CVT Transmission on 2003 base Model MIni Cooper

Asked by Mar 29, 2017 at 05:00 PM about the 2003 MINI Cooper Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2003 Mini will not go above 2000 RPM and 10 MPH while driving in a straight line (road) After I pulled over I discovered the dash position indicator reads in "P"ark even when the gear shift shows R or D.  Is this a CVT Transmission issue??

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The mini is in what is called limp mode, and yes the CVT transmission is notorious for failure, unlike the manual. you may just need a trans fluid change or it may need replaced, from what i understand costing upwards of 8k usd. or WayMotorWorks sells a cvt/manual conversion for much cheaper, and more reliable, if you can do the manual thing.

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Thanks for your answer. I can do a manual...but I thought the CVT was a closed system and you could not change the fluid??

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