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Old May 18th, 2014, 04:24 PM
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Hi all,

Ive just bought my first Mini. Its a 2004 cooper.

Just had a couple of questions as ive read a lot about the steering pumps going..

Is it normal that it whines quite loudly when parking?

Also the steering feels quite heavy. Have MINI coopers generally got heavier steering when compared to say, a vauxhall corsa?

I know for example audi TTs have heavier steering than usual to give the car a sportier feel.
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Yes they do whine quite loudly when steering & parking.
They are also usually heavier than cars like corsas so it sounds like yours is ok
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Yes, all quite normal.
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Ok perfect thanks!

Im new to minis so you have put my mind at rest with it after the storiesive read about these power steering pumps!

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