Clunker or easy fix? CVT won't engage unless in neutral coming to stop - MINI Cooper Forum

First Generation CVT & Automatic First Generation MINI Automatics from 2001 - 2006

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 2018, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Local Time: 10:50 PM
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

 
Clunker or easy fix? CVT won't engage unless in neutral coming to stop

Hello!
I own a '13 Cooper 6spd and it's awesome.
A family friend offered to give me, for free, their '03 with the automatic transmission, 60k miles on odo. He says the car drives fine but if you come to a stoplight in drive, the car won't move again. If you come to a stop in neutral, and then shift to drive, it will go.

Is this something worth picking up? Or should I skip the headache?
Also I'm not sure if it's a CVT actually. May just be a regular auto...

Thanks!

jmai86 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 2018, 08:18 AM
MINI2 Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: down west somewhere
Local Time: 10:50 PM
Posts: 4,007
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Quoted: 631 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmai86 View Post
Hello!
I own a '13 Cooper 6spd and it's awesome.
A family friend offered to give me, for free, their '03 with the automatic transmission, 60k miles on odo. He says the car drives fine but if you come to a stoplight in drive, the car won't move again. If you come to a stop in neutral, and then shift to drive, it will go.

Is this something worth picking up? Or should I skip the headache?
Also I'm not sure if it's a CVT actually. May just be a regular auto...

Thanks!
i would run a mile i swerve these gearboxes dont be fooled by the low mileage. gearbox specialist


Albert Einstein: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
mike1967 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2018, 04:42 PM
MINI2 Privilege Member
MINI2 Global Moderator
 
Sejanus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: West Sacramento
Local Time: 03:50 PM
Posts: 4,973
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)

United States Male View Sejanus's Chili Red & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper Profile
   
If it's a 2003 it would be a CVT and if it's already having problems I would avoid it. The CVT's were very difficult to repair with the normal solution to serious problems being a full and very expensive replacement.

Sejanus is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2018, 04:53 PM
Moderator
 
minione2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Hereford,uk
Local Time: 10:50 PM
Posts: 2,823
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Quoted: 625 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male
 
Ditto all of the avove...

minione2002 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Start Stop Neutral Sensor Muurphy Maintenance & MINI Care 0 Oct 23rd, 2017 05:08 PM
Starter won't engage..... Help!!! Al T General Discussion 7 Jun 30th, 2017 04:28 PM
Starter Won't Engage stbird Maintenance & MINI Care 8 Jun 30th, 2017 08:51 AM
CVT Neutral Drop JugMan First Generation CVT & Automatic 17 Jul 19th, 2004 11:40 AM
Hatch won't open,unless headlights on TINMAN First Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Mar 21st, 2003 04:43 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome