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Grinding noise coming form left-front when accelerating

I drive a Mini Cooper 1.6 2004 manual transmission and recently have been get a grinding noise from the gearbox. All gears are still working fine and the noise give a higher pitch on accellaration. I was thinking of getting a recon gearbox or should I get it fixed? Thanks

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A rebuilt gearbox is a good idea.

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is there enough fluid in gearbox

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Sounds like an transmission control module problem I have seen this and often times just replaced the trans mission control module and found everything working properly again.

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SOURCE: CVT transmission fluid mini cooper 04 automatic

The manual has a mis print, according to MINI the correct oil to use is ESSO CVT Z2L 799 fluid and there are no other manufacturers that use it so sorry but you will have to buy it from the main dealer.

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your air compressor pump is going. My car is actually currently doing the same exact thing. It will eventually lock up. BUT if you're lucky, you may just be low on R-13a (coolant)

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be better to leave it alone gear boxes can be expensive unless you can find cheap replacement

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