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car won't start after timing chain replaced
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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....
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Sluggish acceleration
From the description provided, it appears that you are experiencing transmission problems when accelerating your Mini Cooper. There can be a variety of reasons for this to happen, such as low fluid, a failing shift solenoid or even internal damage...
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Knocking sound
Hello. This is a safety mechanism that will not allow you to shift without having your foot on the brake. This is a pin down in the console attached to the shift lever that doesn't allow the shifter to be...
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Key stuck in ignition
The key is binding possibly because the ignition is binding or the shift interlock has a problem. The vehicle will need diagnosed for ignition switch, linkage or the shift interlock problem. I recommend you have a mechanic, like ones from...
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How do you turn off daytime running lights
Daytime running lights will come on and stay on all the time during the day and cannot be turned off unless the normal headlights are turned on. The daytime running lights should not stay on after the vehicle is turned...
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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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Error code P144C.
This code refers to the purge valve on the charcoal canister, this valve is supposed to be closed until the pcm opens it, if the computer doesn't see flow through the valve when is should it will set this code....
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Door handle not working
Hi. This appears to be a fairly common issue with the Mini Coopers, up until about 2005. If you would like detailed information, there is the bulletin "M510506" that has the repair information. Usually the cable on the inside has...
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clutch & slave cylinder
You should replace the clutch slave cylinder as it incorporates the release bearing. The release bearing is the part that gets worn and may fail in a short time if you decide to not replace it. Even if the slave...
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Car shakes in idle and
Hi there. A rough idling engine can be caused by a number of issues, some of them are serious while others tend to be minor, but the symptoms remain pretty much the same. The car will feel rough and bouncy...
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Blown engine
If you are saying the oil was never changed in 30k miles, then this would be the reason for the failure. A turbo engine needs normal oil changes about every 3k to 5k miles. The turbo gets extremely hot and...
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So recently i had my car serviced for the water pump, gasket, heater hose T and cam sensor repaired on 1/16/2018 now my engine lig
The code P144C has no connection to the past repair work you have described. P144C refers to the purge valve on the charcoal canister. The purge valve remains closed until the PCM commands it opens. If the PCM doesn’t see...
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About to buy a 2014 / 60K mini countryman s - What are average annual repair costs?
Unfortunately repair costs can vary significantly based on not just the vehicle but also the location that you live in. The parts can be quite expensive for these vehicles as many parts are manufactured by BMW. Also depending on how...
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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...
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my nissan juke will not accelerate over 2mph, when i turned the car off and back on it started working again.
Hi Jenny. Thanks for contacting us today. Sometimes when it gets extremely cold outside, electrically controlled systems can have difficulty working. So, it's possible that your throttle control module might be the root issue. However, there are other mechanical causes...
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I just had the transmission replaced on my 2011 Nissan Juke with 56000 miles on it and now it is idling rough intermittently and t
Rough idle is typically fuel and/or ignition system related assuming that there are no mechanical problems with an engine such as uneven or low cylinder compression. The problem is diagnosed, in part, using a real time scanner which reports a...
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My car shakes when I accelerate, but tires are not the problem.
Hi Tysiah. Thanks for contacting us tonight. A vibration like you are describing can be very difficult to isolate, especially if the wheels, tires and suspension have all been verified as being OK. Sometimes, issues like you have described can...
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2014 Juke . While driving,abs light, brake and car swerving light comes on together, car jerks, and grind noise come from brakes
It is possible that you could be having an issue with your wheel bearings. I would recommend having your wheel bearings inspected by a qualified professional to determine if they are functioning properly. Oftentimes when wheel bearings have failed you...
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Engine malfunction light comes on with reduced engine power and rough idle
Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter,...

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