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I Have an 04 mini cooper S that's developed a rattling noise which sounds even when the engine is idle. I took it to a local garage and the guy said that the bearings were quite worn in the super charger and thinks we should get a reconditioned/new supercharger. The mileage is 47,000. Is it possible the bearings could wear so soon or do you think the rattle is caused by something else? Thanks. Nicola

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: Transmission noise in 2002 Mini Cooper 5 speed'

check the blogs out on the net. apperentely the mini coopers have transmission problems. My 2004 with less the 49,000 miles just went out. I thought it was a theow out bearing also. But I was wrong.

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SOURCE: 2001 mini cooper very loud whirring sound when i

Yup you are most likely correct, why not check it ????

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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SOURCE: i had a reconditioned gear box in my mini cooper

Go to a Mini main dealership with proof that you own the vehicle. Also take along the servicing record. Using the VIN chassis number on the vehicle (and also in the service book) the dealer can look up the radio code for you but they may charge a fee. Most main dealers will give it to you for free if you ask nicely or are having any other work done on the car by them.

I'm puzzled by one thing though: a 2007 Cooper should still have been under the manufacturer's warranty, so a duff gearbox would be replaced by a Mini dealer. Part of the job would be to re-input the radio code. If this is what's happened and they couldn't provide you with the code I'd complain vociferously and get it fixed elsewhere in future.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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SOURCE: I own an '05 Mini Cooper S with increased rattling

hi you can try removing the door panel and putting in some sponge at the top of the door inside, do the window right up and glue it in place you will have to measure the gap between the door and the window as you do not want too thick sponge as this will hinder the window coming down this should cure the rattles have done this with my own bmw and seems to work well....hope that helps

Posted on Feb 18, 2010

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