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I have an 2009 Mini S. Sometimes when I try to start my Mini, it just will not turn over, battery seems dead. If someone jumps me off, it only takes less than a minute or two to start. I have noticed that this happens when I leave the head lights on automatic. Do I need to just purchase a new battery or could it be something else causing this?
steering pump is shot is there a recall on it
It happens between gear 2 and 3 only. It revs up to over 5000 then drops super fast and jerks into gear.
When I put the key in and press the start button nothing happens. Lights work just no ignition
my wife bought a 2002 mini cooper she bought it used with 130,000 miles and it has been a money pit since day one. First week she took it down to get oil changed. apparently the housing for the oil filter had to be changed to a new and improved bracket. the oil filter that the car was made with no longer was made $500.00 later and new synthetic oil and she came home. I thought they had got to her. A little rechurch and they were right . next the manual trans began popping out of 4th and was hard to get into reverse. Finley down shifting from 5th to 4th it popped out and wouldn't go into any gear. cadistrophic datinachion $3,500.00 and the trans could only be rebuilt. Recall on power steering and tire pressure indicator. Now Both Windows have stopped working. Pass is the regulator drivers window is the motor. Authorised mechanic wants $1,000.00 a side to repair and just yesterday the cooling fan was running when i shut the car off 4hr later i found it running still I had to unplug the fan to shut it off. I've done a little research and they claim that a sincere has gone out and the hole fan will have to be replaced because its part of the fan another $500.00 will it ever end.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? never changes fan keeps running
How long have you had this problem? a cupple days
My key will not come out of the ignition. It will start and stop, but will not release.
How long have you had this problem? started today
indicator for fog light but only found LH license plate bulb out. is there a reset option?
the key will not open the mini cooper
I have to add oil once a month. I had it checked and there is not a leak.
My convertible top does not open all the way. What is the cost to replace the switch function
My recent purchase of used car. When I release accelerator my car slows down and at acceleration there is a rough noise in engine compartment possibly drive shaft. Front left wheel has play. while standing wheel can be moved in and out side to side approximately 1 inch.
Had the struts, bushings & tie rods(inner & outer ) and still shaking and now when I turn the steering wheel it makes a kinda grinding sound. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I am running out of money having already spent $2500.00 so far. P.S. I have already had the tires all balanced and an alignment after tie rods.
The car idles high with surges and then Boggs down below 1000rpm. It idles at below or just at 1000. When taking off it rev high and then Damn near stall. If you stop it will stall but keeping the motor art 1100 rpm keeps it from dieing out completely.
N12 engine, is this the time frame that the timing/tension belt needs replacing? Things that I should look out for to negotiate pricing?
The rear brake lights remain on when the car is turned on. But they do not brighten or indicate when the brakes are applied.
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