Belt Squeal - 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
2007 MCS R56 boot open warning light/message on dash, squeal & rear wiper not working LadyUK Second Generation Faults & Fixes 3 Oct 31st, 2013 05:27 PM
Wet rear seat belt! Hollywood First Generation Faults & Fixes 3 Oct 25th, 2013 10:52 AM
Parts for drive belt and flywheel damper change slacker Lloyd Blackpool MINI 1 Jun 13th, 2013 03:53 PM
Fitted new Harmonic Balancer, belt jumping off? BubbaDooDoo First Generation MINI Tuning 5 Apr 21st, 2013 06:12 PM
Squeaky Belt Inkmano First Generation Faults & Fixes 1 Nov 10th, 2012 08:51 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Sep 23rd, 2002, 07:01 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 39
Local Time: 03:34 PM
United States
Belt Squeal

I know this topic has been discussed before but I wanted to try to get some up-to-date feedback.

My Mini Cooper S has 2600 miles on it and the belt squeal is rather evident. I would say it started around 2000 miles. It is the worst in the AM or after it has sat for a bit. It seems to clear up somewhat after some driving and when it gets warm.
I know others have had some similar experience.
What has the outcome been and is there a fix for it??
It is really quite an annoyance and actually takes away from the totally cool supercharger sound and the exhaust note.
Does anyone have any suggestions.
I am not the most mechanically or technically inclined but could it be a faulty water pump?? It sort of seems to have that sound?

Any thoughts or comments would really help here!

MiniMill
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Sep 23rd, 2002, 11:20 AM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 200
Local Time: 03:34 PM
United States View NYCguy's Chili Red & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile
I had this on my S. The dealer replaced the belt and adjusted the pulley and it's disappeared.

'03 Cooper S
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Sep 24th, 2002, 03:21 AM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 90
Local Time: 03:34 PM
United States
I'm getting a belt replaced by the dealer tomorrow for the same squeal your experiencing. I will let you know if the problem is solved.

Christian

DS/W Cooper S, Lapis Blue Leather, Magnesium Door Casings, Sport Package, Sat Nav System
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Sep 24th, 2002, 06:22 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 39
Local Time: 03:34 PM
United States
OK clallo

I will be interested to hear what happens. Has your dealer stated any reason why this may be happening??

Looking forward to your end result

MiniMill
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Sep 25th, 2002, 07:17 AM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 808
Local Time: 09:34 PM
England
belt

Best to get it checked asap.
A squeeky belt doesn't always indicate a loose belt.
If something using the belt (supercharger etc) is starting to fail it can cause the belt to squeek as it labours.
Recently saw a mini with a squeeky belt. Turned out that the supercharger was throwing a wobbly and eventually the belt snapped clean off.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Sep 26th, 2002, 10:06 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Florida
Posts: 5
Local Time: 03:34 PM
United States
mine had this problem

with only 133 miles on my car(2nd day) i heard a loud belt squeal from under the hood. had it brought in-they said it was belt tensioner and replaced the part. drove it home and it was fine. went out next evening and had a different belt noise only after 2000rpm. took it back. they had it for 4 more days (cant really complain though-they gave me a 3L Z3 roadster to drive as loaner ) they say they replaced the supercharger. im picking it up tomorrow-well see..

db

db
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Oct 21st, 2005, 02:52 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Raleigh NC
Posts: 2
Local Time: 04:34 PM
United States
Angry

I also have a 'squeal' issue that appeared in the 1st week I owned my '05 MCS Convertable. The dealer had the car for 18 days before returning it as fixed (including returning it once as fixed and taking it right back when their driver heard the squeal in my driveway). Now 1 week after the car's return it is squealing again. So far they have replaced the idler pulley and belt.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Nov 7th, 2005, 08:08 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Florida
Posts: 5
Local Time: 03:34 PM
United States
Squeal

wow i posted that entry like 3 years ago and have since left the fold for the audi world but what they have done for you was what they did the 1st time i brought it in. the 2nd time(like a day or 2 later i think) they replaced the supercharger saying it was out of balance and throwing the belts out of balance. because the 's' 's were still new then they didnt have parts readily availible and then finally i was able to have them take the parts off one on the lot so i could get it back. i'd only had the car for a week

db
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Nov 8th, 2005, 03:11 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 21
Local Time: 03:34 PM
United States
Blue Cooper

Since this thread dates back 3 years ago, I wanted to update on the current issue with 2005/2006 MCSs produced late this summer.

I picked up Miles on Sept 28th 2005 (week 36 build), and within a week or so, the belt squeal became very evident, embarrassingly so in my parking garage at work.

Took the car to the dealer, and they fooled around with the SuperCharger and other things, and the next day I picked it up, and turned around and went right back because within 5 miles it was worse than before - my Service Advisor, the Sales Manager, and the Service Manager all met me when I came back and they heard it loud and clear.

They spent the next two days trying all the fixes they knew (belt tensioner, etc.) and got nowhere, and my Service Advisor asked me to call the Service Manager and I firmly but politely told him I was very disappointed at this time - 4 days on a known problem and no end in sight (it has to do with a batch of parts from late summer 2005, and it is very random but not uncommon - they had 3 other new cars waiting after me with the same problem) and if they didn't figure it out soon, I'd just assume get my money back......... Well, that got him to call MINI and they came up with the fix. They put a shim on one (or some) of the pulleys and used a new "5 rib" belt, and all and been well and good since then - 3 weeks or so.

I must say, I was very perturbed at the whole situation, and when I was called on the service follow up, they did not get "all 5s" to say the least, and they actually had MINI call me directly and I told them how disappointed I was with MINI and the dealer floundering for a week on this.

But that was then, everything seems to be fine now, and I am again a happy owner !!!!!
Reply With Quote
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
2007 MCS R56 boot open warning light/message on dash, squeal & rear wiper not working LadyUK Second Generation Faults & Fixes 3 Oct 31st, 2013 05:27 PM
Wet rear seat belt! Hollywood First Generation Faults & Fixes 3 Oct 25th, 2013 10:52 AM
Parts for drive belt and flywheel damper change slacker Lloyd Blackpool MINI 1 Jun 13th, 2013 03:53 PM
Fitted new Harmonic Balancer, belt jumping off? BubbaDooDoo First Generation MINI Tuning 5 Apr 21st, 2013 06:12 PM
Squeaky Belt Inkmano First Generation Faults & Fixes 1 Nov 10th, 2012 08:51 PM

» Recent Threads
air con not working 2010 cooper mayfair
Today 06:10 PM
Last post by shighter
Today 06:10 PM
0 Replies, 53 Views
Mini One R50 from Poland
Today 05:35 PM
Last post by protetyk_mirus
Today 05:45 PM
1 Replies, 67 Views
Back Up Light stays on
Today 05:26 PM
Last post by Charlie74
Today 05:26 PM
0 Replies, 65 Views
Thought I fixed it but it's still broke down
Yesterday 09:31 PM
by Dolf
Last post by Dolf
Today 05:21 PM
2 Replies, 239 Views
Has anybody chipped/re-mapped a petrol countryman one?
Today 04:52 PM
Last post by Warriorbez
Today 04:52 PM
0 Replies, 80 Views
Flat Spot - What to Check Next?
Today 04:20 PM
Last post by bargeemark
Today 04:20 PM
0 Replies, 78 Views
Question about hood replacement
Yesterday 08:25 PM
Last post by drozd
Today 04:13 PM
2 Replies, 197 Views
jl audio CS112LG-TW3 will it fit?
Yesterday 06:38 PM
by erictye
Last post by erictye
Today 03:47 PM
2 Replies, 244 Views
MPG Mini Cooper s
Jul 21st, 2014 01:50 AM
Last post by Marshalliom
Today 03:22 PM
5 Replies, 564 Views
Storage behind rear lights
Today 08:12 AM
Last post by ScreamMini
Today 02:48 PM
4 Replies, 172 Views
fan starts as soon as engine starts
Today 02:45 PM
by 4x4mini
Last post by 4x4mini
Today 02:45 PM
0 Replies, 87 Views
Central locking interior switch - fault or design?
Today 08:35 AM
Last post by ScreamMini
Today 02:43 PM
3 Replies, 173 Views
Cooper D reving faster than engine speed
Jul 23rd, 2014 09:37 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 02:31 PM
3 Replies, 380 Views
Noisy fan. Temp sensor?
Jul 16th, 2014 06:59 PM
Last post by Green-chameleon
Today 12:40 PM
1 Replies, 299 Views
2nd hand JCW Sytner Coventry
Jul 16th, 2014 06:38 PM
by LA3195
Last post by LA3195
Today 11:09 AM
4 Replies, 647 Views
Mesmerize the people on Valentine's Day with flowers and gifts
Today 10:17 AM
Last post by ValentineUSA
Today 10:17 AM
0 Replies, 105 Views
To All Guests Viewing MINI2
Mar 24th, 2009 02:04 AM
by Caveman
Last post by jacklimotaxi
Today 09:42 AM
14 Replies, 12,034 Views
How much do you pay in insurance?
Jul 24th, 2010 03:01 PM
Last post by snrsarg
Today 01:29 AM
82 Replies, 28,578 Views
James Garner
Yesterday 11:20 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 11:20 PM
0 Replies, 177 Views
Brake shudder through steering wheel after new discs and pads.
Jul 19th, 2014 08:31 PM
Last post by Tomfromwales
Yesterday 10:09 PM
6 Replies, 525 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:34 PM.



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