Air Conditioning problems! Mini Cooper 2002 - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Faults & Fixes > First Generation Faults & Fixes


First Generation Faults & Fixes MINI faults and fixes 2001 - 2006

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop Revealed AutoGuide.com MINI News 12 Feb 12th, 2014 02:12 PM
Mini Cooper D Problems Paulstar808 Second Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Jun 24th, 2013 02:58 PM
problems with mini cooper s 2002 pinkwendy Welcome New Members 0 Mar 14th, 2013 08:13 AM
2006 Mini Cooper boot lid problems sflmb206 Second Generation Faults & Fixes 2 Nov 4th, 2012 07:22 AM
Problems with tires on my MINI CLUBMAN COOPER D AUTOMATIC ardijani General Discussion 3 Oct 24th, 2012 09:18 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jun 12th, 2006, 11:41 PM
N Mini 61's Avatar
damo
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chatham, ON
Posts: 18
Local Time: 09:01 PM
Canada Male
Canada Air Conditioning problems! Mini Cooper 2002

I have had cronic problems with the air conditioning on my 2002 Mini Cooper Launch Edition.

I have had my car in the shop oh I'm guessing probably at least 8 times to have the a/c repaired.

The last time was fall last year when I met with a Regional BMW Rep and the Service Manager, and they agreed to replace the AC.

Well, last week, same problem... kind of a grinding noise that only happens when the a/c is turned on. But in this case last week, the a/c light started flashing and the a/c shut down and then I got a high temp on the engine...

Although the dealer has been great about this, it has been 4 years in the making. I have yet again booked an appointment a week and half from now.. so any insite that someone else may provide that I can take back to the dealer would be great!!!


Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jun 13th, 2006, 09:51 AM
Humourl3ss's Avatar
Now With More Cowbell
Offline
Send a message via MSN to Humourl3ss
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Canada City
Posts: 1,687
Local Time: 12:01 AM
Canada View Humourl3ss's Chili Red & Black 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile
Have you had any of the fans replaced? Your problems sound exactly like what I experienced, and although I've not gone through a whole summer with a replacement fan, it did cure the problem so far.

Global Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Jun 13th, 2006, 02:58 PM
N Mini 61's Avatar
damo
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chatham, ON
Posts: 18
Local Time: 09:01 PM
Canada Male
Quote: Originally Posted by Humourl3ss
Have you had any of the fans replaced? Your problems sound exactly like what I experienced, and although I've not gone through a whole summer with a replacement fan, it did cure the problem so far.

Thanks, I don't think we even considered that the fans may be the issue! I will certainly pass this along when I bring it in for service.

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Jul 11th, 2006, 04:18 PM
Silvercooper's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Québec city
Posts: 252
Local Time: 12:01 AM
Canada Male
Sorry for the late response but I had the exact same problem with 2002 MCS, power steering fan was stuck (due to winter) and caused the fuse to blow up. Result was that the engine was overheating and A/C was not functioning properly. They corrected this on the 2003 models by having a separate circuit for each of the engine fans.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Jul 11th, 2006, 04:42 PM
Al
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2,292
Local Time: 11:01 PM
United States
My 2002 MINI Cooper 5-speed with manual AC/Heat controls has had no problems so far.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Jul 11th, 2006, 09:05 PM
Malin Dixon's Avatar
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 362
Local Time: 04:01 AM
United Kingdom View Malin Dixon's British Racing Green & Body Color 1st Gen MINI One Diesel Profile
The aircon cannot cause the engine to overheat. There is not enough heat coming out of the aircon condenser (the aircon radiator in front of the engine radiator) to heat the air by enough to overheat the engine.

It sounds like the fan isn't working. That will stop the aircon working and make the engine overheat. It could be a blockage stopping air getting through both radiators.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Feb 12th, 2011, 08:08 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 29
Local Time: 05:01 AM
United Kingdom
United-Kingdom Air Con Help

Hi,

My 2002 Cooper S Air Con has stopped working. The air con light is on but not cooling the car. I have also noticed the engine fan I presume whilst parking coming on after the engine is switched off. This has happened at the same time the air con stopped working. Could somebody try help please.
Could I have a blown fuse, if so where?
Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Feb 13th, 2011, 01:09 PM
mab01uk's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,725
Local Time: 04:01 AM
United Kingdom Male
The clutch on the engine driven A/C compressor won't cut in if the gas level has dropped to protect itself from damage. Have the system checked for leaks and regassed if required as a first step.

Kwik Fit will check and not charge if they can't get it 10% colder!
Other Products :: Air Conditioning

Recharge or No Charge

Let Kwik Fit recharge your Air Con while-u-wait. We will replace and recharge lubricant and refrigerant levels in line with your manufacturer’s recommendation. If we cannot improve the coolest vent temperature from your car by more than 10% when measured in degrees Celsius - then you pay nothing at all.*
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Feb 13th, 2011, 03:46 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 29
Local Time: 05:01 AM
United Kingdom
Hi
Yes I had it charged by Kwik Fit and no charge as it was not coming on.
I replaced the fuse for compressor. Number 7 30amp under bonnet, although this seemed ok. Kwik fit said it was low on gas and when they recharged it had nearly double the amount. No leaks were showing just the compressor fails to kick in when button is pressed. The fans blow and the A/C light comes on but I notice hardly no difference in air temperature. The fault seems intermittent as I am sure a few times it did work and I notice that smell of the air con. Are there any loose connections to check? I am hoping
this is something simple. It is also a bit hard to check what with being fairly cold anyway it's hard to tell if it's working correctly.
Thanks for your input.
Regards
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old Feb 13th, 2011, 04:19 PM
mab01uk's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,725
Local Time: 04:01 AM
United Kingdom Male
I think you will need an air con specialist to do some basic tests as there are several things it could be and it is too costly to replace random parts. It may be something minor like just a relay has failed......but if it is the compressor (expensive) all is not lost as good used Mini ones are available from specialist Mini breakers.
Perhaps try a good local mobile air con repair specialist to diagnose.

Haynes do an Air Con repair manual but there is little than can be done diy.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old Feb 13th, 2011, 04:54 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 29
Local Time: 05:01 AM
United Kingdom
Ok thanks. Think I will get it diagnosed by a mobile Air Con specialist. I am based in Waltham Abbey, Essex and work in Hackney, London. If anybody could recommend a specialist who is reasonable who can diagnose would be grateful.
Many thanks
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old Feb 14th, 2011, 09:36 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 29
Local Time: 05:01 AM
United Kingdom
Does anybody know where and what relay to check or replace for air con? 2002 cooper s. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old Feb 14th, 2011, 10:37 PM
mab01uk's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,725
Local Time: 04:01 AM
United Kingdom Male
Found it.........worth checking out!
K19 Relay AC Compressor / Engine compartment fusebox

MINI Fuses / Relays / Earth Points
http://www.mini2.com/forum/maintenan...th-points.html
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old Feb 15th, 2011, 07:21 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 29
Local Time: 05:01 AM
United Kingdom
Good work sir

Thanks. I will check the relay at the weekend. It seems to work intermittently so it could be relay.

Thanks again.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old Feb 16th, 2011, 06:22 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 29
Local Time: 05:01 AM
United Kingdom
Changed the relay and fuse. Working! :-) However don't hear a noise of the compressor kicking in. Maybe I have a quiet one. Definitely blowing cold though.
I changed the Green relay number 2 in engine bay and fuse 7 underneath.
Reply With Quote
Thanks for this post from:
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop Revealed AutoGuide.com MINI News 12 Feb 12th, 2014 02:12 PM
Mini Cooper D Problems Paulstar808 Second Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Jun 24th, 2013 02:58 PM
problems with mini cooper s 2002 pinkwendy Welcome New Members 0 Mar 14th, 2013 08:13 AM
2006 Mini Cooper boot lid problems sflmb206 Second Generation Faults & Fixes 2 Nov 4th, 2012 07:22 AM
Problems with tires on my MINI CLUBMAN COOPER D AUTOMATIC ardijani General Discussion 3 Oct 24th, 2012 09:18 PM

» Recent Threads
F56 how to get constant power from passenger side fuse box
Today 12:18 AM
Last post by skylight555
Today 12:18 AM
0 Replies, 63 Views
IMPORTANT. Have you had a power steering pump failure? Please vote YES or NO!!!
Jan 22nd, 2004 11:45 AM
by waynef
Last post by jowev
Yesterday 10:28 PM
1,112 Replies, 337,632 Views
2015 Countryman
Yesterday 09:15 PM
Last post by Canadianboy95
Yesterday 09:15 PM
0 Replies, 87 Views
What type of person drives a MCS
Oct 27th, 2006 02:14 PM
by popey
Last post by drmdtsap
Yesterday 08:38 PM
81 Replies, 4,160 Views
Issue with mini 2005 convertible roof
Oct 29th, 2014 03:16 PM
by boppu
Last post by Mid Life Mini
Yesterday 07:49 PM
4 Replies, 358 Views
bolt on bhp
Yesterday 04:08 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 06:03 PM
2 Replies, 165 Views
Fitting a Bugaboo in a Mini Cooper 2011
Yesterday 02:37 PM
Last post by nidawaseem
Yesterday 02:37 PM
0 Replies, 144 Views
New comer with some questions..
Oct 29th, 2014 01:31 AM
by mcoop
Last post by davidscott
Yesterday 11:47 AM
3 Replies, 389 Views
H7r vs factory xenon
Yesterday 10:59 AM
by Nickgo
Last post by Nickgo
Yesterday 10:59 AM
0 Replies, 137 Views
Central locking problem Locks then unlocks straight away
Oct 29th, 2014 02:45 PM
by Skitos
Last post by heathwebbo
Yesterday 07:12 AM
2 Replies, 260 Views
No power under 4000 rpm and hard start
Oct 29th, 2014 10:39 PM
Last post by burnstar
Yesterday 06:59 AM
1 Replies, 254 Views
Winter Tire Recommendation
Oct 29th, 2014 12:21 AM
by Jason04
Last post by cristo
Oct 29th, 2014 07:58 PM
1 Replies, 391 Views
loss of radio reception
Oct 28th, 2014 07:00 PM
by k3fus
Last post by k3fus
Oct 29th, 2014 07:43 PM
2 Replies, 383 Views
How do you actually know if you have heated wing mirrors?
Oct 14th, 2014 12:32 PM
Last post by mj2k
Oct 29th, 2014 07:39 PM
6 Replies, 763 Views
Programming guide
Oct 29th, 2014 06:42 PM
Last post by Wheelnut3104
Oct 29th, 2014 06:42 PM
0 Replies, 238 Views
Best private / personalized plate?
Aug 14th, 2002 08:22 AM
Last post by french01
Oct 29th, 2014 05:34 PM
1,259 Replies, 91,654 Views
Things I've bought ,added or stolen
Oct 29th, 2014 04:03 PM
by sirron
Last post by The Nun
Oct 29th, 2014 04:17 PM
1 Replies, 248 Views
Engine Coolant Circulating?
Oct 28th, 2014 06:48 PM
by sp8600
Last post by sp8600
Oct 29th, 2014 11:57 AM
2 Replies, 374 Views
Times, they are a changing, or not.
Oct 29th, 2014 10:21 AM
Last post by The Nun
Oct 29th, 2014 11:06 AM
1 Replies, 246 Views
Times, they are a changing, or not.
Oct 29th, 2014 11:02 AM
Last post by kippax_ffl
Oct 29th, 2014 11:02 AM
0 Replies, 198 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:01 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2