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 Posted: Feb 13, 2020 05:10AM
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Let us know what you find out...

 Posted: Feb 6, 2020 02:59PM
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Thanks for looking into this, I sent video your way, let me know what you think. Thanks 
Thanks for sending the video...  It's difficult to say with certainty, but it sure looks like something in or around the differential inside the transmission has play where there shouldn't be. There doesn't appear to be excessive play in the CV joint that I can see....

Perhaps you can take your car to a transmission specialist to see what they might say - preferably a shop familiar with BMW's or MINIs.....
Ken, thank you so much for helping me figure this out. I will try to take the car to a transmission shop, as soon as possible. Thanks again your help is really appreciated.

 Posted: Feb 6, 2020 12:15PM
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Thanks for looking into this, I sent video your way, let me know what you think. Thanks 
Thanks for sending the video...  It's difficult to say with certainty, but it sure looks like something in or around the differential inside the transmission has play where there shouldn't be. There doesn't appear to be excessive play in the CV joint that I can see....

Perhaps you can take your car to a transmission specialist to see what they might say - preferably a shop familiar with BMW's or MINIs.....

 Posted: Feb 6, 2020 09:33AM
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Thanks for looking into this, I sent video your way, let me know what you think. Thanks 

 Posted: Feb 6, 2020 06:56AM
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Is there a way to upload a video on here? I have a short clip showing the wobble axle.
can you email it to me or send me a link? kens (at) minimania.com

 Posted: Feb 5, 2020 10:45AM
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Is there a way to upload a video on here? I have a short clip showing the wobble axle.

 Posted: Feb 5, 2020 10:39AM
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No leaks at all transmission fluid level ok 

 Posted: Feb 5, 2020 08:59AM
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Hello everyone I’m new here and to the mini world, just purchased a 2011 mini base model convertible automatic transmission, 45k miles, so here’s the problem I have  the car is making some kind of noise when driving 55mph and the faster I go the louder it gets and also when The road makes a slight left turn it quiets down and if I go right it gets louder and more constant, here’s the thing I checked so far I inspected all four wheel bearings with car on jacks I checked for play and nois as i spin the wheel, all four are play free and noise free so the next thing I did is check the cv axles first passenger side all good, now on the driver side I found quite a bit of vertical play where the axle inserts into transmission, so my question is that play normal? All help is Appreciate it, thanks 
No, there shouldn't be any vertical play where the axle enters the transmission. The drivers side should be the same snug fit as on the passenger side...

Since there is a seal where the axle enters the transmission, are you seeing any signs of oil leak on the drivers side where the axle enters the transmission?

 Posted: Feb 5, 2020 05:44AM
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Hello everyone I’m new here and to the mini world, just purchased a 2011 mini base model convertible automatic transmission, 45k miles, so here’s the problem I have  the car is making some kind of noise when driving 55mph and the faster I go the louder it gets and also when The road makes a slight left turn it quiets down and if I go right it gets louder and more constant, here’s the thing I checked so far I inspected all four wheel bearings with car on jacks I checked for play and nois as i spin the wheel, all four are play free and noise free so the next thing I did is check the cv axles first passenger side all good, now on the driver side I found quite a bit of vertical play where the axle inserts into transmission, so my question is that play normal? All help is Appreciate it, thanks