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when the car is first put in reverse, the backup alarm sounds as though there is something right there behind the car even though there is nothing there. The alarm doesn't stay on the entire time it's in reverse, just for the first few seconds or so it sounds steadily. Could this just be because there may be something stuck in there, or is it a known issue that would require more extensive work?
2006 Mini Cooper S. When I changed the time fo daylight savings, my total mileage display went to a trip mileage instead. I want to have the display to always show the total number of miles on the car. How do I get the display to reflect the total miles and stay that way instead of trip miles.
Have seen many results on a sealed transmission on a automatic but none on manual. zip 37303
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 there...firestone 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
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