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    Has anyone got a BMW Mini R50 01 to 04 reg ? My daughters mini has slightly heavy steering and i know there was a big problem with power steering pumps on these but on low speeds its quite noisy and generally heavy steering for such a small car.

    I can feel the difference from driving my insignia to the mini lol i have to use my muscles

    Just wanted to know if its just the characteristics of the mini as its not intermittent at all just heavy (ish) all the time
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    Every mini I drive has a whiney pump , not sure about the heavy steering though .
    My mate changed a pump on one last week and said it was a breeze .

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    changed pump on my wifes mini last month quite easy to do, but even the new one makes a whining noise just make sure you use the correct power steering fluid its a mineral based one

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    Is steering quite heavy or can you spin wheel easily ?

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    steering is quite easy to turn no real effort needed

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