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  1. the needle bearings can pile up and jam in any position ive changed many steering shafts on f150 and various other cars (usually fords) due to bad steering shaft u joints..they can be just fine for weeks then suddenly stiffen up on a curve in the road best way to be sure is have it in your hand...or if its acting up jack it up and spray some penetrant...penetrating fluid will likely make a bad one usable again for a short time
  2. those steering shaft u-joints can do odd things....(as most f150 owners will attest) if you suspect it undo one end and test it with your hands ....youll know pretty quick if its the problem
  3. delphi 150e would be the cheapest way to read the most modules...but you need a laptop to run it..and its hacked software so you kind of need to know how to generate activation codes whish can be a real headache if youre like me and not computer savvy
  4. it looks like it only lists bmw and doesnt include smarts
  5. theres an interesting mini for sale around here https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/sudbury/classic-mini-shorty/1564406213
  6. yeah the 4th one is in the picture on the right hand side
  7. i would recommend a decent foxwell if you work on multiple varieties or if youre going to turn into the local smart expert might as well look into a star system ive used autels ,foxwell and delphi on smarts ...delphi 150e did a lot more than the others on smart...but like i mentioned before it wouldnt communicate with the brake/traction module on my cabrio ....but worked just fine for the same year coupe
  8. abs generally on all cars does a self check on every start up it should go away unless another problem is present might also have to take it for a drive and go over a speed threshold like 40 or 50 kp/h
  9. i hate spam
  10. make an adapter with an old plug or cheap compression tool to put air pressure in the cylinder leak will be easy to find
  11. good time to take hubs off and add a bit of grease into the bearings edited to add i know its too late but in a pinch i remember some of those upper strut parts were shared with some jetta and golf models if a volkswagen dealer is close by
  12. i didnt even bother checking mine...they were cheap enough for three i just swapped in new ones (and 2 of them were already busted off by the last owner anyway) i also remember reaming out the passages to make them work better one time i owned a 7.3 diesle ford and was cheap i remember checking them by taking them out and using booster cables,,,you found out quick which ones were still good
  13. how did you determine the glow plugs were not the issue?
  14. has to be a code set if it stays on youll need a scantool that can read the abs system...ive had mixed luck with delphi 150e ...it would read and clear abs/esp codes on my 05 coupe but wouldnt communicate at all with the abs on my 05 cabrio
  15. is there any beeping noises?..and do your brake lights work? just asking because one time i had ice in my brake light switch and it would disable the stability controls