If your like most MINI owners you probably have a bad cv axle. You can identify a bad CV Axle in a couple different ways, you can look for torn boots, or an audible clicking when turning. Here is the process for replacing the drivers side CV Axle, the process is the same for the passenger side with the addition of the carrier bearing and bracket that's easily removed with two bolts. 1. The first step is to safely lift your MINI and place the vehicle on jack stands or a lift.