new transmission. 2) Clutch was already worn and burned out due to downshift at high speed. Clutch actuator was already adjusted all the way in from previous owner which leads me to believe that it was already worn out to a certain extent. Thanks in advance, Cheers!