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    Clutch actuator boot

    Just had a look under my Mk5 & noticed the rubber boot/dust cover on the clutch actuator has disappeared!

    Does anybody know if you can get a replacement?

    Cheers.

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    Clutch actuator boot is not available as a spare so contact a Smart specialist garage and ask kindly if you can have the boot from a knackered actuator.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Thanks Tolsen. I didn't think it would be available. Good idea about trying a specialist for a second hand one.

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    There's surely something similar enough elsewhere that should be easily available.
    Have a look at car clutch cylinders (master and slave) and/or motorcycle rear brake master cylinder. Boots are used in those applications and the sizes can't be far off.

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    When I get the chance, I'm going to take some measurements & have a look around, like you say there must be something out there of a similar size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr T View Post
    When I get the chance, aI'm going to take some measurements & have a look around, like you say there must be something out there of a similar size.
    I have an old actuator at hand that I can measure for you. Just say and I'll do it tomorrow.

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    Thanks for the offer.
    Kane @Evilution has already supplied me with the measurements.
    26mm dia with 10mm rod.

    I've ordered a trackrod end gaiter off ebay to try.
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    I fitted one of these boots to my actuator & think it would of worked OK....BUT

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/Q5qkXa22q97mA4rc8


    I managed to drop the actuator...opps.
    This caused one of magnets in the motor to break which kept jamming it.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/A2mQJVuFt2zsC25UA

    So I bit the bullet & bought a new unit.

    (Sorry I've forgotten how to link photos so they show up)
    Last edited by Mr T; 17-11-2019 at 02:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr T View Post
    I fitted one of these boots to my actuator & think it would of worked OK....BUT



    I managed to drop the actuator...opps.
    This caused one of magnets in the motor to break which kept jamming it.



    So I bit the bullet & bought a new unit.

    (Sorry I've forgotten how to link photos so they show up)
    Do you still have those actuator parts? I have several of those in my workshop with unbroken magnets but totally fubared housing bodies with one of more of the three mounting lugs missing thanks to Scottish weather and salt treated roads. Can send you a free motor and boot if you like to rebuild yours.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    ​Hi Tolsen, thanks for the offer, but I binned the old unit when the new one arrived.

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