Clutch 2005 Mini Cooper S - 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
New 14 plate Mini Cooper SD Coupe Nightmare Kickboxkel Welcome New Members 6 May 21st, 2014 10:06 AM
Mini Cooper S Seat Heater Fire Paul.Armstrong First Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Apr 29th, 2014 02:08 PM
Australian MY12 Mini Countryman Cooper S ALL4 Manual - Premature Clutch Life Ratpack MINI Countryman 0 Mar 13th, 2014 03:30 AM
2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop Revealed AutoGuide.com MINI News 12 Feb 12th, 2014 02:12 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 16th, 2014, 08:11 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 2
Local Time: 05:49 AM
United Kingdom
Clutch 2005 Mini Cooper S

Hi all, new member with a major problem.....

So 48 hours ago I noticed a noise on my Mini Cooper S (05) when idling. It was a rattling noise that disappeared when the clutch pedal was depressed, and came back when the pedal was released. Itís not something Iíd noticed before but a friend was walking past I told him about and he suspected the clutch release bearing? There was no problem selecting any gears or driving. so carried on with a view to getting it looked at this weekend?

The noise went away for a couple of days. This morning after about 2 miles the clutch felt notchy and when I pulled into work it felt like the car was going to stall over some speedbumps. As I reversed into the parking space there was a squeal and the rattle returned, but much louder. I moved forward and back in the parking space, and the clutch was very notchy but then the clutch pedal stayed down and I couldnít engage any gears or move the car. There was also a slight smell of burning, a bit like the smell of clutch burn out, but more melting plastic than anything so I turned it off straight away.

The car has done 66.5K, I think it has the 6 Speed Getrag gearbox. It was a private purchase 1000 miles and 3 months ago!

He's on Facebook - Milton the Mini

So here is my thought process going from bad to worse. Opinions welcome and invited please.

Clutch Mechanism - Is the clutch hydraulic or cable operated and I've just suffered a failure here.

Clutch Release Bearing - It's this that's gone, which might explain the rattle but can this just be replaced on it's own.

Clutch Gone - Whole new clutch required and hopefully the gearbox is unnaffected.

New Clutch, Gearbox and Flywheel. - The whole shebang is fubarred??
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 16th, 2014, 01:32 PM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South london
Posts: 1,190
Local Time: 05:49 AM
United Kingdom Male
Hi ya

1) hyd clutch not cable
2) if you replace the bearing replace the guide tube as well
3) clutch plate and diaphragm you can get a aftermarket or original lots of options out ther velo or luk or you can go for a performance one depending on your budget and application.
When it's apart check your flywheel they do have problems that might be your rattling the dual mass tend to get abit noisy as they get older.
People like velo do a clutch and flywheel kit
4) secondhand gear box from mini mat or bm spares

But tbh until you get it apart you are not going to know.
I would say from what you describe it does sounds like bearing or diaphragm for shore but while it's in bits do the clutch as well, just saves you going back in thee again.

Hope this helps
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 16th, 2014, 03:50 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 2
Local Time: 05:49 AM
United Kingdom
Thanks Marque. I've found minigearboxes.co.uk in Coventry and spoken to John. He's on holiday but has said he may be able to look at it next week. He comes highly recommended by the looks of it if this forum is anything to go by.

Just trying to gauge if anyone else had the same and what they ended up getting fixed. Agreed we won't know for sure until it's out, but I don't fancy taking this on myself so I might just leave this one to a specialist.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags:



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
New 14 plate Mini Cooper SD Coupe Nightmare Kickboxkel Welcome New Members 6 May 21st, 2014 10:06 AM
Mini Cooper S Seat Heater Fire Paul.Armstrong First Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Apr 29th, 2014 02:08 PM
Australian MY12 Mini Countryman Cooper S ALL4 Manual - Premature Clutch Life Ratpack MINI Countryman 0 Mar 13th, 2014 03:30 AM
2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop Revealed AutoGuide.com MINI News 12 Feb 12th, 2014 02:12 PM

» Recent Threads
Mini Clubman Barn Doors Won't Lock
Today 03:51 AM
Last post by chrysler300
Today 03:51 AM
0 Replies, 7 Views
Will I get jipped?
Yesterday 11:14 PM
Last post by whaap
Today 03:03 AM
2 Replies, 89 Views
2015 Roadster S Backup Light(s)?
Oct 11th, 2014 12:19 PM
Last post by StarFlyr
Today 01:06 AM
1 Replies, 371 Views
Anyone rented Mini to drive around Europe?
Jun 25th, 2011 01:55 PM
by MarkLaw
Last post by chistacha2
Today 12:24 AM
7 Replies, 1,834 Views
2001 Cooper wheel nut key
Oct 20th, 2014 05:05 PM
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 10:51 PM
4 Replies, 331 Views
Lights on warning not working
Yesterday 11:42 AM
by S2dicky
Last post by S2dicky
Yesterday 10:32 PM
1 Replies, 152 Views
R56 Aux input volume???????
Oct 20th, 2014 04:00 PM
Last post by peteski2014
Yesterday 09:04 PM
2 Replies, 275 Views
New iPhone update messed up blue tooth, anyone else?!
Oct 20th, 2014 02:35 PM
Last post by chris0074
Yesterday 08:31 PM
5 Replies, 320 Views
Fuel Consumption in Mini Cooper D 2014
Yesterday 08:09 PM
Last post by chris0074
Yesterday 08:13 PM
1 Replies, 121 Views
Start/Stop engine button illuminated when car is locked
Yesterday 08:07 PM
Last post by chris0074
Yesterday 08:07 PM
0 Replies, 107 Views
Build up of rain water...
Yesterday 05:15 PM
Last post by chris0074
Yesterday 07:35 PM
2 Replies, 137 Views
PAS Fluid Leak HELP!!
Oct 15th, 2014 07:16 PM
Last post by JollyRotten
Yesterday 06:14 PM
6 Replies, 517 Views
speed displayed on tachometer is a little bit higher than actual speed! Help!
Yesterday 06:45 AM
by tianfa1
Last post by Angib
Yesterday 05:58 PM
4 Replies, 255 Views
LED Side Lights
Oct 16th, 2014 10:34 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 05:49 PM
4 Replies, 475 Views
Misfiring R55 JCW engine in 6th gear between 2k-3k RPM with throttle wide open
Yesterday 10:30 AM
Last post by Mr Muffin
Yesterday 04:33 PM
6 Replies, 361 Views
UK Big Brake fitment, what to do?
Oct 20th, 2014 01:44 PM
Last post by ihughes
Yesterday 03:55 PM
1 Replies, 286 Views
Rear wiper motor stem problem
Oct 18th, 2014 09:57 AM
Last post by ihughes
Yesterday 03:48 PM
2 Replies, 372 Views
Strange Noise
Oct 16th, 2014 10:28 PM
Last post by CCroker
Yesterday 02:20 PM
2 Replies, 304 Views
Mini Cooper with Helicopter Turbine Jet Engine
Feb 29th, 2012 05:36 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by Aliraza852
Yesterday 12:10 PM
5 Replies, 1,464 Views
JCW intercooler intake grille.
Oct 19th, 2014 08:06 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 08:31 AM
3 Replies, 365 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Ľ Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:49 AM.



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