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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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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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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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My 2007 Mini Cooper base model turns off as soon as I start it
Check for diagnostic trouble codes. If no codes have been stored, you can consider the typical causes for immediate stalling which are a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty engine coolant temperature switch/sensor (typically at cold start only), faulty camshaft or...
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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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Can the electric power steering pump on a 2005 Mini Cooper affect loss in power, radio, odometer, and other electric problems?
You may potentially have an electrical short or voltage problem that may be affecting all of these components. As you know, the power steering is electric in your vehicle, so if there is a voltage problem, this may impact the...
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we have a 2012 Mini Cooper S and I was given an outrageous quote by 2 Mini dealers to replace leaking Oil filter housing gaskets.
Hi there. Generally speaking, replacing the thermostat, flushing the coolant system and correctly refilling in a shop environment can take from 3 to 5 hours of shop time. The oil filter housing gasket on the other hand requires quite a...
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I bought a Mini Cooper and driving it today the service engine soon light came on, overdue oil change, can that make light go on
The check engine light will not be on from not changing oil in time. You will have to have the computer scanned to retrieve stored codes so you can find out the cause. The oil and filter should be changed...
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I already have the break pads, just need labor, is that possible?
You are welcome to buy your own parts and book a certified mechanic from YourMechanic to install those parts or perform associated repairs on your car. If you desire brake pad replacement, please use YourMechanic's brake pad replacement service page....
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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