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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 05:03 PM
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Mini Cooper 2002 Clutch on way out?

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I have a Mini Cooper R50 (2002) and I think my clutch maybe on its last legs! Car has slipped out of first gear a few times now and it also getting a little tricky to slot into reverse. Does this sound like possible clutch failure? And if so does anyone have any ideas on approximate cost of having a clutch replaced?

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Hi,

I have a Mini Cooper R50 (2002) and I think my clutch maybe on its last legs! Car has slipped out of first gear a few times now and it also getting a little tricky to slot into reverse. Does this sound like possible clutch failure? And if so does anyone have any ideas on approximate cost of having a clutch replaced?

Many Thanks,

Luke

If the car is jumping out of gear it is normally due to wear in the baulk ring / syncromesh hub assemblies in the gearbox, not the clutch.
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If your looking to change to the 2004 on gearbox, still 5 speed will have a complete kit in stock.
1198.80 inc vat supplied and fitted.

This includes:
Gearbox
flywheel
clutch
starter
driveshafts
airbox
gear cables
clutch pipe.

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What would the cost be to do all that work on a 2004 Cooper??
I think i'll probably need a new gearbox & clutch sooner rather than later.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Thomas@1320 (original)
If your looking to change to the 2004 on gearbox, still 5 speed will have a complete kit in stock.
1198.80 inc vat supplied and fitted.

This includes:
Gearbox
flywheel
clutch
starter
driveshafts
airbox
gear cables
clutch pipe.

Thanks Thomas

How about cost for just a replacement like for like clutch? Cheers for info so far!
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Old Apr 24th, 2012, 07:38 AM
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Sorry guys when i read the car was jumping out of 1st gear i was thinking the gearbox would need changing.

I should have the clutch price in an hour or so.
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