Apr 25th, 2012, 10:25 PM
I have a 2004 with 41k miles, it has developed a very strange noise... when in gear I get a noise ( Almost like the noise you got when you clipped playing cards to your spokes on your pedal bike !) ,or could be described as a flutter/ ticking noise. Only makes the noise when under load.when moving and I depress the clutch the noise stops, or when moving and I put the in netural it stops. Any clue ?? bearings . ? tranny problems ? ,dry half shaft ? Any easy things I can check beforeI cave and take it in tomy dealer? Noise sounds like it is comming front left side thxs
Apr 25th, 2012, 10:32 PM
Is this the same thing? Try a google search. Lots of ticking.
Apr 25th, 2012, 10:35 PM
MINI Cooper R53 JCW Clicking noise during acceleration - YouTube
Apr 25th, 2012, 10:57 PM
mine has much more of a "flutter" type noise,with no whine. I am thinking something is just loose and is banging around. Again it only happens when under load
Apr 25th, 2012, 11:02 PM
just noticed that my muffler is in bad shape, one hanger in the very back is very loose, could that cause
the whole exhaust assembly to knock around ?
Apr 27th, 2012, 10:28 PM
If your Mini is a Cooper or One, what month was it built in 2004, see the label under the bonnet for build month, also pre or post-facelift model?
If it is a pre-facelift Cooper/One built before July 2004 then it could be the bearings going in the Midland gearbox/transmission.......they sometimes make a sound like a helicopter.
More details here:
Early MINI Rover Midland Gearbox - Forums (http://forum.minicooper.org/showthread.php?t=9643)