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Hi all, looking for a hitch for a 05 Smart. Local shops sell the Curt ones but none are in stock (takes over a week to get them) and the price is sky-high. In Calgary, so somewhere in AB is preferable. Shipping from elsewhere could be prohibitive but if you can let me know the weight/dimensions I can inquire with Canada Post as to the cost.
A problem that has happened twice in the last 2 months is that after parking my diesel Smart for half an hour or so, the engine won't start. The alternator and battery are good as it attempts several times to turn over the engine. After towing on a flat bed, it starts fine. Obviously the dealer is not finding problems. The bouncing on the flat bed seems to "repair" any loose connections or is this a bad area to look at? Are there special diagnostic tools that can trace the CAN history for intermittent loss of signals? After 13 years and 210,000 km I want to keep it going.
Toxophilite posted a topic in Modifications and Performance: 450 Model, 2005-2006, dieselI'd like to get on making a DIY trailer hitch for my 2005 smart cdi fortwo. I was going to remove the rear crash bar and replace it with a 2' x 2' 1/8" thick square steel tube with a 1.25' receiver welded on bottom. Then cut a corresponding hole cut in the valance. A few people recommended this approach. My brother is a pro welder so that's not a problem. It sounded straight forward but looking at the crash bar I see I need to weld a couple of plates to the back and drill some holes (which I can do no problem) to mount it properly Is this what people are doing? Does anyone know the bolt pattern or have a diagram? I'll likely pick up a T45 torx in the next couple of days and try to remove it and then I can trace it all out but I thought I'd ask. Another one I saw the fellow seems to have mounted his tow bar outside the body using the two towing hook points and he was towing some big stuff. Anybody try that approach?