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    I seem to recall radiator fan should run...

    I seem to recall radiator fan should run continuously if you disconnect electrical plug to coolant temperature sensor. Disconnecting plug on IAT sensor should have same effect for intercooler fan.
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    I have never seen a cap on charge cooler. What...

    I have never seen a cap on charge cooler. What model Smart do you have? Petrol or diesel?

    Do you mean cap on coolant expansion bottle?
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    Click from where? SAM unit? or from...

    Click from where?

    SAM unit?

    or from starter solenoid?
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    Last week I got my 2002 Smart 450 diesel back on...

    Last week I got my 2002 Smart 450 diesel back on the road after having sat for 13 months.

    Rear brakes were of course seized as was the alternator. A complication freeing my alternator is some...
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    As for no start common issues are: 1) If...

    As for no start common issues are:

    1) If engine is cranking but not firing. Seized alternator. Remedy: Dress up in boiler suit, source good Lidl elbow grease and free that alternator by turning...
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    Best way to release brake shoes from brake drum...

    Best way to release brake shoes from brake drum is as follows:

    1) Release hand brake lever and place transmission in neutral.
    2) Jack up and remove rear road wheels.
    3) Hit flat face of brake...
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    Remove front panel and door skin. Then remove...

    Remove front panel and door skin. Then remove some black plastic protection just in front of door to expose wiring. This will be all clear once front panel is off.
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    Read about oil pressure on Wikipedia. Scroll...

    Read about oil pressure on Wikipedia.
    Scroll down a wee bit and study the four reasons for low oil pressure.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_pump_(internal_combustion_engine)
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    The easy way to diagnose your flickering oil...

    The easy way to diagnose your flickering oil warning light is to connect a pressure gauge and read oil pressure.

    Normal oil pressure on any engine at operating temperature is typically above 3...
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    Could also be the cable to oil pressure sensor...

    Could also be the cable to oil pressure sensor that is touching ground causing oil warning light to turn on.
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    Main reason for running ac at least weekly is to...

    Main reason for running ac at least weekly is to ensure seals on ac compressor do not dry out which may cause a leak and render ac useless.
    Leaving ac on also helps drying out interior of your car...
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    There is a thread on Clubsmart car that concludes...

    There is a thread on Clubsmart car that concludes the issue is caused by water ingress into gear change motors.
  13. Thread: Thesmartclub?

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    Thesmartclub?

    Gone forever? Al Young dead due to Covid 19?
  14. Thread: Loom

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    So it appears Mercedes dealer mechanics knew what...

    So it appears Mercedes dealer mechanics knew what they were doing after all. 800 for labour is not much only 7 hours work at dealer rates.

    What you should do now is take your Smart for a long...
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    My 450 Cdi having neary made it all the way to...

    My 450 Cdi having neary made it all the way to the moon in terms of total mileage developed a worrying metallic clunky rattling sound a months ago. So bad I did not dare even starting engine so has...
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    So probably two issues with this poor Smart. ...

    So probably two issues with this poor Smart.

    1) Engine speed sensor is faulty.

    and

    2) Starter motor bendix drive is bone dry or rusty hence pinion does not engauge and starter motor just...
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    What to check if no response from starter. 1)...

    What to check if no response from starter.

    1) Turn key to start.
    2) Relay in SAM should click.
    3) Starter solenoid should click.
    4) Starter should turn engine over.

    So if starter does not...
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    There have been cases where main positive lead...

    There have been cases where main positive lead from battery to starter on a Smart 450 has failed due to breakdown of its outer casing and then corrosion of copper strands causing a no start scenario....
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    No. All one piece tank and filler neck.

    No. All one piece tank and filler neck.
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    Brex**** support is dying due to clown BoJo and...

    Brex**** support is dying due to clown BoJo and his lakeys.
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    Georg Ohm used U for voltage in his famous law. U...

    Georg Ohm used U for voltage in his famous law. U = Unterschied meaning difference. Voltage is potential difference.
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    U is voltage whilst V is volume my teacher told...

    U is voltage whilst V is volume my teacher told me many decades ago. Perhaps someone brighter than me can explain why U is commonly used for voltage.
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    P=UI, where P is wattage, U voltage and I amps. A...

    P=UI, where P is wattage, U voltage and I amps. A 7.5 amp fuse then will require a 90 Watt lamp. Perhaps a 55 Watt headlamp bulb will work.
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    Milk bottle caps are a perfect fit. Available...

    Milk bottle caps are a perfect fit.
    Available in many colours including gold.
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    Feed clip through the eye of a long nylon cable...

    Feed clip through the eye of a long nylon cable tie. You may have to cut off lip inside eye first. Of course clip must be a tight fit in eye or it will still be lost.
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