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Engine and battery light on car lost power after driving for 5 minutes
Hi, thanks for writing in. This may be a result of a few different things such as a bad ground connection, a weak battery, a faulty alternator or potentially a failing voltage regulator. The harmonic balancer does not have any...
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My engine rattles while idle and losing power while driving
This is a common sign of a failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the...
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Warning: Engine Malfunction! Reduced Power: Engine is operating at reduced output
This is a sign of your car's automatic fail safe mode. When your car's computer detects that something has gone wrong in one of it's major systems, it will send the car into what is known as a "limp mode"...
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Evap
The charcoal canister on your car is in the upper rear fender. If you suspect there may be a leak, you may also want to inspect the nylon lines and rubber hoses that are part of this system as well...
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High Pitched Squeal
From what you described, this problems sounds like it is likely due to a worn serpentine belt. You may need to have your belt replaced to get rid of the high pitched squeal. If you would like help replacing the...
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Indicator light comes on saying the electrical has failed
The indicator light may be related to the brake pads needing to be replaced. Your car has what are called brake wear sensor indicators which measure the thickness of the brake pads. When this thickness gets to a specific wear...
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Hole in mufler making car sound louder. Is this immediate MOT fail?
Hi there. If the hole is just in the muffler then you only will need to replace that. The pipes will not need to be replaced unless they are showing signs of weakness. It is important that you get this...
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I'm told I need to replace the engine coils to the tune of $300 each at the dealership.
The engine coil is the same as the ignition coil; what it is called is simply personal preference. There is no risk in having a non-dealership technician perform this repair. However, the technician you choose should be certified, knowledgeable, courteous,...
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Car will not shift into gear - 2007 Mini Cooper
Hi. There are a couple of reasons for this problem. One is that the clutch master cylinder has gone bad and will not engage the clutch when you are pressing on the clutch pedal. Another possible cause of this problem...
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My car has been diagnosed with a misfiring cylinder 4. Will it be safe for me to drive it home 100 miles ?
From the description you have provided, it is advisable to have your vehicle's #4 cylinder misfire fixed before taking the 100-mile trip home. Depending on the cause of the misfire, consequential damage could occur to the cylinder wall, piston, and/or...
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Check Engine Light is on, trouble code P0011&12. I changed the oil and filter. I need to turn off the engine light to see if that problem is solved.
Hello. If the oil level was low or if the wrong oil war previously used then that can cause these codes to come up. Most of the time though, on this engine, it is caused by a failure in the...
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Half check engine on RPM speedometer.
I am not certain based on your description which warning light within the tachometer gauge may be illuminated, since the manual for your model only indicates Red and Yellow warning lights. If it is Red - low oil level for...
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Can a front end vehicle accident cause the crankshaft to stick?
Fault code P0015 has to do with with the exhaust cam timing. This fault is set when the engine control unit determines the exhaust cam is not in the position requested by the ECU. Possible causes can be oil flow...
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What causes my car to jerk while accelerating?
Hi there: There are multiple reasons why your Mini Cooper is running rough and jerking. If your car jerks while the vehicle is in gear, the issues could be caused by a mass air flow sensor, O2 sensor or the...
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2010 Mini Cooper S - P0974 Trouble Code: Shift Solenoid A Control Circuit High
Hello - there are known issues with the valve body wearing out faster than should be normal on this transmission. I would check with a reputable transmission shop in your area for a rebuilt valve body. these are available with...
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The passenger door is stuck shut. It won't open from the inside or the outside.
You are probably correct that it is not fully unlatching. The Mini door lock actuators (part electric, part mechanical) have what is essentially a two-stage lock, and can become "double-locked". Sometimes, exercising the "unlock/lock/unlock" cycle multiple times will yield just...
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Loss of power, rough idle, and engine misfires.
Hi there. There are several electrical and ignition components on a 2007 Mini Cooper that could cause the symptoms you're describing. The ignition coil would be the first item I'd inspect, but before I touched any part, I'd complete a...
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Is it safe to drive with low tire pressure?
If you have less than 15 lbs of pressure inside your tire, you should change the tire and bring it to a tire station to be repaired or replaced. Driving on a tire with very low tire pressure can quickly...
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Helicoiled spark plug
A helicoil in a spark plug hole of the aluminum cylinder head was installed in the past due to a spark plug threads in the cylinder head came out during spark plug removal or the spark plug blew out of...
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Multiple problems with my Mini cooper 2008 automatic
Oil leaks at the valve cover gasket and camshaft and crankshaft seals are not uncommon. Oil can also leak from the turbocharger. All of these leaks can be resolved by YourMechanic. The transmission overheating indicator is serious because overheating the...

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