The Story Rob from fitted a performance clutch and adjusted it mechanically and electronically. Because i have take out the gearbox. Any play in the direction of travel it definitely needs to be adjusted. As long as you have a bit of pressure as you tighten it, it should be ok. On either side you need to squeeze the two tabs indicated below whilst pulling. You might be lucky and it only be chaffed wiring - which causes all sorts of problems.
It's the grease who's used inside when the actuator when it's built. Don't forget to clean and lube it, including a dab of heavy black grease on the actuator rod tip. Do one bolt at a time. Gently put the boot back - I found it went on real easy by starting one edge - squeeze a bit more on - turn the boot - squeeze - until it all pops on. This is all a bit of trial and error as the symptoms are pretty much the same. Your best bet to get it correctly aligned is to pay attention to the marks left by the old actuator when you took it off. Here are the steps -First get the butt end of your car up in the air as high as you can - I use ramps - you need to get to the back side of the bell housing.
Thanks in advance Nicole There's a few people having similar problems to you with at least one live thread on this forum and another on Smartz - where there is a thread by Mjoliner that details his 451 transmission woes with lots on clutch actuators. You will notice that this Roadster has lost its intercooler scoop. The electric motor circled in red uses a worm drive to move a crescent gear, this crescent gear moves an arm on a pivot. If you own a smart car that seems to be giving you trouble with the clutch, do not necessarily assume a clutch replacement is necessary. Repair, or replace components as required. Now that the motor is removed, it's easy to inspect and lube the gear. We specialise in the testing and repair of clutch + gear actuator units, not just for Smart cars but for all vehicle makes and models where the vehicles gearbox is controlled by electronic actuators.
These components form part of the control circuit, and must be tested along with everything else. Then grasp the actuator rod between where it comes out of the actuator and goes into the bell housing. Squeeze the tab to release 6. Wouldn't always be able to put the car into reverse, although I found if you did it quickly enough the car would dutifully jolt into reverse. Spraying paint over all the existing mounting screws the day before will help you set it back into exactly the same position when refitting.
Repair as required, but pay particular attention the selector switch on the gear selector, as well as the battery condition and voltage. How do you troubleshoot code P0900? It is easier and cheaper than a clutch replacement. This can be confirmed, or eliminated as a possibility by having the transmission scanned for specific trouble codes, but the repair is a highly technical affair, and should be left to a Toyota dealer. The following are symptoms of actuator failure. Bear in mind that a low fluid level can set code P0900 on some applications, so make sure that on fluid operated systems the fluid level is up to the mark before starting an electrical diagnosis. Step 1 Once the presence of code P0900 is confirmed with a and you have ascertained that the system is not fluid-operated, record all freeze frame data for future reference in the event that an intermittent fault is identified later on.
This entry was posted in. Is this how it is supposed to be on the smart? The 451 actuator has a preload pressure doo-dah built in unlike the 450 actuator. Other grease with petrolium base are not freindly with plastic material. What are the symptoms of code P0900? If it is white grease mea culpa Hi guy!! Take your new actuator and offer it up to the car. Thanks for any help on this Edited August 11, 2013 by smartme Yes! So, you must remove the clutch actuator unscrew the 3 screw who keep the actuator in place.
Some of the models use an interchangeable part as well. If the mechanism does not respond, check all connections and the ground. However, other components may exhibit similar symptoms when failing. This site offers a 'one-stop' online parts shop for Mercedes Benz and Smart car parts at great prices. Apparently this model has issues with water entry, which can cause corrosion and circuit problems, as well as seizing and sticking problems of the actuator itself.
If adjustment is required dont just simply loosen the bolts and slide it towards the bell housing and tighten, remove the actuator and use a flashlight to inspect the clutch fork for wear and but a dab of heavy grease on the rod end before reassembly use lithium grease inside the actuator as well. Be sure to disconnect the electrical coupling before you loosen the bolts. Tags : 0003226V011, 0003226V012, 0003226V014, 0003226V016, 013981000022, 013981000066, 013981000070, 013981007101, A4512500062, A4542570579, Smart Car Clutch Actuator Problems, Smart Car Gear Shift Actuator Issues, Smart Car Transmission Faults. It's not a good shot from sachs engineer!! Do as Glenn described, heat the bolts with a propane torch until it glows red then whack the head of the bolt with a hammer, this breaks free the corrosion, quickly while its still hot try to loosen it with a socket. So, take care about this actuator. If the actuator does fail to adjust, or you just do not have the confidence to make the repair yourself, your local Smart dealer or an independent garage can do the repair.