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The repair shop I go to said the power steering pump is over heating causing the fan to stay on.
To fix they say I need a power steering pump, reservoir, fan at the cost of $1600.00.

I had the water pump on my 2006 Mini Cooper S replaced this weekend and while driving it the next day the serpentine belt came completely off. The repair shop claims that they never touched the belt to replace the water pump and are asking $150 more to replace and align the belt. Does that sound right?

when I cut my a/c on my battery dies. also when i was driving my car last night i had my headlights on my car would lose a lot of power and wouldnt go past 10 mph.

I keep replacing parts and if the car sit for a week. The battery is dead

What is exceptable drain for the D.S.C. Control module

I have been told that mini would replace an engine if there's a defect. Recently my '06 mini went on the fritz. Now they're quoting a price of over 3 grand to replace a valve cover, oil pan gasket, rocker panel lifters, and a harmonic balancer. Is this normal wear and tear, or did I just buy into a money pit?

Battery is fine. It won't spark to turn engine over, no problems previous,just stopped!! What is your opinion? Please!!!

The fuse is good it was working fine when I went to work I stopped for gas got back in and started the car> I had no blower no AC or heat. The rear defrost works and the recirc light comes on but I get nothing else.

Lately after I turn the key to the second position to turn off the engine so I can listen to some music for about 15 minutes, I then turned the key to the on position to leave and the car wouldn't start. I had to get a boost. What could this be?

needle is and always has been right in the middle at perfect operating temp, but it seems its taking longer than usual to get said my thermostat needs replaced but its not life threatening to the car right away

I have 126,000 miles on my Mini Cooper engine. I am curious to know how much longer I will be able to drive it until it will need a new engine or taken to a junkyard.

I have a 2006 mini cooper S that won't start. The first signal of a problem was I started the car and it made a loud noise. I drove it for about a mile and turned of the A/C and the car stopped making the noise. I parked and returned an hour later and the car wouldn't start at all. Some lights came on inside but I noticed the headlights didn't come on at all. I thought that was strange if everything else did, but I turned the key once (I have a standard transmission) and the radio and other lights didn't come on which they normally do. I tried jumping my car and that didn't work, neither did a new battery. I had someone who I don't know that well check the fuses, and he told me the ignition switch fuse was blown, and without me looking, he took the FL0 50A (cooling fan switch) fuse and used that in the ignition switch fuse spot to see if the car would start. It had a little more juice but no start. He told me that when I did that, the fan switch blew (the one he just used). Now, what do I do? Wouldn't these two fuses have to both WORK in order to even know if all it was was the ignition switch fuse to begin with? Now I have to buy these two switches. The guy said that now it must be the starter. I don't know...HELP!! I don't know what it could be

I recently started my car and it made a loud sound. I drove it for about a mile, and right when I turned off the air, the sound went away. I parked the car at my destination and when I returned an hour later, the car wouldn't start at all. I have a standard transmission. Some electricity worked on the car, but the headlights would not come on at all. I found that weird because other lights came on inside. When I turned the key once, my car radio and A/C usually come on. This didn't happen. Only the interior lights came on. When I push the clutch in, the car definitely is not turning over. I checked the fuse box and the ignition switch is blown. Some guy looked at it and took the DME unit and switching unit fuse and put it in the Ignition Switch area and that fuse was blown. He said that the car should have turned over if a fuse was all it was but since it didn't, then the starter must need to be replaced. I'm thinking, do I just replace the two fuses (feed to ignition switch and the DME unit and switching unit since he blew that one when he used it and that blew)? Because couldn't it be reasonable that those two work together? And maybe he wasn't telling me the truth about it all?

ignition switch or switch unit

I have change the transmission oil twice trying to do away with erratic shifting. It seems to worsen as the transmission heats up. when it's cold it shifts just fine.
PS: the first time I replace the transmission filter as well. the was really dirty and smelled awful