When you've finished, return the fill plug as well as the drain plug and then lower the car. Clutch and shifting is smooth in all gears including R. Lift the car with a jack and set it on jack stands using the appropriate jacking points. Had this been in the manuals I would not have asked the question. Powered by a family of 16v, 1600cc engines, the new Mini is available in naturally aspirated and supercharged variants. Then carefully and slowly pour new fluid into the transmission. You should be aware that most service procedures have both an odometer mileage factor and an elapsed time factor.
It was not clear why the indicator only tells when brakes are totally shot, or why the most recent service check had not shown worn pads and disks. October 14, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You can start by inspecting the cables. It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs. Car run very well, no light indicating somethings is wrong. Now, add transmission oil to the case. With your vehicle info handy, give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. After this, you are ready to pout in the new oil.
Is the suspension typically tight on Minis? Give us a call at 1-800-946-2642 or email us. April 13, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. January 12, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. March 20, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The cables may be faulty. This article applies to the Mini Cooper. Also had a problem with overheating about 4 months after car was purchased.
Once the car is lifted, lay down a tarp underneath the transmission to keep the floor clean. If the system is not working properly, a fault code will be set. . Every time you add fluid, check the dipstick to ensure that it's at the correct level. That included a link to a describing an R53 fluid change, which is pretty much the same process as it turns out. Step 3 — Pour in new transmission fluid Reinstall the overflow tube, but leave the drain plug off for now. When loosening, use a swift motion to shock it.
There is obvious slack in a coupling inside the transmission. February 23, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: That's a good start replacing the slave, but I have also seen a bad clutch and flywheel cause this issue. No engine lights, which seems to be both a blessing and a curse. 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. Lift the car with a jack and set it on jack stands using the appropriate jacking points. But the light still stays lit.
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. Keeping the transmission fluid at its proper level helps to mitigate heat problems. Check your shift cables, that is more likely. Could this be related to the transmission oil or the linkage September 15, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Could be the cables. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799.
This book contains 270 pages of full color projects detailing everything from performance modifications to changing your brake pads. September 23, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Before blaming the drivetrain, I would check for a bent wheel. November 9, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes it can. Step 2 — Drain the transmission Get underneath the transmission and look for the large round hex bolt. That sounds like you will need to replace your driveshafts.
This is not my first five speed and I'm shocked that this clutch is done after such little mileage. It is on the same side as the lower plug, but about half way up and toward the rear of the vehicle. Also the cat which is built into the end if the exhaust header is leaking and loud. These are available from most auto parts stores and attach to the top of the plastic transmission oil bottle. Very helpful and confidence builder for a novice. June 1, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Could be worn out shift cables. September 10, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: What model vehicle? There is definitely something wrong with the clutch? I thought I heard some where some changes were made to the 5 speed transmission around that time.