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SPEEDOMETER
Hi There, This could be related to a couple of possibilities. The [instrument voltage regulator]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/instrument-voltage-regulator-replacement) regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash. When this is not working properly, this may cause the gauges in your...
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Noise coming from trans location
It is very possible that your transmission may be experiencing some internal damage if you are hearing a grinding noise from your transmission. If you have a manual transmission, it is possible that the clutch could be causing this noise....
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When the gear shifter is in the neutral position, the transmission is still in gear. I have to step on the clutch to start the engine.
Hi there. The shift rail in the transmission may have came apart or the fork on the rail may be bent causing the transmission to stay in gear when the shifter is in neutral. I recommend seeking out a professional,...
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Got a diagnostic, mech says car need theromostat and all coils and plugs. Car was fine then check engine light 2009 Mini Cooper
Hi - I would do a quick check on the problem codes causing the Check Engine light and other warnings you mention. In general you would have an occasional misfire or hiccup that you should feel as engine vibration as...
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Car slips when trying to accelerate.
What you are describing sounds like potentially a worn out clutch. As you know, the clutch transmits engine power to the gearbox, and allows transmission to be interrupted while a gear is selected to move off from a stationary position,...
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loosing coolant
Hello, thank you for writing in. If there are no coolant leaks coming from the vehicle, then there is a strong chance the engine is consuming it. Typically this happens when coolant is leaking passed the head gasket and enters...
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Water Leak
Hello, thank you for writing in. When it comes to coolant leak, they are either internal (when the engine burns the coolant), or external (when you see the leak flowing). With what you describe, it sounds like the leak is...
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Can your fork from your gear box break and be pressured into the clutch and break? 2005 Mini Cooper
Hi there - if you are speaking of a shifter fork in the gearbox - it is not possible that a gear selector fork has damaged the clutch. It is conceivable, however unlikely, that the clutch throwout bearing fork has...
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Why do I smell oil and about how much will it cost to repair it?
Hello Diana. If you still have the service documents from the dealership a technician will be able to tell you if the leaks are new or a recurring issue. Mini Coopers will usually have a leak around the oil pan...
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Catalytic converter
Hi there. The catalytic converter is located in between the exhaust manifold and the muffler, under the vehicle. In most cases, it can be removed without taking off ancillary components. You might find purchasing a service and repair manual for...
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Choking with a load on the engine
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...
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Inside passenger takes several pulls before opening, what might be causing.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The door handle is linked to the door latch with some rods that must be kept in place for the interior handle to work correctly. When the plastic clips which hold the rods in...
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Central Locking/Alarm Fail
Although it is rare that the circuit would be designed this way, it is possible that the rear wiper motor is related to the locking circuit. I would recommend trying to reconnect your rear wiper motor to its connector to...
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Crank, no start
It is possible either a cam or crankshaft sensor has failed. The engine control unit relies on these sensors to detect engine rpm as well as to signal the tachometer. If one of them has failed, the ecu is not...
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r53 eng interference or not
Hi there. If your timing chain has broken, you should take your Mini Cooper to a professional machine shop for service, as it's possible that you have internal engine damage.
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Indicators and brake lights not working
Hi there. When the tail lights don't work, either brake or turn signal, it's typically an electrical relay or fuse that is damaged which causes this to occur. It's a good idea for you to check and replace any fuses...
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how much does it cost to replace front crank seal set
An exact estimate can be gotten if you input your vehicle data on this page. But, to give you an initial but approximate idea, the seal itself, that is the part cost, is typically around $20-$25. On your car, depending...
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radio isnt working?
Hello there. It is possible that the fuse that powers your radio has blown and needs to be replaced. It is also possible that the electrical relay is damaged or a ground wire is faulty. You might want to have...
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Does my new car have a dpf filter? 2011 Renault Megani 1.5 106hp
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. Not all 1.5 liter DCI engines have a DPF filter though most of them produced after 2009 do. I believe yours will have a DPF filter but it would be best to...
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Engine misfiring / Firing order
Hi There, The firing order on your vehicle should be cylinders 1-3-4-2 (when standing facing the engine bay from left to right at cylinders 1-4 also from left to right). If you need further help with this, please reach out...

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