2002 MINI COOPER S 2002 MINI COOPER S NOISE WHEN TURNING WH

  • Tiny
  • tjbuckey
  • 2002 Mini Cooper S

Noises problem
2002 Mini Cooper S 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 70000 miles

I have a clicking sound that I hear when I turn the wheel left or right. It is very noticeable when the car is going really slow but may or may not be happening at faster speeds, I can't tell. I read that it may be the bearings need greased and/or replaced? I don't know what kind of grease to get. No mini or BMW dealer here so will use a general mechanic and they have no clue.

Sunday, September 19th, 2010 AT 10:00 PM

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  • mhpautos
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Hi there,

Sounds like a problem with a CV in one or both of the front drive shafts, have these checked first.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Monday, September 20th, 2010 AT 8:02 AM
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  • tjbuckey
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It was recommended to me to drive backwards in a circle to see if the noise gets worse or louder. The noise was not present at all during this test. I went in a circle in both directions and the noise was not present.

The noise happens only when turning the wheel and it sounds like it is coming directly from the steering wheel.

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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 AT 11:32 AM
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I would be checking the slip shaft connection between the column & the steering rack, and the rack mounts as well, start here.

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 AT 7:58 AM

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