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|Feb 17th, 2015 11:32 AM|
|Gizmotech||Hi all, I dismantle my steering pump yesterday as it was leaking. I found that in between the impeller and the high pressure outlet part of the pump, there seems to be no gaskets. I have slight corrosion and pitting on the mating surfaces as I can seen is the case with many others from the pics they have posted. How did you guys who have stripped and rebuilt the pump prevent it from leaking or seeping? I cleaned my surfaces and it is still leaking and I am not surprised one bit. What poor design! Any help appreciated.|
|Feb 16th, 2015 04:12 PM|
|January Sara||Thanks so much. Taking it to a dealership this Friday to get it checked.|
|Feb 14th, 2015 08:13 PM|
Originally Posted by January Sara View Post
|Feb 14th, 2015 08:03 PM|
Hi all, my Mini One recently suffered complete failure of power steering causing me to nearly have a very serious accident on a roundabout. I couldn't even turn the wheel. |
It sounds like many people have had the same issue. Has anyone successfully managed to get BMW to pay for a new pump? The car 10 years old but just 60,000 miles and pretty much like new. Does anyone know if the age of the car means Mini will be less likely to help me fix it? Just trying to figure out best thing to do next. Thanks very much.
|Feb 14th, 2015 07:05 PM|
Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
Thank you USA for making this an issue through legal devices to get it recognised through-out the world! The pump and hydraulic assembly was not designed for this type of application.............works well for Small Aircraft Landing Gear though, but in those applications it only has to work occasionally....not constantly!!!
|Feb 1st, 2015 08:41 PM|
yes, paid in full when fixed |
year later, fully credited by MINI
no issues with that here!
|Jan 27th, 2015 12:33 PM|
Power Steering Failure
Originally Posted by burns76 View Post
|Nov 18th, 2014 01:20 AM|
I fitted an exchange recon pump last week to my 2004 54 reg. R53 MCS 67K miles. |
The old pump had not failed but was noisy.
The new pump has failed after 5 miles! The pump continues running when the car is switched off and alarmed! We discovered this after the battery was flat two days running.
Will be onto the suppliers first thing tomorrow, I hope they are going to treat me right, ATM I am not best pleased.
|Nov 1st, 2014 09:00 AM|
You should get 'goodwill' but only if it was replaced previously by a MINI Dealer I would have thought. Sometimes low mileage causes more problems in cars due to lack of use, but you are right at only 4000 miles a year should last much longer! Was pump new or reconditioned? Mine is on 60k with original 2002 PS pump. |
How would you define a 'lifetime' in terms of average modern car in actual years or miles?
|Oct 30th, 2014 10:28 PM|
|jowev||I purchased my second hand mini cooper in 2012 and it's a 2004 model. By October the PAS had failed whilst I was driving down the M42....very scary!! Got it into my local garage and after some debate it was replaced free of charge (should gave cost Ã‚Â£695!). So, I was very disappointed when the PAS failed on me again today... 2 weeks out of the 2 yr warranty! I've had to pay for the Diagnostics (Ã‚Â£150) and unless agreed by mini goodwill will also have to pay for new pas pump! I only do 4000 miles a year so would expect it to last longer.....irrelevant of my low mileage surely the pump should last a lifetime!??|
|Oct 28th, 2014 04:15 PM|
|Guuyuk||11 years but 186k miles, so I'm SOL for them to foot the bill for the replacement.|
|Oct 1st, 2014 08:05 PM|
Originally Posted by Guuyuk View Post
|Oct 1st, 2014 07:28 PM|
|Guuyuk||The PS pump on my 03 MCS failed about 9 months ago. Not sure if it's a complete failure as the car now feels like it's has non-assisted steering. It's a fight to drive it in a parking lot, but once I get above 10 MPH it feels just fine. I've been debating on getting it fixed as I haven't had any other trouble with the steering on the car and it is still perfectly drivable while moving.|
|Sep 29th, 2014 01:15 PM|
|Betty Boop Coop|| |
I have had 2 power steering pumps replaced on my 2004 mini. The first time was when I first purchased in 2007. The second time was last year 2013 in the winter. The steering locked up and my car had to be put on a flatbed to take to my mechanic. Luckily, I was in a parking lot when this happened. Also, thankfully, this item was on recall from BMW mini dealer and it was covered.
|Sep 23rd, 2014 07:02 PM|
Originally Posted by kimberleys View Post
UK MINI Dealers usually only give 'goodwill' replacement on 10 year old Mini's max with reasonable mileage.
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