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I was just informed that it is the f1 pump, also a bad strut and the e-brake cable is snapped.
 

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I hear the pump prime when I open the door, so I hope they're right smh this the second shop
 

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If it is the F1 pump, then the car will start when the pressure is restored. There is no sensor on the pump, so the car shuts down only because there is no pressure to move the clutch, not because the car recognizes the pump is bad. So, when the pump decides to work, then the pressure should build (assuming the pump primes for about 5 seconds) to exceed 40 bar and the car should start.

The scan tool will show the internal pressure, the pump trigger (on or off) and any codes stored relating to low pressure signals. I'm hoping the techs have actually looked at this data and not diagnosed your car over an internet search. If my calculations are correct, they're probably reading this post right now.
 

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Exactly... honestly I don't think it's the pump but I could be wrong. When the door opens I do hear it prime for about 5 seconds. I thought that mean it works....I'm about to call him now and ask some serious questions.
 

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Hey Damien, any updates? It's been 7 days since your last post.
Good luck and I hope it was something truly simple like a new battery.
Many of these units were sold with a battery tender when new I believe, so the manufacture knew they could indeed be electrically impaired so to speak.
The mechanic called me and said it's the f1 pump. I'm a little confused because I was told if you open the door you could hear it prime. And I can hear mines prime so I thought that meant it works....I really hope he's right because I do not wanna pay to fix something that's not the problem
 

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It may be running, but not reaching pressure, however I'd expect it to continue running. I'd be very interested if you could share his thought processes that led to his diagnosis.

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I am finding with these cars that because of the complexity and reliance on inbuilt systems, you really need to be going to a well known marque specialist, as many mechanics try to guess around the problem, and at your expense, randomly changing parts in the hope it cures the issue without properly researching the set up of the car if they have not worked on them extensively.

I would not risk the cost of changing the pump only to find it does not cure the issue. You have been without the car now for some time, get it shipped to the nearest trusted specialist, even if they are some distance away, would be my recommendation as you will still be going through all this for the next few months otherwise.

In my case as ours a project car we have the time to research and dabble, as I enjoy learning about the systems and how to resolve them, if the car was my daily I would be biting the bullet and paying for someone I feel real trust in, to fix it instead.
 

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I will update you all as soon as I hear something new. Its not my every day car lol....plus its winter here in Wisconsin, snow everywhere.
 
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