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San Antonio, TX
just bought a used mini cooper s.before purchasing I read all of the most common issues with them,one being power steering pump failure.After driving a while and returning home,the fan stayed on for about 3 minutes.Now this is my wife telling me so I don't know which fan it was.Is it normal,like some vehicles fan will come on after vehicle is off for additional cooling,or should there never be key off fan operation?I am a ford tech,and am used to things like relays sticking or pcms failing.
they are quite pricey.but you can install it yourself if it will help with the labor cost.takes about 10 minutes to do. being a ford tech I cannot comment on how common these fail and b/o status. order one and get a handy friend or yourself to replace it use a 1/4 swivel with an 8mm socket and 12 inch extension and 1/4 ratchet and DO IT,YOU CAN DO IT!good luck
if it is a ohv v-6 engine check the wiring at the rear of the engine near the cam sensor.being that the trans was out I would look there first,real easy to smash the harness between the engine and trans.
check for vacuum leaks around the intake.pcv tube are notorious for being collapsed and sucking air.
at my dealer it is 169.95 for each end of the vehicle.
vss is the most common failure for the trans and speedo issues.the horn is another issue.check fuses first,most common1.bad horn and fuse,2.clockspring,3. horn contact/airbag assy.
have your vehicle scanned and check the throttle postion sensor mode reading,it should read ct,or closed throttle at idle.I have found these to be at fault many times reading pt or part throttle with the throttle closed.also check the throttle linkage for binding,and cable also.
It depends on the type of service that is performed.at my dealership a thorough intake/throttle body cleaning with a fogger solution and injector flush is 169.95,or a basic throttle body spray clean with inj. flush is 89.95.just get your engine good and warm and spray some sea foam or like solution in you throttle body,be careful not to drown the engine with fluid or else you will hydrolock it.
just had one the other day...on the top right side of engine compartment there is a capacitor with black wires going into it,one of the wires comes detached and will short to ground.it is bolted to a bracket right next to the cam cover.
possible secondary ignition misfire,plugs,plug wires or coil.9 times out of 10 I end up replacing the whole set if it has not yet been replaced.fuel pumps are also pretty common failures on these trucks.
what happened is that the prndl cable bracket has broken.you have to remove the column shroud to access it.this is very common and I see it almost every day.you have to purchase this part at a ford dealer.