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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,200 miles

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2003 Mini Cooper drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 162007

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,200 miles


1 - driving normally - hearing noise from under hood getting louder 2 - drove to mechanic who took to a transmission shop to verify noise was defective transmission and more specifically the differential within the transmission - the car would still drive and shift properly. (the grinding noise is the differential unit within the transmission casing) 3- looking for after market parts to repair. Current estimate from dealer for parts alone is $7500.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

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