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Thinking of buying a Mini Cooper and need to know if they are good cars.. it's a 2011
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 is within...
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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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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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Car went into limp mode after putting gas
The check engine light indicates that there is likely something wrong with the engine or transmission in your vehicle and will usually come on in conjunction with the vehicle going into the reduced power mode. This happens when the vehicle...
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My car is making a grinding noise when I try to put it in gear and it won't move. noise goes away when clutch isn't pressed down.
Hi Renozwah. Thanks for writing into YourMechanic.com this morning. Generally speaking, there are a few different reasons why your car is making this type of noise while accelerating. First, and typically not considered by many mechanics is that there is...
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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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2008 Mini, got an oil change 5w30 full synthetic, 2 days later oil fluid warning turned on. Few days later temp light came on. Car j
Hello. If everything was fine prior to changing the oil then that oil needs to be drained from the engine and another oil should be used. It is possible that you got a bad batch of oil depending on the...
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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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car won't start after timing chain replaced
This would depend on the value of the vehicle and how much money you have into it all together. Oftentimes if the vehicle's value is lower than the amount of money that you have into it it is often better...
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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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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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