2002 cooper automatic jumping into drive
Dear mini owners, hobbyists, and all others.
I'm having a problem with my 2002 cooper automatic.
After starting the car in park, while trying to put it into Drive, the car "jumps" so hard into the gear that the car stalls. This is a problem that used to only happen in the winter, but now well into spring, it's back again.
BMW didn't know what it was, but reset the computers and that seemed to help for a while. Even in the winter, after the stall I could start the car again, put it into drive and it went in smoothly and I was able to take off. For that reason, I don't think it has anything to do with engine temperature.
I'm sure this "jumping" into gear, other than just being annoying, probably is damaging the transmission.
In addition, this doesn't happen in reverse. The car always goes smoothly into reverse even in the middle of the winter. After that, putting it in Drive causing the jump and stall, but only once. After that, it's not a problem.
Any advise anyone may have, is greatly appreciated.
Last edited by MINIAC; Apr 23rd, 2010 at 08:20 PM.
Reason: Fix title