Belt problem? HELP - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > Welcome New Members


Welcome New Members New members, please introduce yourself here. Tell us a bit about you and your Mini.

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Intermittent sound problem with IPOD and AUX inputs dsmith Second Generation Interior & Ice 3 Jan 22nd, 2014 08:30 AM
Alternator fitting and serpentine belt Mini One 1.4D captainflak Welcome New Members 0 Jan 6th, 2014 03:06 PM
Wet rear seat belt! Hollywood First Generation Faults & Fixes 3 Oct 25th, 2013 10:52 AM
Parts for drive belt and flywheel damper change slacker Lloyd Blackpool MINI 1 Jun 13th, 2013 03:53 PM
Mini problem - please help!! HelpMe General Discussion 13 Jan 18th, 2013 09:00 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Feb 4th, 2014, 11:14 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1
Local Time: 06:26 AM
United Kingdom
Exclamation Belt problem? HELP

Hi, I'm new here!

I have a Mini one, 51 plate..

Recently i took it to a garage because i heard a squealing coming from the drivers side under the bonnet.. Turns out its a belt (not sure what belt though?!) If you open the bonnet it's the belt that is the drivers side and you can see quite clearly.. Anyway, with the engine on he said i needed a new belt and this should fix the problem. However, he didn't even check the belt whilst the engine was off and in my view the belt doesn't even look damaged?!

If it helps.. The noise stops after the engine is warmed up and right now the temperature is quite cold and we've had a lot of rain.

(I'm a girl and have no idea what im talking about btw)

PLEASE HELP!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Feb 4th, 2014, 12:09 PM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South london
Posts: 1,164
Local Time: 07:26 AM
United Kingdom Male
Hi ya

There is only one belt on your car it drives the water pump and alternator, it should be changed at the inspection 2 service.
The belt will stop squealing when it hot as rubber contracts as it warms up and will also become more playable.

If it's starting to squeal it needs to be changed really, it's not going to get any better. It could also eventually cause damage to your car.
While the belt is off get the belt tensioner checked, to make shore it's working correctly, a bad tensioner would cause the belt to squeal as well. But the belt is the cheapest option and normally the problem.

If you buy one from bmw there £20 ish or go to a motor factors there about £10 ish

It takes about 15-20 min to change the belt, but if you have small hands it takes 5 min.

Hope this helps
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags: , , ,



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Intermittent sound problem with IPOD and AUX inputs dsmith Second Generation Interior & Ice 3 Jan 22nd, 2014 08:30 AM
Alternator fitting and serpentine belt Mini One 1.4D captainflak Welcome New Members 0 Jan 6th, 2014 03:06 PM
Wet rear seat belt! Hollywood First Generation Faults & Fixes 3 Oct 25th, 2013 10:52 AM
Parts for drive belt and flywheel damper change slacker Lloyd Blackpool MINI 1 Jun 13th, 2013 03:53 PM
Mini problem - please help!! HelpMe General Discussion 13 Jan 18th, 2013 09:00 PM

» Recent Threads
Music Video Mini?
Today 05:02 AM
by Teal
Last post by Teal
Today 05:02 AM
0 Replies, 12 Views
GTI vs Cooper S True Cost to Own?
Jul 21st, 2014 03:39 AM
by hkyktms
Last post by hkyktms
Today 04:33 AM
3 Replies, 477 Views
Cold start issue
Yesterday 11:20 PM
Last post by pokeyjoe
Today 01:47 AM
1 Replies, 108 Views
Panoramic roof????
Yesterday 11:44 PM
Last post by kinglooy007
Yesterday 11:44 PM
0 Replies, 107 Views
Cooper D reving faster than engine speed
Yesterday 09:37 PM
Last post by Supersculler
Yesterday 09:37 PM
0 Replies, 126 Views
phone function SMS question
Yesterday 08:49 PM
by nimpy
Last post by nimpy
Yesterday 08:49 PM
0 Replies, 125 Views
Fault code
Yesterday 08:06 PM
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 08:19 PM
1 Replies, 113 Views
Blower controls
Jan 25th, 2014 01:36 PM
by andykb
Last post by Restyle
Yesterday 07:50 PM
5 Replies, 763 Views
Too good to be true?
Nov 24th, 2010 08:06 PM
Last post by mjbb
Yesterday 06:41 PM
5 Replies, 1,371 Views
Charge air pressure control deviation 2884
Feb 10th, 2012 05:37 PM
Last post by gloria
Yesterday 05:07 PM
3 Replies, 2,726 Views
Mini Cooper N/A rally build
Apr 10th, 2012 02:08 PM
Last post by Rally370
Yesterday 04:33 PM
91 Replies, 33,983 Views
Celebrate this Mother’s Day in a unique way with this gift
Yesterday 11:55 AM
Last post by flowersusa
Yesterday 11:55 AM
0 Replies, 126 Views
Engine overheating problem when idle
Jul 21st, 2014 05:58 PM
Last post by kelv1962
Yesterday 10:24 AM
2 Replies, 339 Views
Countryman one petrol needs more power!
Jul 22nd, 2014 07:51 PM
Last post by davidscott
Yesterday 09:03 AM
1 Replies, 212 Views
How much do you pay in insurance?
Jul 24th, 2010 03:01 PM
Last post by bennyjs123
Yesterday 06:46 AM
81 Replies, 28,309 Views
Strange noise after dealer ecu (dme) flash
Aug 25th, 2013 10:56 PM
Last post by Wirthmo
Yesterday 03:32 AM
1 Replies, 1,108 Views
New Feature Validation Project
Yesterday 03:02 AM
by ATak623
Last post by ATak623
Yesterday 03:02 AM
0 Replies, 178 Views
Mini Monstah Night
Yesterday 02:24 AM
Last post by auburnmarie
Yesterday 02:24 AM
0 Replies, 162 Views
automatic transmission fix
Yesterday 01:45 AM
Last post by pforbes54
Yesterday 01:45 AM
0 Replies, 186 Views
ClubMINI QLD Cafe Run 27 July
Jul 22nd, 2014 11:12 PM
by mowog
Last post by mowog
Jul 22nd, 2014 11:12 PM
0 Replies, 153 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:26 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2