Mini Cooper Intermittent Limp Mode
A 2005 Mini Cooper was brought into the Stephens Engineering workshop with an intermittent limp mode problem. The fault was intermittent and only apparent when the Mini Cooper was pulling away from rest or going around a roundabout. This problem, whilst intermittent, was the result of a permanent fault which appeared to be within the wiring of the automatic transmission. In the workshop, the sump was removed from the Mini Cooper automatic transmission and continuity checks were carried out between the transmission control unit and the solenoid on the valve body inside the Mini’s automatic gearbox. It was suspected that there was one wire going to ground somewhere within the vehicle’s loom. The Mini’s automatic transmission was stripped back and the faulty wire was located and replaced. We also installed a new filter and replaced the oil. Only then did we carry out a full road test which confirmed all the faults were cured.
At Stephens Engineering we have over 40 years of automatic transmission fault finding, with our vast knowledge of automatic gearbox faults, we can locate the problem, even when the issue is an intermittent fault.
If your vehicle has an intermittent fault, why not book in with Stephens Engineering and let us get to fault cause and rectify it for you.