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Old Oct 28th, 2012, 07:00 PM
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my miss has a late 2004 cooper and we have noticed lately that its getting harder to put into 5th gear all other gears are ok. does anybody have any idea what it could be. it has the later type gearbox in
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Old Nov 1st, 2012, 09:57 PM
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all sorted now if anybodys interested if they have a tight or stiff gear change i removed the airbox in the engine bay and greased all the linkage cables to the gearbox and now it drives like its had a brand new gearbox all gears click into place job took about half hour to do
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Hi,

I have a similar problem with my 2007 Cooper S - Particularly with second gear sometimes. Is this an easy thing to do?

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Old Nov 15th, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by cupofjavaa (original)
Hi,

I have a similar problem with my 2007 Cooper S - Particularly with second gear sometimes. Is this an easy thing to do?

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yes mate just remove the airbox and you will see the linkages to the gearbox

put plenty of grease on them
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hope you don't mind me bringing up your old thread again... but would you mind giving me a bit more of a guide? I'm a complete novice, but as long as its a matter of lubricating/greasing, then i'm pretty sure i can handle it... just not sure where i'm looking under the engine to find the linkages? I've read you have to take the battery & Battery holder out, and the airbox is underneath that, is that correct?

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If youre not sure about it then its best not to do it as you might end up with a mess you cant put back together??
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Old Dec 26th, 2012, 11:38 AM
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I have an o2 mini one and gear changes are stiff from 1st to 2nd when she is cold, once she warms up the gears fine? I might try the greasing which you did and see if it helps! :-)
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this is common on most minis easy fix ..like all above airbox off spray grease easier to apply and its as smootha as silk once done
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