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Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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My problem is with our BMW Mini Cooper auto on a 53 plate,

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My problem is with our BMW Mini Cooper auto on a 53 plate, which has a tickover that is around the 1300-1400 rpm when cold. this makes gear selection almost impossible without potentially breaking the box! Once warmed up, selecting gear is silky smooth with the tickover around 850-900. Has anyone got any tips/idea where I should start looking, please?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.
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Are there any warning lights coming on?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello Mike, thanks for replying. There no warning lights on at all. When the gearbox specialist reset the box they gave me a printout which read - '8857 Gas Pedal Position/Brake Plausibility Error', whatever that means?

Does this help you at all? Regards, Allan.

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.
Ok the issue that you are having and the print out that you got both point to a failing throttle position sensor which is a common failure on this vehicle and causes this problem. The sensor will need to be ohm tested and likely replaced.
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