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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mini Cooper Clubman
The 2012 Mini Cooper Clubman is practical and functional for everyday driving. It also offers more passenger and cargo space than the regular Mini Cooper. The Clubman design offers easy access to...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe
The 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe has a distinctive style that offers an agile and fast ride to its passengers. The goal with the Coupe is to provide buyers with an alternative to...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mini Cooper Roadster
The Mini Cooper Roadster was made in conjunction with the Mini Coupe, but went on sale four months prior to the Coupe. It is the sixth Mini version since 2001 when BMW...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mini Cooper Convertible
The 2012 Mini Cooper Convertible offers lots of head room while providing both a fun riding and driving experience. There are many personalization options, so you can make the convertible your own...
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If you live close to the ocean, your vehicle is going to be far more vulnerable to rust than if you lived further inland. And the fact is, when it...

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Q: Charging system
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
Thinking of buying a Mini Cooper and need to know if they are good cars.. it's a 2011
I would suggest checking the Kelly Blue Book website with specifics related to your zip code as market prices of cars vary by zip code. This will give you a baseline for determining whether or not the car is within...
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The rate of oil consumption is unrelated to the condition of the cooling system thermostat. If oil consumption has recently increased, and you detect oil vapors in the cabin, it is likely that there is an oil leak. If the...
Car struggles to start, idles very low after startup.
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
My car is making a grinding noise when I try to put it in gear and it won't move. noise goes away when clutch isn't pressed down.
Hi Renozwah. Thanks for writing into YourMechanic.com this morning. Generally speaking, there are a few different reasons why your car is making this type of noise while accelerating. First, and typically not considered by many mechanics is that there is...
I replaced MINI C engine,. Car started normally before even with a blown head . Now car only cranks I believe it's a bad ECM . I j
Hi Mac. Thanks for contacting us today. When you replace an engine on a modern car, you need to have the ECU reprogrammed to link with the electronic controls that monitor and operate the ignition and fuel system. You should...
my mini cooper 2004 has been overheating and rattling
You might be spot on about the radiator, or there may be a leak somewhere in the system that you can't see. The mini has a pretty complicated system so there are a lot of possibilities. I think you should...
My car acts like it’s about to die.
If you have a battery that is on the verge of going bad and is only at 79% then what can happen is you could have the other electrical loads cause erratic operation at lower engine rpms. If you have...
Mini cooper 2007 1.6p slow acceration 2500-3500 rpm
Hi Oliver. Thanks for sending in your question today. Most of the time, this type of acceleration issue is caused by a fuel restriction, either a damaged or worn out fuel pump, dirty fuel filters or clogged fuel injectors. It...
My antifreeze keeps running out and where it's held keeps doing like some bubbly noises, and then the fan turns on sometimes. I ju
Hi Marleny. Thanks for contacting us tonight. What you are describing is commonly associated with an overheating problem or a broken radiator cap. If the engine is overheating, it can be caused by a water pump failure, an obstruction of...
How often should i change brake pads for my mini 1.6 turbo?
The longevity of brake pads can sometimes vary widely. In some cases, they may last 50,000 miles or more. In other extreme cases, they may only last up to 25,000 or may last as long as 75,000 miles. Generally, things...
My mini r53 makes a weird sound from the front suspension when driving over rough roads at low speed.
You're probably right. The most common noise to come from the front struts comes from the thrust bearings. The thrust bearings support the weight of the car at the top of the struts and allow the struts to turn easily....
Car started normally, after shut off, had trouble starting, ran for another 10 minutes once shut off fan kept running loud.
You should have the engine checked for overheating as this may be reason cooling fan stays on. You should check coolant level to see if it is low and if it is low then check for coolant leaks. If not...
Check engine light on inhibitor switch
Hi there. Thanks for sending in your question. It's less likely that the inhibit switch is the source of your vibrations or symptoms. It's more likely that something else, such as worn out engine mounts, a vacuum leak or a...
When should I get my tires changed?
Tires generally should not be left in service on a car for more than 10 years after the date of manufacture molded onto the tire sidewall. Once tires reach 4/32 inch of remaining tread depth, it is wise to start...
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
Engine oil capacity
The oil capacity on your vehicle is a little over 5 quarts, which means your vehicle was at least 3 quarts low on oil. This can cause severe engine damage, ultimately leading to the motor not starting. Unfortunately, since there...
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My headlight bulb on 2008 mini cooper dont turn on even after replacing a new one and the fuse are all ok,what can be the problem?
Using a voltmeter, check for battery voltage at the bulb socket with the headlight switch on (be careful not to short circuit the bulb terminals). If you detect battery voltage at the bulb socket, that means the the bulb holder...
My Mini Cooper s 2008 clutch is stuck half way down. I have bad rear brakes and low brake fluid and no Leaks
The clutch is hydraulic and may have a leak from the system causing the brake fluid to go low since it shares the same reservoir. You will need to have the brakes and clutch systems to see what one leaked...

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