Minis have an electric power steering pump that is prone to failure. When replacing the pump, our technicians advise inspecting the cooling fan because it is often the cause of the failure of the pump.
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2003 Mini Cooper S
2003 Mini Cooper S Problems
There are reports of premature clutch wear on cars equipped with manual transmissions. Clutch replacement on these vehicles can be quite costly.
There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.
Failure of the automatic transmission is common. Even though the automatic transmission is advertised as "sealed for life," our technicians recommend the automatic transmission fluid be replaced every 30,000 miles with only the approved Mini/BMW fluid. Our technicians recommend thorough troubleshooting before replacing the transmission because programming procedures can affect how the transmission shifts and there is a special procedure to ref...
2003 Mini Cooper S Questions and Answers
I have been taking our cars to the same mechanic for about 17 yrs. My AC stopped working and they say the compressor needs replaced. They did say they would also replace the AC drier as well. Th...
Had the accessory belt changed prior to R&R I had great after installation no ac. Shop told me they couldn't cause problem I need either a new compressor or condenser or evaporator
Have a misfire on my number 2 cyl. Wondering what that could be besides the wires or perhaps the injectors?
what sort of service should I have performed on my car with 80000 miles? No major problems but would like to stay ahead of the game. My car has a manual transmission