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Check the RepairPal estimator for your vehicle's maintenance schedule. You can also find quality shop recommendations there, complete with user reviews.


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Could be that one of the drive belts, when it's cooler, gets noisy. I could need tightening or replacement, and it's hard to say which belt. I would take the car to a shop for help with this--it won't be terribly expensive and it's good to have a check up.


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This stands for Electronic Power Control, which means you have a trouble code relating to the engine management. You need to have the trouble codes pulled and have it diagnosed by a tech. It is a really general light, so it could be a large number of possible problems.


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I'll be honest--if the shop can't answer this question on this hot, exotic car, please take the car somewhere else.


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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.


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If the motor is running with no trouble, then that points to the transmission. It's really hard to say without inspecting the vehicle, but this really sounds like something relatively severe. I recommend having the truck towed to a good shop and having the problem diagnosed.


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Pay for a repair manual subscription. You need all of this detail . . . you may be able to find it in forums, but a repair manual is easier: http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online


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Normally with these cars, as I understand it, problems like this are caused by a malfunction in the air suspension. These fail often and are hugely expensive to fix, and most owners opt to replace the struts with traditional non air-suspension parts.


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This is probably an OBD 1 vehicle. The port is normally one one side of the steering wheel, under the dash, and is often behind a removable panel.


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They've been getting better and better, but I still have heard mixed reports on reliability. 90s models are a nightmare.


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