2004 mini cooper s manual transmission will not engage

Asked by Mar 06, 2017 at 08:57 PM about the 2004 MINI Cooper S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

While driving my car began to hesitate when
going into gear.   Shortly thereafter the car
would no longer go or go into gear.   The
rpms go all the way up, but the car will not
go.   I can shift without pushing the clutch in.  
Is it just a clutch cable or the transmission?

4 Answers

175

When was the trans fluid level checked last?

175

When was the trans fluid level checked last? There is no dipstick.

I just bought the car in November. I was under the assumption that it was lifetime. Plan to check it today, now that I know better. I will get back to you on that.

175

The manual gearbox is not lifetime lubed. I do not think there is a dipstick. The good news is that it is very easy to drain and refill, even for a back yard mechanic. Make sure they use the approved gear box fluid. That said, it might be the fluid or it might be more, but changing the fluid is the first thing I would do. Good luck.

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