My mini is now rattleing after surpinten belt broke.what can make this nouise

5

Asked by Apr 06, 2012 at 11:52 PM about the 2003 MINI Cooper Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

124,115

Possibly idler and/or tensioner pulleys. With engine running carefully use piece of pipe (3/4 pvc or hard vacuum cleaner hose works well) as a listening device. Hold with one end to your ear and ease the other end near each of your pullies. Should be able to easily identify which one is making the noise . Be careful. Hope this helps.

3,595

Sounds about right to me. The bearings in the pulleys go bad, especially if you waited for the belt to snap before noticing it.

Your Answer:

MINI Cooper Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    960
  • #2
    Rick Turgeon
    Reputation
    600
  • #3
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
136 Great Deals out of 6,581 listings starting at $1,799
Used Jeep Wrangler
211 Great Deals out of 15,103 listings starting at $3,000
Used Honda Civic
487 Great Deals out of 44,964 listings starting at $1,150
Used Ford Mustang
308 Great Deals out of 40,433 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW 3 Series
1,030 Great Deals out of 30,181 listings starting at $900
Used Volkswagen GTI
79 Great Deals out of 5,321 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Accord
719 Great Deals out of 103,450 listings starting at $849
Used Toyota Corolla
748 Great Deals out of 64,215 listings starting at $1,495
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
50 Great Deals out of 4,304 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Focus
533 Great Deals out of 75,634 listings starting at $799

Used Cars For Sale

2018 MINI Cooper Base For Sale
32 listings starting at $19,987
2017 MINI Cooper Base For Sale
64 listings starting at $15,178
2016 MINI Cooper Base For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 74 listings starting at $9,995
2015 MINI Cooper Base For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 685 listings starting at $9,981

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.