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Transmission Trouble

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chuck Comer May 27, 2010. 2 Replies


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Posted on March 13, 2010 at 8:44pm 13 Comments

Has anyone encountered a problem with the trans. @ low speeds (5 to 15 mph) i.e. it seem's to get confused where it should be, 1st or 2nd. Seem's that when it shifts up to 2nd and decides it needs to be back in 1st and trys to downshift it gets locked up in 2nd. Will shift up but never again into 1st. I flat tow my Smart with my RV and have a battery cut off switch installed and the only way I can get 1st gear back is to turn off the battery and re-boot the computer. I'm just worried that there… Continue

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At 9:48am on March 16, 2010, Dorte Lowman said…
Hi Chuck - we own a 2008 and tow it behind our motorhome. We have had no problem with it, but we do not diconnect the battery, we only shift into neutral and turn the ignition off.

Can anybody tell us what the purpose is of disconnecting the battery? We also live in hilly country in Virginia and our Smart rolls right along behind us without any problems.

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