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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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The freeze plug failed and coolant mixed with oil. The tech says because it would be impossible to clean out all the gunk, I need
If the engine was run with coolant mixing with the oil it can damage the internal engine bearings and pistons. If it is severe enough the engine would need to be replaced or the entire engine rebuilt and all parts...
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MULTIPLE MISFIRE CYLINDER CODES DETECTED 2012 MINI COOPER S
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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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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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 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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