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Old 04-16-2018, 07:49 AM
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Power Steering Pump Failure? Questions

Hey everyone,

I have a 2003 R53 with just over 150k miles on it.


Lately, I have noticed a constant whining noise while driving the car. I assumed this to be a dying power steering pump, but I hadn't experienced any power steering losses so I disregarded it for a week or so..

Well, just this morning I tried to start the car up after it had been sitting overnight. The car started up very rough, lights were flickering in the cluster, there was also a beeping noise, my headlights were flashing as if they were not getting enough power to stay on...Also, as soon as I go to turn the wheel, the car stalls.

Could a bad power steering pump be sucking the power from the battery and be causing these issues? Also, given my mileage, I am assuming im not covered under any warranty or recall am I?

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Old 04-16-2018, 07:59 AM
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There is a recall ...

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...ng-recall.html

If any of the power steering hoses are leaking they will make you pay for their replacement.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:09 AM
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Thanks, I just entered my VIN on MINI's website and apparently this recall doesn't show up for mine.....dang.
 
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Might be past the time frame I have mine checked out right when the letter went out. I would call your local dealer and have them check out for you.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:34 AM
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Going to move you to the Stock Problems/Issues area.

There is a 100 amp fuse for the PS pump (on bottom of engine fuse box and you have to turn the fuse box over in order to see) and would think if you the pump was sucking so much voltage the car would stall that the fuse would pop first. You have verified that the belt system/pulleys are all functioning correctly?
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:35 PM
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Seems more like an electrical problem, check you battery and alternator. Make sure you have proper voltage. As, WnW stated, if the pump was drawing to much juice, fuse would blow. Did you check the fluid level, could be the source of your whine.
 
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Thanks for the replies everyone! I will check the fuse along with the pulley side of the car tomorrow. Ill also check voltages and report back...I did look at the PS fluid level and it was right where it should be.
 
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might have found my issue. thanks folks!
 
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Old 04-17-2018, 03:58 PM
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think my car is weather tight?
 
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:40 PM
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one of the bolts is deee-stroyed...Can I buy this whole yellow assembly somewhere? I think the threaded bolts are all part of this one piece?
 
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Yikes, yep water in there.

Check the drain tubes.

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...-of-leaks.html

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...mpartment.html





Thats really far gone and the fuse looks shot. Most people fix the leak, clean it up and replace it. 61126942507

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...btty-cmpt.html




You might be able to save the cable with the end on it by getting a new eyelet and cleaning the old cable and clamping/ crimping it on. Then shrink wrap the end.
 
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Dang.
 
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:38 PM
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dang is right...i ordered the new module, should be here in 2 days..for the time being I did this quick fix, bypassing the
fuse.
 
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