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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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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 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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I need help with finding the right size and product wheel spacers.
When it comes to installing the wheel spacers, first jack up the vehicle and place it on jack stands. Then turn the steering all the way to the left or right, depending on what side you are on. Then take...
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Where would i see signs of leakage from a faulty fuel pressure sensor?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing you want to do is check the electrical connections to the fuel pressure regulator. If the regulator is connected securely, there are no electrical wires exposed or damaged, and it looks...
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I'm looking at a 2009 Mini Cooper JCW. Any major issues I should check out prior to the purchase?
I recommend performing a pre-purchase inspection and a 75 point safety inspection on the vehicle prior to the purchase. Also, look into the performance of the vehicle and make sure that the engine and transmission operates good and that the...
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Focus c Max 06. 1.6hdci check engine light is on . Says turbo but when I open turbo up it's working fine.
If the code is referring to the turbo on the engine, then the turbo wastegate could be sticking or the hose to the wastegate is broken, has came off, or has a hole in it. If you need further assistance...
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I just replaced my throttle body on my mini cooper but it seems to not take off like before. Why is this happening?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are a few considerations to make. First, did the new throttle come with a new throttle position sensor, or are you using the old one? If you have the old one installed, you...
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Can the tie rods on a 2011 Nissan Juke be replaced without replacing the entire power steering system?
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yellow engine light with p0300,p0302,p0304 codes.
The first thing these codes show is cylinders 2 and 4 are misfiring. You swapped coils around but notice you moved coils 2 and 4 with each other. If these were misfiring then swapping these coils will not move the...
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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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