Sorry chaps, forgot to mention its a 54 plate cooper
I can't of anything back there off the top of my head that would sound like a hoover going. Although it sounds like something is not switching off, and keeps flattening your battery.
Worth getting your battery tested just to see if it is something flattening it, or whether its dead Any good garage should be able to test it for you.
that reminded me of a thread i saw a week ago:"Noise like a hoover going" could just be the cooling system, it's not unusual for this to run while the car is stationary for a while.
Ok .now got it sorted. it was the power steering pump that had failed, apparently it can stay on when faulty.Hi all
Newbie here hoping to pick you brains,
When leaving the school where I work last night my Mini wouldnt unlock with the remote key, so i unlocked manually.
I turned on ignition, nothing, every thing dead. the caretaker gave me a booster start from his car with leads, and everything ok, drove home.
As i got out the car I could hear a noise like a Hoover going, I sat in the car for 10 mins and still going, I locked car up and went indoors, came out 2 hrs later and still going.
This morning battery flat so I got a jump start from neighbour and drove to work, noise still going even when when everything switched off.
Got the caretaker to have a look and he said its not cooling fan but noise seems to be coming from bulkhead area behind dash.
He tried removing fuses one by one but cant stop it.
Anyone got any ideas, the noise is still going now whilst it is in car park locked up.
appreciate any replies chaps.