2005 Mini Cooper Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mini Cooper

There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.

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.

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 refill the transmission.

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3 weeks after getting it back, it started to pop! Out of first gear and felt and sounded as if I hit a brick wall. Called place that replaced clutch and guy said that it didn't have anything to do with the new clutch he just put in. He said try to avoid driving it in first gear which I have d...

I see that 27 others have asked the same question, but you give no answers - only referrals to mechanics...I do not need the latter! What I need to know is: what's wrong? How it can be fixed? And how much it should cost to do so?
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