2005 Other BMW Models pump

Tiny
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How to check if the pump is modified, recent problems with 2001-07 models of mini coopers. Power steering pumps were failing.
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 AT 11:47 AM

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Tiny
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To better assist you please tell me the exact model BMW you have and the engine size in liter
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 AT 2:23 PM
Tiny
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It is a mini cooper 1.6 liter. 2005.
It is actually my mothers car in Engand.
She saw a show Watch dog on bbc. There are internet links to the program.
They reported steering pump problems on 2001-07,
She is concerned and doesn't want to be ripped of at a garage to replace it.
How would she check it?
Or if you can't check them would it be wise to replace it?
Also if she needs to replace it, how would you or is it a garage job?
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 AT 10:57 PM
Tiny
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Okay. Ya threw me off a little on that one. You listed as a BMW. It is okay to talk about the Mini Cooper - no problem. Just so you know to help us and the other customers that read the posts though. We try to list the vehicles with each other so folks can see similar problems. Feel free to list any vehicle you need but it does help to keep them with the right post.

Okay.2005 Mini Cooper. Well I searched through about 120 Technical Service Bulletins. The only thing I saw on Power Steering anything is below.

First One: M320304

SERVICE ACTION 17 - CORRECT THE WIRING FOR THE POWER STEERING FAN RELAY
SERVICE CAMPAIGN BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): SI M32 03 04, Date of Issue: January 2005
MINI: R50 (Cooper) and R53 (Cooper S) equipped with Park Distance Control (option 508)
GROUP: Steering and Wheel Alignment
Superceded Bulletin(s): S.I. M32 03 04, Date of Issue: December 2004
Related Ref Number(s): M32 03 04
ARTICLE BEGINNING
SUBJECT
NOTE: This Service Information bulletin supersedes S.I. M32 03 04 dated December 2004.
PERFORM THE PROCEDURE OUTLINED IN THIS SERVICE INFORMATION ON ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES THE NEXT TIME THEY ARE IN THE SHOP FOR MAINTENANCE OR REPAIRS.
Service Action: Correct the Wiring for the Power Steering Fan Relay
MODEL
R50 (Cooper) and R53 (Cooper S) equipped with Park Distance Control (option 508)
SITUATION
Due to an improperly fitted electrical connection, the cooling fan for the power steering pump may not operate. This in conjunction with certain conditions, high ambient temperatures combined with aggressive driving conditions, could activate the thermal cutout feature causing the electro hydraulic power steering pump to switch off. If this were to occur, the steering system would revert to manual steering without power assist.
A revised copy of the customer notification letter is attached.
AFFECTED VEHICLES
This Service Action involves Cooper and Cooper S vehicles which were produced from 11 June 2004 through 26 August 2004.
In order to determine if a specific vehicle is affected by this Service Action, it will be necessary to utilize the "Service Menu" of the DCS (Dealer Communication System). Based on the response of the system, either proceed with the corrective action or take no further action.
The Chassis Number Ranges listed below are only for informational purposes and are not to be considered as the only deciding factor.
AFFECTED VEHICLES
Model Chassis Number Range
Cooper (manual transmission) TC56205 - TC57140
Cooper (automatic transmission) TJ63398 - TJ64685
Cooper S TD90410 - TD92471
CORRECTION
The pin contacts of the relay connector must be repositioned in order to assure proper operation of the power steering cooling fan.
PROCEDURE
The relay for the power steering cooling fan is located above the fuse box in the driver's foot-well area.
Fig. 1: Power Steering Cooling Fan Relay Location
1. Remove the left front sill trim strip, see Repair Instructions RA 51 47 000 "Remove and refit/replace the sill trim strip inside on the front left or right".
2. Remove the relay (2).
3. Disconnect the relay base (1) from its mounting.
4. Disassemble the relay base by removing the upper white portion of the housing.
5. Use special tool 61 1 136 to remove the green/violet wire with connector from pin location 1 (4) of the relay housing.
6. Insert the green/violet wire with connector into location 9 (3) of the relay housing.
Fig. 2: Correcting Wiring For Power Steering Cooling Fan Relay
7. Reinstall the upper white portion of the relay housing.
8. Reinstall the relay and clip the relay base into its mounting position above the fuse box.
Carry out a functional check of the cooling fan with the GT-1 as follows.
9. Connect the diagnostic head of the GT-1 and switch on the ignition.
10. Select "Diagnosis" and automatically identify the vehicle.
11. At the "Diagnostic Vehicle identification" screen, select the right arrow.
12. The "Diagnostic Fault symptom selection" screen will be displayed. Select the "Function selection" button from the lower left corner of the screen.
13. At the "Diagnosis Operation and component selection" screen, select "Complete vehicle/ Drive/ Engine and transmission control/ Engine cooling/ Electric cooling fan two stage". Then select the "Test Plan" button at the bottom center of the screen.
14. Follow the Test Plan for activation of the cooling fan.
15. After confirming proper cooling fan operation, refit the removed components.
PARTS INFORMATION
PARTS INFORMATION
Part Number Description Quantity
07 13 1 490 474 Bolt 4
61 13 0 148 794 Cable strap 2
07 13 1 503 417 Clip 1
LABEL INSTRUCTIONS
This Service Action has been assigned code number 17. After the vehicle has been checked, and corrected if necessary, obtain a label (SD 20-013) and:
a. Emboss your MINI dealer warranty number in the middle of the label (1);
b. Punch out code number 17 (2) printed on the label and,
c. Affix the label to the B pillar as shown.
Fig. 3: Service Action Label
If the vehicle already has a label from a previous Service Action/Recall Campaign, affix the new label next to the old one. Do not affix one label on top of another one because a number from an underlying label could appear in the punched-out hole of the new label.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Reimbursement for this Service Action will be via Campaign Entry.
Defect Code: 00 32 63 01 00
WORK PACKAGE #1
Correct the wiring for the auxiliary fan relay, prior to customer delivery
Labor Operation: 00 55 719
Labor Allowance: 8 FRU
Parts Allowance:
1. 07 13 1 490 474 - Bolt - Qty = 4
2. 61 13 0 148 794 - Cable strap - Qty = 2
3. 07 13 1 503 417 - Clip - Qty = 1
WORK PACKAGE #2
Correct the wiring for the auxiliary fan relay, after customer delivery
Labor Operation: 00 55 145
Labor Allowance: 9 FRU
Parts Allowance:
1. 07 13 1 490 474 - Bolt - Qty = 4
2. 61 13 0 148 794 - Cable strap - Qty = 2
3. 07 13 1 503 417 - Clip - Qty = 1
MINI RE-FUELING COSTS
MINI a Division of BMW of North America, LLC, will provide reimbursement to have the gas tank topped off once, as required, for each vehicle affected by this recall.
Defect Code: 85 99 00 33 NA - Refuel MINI affected by Service Action (Customer vehicles only)
Sublet: Actual cost to top off fuel tank
Sublet Code: 4
Please attach the fuel purchase receipt to the repair order to document cost.
VALET COSTS
MINI a Division of BMW of North America, LLC, will provide reimbursement for vehicle valet services (pick up & delivery) for each vehicle affected by this Recall Campaign. Attach the appropriate receipt to the repair order.
Defect Code: 99 99 77 77 NA - Valet Service for MINI Cooper and Cooper S
Sublet: $25.00
Sublet Code: 4
RENTAL VEHICLES
Dealers participating in the MINI Dealer Administered Customer Assistance Program may self-authorize claims for reimbursement of rental costs from independent rental agencies in certain situations.
ATTACHMENTS - CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION LETTER
December, 2004
Vehicle Identification Number: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
P0032630100
Mr. Ian M. Driver
123 Dream Street
Utopia, KS 98765
***
Dear Mr. Driver,
Our record shows that you are the owner of the above listed MINI vehicle.
MINI is committed to delivering the ultimate in product satisfaction to you, our customer. Our interest in your vehicle doesn't stop with the sale, it continues throughout the vehicle's warranty period and beyond.
MINI has become aware of a potential problem relating to the connection for the power steering cooling fan. Under certain conditions, such as high ambient temperature combined with aggressive driving conditions, the power steering pump could switch off to prevent overheating. If this were to occur, the effort required to steer the vehicle would suddenly increase.
Therefore, you should contact your Authorized MINI Dealer at your earliest convenience to schedule an appointment to have the connection corrected. The actual repair will take approximately forty-five minutes to perform. Additional time may be required depending on the MINI Dealer scheduling and processing.
Should you have any questions about this matter, please contact your Authorized MINI Dealer.
Please be assured that we at MINI are totally committed to the highest standard of product excellence and owner experience. We are determined to maintain a level of service that exceeds your expectation. Should you need additional assistance, please call us toll free at 1-866-ASK MINI.
Thank you for cooperation in this matter.
Sincerely,
MINI, a DIVISION OF BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
Company
BMW of North America, LLC
BMW Group Company
Mailing address
PO Box 1227
Westwood, NJ
07675-1227

Second One: M320105

SUBJECT
Steering Column Noise
MODEL
R50 (Cooper) and R53 (Cooper S)
SITUATION
Customer may complain of a distinct squeaking noise heard from the top of steering column when the vehicle is driven over bumps or when the steering wheel is turned.

So the only thing close is the relay. But as you see the pump is not replace the relay is worked.
Also - this TSB is for certain production models produced from 11 Jun 2004 through 26 Aug 2004. It also gives affected vehicles. Do you know if your mothers is one of them?

First - I would get her VIN number and contact the folks here - or the mailing address at the bottom of that TSB. Then find out if her vehicle is even one of the ones mentioned. If so - then you know and can press - or get back with us and we can suggest from there.

So I wouldn't replace yet until I found out but drive shall I say. Nice. What I mean by that is the TSB states ". This in conjunction with certain conditions, high ambient temperatures combined with aggressive driving conditions, could activate the thermal cutout." So no aggressive driving. Plus it is cool there now isn't it. So the temperature shouldn't be a concern.

It doesn't look like the pump is the item worked on. It is the relay.

Who would do it depends on their mechanical ability and tools. Does she have a regular mechanic she can trust? Can she ask neighbors who they use? Do they have something like we have.A Better Business Bureau she can check out? How about churches.I am sure they have mechanics that attend. She could ask there too.

I hope this helps out and is what you are needing. Is it?
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Thursday, February 19th, 2009 AT 10:10 PM
Tiny
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Hey - the car may some recalls on it. The dealer may fix these for free. Is there a dealer there that can check these and fix for free if they apply?

Or this may be the same thing......once you have her VIN check here and then see what they can do for you if the car is there.


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Thursday, February 19th, 2009 AT 10:18 PM

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