Category Archive: Mini / Cooper

Cost for clutch replacement on Mini Cooper S

Car Information:
Mini Cooper S
Year: 2004
Engine Size:
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
Can you provide me a ballpark price estimate to replace the clutch?

Answer:
This car uses a dampening flywheel (spring loaded) to help reduce chatter when the clutch engages. Now the deal is whether the non replaceable springs are broken in the fly wheel and warrants replacement as well as the clutch pressure plate and throw out bearing.

Clutch, pressure plate, and throw out bearing installed and resurface flywheel, Parts and labor $1461.85

If it requires flywheel replacement as well, we have to install a conversion kit, With the clutch, pressure plate, and throw out bearing, and the conversion flywheel parts and labor $1930.50

If the clutch is making a clacking noise its almost certain it will need the flywheel conversion kit.

Let us know if we can help and if you would need a loaner vehicle while we have yours.

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Mini Cooper Clutch Replacement

Car Information:
Mini Cooper
Year: 2004
Engine Size: S Model
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
Can you provide me a ballpark price estimate to replace the clutch?

Answer:

The mini uses a dampening flywheel (spring loaded) to help reduce chatter when the clutch engages. Now the deal is weather the non replaceable springs are broken in the fly wheel and warrants replacement as well as the clutch pressure plate and throw out bearing.

Clutch, pressure plate, and throw out bearing installed and resurface flywheel, Parts and labor $1461.85.

If it requires flywheel replacement as well, we have to install a conversion kit, with the clutch, pressure plate, and throw out bearing and the conversion flywheel parts and labor $1930.50.

If the clutch is making a clacking noise it’s almost certain it will need the flywheel conversion kit.

For professional Orlando Auto Repair you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

 

Mini Cooper won’t start

Car Information:
Mini Cooper S
Year: 2007
Engine Size: 1.6L
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
My Cooper doesn’t start well in the morning. It often takes several attempts before it starts. It will then sputter, once I can rev it up, once it runs fine and as long as it is warm starts fine thereafter. I have had in the local shop a few times and they thought it was a faulty sensor, replaced, same problem. $500 later I am having the same problem. It seems to me that I am priming the engine and once it gets fuel it goes. The certified mechanic checked spark, compression, fuel, etc… and said everything was fine. Any ideas? I would be happy to bring it in if you do have any ideas.

Answer:
I need to do a residual fuel pressure test to see if it leaks down over night, if it does it usually means the one way check valve in the fuel pump is allowing fuel to return to the tank. Try this before cranking the engine to start next AM turn the key to the on position for 5 seconds

Then turn off without starting the motor, do this 20 times before cranking the engine to start, if it starts right up after doing this you have re-primed your fuel system and chances are it will require a new fuel pump module to correct the problem, wish you had brought it here first!

For professional auto repair & services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

Possible Fuel Pump Issue

Car Information:
Mini/Cooper S
Year: 2007
Engine Size: 1.6L
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
My Cooper doesn’t start well in the morning. It often takes several attempts before it starts. It will then sputter. Once I can rev it up once it runs fine and as long as it is warm it starts fine thereafter. I have had it in the local shop a few times and they thought it was a faulty sensor. I had it replaced and the problem persisted. $500 later I am having the same problem. It seems to me that I am priming the engine and once it gets fuel it goes. The certified mechanic checked spark, compression, fuel, etc and said everything was fine. Any ideas? I would be happy to bring it in if you do have any ideas.

Answer:
I need to do a residual fuel pressure test to see if it leaks down over night, if it does it usually means the one-way check valve in the fuel pump is allowing fuel to return to the tank. Try this before cranking the engine to start in the next AM. Turn the key to the on position for 5 seconds then turn it off without starting the motor. Do this 20 times before cranking the engine to start. If it starts right up after doing this, you have re-primed your fuel system and chances are it will require a new fuel pump module to correct the problem. Wish you had brought it here first!

For professional auto repair & services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

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