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Mini shaking whilst idling

Hoping you can help, after spending almost $11,000 on repairs for my daughters mini ranging from drive shaft/engine mounts/gear box. We now have an awful shuddering that is occuring sometimes when the vehicle is idling. Doesn't happen all the time but often enough to be annoying, the noise is loud the gear stick shakes. When you put the car into neutral, the shuddering stops. The mechanic has spoken about some pressure box near the gearbox that cannot be opened and may need replacing. Cost of part is A$1,500.00. Does anyone have any information that may prove helpful.
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What year is the Mini, What gearbox is it ? Midland, Getrag, Auto ? have you checked the spark plugs and leads ? If its a manual, I have not heard of any pressure box near the gearbox that cant be opened, did he mean a faulty pressure plate ?

If the pressure plate and clutch plate are damaged along with the thrust bearing and guide tube, this could be one cause. Was the clutch assembly replaced when the gearbox was repaired ?
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Hi and thanks for the reply. It is a 2002 Mini Cooper R52 and it is an auto. He definitely referred to it as a box ?
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Shaking while idleing

I have the same issue - usually in the morning . I have the Milltek exhaust and it sounds like it's coming from the rear - quiets down another running a bit. Mine is the automatic R-52 manufactured July 2008 with Sidewalk package
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