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Doesnt want to move mini cooper with 61 k on clock takes a very long time to get moving.Motor seems normal in neutral but in drive etc will not rev very high and takes forever to get momentum up.

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Could the transmission be worn out?

Posted on Aug 15, 2008


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I have experienced this problem. It behaved as if the gearbox is "stuck" in top gear, and happened when the gearbox was overdue for a fluid change and after I'd given it some fast getaways. It sorted itself out with a few minutes of gentle driving, and has not re-appeared since having the fluid changed.

Opinion: drive chain stuck in narrow part of one of the pulleys in the gearbox.

Recommendation: get the fluid changed before considering anything more expensive. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009


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