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2002 Mini Cooper

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2002 Mini Cooper Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.

Drive Train -- Verified

There are reports of premature clutch wear on cars equipped with manual transmissions.  Clutch replacement on these vehicles can be quite costly.

Drive Train -- Verified

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...

2002 Mini Cooper Questions and Answers

Buddy123, 2002 Mini Cooper, Los Altos, CA

if engine cold may hear slight shriek when engaging 1st gear but all gears fine and when engine warm virtually nonexisten:
What could be the problems? How much would repairs cost? Thanks.

SeattleMiniB, 2002 Mini Cooper, Seattle, WA

Car has passed the 60,000 mile mark - recommended service light is on - what is the recommended service at this point? Car new to me. Have no mini mechanic in Seattle,Wa yet - any recommendations?

aarb, 2002 Mini Cooper, Cartersville, VA

Radiator fan was running constantly and drained battery. After replacing battery,disconnected a couple of times and then stopped working. No visible signs of overheating now. What are consequence...

aarb, 2002 Mini Cooper, Cartersville, VA

How can I fix the radiator fan from sticking? Do I have to replace the fan?
Is the fan running by fuse or electrical?

Silver02Cooper, 2002 Mini Cooper, Lima, OH

I had water leak in around the sunroof of my MINI and when it found the lowest point it exited to the right of my glove box. Shortly thereafter, it was as if my car was possessed. Windows didn'...

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