A leak in the system can cause the loss of fluid which leads to the loss of power steering a scary situation at best, and can be dangerous. We can replace the power steering hoses for much less than the dealer. The mini power steering line repair kit was made to repair both the return and suction line that are located between the power steering pump and reservoir. In my 2005 mini cooper the power steering is intermidant. With this firstrate product from gates, youll get back the precise steering feel your vehicle had when it left the showroom. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Mini coopers are not that expensive to purchase and with regular maintenance, depending on the type of driving you do, these cars are designed to last a long time. These lines are known to leak, requiring replacement. Do not put washer fluid in the engine coolant reservoir. Mini cooper power steering hose replacement cost estimate. Using this owners manual the manufacturer of your mini is the bayerische find this in the first chapter. How to replace the power steering reservoir to pump feed hose on a 20012006 mini cooper s r53 duration. Mini cooper replace power steering pump howto gen 1 20022006 r50 r53 r52 duration.
Mini cooper power steering pump replacement r50r52r53. Multifunction steering wheel 20 controls opening and closing. Have heard that the power steering pump is a common fault in this model. If this were to occur, the steering system would revert to manual steering without power assist. Supercharged if your steering wheel is difficult to turn, you may have a power steering fluid leak in your 2004 mini cooper s 1. It should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide the next owner with important operating, safety and maintenance information.
The combination of heat, wear, and clamps that loosen over time result in a common problem experienced by most mini owners. This article applies to the mini cooper r50 and r53 20012006. The first place to check is the level of power steering fluid. Opening and closing from inside 26 tailgate 27 electric power windows 28 slidingtilt sunroof 29 roller sun blind 30 alarm system 31 adjustments. Power steering problems are a major issue with the 2005 mini cooper, with hundreds of owners reporting complaints to the. Follow these steps to add power steering fluid to a 2004 mini cooper s 1. This should be done any time one checks the engine oil. Affected vehicles include model year 200205 mini cooper and cooper s vehicles and model year 2005 cooper convertible and cooper s convertible vehicles. Power steering lines must maintain high amounts of pressure. It was replaced in 2005 with a much better getrag 5speed.
This hose is compatible with us models and euro model nonus minis. Madness mini cooper power steering fan shield madness. Should you wish to sell your mini at some time in when you ordered your mini, you chose various the future, remember to hand over this owners items of equipment. Multifunction steering wheel 19 controls and features opening and closing. A mini cooper power steering pump is an important part of the power steering system in your mini. Dont take a chance and keep your system fully functional by replacing old and leaking hoses. Get a free battery charging and engine diagnostic testing while you are in store. Difficulty steering is a common symptom for low power steering fluid level in a 2004 mini cooper. Fix power steering leaks mini cooper 20022008 2004. The owner s manual and the drivers guide should be considered a permanent part of this vehicle. Hi all, i own an 03 mcs which at 47k miles has developed a leak in the power steering system. Unfollow 2005 mini cooper power steering fan to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Antiwear agents to protect pump components antioxidants to prevent sludge formation. The mini owners manual does not even mention the power steering system as part of a fluid check regimen.
Washer fluid placed in the cooling system may harm engine and cooling system components. The power steering pump caught fire on my 2005 mini s convertible, mini will not fix it because it is 1 month out of the extended warranty, mine has a production date of march 05. With all of that being said, dont let this list alarm you. Mini cooper s electric power steering pump may fail 37 reports. Mini cooper and mini cooper convertible 112 mini cooper s and mini cooper s convertible 1 engine oil 114 coolant 115 brake system 117. I understand the failure is in the high pressure side of the pump, and this. Mini cooper jcw aero ii front bumper new oem 0710 r55 r56 r57.
Learn about this problem, why it occurs, and how to fix it. Mini cooper s problems 2005 mini cooper s steering problems. Water pump and thermostat housing leak if your mini cooper has over 50,000 miles you should consider replacing the. Multifunction steering wheels 18 controls opening and closing.
Mini cooper power steering reservoir gasket we have 17 items instock. If you had the power assist steering pump andor the associated cooling fan replaced at your own expense, you may qualify for reimbursement of the associated costs you incurred. Cigarette lighter, 12 v power supply 74 loading and transporting cargo. Mini cooper problems 2005 mini cooper steering problems. Mini cooper owners have reported 4 problems related to transmission fluid leaking under the power train category. Follow these steps to add power steering fluid to a 2005 mini cooper 1. No matter how much i tighten the power steering fluid reservoir cap on my 2002 mini cooper s it still weeps fluid out down the side of the reservoir. Follow these steps to add power steering fluid to a mini.
A small power steering fluid leak can make your cooper hard to turn. Has there been any other solutions for this problem other than having to replace the pump. It specifically regulates the flow of hydraulic fluid through a sealed system of hoses. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of mini cooper s based on all problems reported for the cooper s. We have 88 2005 mini cooper vehicles for sale that are reported accident free, 15 1owner cars, and 112 personal use cars. Shop for mini cooper power steering pump online today. It is a rotor that is operated by a belt from the engine with a power steering pump pulley.
Find mini recalls information, reported by the nhtsa, and we will help you find a nearby service center where you can get your car fixed. Every used car for sale comes with a free carfax report. Mini cooper power steering pump steering pumps dorman. Mini cooper s dme bdc and key set 659388181 8655110 1419 f56 128. Difficulty steering is a common symptom for low power steering fluid level in a 2005 mini cooper 1. How to replace the power steering reservoir to pump feed hose on a 20012006 mini cooper. Mini cooper s owners have reported 3 problems related to transmission fluid leaking under the power train category. If youre looking to upgrade or repair your mini cooper with a power steering reservoir gasket auto parts warehouse is here for you. Surprisingly enough thats not true, i have had my 2003 plate cooper s just over 2 years and it has had 8 owners previous to myself you would not think this if you saw it as its in fantastic condition who did not use main dealers for servicing, yet back in feb of this year when my power steering failed mini replaced my psp with the only cost to me being the cost of the. Changed out the pump using your great instructions and. Prestone power steering fluid and power steering fluid with stop leak. If your power steering pump has to be replaced it is a good idea to check out the cooling fan and other related parts while the vehicle is apart. Mini cooper power steering reservoir gasket auto parts. Mini cooper rear hatch white 41009811574 20112016 r60.374 972 1202 1602 1280 6 664 1536 541 307 591 1561 797 1556 48 1278 91 1558 715 264 974 1339 1031 1397 806 690 1031 1461 1352 961 355 564 1165 1476 304 604 1242 612 745 931