MINI Cooper 1st Gen Transmission Guides
Transmission problems? We have diagnostic walk-throughs and repair how-to's that will keep your 1st Gen's gearbox humming smoothly. The bulk of MINI Cooper 1st Gens are equipped with automatic gearboxes that require little to no maintenance. Like all things though, the transmission is susceptible to damage and can occasionally give you trouble. Check out our repair how-to's and step-by-step diagnostics, and learn how to handle your transmission issues.
How to Change 5 Speed Manual Transmission Fluid
Want to learn how to change the manual transmission fluid in your 1st Gen MINI Cooper?
How to Change Transmission Fluid in the 6 Speed Manual
Things will shift much easier with fresh oil in your manual transmission, and we'll show you how.
How to Change CVT Transmission Fluid
Don't let a lack of maintenance lead to costly transmission repair work!
Automatic Transmission Diagnostic Guide
Is your Mini Cooper's transmission giving you a difficult time?
CVT Transmission Diagnostic Guide
The shiftless CVT transmission on early Mini Coopers can be a source of great fuel economy, or great pain, depending on whether it is working properly.
How to Change 6 Speed Automatic Transmission Fluid
Mini says never... We say change it every 50k!