2007 Mini Cooper Clutch Repair in Tualatin, Oregon

I think I might have a problem with my clutch. How often do these have to be replaced especially if it is for a Mini Cooper?

There are no hard and fast rules regarding this part. It varies based on how you drive and where you drive. There are some clutches that will last over 100,000 miles, but, again, this all depends on you, where you drive, and how you drive.

Ok, I use a clutch, but I don’t really know what it does. I mean, I get it helps me switch gears and whatever. But what does it really do?

The clutch takes the power from the engine and passes it to the transmission. The wheels turn because of the passing of power. Keep in mind that the clutch is only involved in vehicles with manual transmissions.

What are the OBD codes related to this problem? What would I see if I have this problem on my 2007 Mini Cooper?

Here are the possible codes you would see if you do have a problem with your clutch:

  • P2789: Clutch “A” Adaptive Learning at Limit
  • P2855: Clutch “A” Pressure Charge Performance
  • P2853: Clutch “A” Pressure Discharge Performance

I tend to ride my clutch a lot. Is that bad?

Yes. If you ride the clutch then you will wear out your clutch much faster than if you did not ride your clutch.

Can you tell me how this part works in my Mini Cooper?

The clutch takes the power generated by the engine and puts it into the transmission. The transmission takes this power and puts that into the wheels. Pushing on the clutch pedal disengages the clutch friction disk. The clutch friction disk is connected to the flywheel. Pressing the clutch pedal disconnects the components from the engine. The vehicle can change gears at this point without damaging anything.

I’ve heard that leaks can damage my clutch. Is that true?

It is true, in fact. Most shops will recommend that you have the rear main seal replaced. They may also tell you that you should replace the transmission input shaft seal. There could be other pieces based on what they are seeing even if they see that yours have not failed. They do this because it protects you against larger more serious potential problems in the future. The choice on whether or not you get them done is entirely up to you, however. A transmission fluid leak or an engine oil leak can and will damage your clutch and should be taken care of as soon as possible.

I feel like this is a repair that people do all the time. Is this something I can do by myself?

Unfortunately, this is a job that should not be done by a person unless they have a large amount of experience. Your transmission will need to be removed. You will also need specialized tools for the removal and the seating of the clutch.

I want you to look at my clutch. Can I drive this thing out to you so that you can have a look at it?

If you actually have a clutch problem then this is almost impossible to do. The clutch disc should not be able to give you enough torque to move your vehicle at all if it is worn down or damaged.

Well, what else would I be experiencing if I have a problem with my clutch?

If it is early in the problem then you might notice that you are experiencing shudders or slips. You might also notice that you are having a lot of trouble trying to change your gears. You could also notice that your engine revs but there is no increase in speed or the vehicle will not move. Finally, your pedal will have trouble being depressed as it will feel like it is resisting you to a noticeable amount.

How do I talk to you or visit you if I want to have something done about my Mini Cooper and it’s possible or probable clutch problems?

You can call 503-641-4525 to talk to us on the phone. You can visit us in person if you stop by 10925 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005.

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