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Automatic mini jumps forward when put into drive

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If your Mini is the CVT automatic, the problem may be software-related. There was a software upgrade issued under warranty during 2002 / 2003. It would be surprising if your car missed out on the upgrade - but worth a check with your Mini dealer.

Next thing to check is your car's battery. If the battery is getting old (and the original battery in a 2002 car would be OLD), you should consider replacing it with a similar high-output battery. The CVT transmission needs plenty of electrical power to operate correctly. After replacing the battery, the transmission will take a couple of days to re-learn your driving technique and return to its original honey-smooth operation.

If the battery replacement doesn't fix things, I regret to inform you that the dealer will become your best and most expensive friend.

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Find a tranny mechanic and check tranny

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  • jurinec_mire Oct 28, 2010

    i would like just to ask "marksphllp" if the solution fix your problem because i have the same issue on my mini. thx

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