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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mini Cooper Clubman
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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
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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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my car its the engine misfire and only works with 2 sparkles out of 4 do you know how much its going to cost the labor
Hello, thank you for writing in. The most common and simple reason for these issues are bad spark plug wires. You can easily test this by swapping the wires on both the spark plugs side and the ignition coil side....
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my husband just got in a car accident,the air bag didnt deploy on the driver side,it was a side collition..doesnt it still have to
The airbags may have programming to deploy only during a frontal impact and not for a side impact. The drivers airbag is designed to keep you from hitting the steering wheel in a frontal impact and will not help in...
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Keep losing power to a/c console on 04 mini
Hi...excepting a possible fault in the air conditioning system itself (e.g., a pressure cut off switch, high or low, that somehow implicates the controls), the way to diagnose this is to wait until the system fails (loses power, as you...
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My engine light turns on, and i went to autozone to diagnosis, and it's faulty o2 sensor. Would you be able to replace it?
If code P0136 sets the only way you can determine if the oxygen sensor has failed is to use an automotive scope to graphically depict the sensor output waveform (it will look roughly like a sine wave) and switching rate...
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Why does my Mini Cooper rev and shakes when I am stopped at a red light
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. Since the check engine light is on you more than likely have a misfire or a faulty sensor. I would usually start by scanning the computer for codes to see...
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Oil leak
Hi There, It is quite possible for the oil to take some time to burn off of the engine if it were spilled on it. You may want to (very carefully) spray some degreaser around the engine bay where the...
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Mini Cooper S 2007 overheating? Stalled while starting up again then turned off. No dash symbols. Cannot rev. No steam or leaking.
Hi there. It's 100 degrees here in Phoenix at 11:00 pst, so I understand the extreme heat! What you are describing can be caused by multiple issues, ranging from a coolant system that is clogged with debris to a failing...
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I have a mini r53 s (supercharged) runs fine but when car stop and AC is on for a wile car overheat
Your question makes me think of a case I ran into a few years ago. The owner had modified his car but when he installed his fans, one of them was wired backwards so the fan ran in reverse. The...
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I need a mechanic that specializes in mini coopers
Hi...mechanics are qualified based on vehicle technology and systems, not "models" and so any of the certified mechanics will be able to help you. Hypothetically, even a mechanic who thought he "specialized" in a particular model still must consult and...
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Blue smoke from tailpipe
Bluish tinted smoke from the exhaust means that there is an internal oil leak into the combustion chambers from the valve guides, valve stem oil seals and/or the piston rings. Cylinder compression can be tested to get an indication of...
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Loud clunking noise from front driver side when braking hard or hitting a pot hole.
You may have a worn out strut on the drivers side or the strut upper bushing is worn out. I suggest having the struts checked. Also the front brake pads may be moving inside the brake caliper. Have the complete...
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Pre-purchase inspection
Hi There, 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...
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Cabon build up, mass oil consumpsion, rings need to be changed
Hi there. Typically a timing chain does not break with less than 100,000 miles or significant oiling issues contributing to excessive heat build-up inside the motor. If this has occurred, the engine should be rebuilt or replaced. The problem with...
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Does the water pump replacement on a mini cooper2008 require thermostat change too
Hi there. When you replace a water pump, it's always a good idea to replace the thermostat housing, radiator / coolant lines and the timing cover and gasket. This changes out parts that often wear out about the same time...
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My 2007 Mini Cooper base model turns off as soon as I start it
Check for diagnostic trouble codes. If no codes have been stored, you can consider the typical causes for immediate stalling which are a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty engine coolant temperature switch/sensor (typically at cold start only), faulty camshaft or...
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HI, I'm considering a 2011 mini cooper s with 143k miles. Timing chain has not been replaced. What would cost be to replace when/
Hi, I will be glad to help you with this. The service that you are writing in about is offered by YourMechanic. You can obtain a written, itemized quote, and schedule the repair to suit your needs, by simply visiting...
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2005 mini cooper s is parked and wont go into reverse gear. All of the other gears work except reverse.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The transmission may be having one of several issues. The shifter can become unaligned and need to be adjusted or replaced. The gearbox can also become damaged and misaligned, which also warrants them to...
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Can the electric power steering pump on a 2005 Mini Cooper affect loss in power, radio, odometer, and other electric problems?
You may potentially have an electrical short or voltage problem that may be affecting all of these components. As you know, the power steering is electric in your vehicle, so if there is a voltage problem, this may impact the...
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I bought a Mini Cooper and driving it today the service engine soon light came on, overdue oil change, can that make light go on
The check engine light will not be on from not changing oil in time. You will have to have the computer scanned to retrieve stored codes so you can find out the cause. The oil and filter should be changed...
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I have a 2007 Mini Cooper le and recently I have a diminished check engine light. Car runs fine but my turbo no longer seems to work.
Hi there. Usually when a check engine light is on half and the other half is black, that is usually an indication for the gas cap not sealing properly. Check the gas cap seal and see if it's cracked, distorted,...

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