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Mini cooper s won't start

Has not been driven in a week now won't start just get a clicking noise? Battery is charged, dash lights come on.

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Remove battery terminals and clean both posts and terminals
with sandpaper until you see shiny metal. The black coating is lead sulphate which has a high resistance to current flow both into and out of the battery. Even though you say the battery is charged it still fails if there is a bad cell in the battery. have a load test done on the battery to confirm that the battery is good .

Posted on Jul 21, 2013

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SOURCE: 2005 Mini Cooper won't start battery is fully charged

I found solution. In my case problem was with connection next to the small electronic module next to the gear wheel. It is module directing red light in proper 'P', 'R', 'N' and 'D' letter.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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SOURCE: 2006 Mini Cooper won't start.

Did you get an answer to this? My 2004 mini cooper did the EXACT same thing this past Saturday July 18th 2010

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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SOURCE: my wifes 2004 Mini cooper

Hello and welcome to FixYa!

As a first course of action, please check if you have fuel. It can be the reason why it won't start. If fuel is good then the problem can be on the fuel pump. If the fuel pump is faulty, it won't sip fuel from the tank going to the engine. A humming sound on the engine will indicate that the fuel pump is working, if you don't hear anything then the fuel pump must be replaced.

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Posted on Jun 09, 2011

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Check the starter and the starter relay or fuse. A client of mines car was doing the same thing, it ended up being two issues, the starter not working anymore, and a relay that was bad. If I am not mistaken everything should be labeled in the fuse box under the hood and will tell you where the fuse/ relay is for your vehicle

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SOURCE: 2004 Mini Cooper automatic.Car won't

if the clicking noise is from the starter,you can tap the starter while someone tries to start the car.if it turns over and starts then the starter motor will need to be replaced.if you can get to the starter,using the multi-meter you can check to make sure the solenoid is getting battery voltage at the wire that gets voltage when the key is turned.if you do and you have battery voltage at the larger wire on the starter then this will also indicate the stater motor has a bad spot in it and will have to be replaced.the clicking noise is usually an indication that the solenoid is working passing the voltage to the starter armature but the starter is drawing too much amperage to turn the motor over.either way its recommended to replace the complete unit as if the solenoid is bad the motor itself will usually go bad shortly after.

Posted on Jul 30, 2011

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