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Project: Replace rear bearings Smart CDI 2005

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Hello Members,

 

The mechanic diagosed that the Smart has failed bearings in the rear. He showed me how the wheels were noisy and had a play while on the hoist.

They quoted $700 with parts and labor.

 

Considering the cost involved and suggestions from a member in this forum, I have decided to undertake this project myself.

 

I am completely naive to repairing a car. But I believe you members will guide me through this.

 

Step 1 is to procure the wheel bearing hub assembly. Several eBay sellers have it for approx CAD 120 including shipping. The mechanic had the same part for CAD 230. Do you guys know any supplier in GTA who has better deals. Am trying to squeeze in as much as possible.

 

I will post the progress and seek more help along this project.

 

Cheers!

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Do you have the right tools?

You will need  E14 and E18 1/2'' sockets just for starters.

Evilution has a guide.... https://www.evilution.co.uk/index.php?menu=chassis&mod=457

 

IMHO if you have never done any car repairs this is probably not the one to start with as you also have to remove the rear drive shaft.

If you want to drive to London I could get the job done for about 1/2 the amount quoted.

 

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I guess Willybon the forum also recommended me to go to you. If it can be done is $350 or less, I can come down to London. Can I have your phone number to discuss more details?

Thanks

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Look at the top of the page under service options and you will find Glenn’s ( Smart142 ) numbers there.  I’m sure for another fifty he’ll give the car a good look over. Since he only does smart cars he knows the common failure points.  

 

Nigel

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