2003 Mini Cooper Q&A

2003 Mini Cooper Question: car stopped moving forward or reversing

driving up medium grsde road, engine revved up, car stopped moving forward and started rolling backward. Have dual transmission, was in automatic mode. tried the shift mode - no go. No noise was heard, no fluid leak, no smoke, no parts falling out of bottom of car. Had car towed home, tow driver said he heard a clicking noise near the driver's front wheel, maybe an axle broken? Steering was fine with engine running, but no movement. Is this definitely a transmission problem? DO you know of a dealer within 50 miles of 30513? -
Answer 1
It does sound like a transmission problem, at least from the info you have given so far. Why not call Mini? There should be a customer phone number in your owner's manual. -
Comment 1
Thanks. I may try that. The closest mini dealer - 70 miles away - said they have to see it to diagnose it and I agree. However, the prospect of towing it 70 miles to and 70 miles back (if the cost is more than I want to put into an 8 year old car with only 58,000 miles on it) is not a pleasant thought. -