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    Do you mean pump isn't leaking as the system is...

    Do you mean pump isn't leaking as the system is maintaining pressure?
    The pump doesn't pressurise - only circulates. And it's not unknown for impellors to lose their bond with the shaft and sit...
  2. Thread: ABS/ESP unit.

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    No resolution. And as the module is a 1700...

    No resolution. And as the module is a 1700 replacement it ends the life of that particular smart.
    I was getting codes then I opened it up.... The 'ESP failure to communicate' message appeared when...
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    Looks like a standard radiator cap. So long as it...

    Looks like a standard radiator cap. So long as it isn't rated at a different pressure from normal radiator caps a replacement should be easy enough. Try a dealer first though - it might be available...
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    At a guess TK, it will be a Brabus with the...

    At a guess TK, it will be a Brabus with the air-to-water charge cooler.
    Maybe the same cap as a regular coolant cap?
  5. Thread: ABS/ESP unit.

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    ABS/ESP unit.

    Previously (months ago), the dash lights for ABS/ESP were permanently on and codes showed two faults in the control module. Tried again (recently) with the diagnostics with control module connected...
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    Good write up and good to hear that a fortwo is a...

    Good write up and good to hear that a fortwo is a viable car in all conditions. It is a pity though that smart couldn't/didn't maintain its following and enthusiasm for its cars - as can be seen by...
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    Pump primes as soon as ignition is live.

    Pump primes as soon as ignition is live.
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    Mine is sat outside and has only been fired up...

    Mine is sat outside and has only been fired up twice since March 2019 and apart from the seized alternator that last time, no problems. The front brakes - a different story...

    Thinking about...
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    Give us some more info and maybe we can help. Is...

    Give us some more info and maybe we can help. Is it cranking not cranking etc etc?
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    Good work - result!

    Good work - result!
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    Probably just sticky. Hose in some penetrant to...

    Probably just sticky. Hose in some penetrant to the mechanism and work it with a screwdriver as John suggests. My 450 used to this when it froze in winter.
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    Yes to the above. But suspect more...

    Yes to the above.



    But suspect more brutality will be required if the drums and shoes are fused together.
    I'd skip heat unless the drum has taken hold and its centre - and much more heat -...
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    Smoke and mirrors cloaked in the Union Jack.

    Smoke and mirrors cloaked in the Union Jack.
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    My smart has been laid up outside since March...

    My smart has been laid up outside since March last year. Alternator was fine in the autumn last year. Spring time this year it isn't.
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    Should have mentioned mine never had air con - so...

    Should have mentioned mine never had air con - so no air con rad to obstruct coolant rad.
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    My experience with mine was that it never...

    My experience with mine was that it never overheated on the move - only stationary. Twice during MOT emissions tests and once stuck in heavy snow with chains on trying to get moving. Even then it was...
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    Is it in front of the coolant rad blocking...

    Is it in front of the coolant rad blocking airflow?
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    Wiring another light to eliminate the possibility...

    Wiring another light to eliminate the possibility of a chafed wire shorting is the easiest and cheapest of all the options. Start with the simple and cheap.
    If such a light still lights up then...
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    Usually there's a by-pass valve for that...

    Usually there's a by-pass valve for that eventuality.

    That it only occurs 8 minutes in might imply bearings - or an electrical short.
    If this was my car I think I'd wire in a temporary auxiliary...
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    Is the oil level correct? Absolutely correct?

    Is the oil level correct? Absolutely correct?
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    Is it more prone to the problem than at other...

    Is it more prone to the problem than at other times?
    Is it worse when up to heat?
    Does it occur during heavy cornering, braking?
  22. Result! Nice when the end's in sight - an...

    Result!
    Nice when the end's in sight - an absolute ballache until then.
  23. Best bet as far as I can see is make up a small...

    Best bet as far as I can see is make up a small jumper lead and with one end connected to the battery positive, find the fuse for the roof, remove, insert the other end of your jumper cable than try...
  24. On a 450. ...

    On a 450.

    https://www.fq101.co.uk/how-to-guides/fortwo-450/exterior/129-manual-cabrio-roof-control
  25. I don't think he's gone that far - still at the...

    I don't think he's gone that far - still at the hoping the key will turn stage.



    Straight to motor bypasses the controls for stopping it when it reaches its closed position. I wouldn't want to...
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