R53 Cooper S My garage

Rating:
5/5,
Make:
MINI
Model Year:
2003
Body style:
Chassis Code:
General Color:
Mileage:
100,001-110,000
Transmission:
Manual
  1. Gavin jones

    Gavin jones New Member

    Jan 21, 2022
    4
    6
    3
    Male
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0
  2. 00Mini

    00Mini Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    17,826
    1,231
    113
    Retired
    Ratings:
    +1,902 / 5 / -4
    Sharp looking ride.
     
  3. Gavin jones

    Gavin jones New Member

    Jan 21, 2022
    4
    6
    3
    Male
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0
    It looks fab but has had fair share of issues. Most recently is a Hum on drivers wheel when over 50 mph. Changed tyres and had full alignment. Changed discs , pads and calipers. Drop links and track rods are new so next is wheel bearing then failing that drive shaft replacement. Hoping that will sort and it's not a tranny issue
     
  4. MCS02

    MCS02 Moderator
    Staff Member Articles Moderator Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2009
    10,751
    5,856
    113
    Male
    Ratings:
    +7,323 / 9 / -3
    Nice R53. The front control arm bushings go bad around 40,000 miles. kick the front of the front tire if it moves back they need replacing. Use PowerFlex bushings they will last the life of the car. I know this wont cause the hum but it still may need attention.
    Hopefully it's just the wheel bearing.
    Keep us up on your progress.
     
  5. 00Mini

    00Mini Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    17,826
    1,231
    113
    Retired
    Ratings:
    +1,902 / 5 / -4
    Here’s hoping replacing the wheel bearing fixes the problem.
     
  6. Ernesto

    Ernesto Club Coordinator

    May 16, 2009
    412
    185
    43
    Oracle DBA
    Skokie Ill
    Ratings:
    +191 / 0 / -0
    That was the symptoms I had for wheel bearings.. also would be louder on one side during highway speed left or right turns.
     

Share This Page