2002 Mini Cooper Q&A
2002 Mini Cooper Question: How is my clutch related to my power steering?
I thought my power steering pump was failing because it is getting very hard to steer. I had more of thecorrect fluid put in but that didn't help. Now my clutch is getting hard to push in and when I release the clucth the steering loosens up. What could this be? - Visitor
The clutch and the power steering have nothing to do with one another, so it's probably just a coincidence. The power steering pumps on Minis are electric, and they are a common problem. You will likely need a new one. For the clutch problem, I'd visit a shop for a diagnosis. Could be a number of issues. - matte