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Old Apr 15th, 2014, 09:59 AM
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HELP!! Strange spinning noise?? Clutch/relase bearing/gearbox ???

Hi everyone

I am new to this forum and purchased my first Mini Cooper in February which I absolutely am in love with It has a Cooper S body kit and a pink, white and dark metalic blue (colour of Mini) Union Jack on the roof (very girlie )... she is gorge!

It is a 53 plate with 70K on the clock. It has been well maintained and looked after and I got her for a great price!

Last weekend when I started her up I noticed a sort of spinning sound like a metal disc spinning/scraping against a smooth surface. The noise changes when depress the clutch and is more prominent, but you can hear it in idle. It is especially noticible in first and second gear... third, fourth and fifth not so much and hardly noticible at all.

I had a friend who is a mechanic for Peugeot have a quick drive at the weekend and he said it sounds like the clutch is showing the first signs of wearing out and didn't seem too concerned and said I shouldn't worry about it for a while yet and that it will progressively get louder in time and then to think about replacement.

I'm far from a being a mechanic and being a 'dumb blonde' female as they say if I take it to a garage to have it looked would probably be told I need all sorts done when that may not be the case at all. I do not want to be ripped off!!

I've been reading up online similar symptoms and have read all sorts from clutch release bearing, clutch failure, gear oil top up, gear box failure etc. which could be possibilities. I obviously need to get it checked out as I would rather not just carry on driving for months on end as this could ultimately cause more damage if I don't know the real cause and then cost me even more money, of which I don't have much spare

I know clutches are not cheap and gear boxes even more so. A friend of mine recently had her gearbox replaced in her 2006 Mini One and it cost her the best part of 1,700... OUCH!!

Anyone experienced anything similar and can offer any advice? It would be so very much appreciated!

Many thanks all.

Lisa
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Old Apr 15th, 2014, 04:42 PM
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Sounds like the throw-out bearing is finished but hard to confirm without actually hearing it.

The cost of labour to access the bearing is high. I suggest finding a good independent for a more definitive diagnosis. If it is clutch mechanism related, you may as well replace the friction disk, pressure plate and flywheel.

I don't think your gearbox needs replacing. Should be able to get full clutch replacement done for 600-700 pounds.
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