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2003 Mini Cooper computer module needs replacing

Do I really need to replace the computer module on my 2003 Mini Cooper and if so, how much would that repair cost normally? My mechanic changed the fuel pump 2 weeks ago because he said that was the problem. Now, he says it's the computer in the car.

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  • annalynn_mar Nov 13, 2009


    I drove to work, which is about 20 - 30 minutes from my house. I made it to about a block from my job and all of sudden the engine just dies. The starter works and I can hear it trying to start but no power. It just turns and turns. The same thing happened 2 weeks ago and he diagnosed it as the fuel pump. This time he told me it's a computer component that has a short circuit. Also, he quoted me $725 dollars and said a new component is $1400. I can't find any prices for this component online...

    And no he doesn't have a shade tree in the back. It's an alley.

  • annalynn_mar Nov 13, 2009

    oh crap. I put that explanation in the wrong spot..
    Clarification: I was driving and then the engine just loses power. I drove for about 15-20 minutes (stopping at lights, going up hills, etc...) before the power just stopped. It was the same problem I had 2 weeks ago and my mechanic said it was the fuel pump. Now he says it's a computer problem. He says sending the part out to get refurbished would be $725 dollars and a new part would be $1400. I can't find a price online. I can only find information about getting the computer reprogrammed.
    And no, there's no shade tree in my mechanic's backyard..but there is an alley.

  • atchersvc May 11, 2010

    is there a shade tree in your mechanic's back yard?? need symptoms, what was it doing/ not doing



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