Citroën Xantia

since 1993 release

Repair and operation of the car



Citroën Xantia
- Introduction
   The Citroyon Xantia cars - the summary
   Acquisition of spare parts and identification numbers of the car
   Technology of implementation of repair procedures
   Tools and equipment of a workplace
   Operations procedure in extreme situations
   Poddomkrachivaniye and towage
   Change of wheels
   Start of the engine from an auxiliary source
   Identification of leaks
   Preparation of the car for checkup
   Diagnostics of malfunctions of knots and systems of the car
   Features of traffic regulations of the countries of Europe
+ 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
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment


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Acquisition of spare parts and identification numbers of the car

Possible sources of acquisition of spare parts

The wide range of replaceable knots and details of cars is presented at the market of auto parts. At the same time spare parts can be as a product of widely well-known companies, and smaller, not enjoying wide popularity producers. The prices of the first are usually much higher that is defined by reliable guarantees on the proved products. Small producers at less wide popularity often offer goods of rather high quality at much lower prices. Before getting expensive components, make marketing of offers and consult with experts service centers or car repair shops to which opinion you trust.

Auto parts can be acquired from many sources which can be divided into two main categories - official representative offices (service centers) of the company manufacturer of the car and independent retail shops of automobile accessories. At the appeal to both sources it will be useful to use the following recommendations:

Retail shops of auto parts

In good shop of automobile accessories there is always a stock best-selling and subject to the increased wear of components (such as details of coupling, systems of release fulfilled gases, brake mechanisms, etc.). Such shops can often put the required detail according to the exchange scheme that allows to cut down material expenses somewhat. The small wholesale and trading at a discount shops are a good source for acquisition of the expendables and components necessary at performance of routine maintenance of the car (such as oils, lubricants, oil filters, spark plugs, driving belts, automobile paint, lamps, etc.). Besides, in such shops the good choice of the metalwork and special tool and the main automobile accessories is always presented. Shops have the schedule of work, convenient for visitors, quote rather low prices and can be always found near the house.

Official representative offices (service centers) of the company for car sale

This source is ideal from the point of view of acquisition of components, unique, suitable for concrete model of the car and inaccessible from other sources (such as main details of the engine, transmission detail, suspension bracket components, elements of finishing and upholstery of salon, etc.).

In order to avoid violation of guarantee certificates you watch that the installed spare parts, irrespective of a source of their acquisition, corresponded to conditions of guarantee maintenance of the car.

With confidence to get suitable for application on your car a detail, sometimes it is necessary to refer to the corresponding identification number. It is useful to compare also acquired detail with old, removed from the car in connection with failure.

Identification numbers of the car

Improvement of products is continuous process of any line production. At the same time, except for cases of large changes of a design of the models descending from the conveyor, modification details are not covered in the operation manual on the car. However the manufacturer makes out number lists of the released spare parts in view of what upon purchase of those information coded in identification numbers of the car is of particular importance. Doing the order for a necessary spare detail, try to provide to the seller fuller information on the car. Surely report the name of model, year of release, and also number of a body and the power unit.

Identification number of the car (VIN) is beaten out on metal Schild, an arch of the left forward wheel, priklepanny to a mudguard, in a motive compartment of the car.


Number of the chassis is beaten out on the panel of the right forward wing along its upper edge and becomes visible when opening a cowl. On some models number of the chassis can be in addition engraved on a car windshield.

Number of the engine settles down in a forward part of the block of cylinders:
a) On petrol models 1.6 and 1.8 of l number is beaten out on Schild, priklepanny to the left wall of the block;

b) On petrol models of 2.0 l number is beaten out directly on a forward wall of the block of cylinders on the special selection pierced is slightly more left than an oil filter;

c) On diesel models of 1.9 l number is beaten out on Schild, priklepanny in the central part of the block of cylinders.

The first part number of the engine always represents a unit code, for example, of "REX".

The code of a paint and varnish covering is beaten out on the right partition of a motive compartment.

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