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  1. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Problem resolved after I eventually traced the culprit to a contaminated alternator plug (water/coolant entering around the rubber seal) which has shorted and fried something internally within the alternator. I think the radiator may have a pinhole in it that was squirting directly in the...
  2. General Discussion
    I own a 2006 mini S and having power steering pump problems. Steering pump does not run at it’s full speed 4500 rpm’s. There a yellow wire that is a signal wire to make this operational? so I think. I’ve tried 3 used pumps Nothing ! Does this yellow wire come from alt ? Where is this...
  3. First Generation MINI Cooper
    Dear members, I am a newbie on this forum and looking for some advice regarding my daughter’s 2002 (R50) Cooper. It has suffered from the traditional failure of the electric power steering pump, and I am in the middle of replacing it. To my shock, when I got under the car there did not seem to...
  4. First Generation MINI Convertible
    Hello, I have recently purchased a 2007 Mini Cooper Sidewalk Convertible The test drive was fine - after the 3 and a half hour long journey home, trying to park the car was very difficult. The steering became very heavy but only when turning the car around or parking. We topped up the...
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