Posted 03 November 2004 - 10:22 PM
Hmmn, auto boxes. Personally I would suggest you buy a copy of the genuine Rover workshop manual. All the test procedures for the autobox are in there as well as complete repair instructions (in case you feel like tackling it yourself which I wouldn't advise, but if it really is dead you can't make it any worse!). The information on the autobox takes up most of the book, so I can't really go into too much detail here. I'll just say that there are things that you can adjust yourself, and the box is designed to protect itself in some ways so it shouldn't be completely broken. Some of the tests need special tools to be able to do properly but you can get much useful information on the health of the box without these. The book is about twenty quid from Rover dealers or Mini specialists.