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  1. Sounds like a plan, pump is most likely fine -...

    Sounds like a plan, pump is most likely fine - maybe a stuck pressure reducing valve? Don't know a lot about the thigns that go wrong withteh diesel engines fitted to Smarts - pretty good witht eh...
  2. As you can see, not a lot of traffic in these...

    As you can see, not a lot of traffic in these forums now, most appears to be on the social medai platforms - does make searching for possoible previous answers difficult but that seems to be the way...
  3. Looks good, are you going to market it? John

    Looks good, are you going to market it?

    John
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    Site has been compromised, getting a re-direct to...

    Site has been compromised, getting a re-direct to a Neo-Nazi site!
    Security Certificate must of expired.

    Admin will have to fix that and reload site from a backup.

    John
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    Have you tried recording the same data as TK? ...

    Have you tried recording the same data as TK?

    John
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    Pictures? Bet it is a child's sit in Smart...

    Pictures?

    Bet it is a child's sit in Smart car.

    Anybody got ant different guesses?

    John
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    There are different resistances in the sensor as...

    There are different resistances in the sensor as there are several different aftermarket Oil and Water gauges available from different manufactures, the documentation of which tells you only to use...
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    Radiator cleaned while changing the fan - Did you...

    Radiator cleaned while changing the fan - Did you flush the rest of the system while you had it in pieces? I.E. did you take the hose off the water pump and actually put water down the pipes to see...
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    Check ALL the fuses. Easier than trying to work...

    Check ALL the fuses. Easier than trying to work out which one to check!
    Check the wiring to the fan for continuity.
    Check the water pump - they fail.
    Check both Rad's for clogged up fins.

    John
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    If you use a screw driver in place of the bar...

    If you use a screw driver in place of the bar that is on the door jam, can you get the hook to go round the screwdriver and stay shut? If so, then loosen the screws holding the the D ring on the door...
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    Depends on which bit of the handbrake is stuck. ...

    Depends on which bit of the handbrake is stuck.

    Handbrake lever: dismantle the cowl round it. Disconnect the cables from underneath, and remove the handbrake lever and clean and lubricate until it...
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    Flush the cooling system before you start...

    Flush the cooling system before you start replacing things. Any sort of extra vibration / noise in the car? if so most likely water pump.

    John
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    Well just checking that there is oil in it is the...

    Well just checking that there is oil in it is the first step (just because it is easy to do). What you need to know is how much oil is it using per mile - That can only be found out by making a note...
  14. I doubt it..... He has a 451 which has a...

    I doubt it..... He has a 451 which has a different roof mechanism from a 450. I don't know of any similar how to for the 451, so if he has figured it out, maybe he can post some details.

    John
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    Well, mine has had a sub fitted for the last 15...

    Well, mine has had a sub fitted for the last 15 years, so unless you are talking of very high power sub's which you obviously don't need in the small space of a Smart. There should be no need to...
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    I really don't understand why you have had to...

    I really don't understand why you have had to change the alternator every three years..... the one in my 1999 450 ha been on there from new and still works ~ 337,000km's later!

    John
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    They have paid the bill as it is back online.

    They have paid the bill as it is back online.
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    Domain expired - no money to pay the bill?

    Domain expired - no money to pay the bill?
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    The extra cable could be for the Air Conditioning...

    The extra cable could be for the Air Conditioning unit - does it have a green connector on the end?

    Does the belt "squeal" - make noise when you rev the engine? If yes, then it probably needs a...
  20. Thread: Loom

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    I am sure others will agree that there is no way...

    I am sure others will agree that there is no way the starter motor overheating could be the cause of the engine cutting out.... Sounds like they don't know what is causing the problem and have...
  21. Thread: Loom

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    Have you had the codes read on a suitable...

    Have you had the codes read on a suitable diagnostic platform? Something like a STAR or a Delphi? Although your car should be fully compliant with the OBD standard, there might still be some things...
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    This happens even if you don't remove the seat as...

    This happens even if you don't remove the seat as the connector is known to come apart and obviously produces the same effect. Plenty of posts detailing the issue and the fix - some cable ties to...
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    Put a bit of tape on the fuse which blows, that...

    Put a bit of tape on the fuse which blows, that way you can see which fuse to pull out quickly.
    As to why it blows, obviously it is getting excess current draw. Usually frayed wire ends or chaffed...
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    Could be cam chain? Try lifting the cam chain off...

    Could be cam chain? Try lifting the cam chain off the sprocket - the slipper auto tensioner is known to break.

    John
  25. Thread: Lock down

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    450's suffer from the alternator seizing, the...

    450's suffer from the alternator seizing, the rear brakes sticking, clutch seizing and flat batteries if left to sit for too long in this country. So, if you have the time, the skill, the space, the...
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