Canceled it again,and then after a better testing ive been told it has a problem on the vanos system,that it needs updating,cause of the fuel here being different, the car being brought from Italy so i updated it,2 times, After updating,when i started it and went on the road,i had alot of black smoke behind,then the smoke stoped, and i drove it without problems. Mini replaced it with I'm guessing a rebuilt transmission. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who offered to pay for half of the costs. I am going to do that,but wanted some kind of second opinion if anyone had any issues with vanos until now. I still managed to crack it though. Newly remanufactured Cooper 5-speed transmission.
I was told that it could be the shift cable or it could be that im low on transmission fluid. Not sure which shifter yet but any of the reputable after market shifters is going to be a step up. This includes any side to side movement of the gear lever while in neutral and engine running or not. March 9, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Could be a cable issue. I take my foot off the gas and the rpm's increased. But, there are two Conditions: Condition A and Condition B.
It makes a grinding noise only when shifting from 3rd to 4th or from 5th to 4th. Now, mount the plastic cable ends into the slots on the side of the retainer until they lock into position See. May 1, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: They should pivot, but not have play. I now see that there was a recall regarding shift cable detachment, can that be the problem? Check out the diagrams Below. I believe this is a huge safety issue! Can this be shift cable related or should I begin looking at a gearbox? Of course do this test with the engine off. Try shifting slowly in that gear to maximize the life of the gearbox! July 28, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The cables are likely work out.
April 18, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I do not believe there is an adjustment Something may have been repaired incorrectly. I have had 2 previous hondas that were cheaper than the Mini and never needed a clutch or transmission. Note: Level out oil level in automatic transmission via overflow connector Remove M10 oil drain plug 1 from transmission sump. Anyway, so I am able to exchange the vehicle if I do not like it etc but I rather would not. That Brazilian motor just wants to go fast. With your vehicle info handy, give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799.
Increase temperature of automatic transmission fluid to 35. I'm not lighting up the tires at traffic lights or racing people. I have a customer that had 5 of them replaced within 70,000 miles before his vehicle went out of warranty. Problem number two, my power steering pump failed on me once. This would cause the vehicle to stop in the intersection causing a potentially hazardous condition.
February 25, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Could very well be sticky cables. In just the last week I have noticed that when I get to about 55-65 mph, my rpm's are around 4000. I have a mini 2009 with steptronic transmission. April 21, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Check if the shift cables came off. An additional refundable core charge required. Sounds like a nut is loose and a waters is rattling around.
The problems started at only 48K miles and were continual. It shifts fine but will pop out of 5th gear. Since then it doesn't want to go into second gear. Oh well, should be easier the second time. June 8, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback.
I own 2009 gen2 Mini Cooper S Convertible purchased in near perfect condition at 30k miles, now at 85k miles. It will take a bit of work to free the shield up. An additional refundable core charge required. August 24, 2012 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the info and mileage tip. Obviously I would prefer to replace a cable than a clutch. Naturally, this requires experience working with transmissions, putting them together, taking them apart, and getting them to function properly.
Many thanks Kel July 9, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Not adjustable, the cables may be worn or you have an internal issue. The clutch has also went out as well as the sunroof motor, left front brake caliper, windshield wiper motor with a host of sensors, gauges etc. Once he replaced the brakes and calipers, he discovered that there was something in the brake lines that was essentially not letting the brakes release themselves once they had been engaged, creating a massive drag on the car. Do the gears grind when you try to shift or does the shifter feel loose? April 27, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If the cables shift the trans and it doesn;t go into gear, you could have low fluid or a faulty trans. Last winter, I had a hard time shifting into any gear when it was really cold out.