Q: Clutch slipping started recently

asked by on

My car has no previous transmission issues, but recently I've noticed that the clutch is slipping. I need to determine if the master clutch cylinder just need to bled or if the clutch needs replacing.

Hi there. The Mini tends to wear through the clutch very quickly. Many other Mini owners with manual transmissions have reported having to replace the clutch at very low mileage, sometimes under 10k miles. The clutch will most likely need to be replaced as a result. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, would be able to help you diagnose the slipping issue.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Clutch slipping started recently

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Gauges and Radio flicker when driving

This could be caused by a faulty power steering cooling fan. The Mini's have an electrically controlled fan that will de-activate power assist if the fluid temperature exceeds a programmed standard to prevent damage to the power steering system. These...

Q: Whistling noise when press in on clutch

Hey there. It sounds like the noise comes around when you are using the clutch which sounds to me like you may have an issue with your throwout bearing. The part on the vehicle may have been faulty and failed...

Q: I just replaced my throttle body on my mini cooper but it seems to not take off like before. Why is this happening?

Hello, thank you for writing in. There are a few considerations to make. First, did the new throttle come with a new throttle position sensor, or are you using the old one? If you have the old one installed, you...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...