Question about Mini Cooper

1 Answer

My 2010 mini cabriolet windows creak this has been back 5 times to the dealer they keep lubricating the rubbers which lasts approx 4 weeks they have now given me a bottle of cleaner to do it myself , i don't think that a car costing just over 20k should have rattles & creaks , have you any ideas of how i can sort this problem?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Mini Master
  • 22,359 Answers

If you live in a dry climate then yes they do creak and squeek a lot ,what i use is vasaline in the runners ,cures it stone dead and it lasts for a good 6 mths .All cars do it after a fashion here in spain where the climate is hot a dry .

Posted on Mar 26, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Creaking noise when pulling off mainly on hill starts,lasts for a few seconds

could be suspension noise either the rubbers on the top of the suspension or the anti roll bar link rubbers. both fixed easy with some wd40... unless they split. then they will need replace them.

Dec 08, 2013 | 2010 Citroen DS3 THP

2 Answers

Ford ka creaking on drivers side when driving over bumps in road or turning

Is this a suspension creak, or a door creak?

Components which you haven't had changed are:

bottom suspension arms
Anti roll bar links

Also lubricate your door lock mechanism, hinges and window rubbers as these can cause creaks from time to time.

Nov 13, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

My rear N/S window will not close. I can hear the clicking of the motor but no movement.O/s ok and roof ok.What shall I look for in solving this problem

see the diagram attached and proceed with common sense for troubleshooting use VOM.
1) test the switch for bad contacts or open. 2( motor faulty, 3) lubricates the mechanism 4) tight the wires connector 5) test the fuse6) ground faulty. God bless you

Jul 18, 2012 | 2005 Renault Megane Cabriolet

1 Answer

Type your problem for a solution...2010 mini cooper convertible looses all power. this has happened twice. The power failed completely when the car was stopped and put in park, the key could not be...

Could be a lot of things, clean the battery posts and terminals make sure they are tight , check all the fuses are tight in there holders, check the battery cables are tight at the starter motor and chassis earth, check any circuit breakers and wire fuse links.

May 01, 2017 | 2010 Mini Cooper

1 Answer

My windows are slow to go up and down... especially if the car is not in motion. Same is true for the wipers. They all go faster if the car is in motion. Have a new battery and the alternator tests...

I got some silicone spray and sprayed it around all the rubber edges of the window frame that the windows slide in, i had to do this a couple of times and to be honest i made a mess but after putting the windows down and back up about 5 times they worked like new.

Several opinions about this:
Silicon Spray
Guys dont use Silicon Spray - I tried it (expensive stuff) and the windows were great for couple of weeks, then they got really really bad, much worse than how it was originally. The problem is that gunk and dirt get into the silicon and get stuck in it.
It took me months to get rid of the silicon **** using detergent.

WD40 is too thin and wont last long. It can also affect the window tinting.

Carbon/Graphite Powder
This is the best stuff to use. Dust does not get caught in it.
It works instantly and lasts for weeks - depending on how worn down the window rails and rubber are. If the windows start to go slow again, just put some more in. I keep a bottle in my glove compartment. If it rains heavily, it can wash away the carbon though. But at least it wont seize up like silicon grease. I think this is what the factory does to new cars anyway.

For the last choice, visit Auto-One stores:

Its cheap - around $5 I think. You can get it from any auto shop such as Repco, AutoOne, etc..

Hope helped.

Feb 11, 2010 | 2003 Mitsubishi Diamante

1 Answer

How do I fix a creaking suspension on my 98 Voyager

Replace the front strut mounts and check for worn suspension bushings. Good luck and keep me posted, you can try spraying dry silicon lubricant from a can to the strut mounts and suspension bushings. Do not use oil or grease, oil base lubricant will eat away the rubber bushings. Good luck and keep me posted.

Dec 08, 2009 | 1998 Chrysler Town & Country

2 Answers

Windows on a 1996 audi cabriolet

Hi, This is usually just a case of a replacement switch that is approx £12-£15 from an Audi dealer. I had the same issue and this fixed it.

Sep 04, 2009 | 1997 Audi Cabriolet

1 Answer

2001 X5 creaking sound from front end

grease the would creak if you were!!!! you need to do that once a year or check them if they need it

Jul 26, 2009 | 1996 Audi Cabriolet

2 Answers

Creeking Noise in Rear when brakes applied

I had a similar problem......there was a rhythmic creaking noise coming from the passendger side rear wheel......I lubricated the contact points where the parking brake mechanism contacts the wheel and the noise is now gone...and has been for several months now.

Sep 23, 2008 | 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

82 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mini Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22359 Answers


Level 3 Expert

81423 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8841 Answers

Are you a Mini Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides