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Replaced alternator problems.
Hi, thanks for writing in. I ran into this issue the other day working on a car with a BMW, which owns Mini. I changed the alternator and battery and the car still didn't start. There is definitely a computer...
Engine and battery light on car lost power after driving for 5 minutes
Hi, thanks for writing in. This may be a result of a few different things such as a bad ground connection, a weak battery, a faulty alternator or potentially a failing voltage regulator. The harmonic balancer does not have any...
My engine rattles while idle and losing power while driving
This is a common sign of a failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the...
Warning: Engine Malfunction! Reduced Power: Engine is operating at reduced output
This is a sign of your car's automatic fail safe mode. When your car's computer detects that something has gone wrong in one of it's major systems, it will send the car into what is known as a "limp mode"...
The charcoal canister on your car is in the upper rear fender. If you suspect there may be a leak, you may also want to inspect the nylon lines and rubber hoses that are part of this system as well...
High Pitched Squeal
From what you described, this problems sounds like it is likely due to a worn serpentine belt. You may need to have your belt replaced to get rid of the high pitched squeal. If you would like help replacing the...
I have the p10ED what is it
Although P10E(x) codes relates to problems with the Valvetronic gear (cam timing sensors and actuators), I am unable to find a P01ED code specifically. The computer will store information that can be read with a professional-level scanner to help pinpoint...
Emission light with smoke out the back of car
Hi there. It really depends on the color of the smoke. If it is black then it can be a dirty air filter or a leaking fuel injector. If the smoke is white then it may have a leaking head...
daughter's 09 mini cooper clubman went to a corner store to get oil changed. Talked her into a anti freeze flush and now runs hot
I would start by checking the coolant level to be sure it was refilled with the proper amount of coolant. Next check all radiator hoses to be sure none are leaking. Also, check to be sure the coolant fans are...
Idles rough after warm up.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. In most situations when the variable valve timing solenoid is damaged or causing an ignition problem, it will trigger an OBD-II code and thus illuminate the check engine light. If the warning light is...
Indicator light comes on saying the electrical has failed
The indicator light may be related to the brake pads needing to be replaced. Your car has what are called brake wear sensor indicators which measure the thickness of the brake pads. When this thickness gets to a specific wear...
Car stopped suddenly and won't start again, makes the noise to start but won't fire up
Hello. If the engine will not even crank over then I usually start by trying to crank the engine over by hand. If it cannot be turned then there is a serious engine problem and the engine has failed. It...
My car honks when I lock it while the car is ON
Hi there, thanks for your question. I'd be happy to help. If the problem did not start until the car was reset, then the problem most likely is with the calibration file that was installed in the vehicle. The horn...
Hole in mufler making car sound louder. Is this immediate MOT fail?
Hi there. If the hole is just in the muffler then you only will need to replace that. The pipes will not need to be replaced unless they are showing signs of weakness. It is important that you get this...
My car is shaking, mostly only when idling and the engine light is on. What is a common cause of this?
The best way to find out what is wrong is to have the system scanned for fault codes. The check engine light being on means a code, or multiple codes, have been stored. Unfortunately there is no "common" reason for...
I'm told I need to replace the engine coils to the tune of $300 each at the dealership.
The engine coil is the same as the ignition coil; what it is called is simply personal preference. There is no risk in having a non-dealership technician perform this repair. However, the technician you choose should be certified, knowledgeable, courteous,...
Car acts like it's attempting to stall when cranked and won't allow me to hit throttle.
Hi, thanks for writing in. This may be likely related to a fuel or spark issue. The first question is whether or not the engine fires at all. If it does, then we know we have a fuel supply issue...
Engine light has come on, fans are coming on when vehicle has only been started for a few minuites and remain on
With the previous work that was done recently, it is very likely the problem is that coolant leak. If its not the leak repair that has failed, it may be an additional leak. Have you checked the level of the...
Air conditioning and heating not working after accident
The front right side viewed from the driver seat is where the AC compressor is located. The front left side viewed from the driver seat is where the transmission is located. If all of a sudden the AC quit working...
Car will not shift into gear - 2007 Mini Cooper
Hi. There are a couple of reasons for this problem. One is that the clutch master cylinder has gone bad and will not engage the clutch when you are pressing on the clutch pedal. Another possible cause of this problem...

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