My 2003 Mini Cooper is making a painful sound while it’s moving:
In any gear, my car sounds like it’s dragging a long wooden branch–with lots of little branches on it. The sound stops when I shift into neutral. I think the sound might happen if I press the gas while the car is idle.
My car’s never made this sound before.
Some points to mention…
- Mini Cooper–standard transmission
- 101,800 miles
- replaced clutch last month, so transmission was taken out
- replaced two passenger axles a week ago; mechanics fixed the sensors on the tires.
- got all four new tires last month
Do y’all have any advice for me? Do you think any of the recent work on it might cause this sound?
I appreciate any information! Thank you!
Is this the supercharged version? If so it may be the supercharger going out.
My car is a regular ol’ 5 speed. I’m curious what similar components might be causing it then–thanks!