The fill plug green arrow is above the drain plug yellow arrow. If the system is not working properly, a fault code will be set. Aluminum roll hoops behind each rear seat feature integrated head restraints. Cars have almost hit me from behind many times. Not sure if it is a sign of clutch slipping or another issue, but in lower gears everything seems fine; car pulls just as hard as it did when I bought it 30k miles ago. The failure occurred numerous times since 2009.
The transmission fluid must be changed at this more frequent interval in order for it to last the life of the car. How to Change 6 Speed Automatic Transmission Fluid fishbone Mini says never. I tightened the fill and drain plug to 32 ft lbs just like the article says. Leatherette upholstery is standard, and cloth or leather is available. They can reset the trans control module.
There are many moving parts in the transmission, and they have a tendency to drop small microscopic metal particles into the oil. Great sight and looking forward to patronizing you. April 27, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sounds like the trans is worn out to me. I read on a forum that was the case. The failure mileage was approximately 13,000. One person actually look at it and told me it was going to be a very hard job and the front and would practically have to be taken off. You can get a detailed estimate, then call around to different shops to compare the price.
This car is absolutely a blast to drive, whether around town, or anywhere. No scratch noises but the clutch feels good but picks up really low. October 15, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would check for fault codes. Pump the transmission case full of fluid until it just starts to run out the filler hole. This article applies to the Mini. Would you use any friction modifier? My 07 has 80K on the clock and is getting to the age where I need to keep a closer watch on its needs. Apparently the control is within the fan so the entire fan has to be replaced.
Check if you can shift it manually with the cables removed, if not the issue is internal. The engine rpms increased from 3,000 to 5,000. I was driving home on the night of Thursday January 7th when I heard a loud clunk. R50 Cooper : The procedure for changing the transmission fluid on the Non-S cars is the same, although the drain and fill ports for the car are different. What is the fluid capacity? I also have slight gear chatter in neutral which disappears for the most part with a pump of the clutch or holding it pressed in. That sounds like you will need to replace your driveshafts. Attempts to purchase the oil at the local dealer resulted in them offering to sell me a transmission oil replacement service.
Asked Roman and Yuri some questions. Most Mini Coopers with the exception of the very first generation of the model use this transmission, and therefore suffer from this flaw. June 15, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: - Nick at Pelican Parts elio Comments: Really interesting, a good number of mini owners doesn't know that they should change the transsmision fluid even if they minis have manual transmission. If the system is not working properly, a fault code will be set. What parts do I need to fix it. I can't afford to buy a new car and more importantly I couldn't morally sell this one with these kind of problems. I bought a 2006 mini Cooper S in February of this year and same problem started almost immediately.
This is the plug that you add fluid to. It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs. The flawed design leads to cross leaks and solenoid sticking, which in turn leads to abnormal wear and the issues many drivers face when the car shifts gears. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. All other gears and reverse seem to work and shifting is easy. Very gummy through shift pattern. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799.
? Mini continues to offer the high-performance John Cooper Works tuning kit, but it now comes as a factory-installed option, complete with a sport brake kit and a limited-slip differential. Then it may be the clutch. October 5, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: No, you have to access from below. The contact stated that the transmission would slip in and out of gear. Is the oil the same than without limited slip differential? If the plugs have integrated washers, replace them. Took in for service both times.