With a new battery, a wrench, and a few minutes of your time, you can have your Mini up and running once again. Battery is vented to outside of vehicle. February 28, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the Info. This article applies to the 1st Gen Mini Cooper 2001-2006. After reading different blogs seems like this is a known issue, it also happens when you replace the car's battery. Check out our site, inside are the secrets of where you can find us and join in on the fun. Lead acid batteries house the fluid between lead plates.
The next day the power steering worked normally but the fan on the power steering pump continued to run after the engine was turned off. A dead battery is a real downer, but it's even worse when you find out that a simple jump start or charge won't save it. July 12, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Got it, thanks - Nick at Pelican Parts sarom058 Comments: On my way home, the car started feeling weird. Tried getting a jump start but wouldnt give so i changed the battery. You will have to move cables around and keep them out of the way as you remove the battery from vehicle. In other words, be sure to disconnect the ground first.
Did I get ripped off or is this reasonable? If I replace it by exactly the same is that really possible the battery will have a shorter lifetime? Figure 3 R50 Cooper Disconnect the battery by loosening the 10mm clamp on the negative terminal first green arrow. I don't want to force it as it feels quite brittle. Need to buy parts for this project? The contact noticed smoke coming from underneath the hood. When leaving a comment, please leave your vehicle information. Address the fault codes separately.
If the battery is not registered, the charge program will be incorrect, shortening battery life. I have 12 volts to the positive jumper cable lug at engine compartment but no 12 Volts at fuse block under engine compartment. With all electrical connections, it's a good idea to clean the area that you are mounting to with rubbing alcohol, and also to sand the area lightly with some fine-grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your Cooper that you need to replace. You may only think about the convenience of an interior light when it stops working! Insurance adjusters from hondacare extended warranty , state farm insurance company my comprehensive insurance and the dealership determined that the power steering pump had caught fire. I have been using one for quite some time.
The procedure is very straightforward and very similar to other cars. I then replace the battery with no memory loss. I thought replacing the catalytic converter would take care of the problem but it obviously didn't. I was left with the choice of installing a used transmission with 60,000 miles on it or purchasing a complete new transmission from Mini. Once you have determined that your battery is fine, you should make sure that your engine ground strap is properly installed. Mechanic thought draw on battery was coming from power steering pump.
July 12, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: if the fuses are not blown, do not replace them. Figure 2 Charging battery: You can connect a battery charger directly to the battery positive + and negative - terminals. You disconnect the battery by disconnecting the negative, or ground lead from the battery. Also, charging systems have evolved along with the battery type, allowing greater control of charging current via sensors and computer controlled adaptation. March 9, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: When a new battery is installed, it has to be registered. January 3, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You h ave to figure out why it discharged again. Note: I had to reset the clock only and the trip meter reset to 0.
Since every car, every model, and every year has a different fuse box diagram, the best way to locate the specific desired fuse is to check the owner's manual for the actual map of the fuse box. Left for 6 months on a trickle charger hooked up as shown in your pictures, attached to the positive and negative and pluged into the wall outlet. How do I know if the computer will need to be reset after replacing the battery? After reading different blogs seems like this is a known issue, it also happens when you replace the car's battery. But the ride in our S model was very stiff. Test to make sure the car starts and turn on some accessories to ensure proper operation. Step 3 — Install the new battery Set the new battery inside the car, making sure that it slides underneath the ledge which holds it down in the rear.
So I bought a set off non-runflats… for better ride comfort and tread wear. This article applies to the Mini. The only ground wire that I can see is on the passenger side engine mount. Thanks October 30, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, should be fine. If battery acid comes in contact with your skin, immediately flush with water and seek medical assistance.
It currently has 66K in miles. In that position the car squeaks disturbingly as it twists over even the smallest road irregularity. Remove the bolt from the battery bracket and pull the bracket out. It fit fine and it ran fine. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799.
Figure 6 R53 Cooper S In thisPicture you can see the battery tender wiring attached to the battery. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. The Nissan dealership I bought it from refused to look at it and advised me to see an independent mechanic. That is at times referred to as programming. Engine spins but no start. Lift up the rear seat and you'll find the battery right there.