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I'd like to identify this part that is hanging low under the drivers seat. It's some kind of box I think with hoses connected to it. I think it's rounded on the ends. It moves around a good bit like it's missing a screw or some other type of fastener. I can push it up, and while hanging, it hangs at an angle. I'd like to figure out how I can secure it but I can't even find anything on the numbers on it's tag to help me identify it. I cannot jack up the car as of yet or put it on ramps to see this device better. I haven't got a jack or ramps. If it's something I can do myself, I'll go buy a jack and set of ramps.

Here is a picture of the tag:
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I can see the tag facing out from looking under the drivers seat. Can anyone help? Thank you!
 

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08 Smart Fortwo W451 Evap Emissions Can Canister Vapor Vacuum Pump
Excellent! Thank you. Now I've seen several pictures of these from different angles and I notice there do not appear to be screws on it to hold it to the frame.. what holds it up, just the hoses being connected? Would it be safe for me to get some large zip ties and strap it down to something that doesn't get hot?
 

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I would just leave it alone. It doesn’t need to be tied down.
I'm gonna have to find a way to get a better look at it. I think some hoses may not be connected or something because it's very visibly moving under the car when the car is in motion. I cannot imagine it was designed that way. I understand these cars are supposed to have a plastic under cover that goes from front to back this car does not have. Perhaps that in part is what keeps this unit from hanging down so low. In any event, my 93 year old mother who is the current owner doesn't want it hanging so I have to do something with it. Thank you.
 

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Protects the heater coolant hose to the engine, and the AC tubing to the rear compressor.
 

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It also protects the fuel tank. Finding these belly pans is a pain in the butt. Dealership says that they don't have them and everyone else wants to charge an arm and a leg for them.
 

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Thanks folks. I can find the Front Pan for 50 bucks on the internet but cannot find a rear pan. I'll start checking with salvage yards in my area soon but they are not a high priority on my list. My mother is just afraid because the Evap Emissions Can Canister Vapor Vacuum Pump is moving around so much that something is going to cause it to come completely disconnected. If I can at least stop it from moving right now, that would help belay her fears. If it comes to it, I can try to fabricate a cover with plywood or plastic just to have a barrier between the road and the guts of the car.
 
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