Citroën Xantia

since 1993 release

Repair and operation of the car



Citroën Xantia
+ Introduction
+ Operation manual
+ Routine maintenance
+ Repair of the engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Coupling
+ Transmission
+ Power shafts
+ Uniform hydraulic system
+ Brake system
+ Running gear and steering
- Body and finishing of salon
   Care of components of a body and bottom of the car
   Care of an upholstery and carpets of salon
   Repair of insignificant damages of body panels
   Repair of seriously damaged body panels
   Removal and installation of a front bumper
   Removal and installation of a rear bumper
   Removal, installation and adjustment of a cowl
   Removal and installation of a driving cable of an otpuskaniye of the lock of a cowl
   Removal and installation of locks of a cowl
   Removal, installation and adjustment of doors
   Removal and installation of panels of an internal upholstery of doors
   Removal and installation of door handles and components of the lock
   Removal and installation of regulators of window regulators of door windows
   Removal, installation and adjustment of a door of a back and its telescopic emphasis
   Removal and installation of components of the lock of a door of a back
   Removal and installation of components of the uniform lock
   Removal and installation of components of the electric drive of door window regulators
   Removal and installation of door rear-view mirrors and the accompanying components
   Windshield, glass of a door of a back and the other fixed glasses - the general information
   The top hatch - the general information
   Exterior body finish
   Removal and installation of seats
   Removal and installation of seat belts
   Removal and installation of elements of internal finishing of salon
   Removal and installation of the central console
   Removal and installation of the dashboard
   Control body sizes
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment


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Care of components of a body and bottom of the car

It is necessary to remember that the main factor determining the selling cost of the used car is the condition of its body. Procedures of care of body panels are extremely simple, but have to be carried out on a regular basis. Negligence to the most minor mechanical defects and damages of a paint and varnish covering can lead to bystry development of corrosion and need of performance of expensive body repair. It is also regularly important to check a condition of the surfaces and details hidden from a look, such as arches of wheels, lower part of partitions of a motive compartment, etc.

The main procedure for care of a body is its sink, preferably plentiful amount of water, given under pressure from a hose. Rather powerful stream easily forces down and softens the dried-up dirt and that is important, allows to avoid damage of a paint and varnish covering at friction about it separate grains of sand and other abrasive particles. Do not forget to wash out a stream also arches of wheels and the bearing car bottom elements. As it is paradoxical, the best time for performance of a sink of elements of a suspension bracket and the bottom of the car is damp rainy weather when the most part of the accumulated deposits is washed away automatically during the movement. Try not to miss opportunities and, taking an opportunity, always you make external survey of the components located under the car.

From time to time it is necessary to make check of a condition of an anticorrosive covering of the bottom of the car. Previously it is necessary to subject the bottom, including a motive compartment, to steam cleaning during which multilayered oil deposits, sticky slime and dense dirt especially well are removed. If the possibility of application of steam cleaning is absent, it is necessary to process by means of a brush surfaces one of a set of the solvents produced now which is subject to cleaning of components.

The last method should not be applied on cars which anticorrosive covering of the bottom has a wax basis. Annual survey of such cars should be made before a winter season after a good soaking of mud and oil deposits during rains. The damaged anticorrosive covering has to be immediately restored. Ideally, once a year it is necessary to make full anticorrosive processing of the car at which the protective structure is blown in cavities of door panels, thresholds, box-shaped sections of the bearing body elements and other available technological volumes.


The last recommendation does not belong to the panels and sections subjected to full anticorrosive processing and sealed industrially.

Having completely washed away dirt from a paint and varnish covering, wipe the surfaces of body panels with soft suede, returning initial gloss to polishing. Processing of surfaces the polish containing wax provides additional protection of a paint and varnish covering against atmospheric actions and allows to restore locally lost polishing. Remember that tarnishing of a paint and varnish covering is most often connected with negligence to a regular wash of the car. Paint and varnish "metallic" coverings need special leaving with application of the special not containing abrasives of polishes. Try to check regularly passability of drainage and air vents of body panels. Do not forget to wipe glasses from time to time, by means of the special cleaning structures deleting a road film from their surface. Do not use the polishes containing wax for processing of glasses and the chromeplated finishing elements at all.

It is not necessary to use when cleaning vinyl panels cleaners, the caustic soda, or cleaners on an oil basis. Warm soap solution perfectly is suitable for this purpose. The eaten dirt well is removed by means of a soft brush and soap. Cleaning of vinyl panels has to be made with the same frequency, as a car body sink. Upon completion of cleaning of the panel can be processed by one of high-quality protective structures for the rubbers and plastics which are widely presented at the markets the automobile markets. The same means suit for processing of tires, sealing strips of body panels, vacuum hoses and other rubber and plastic components.

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