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Mini Cooper S Electric Power Steering Pump May Fail

 
Mini Cooper S Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 65,615 mi (34,000 mi - 114,000 mi)

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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.

  • Visitor, , 59,875 mi

    Mine happened when I replaced the battery, the electric locks stopped working and power steering, replaced one fuse for the
    locks, now it opens the doors but will not lock.

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  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    Power steering pump would not cut off and drained electrcial system. Pump was replaced.

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  •  Enthusiast

    Pump was making a whining noise that would change pitch when the steering wheel was turned. Replaced pump. Would be interested to know more about the above comment on WHY the engine cooling fan may be a contributing factor to this pump failing?

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    The same. Draining battery. Haven't decided weather to change a used one or a new one.

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  • gave out 3-4 months after we bought the car. Now we are having issues with the clutch and the fan.... They wanted 1700 to replace the power steering pump at the dealership even though they know its a common problem. Now I hear the same issues are with the fan and clutch makes me wonder if the Maker of the cars aren't just trying to milk more money out of the mini owners for pieces of crap european cars....

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  • Visitor, , 114,000 mi

    Daughters car battery was drained. She heard a whirring sound when shut off. Jump started and heard power steering pump whining and did not shut off with key removed. Had to disconnect battery.

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  • Had to replace the power steering pump and pump cooling fan at approx. 56,000 miles. Also had to replace the cooling fan at the same time. The power steering pump fan and the cooling fan again failed at approx. 82,000 miles. In addition, the clutch for the A/C compressor failed at approx. 57,000 miles. Was seriously considering buying a newer model Mini but I'm not so sure that I want another one!

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  •  Rookie

    Power steering pump completely went on me. Going to replace it with a refurb/rebuilt this spring...

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  •  Rookie

    Started to get stiff when cold started, then the pump stay on after key off and drain battery, replaced with original Mini Electric Power Steering Pump.

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  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    Failed power steering pump. Replace with rebuilt.

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