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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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my husband just got in a car accident,the air bag didnt deploy on the driver side,it was a side collition..doesnt it still have to
The airbags may have programming to deploy only during a frontal impact and not for a side impact. The drivers airbag is designed to keep you from hitting the steering wheel in a frontal impact and will not help in...
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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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Keep losing power to a/c console on 04 mini
Hi...excepting a possible fault in the air conditioning system itself (e.g., a pressure cut off switch, high or low, that somehow implicates the controls), the way to diagnose this is to wait until the system fails (loses power, as you...
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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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Blue smoke from tailpipe
Bluish tinted smoke from the exhaust means that there is an internal oil leak into the combustion chambers from the valve guides, valve stem oil seals and/or the piston rings. Cylinder compression can be tested to get an indication of...
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Loud clunking noise from front driver side when braking hard or hitting a pot hole.
You may have a worn out strut on the drivers side or the strut upper bushing is worn out. I suggest having the struts checked. Also the front brake pads may be moving inside the brake caliper. Have the complete...
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Pre-purchase inspection
Hi There, 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...
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Cabon build up, mass oil consumpsion, rings need to be changed
Hi there. Typically a timing chain does not break with less than 100,000 miles or significant oiling issues contributing to excessive heat build-up inside the motor. If this has occurred, the engine should be rebuilt or replaced. The problem with...
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Does the water pump replacement on a mini cooper2008 require thermostat change too
Hi there. When you replace a water pump, it's always a good idea to replace the thermostat housing, radiator / coolant lines and the timing cover and gasket. This changes out parts that often wear out about the same time...
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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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HI, I'm considering a 2011 mini cooper s with 143k miles. Timing chain has not been replaced. What would cost be to replace when/
Hi, I will be glad to help you with this. The service that you are writing in about is offered by YourMechanic. You can obtain a written, itemized quote, and schedule the repair to suit your needs, by simply visiting...
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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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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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