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


Poddomkrachivaniye and towage


The jack which is included in a basic equipment of the car is intended only for performance of change of wheels (see below). In all other cases it is necessary to use a jack of cart type, or after a poddomkrachivaniye to install the car on strong props.

The jack of a basic equipment brought to a special domkratny point of a threshold

Paws of a cart jack or the hydraulic elevator have to be got under standard domkratny points of the car or as it is possible closer to them.

For fixing of the car in the lifted situation it is necessary to use the special props established near amplifiers of domkratny points of thresholds of the car

For distribution of loading between a jack and a threshold of the car it is necessary to lay wooden whetstone. To raise a car front a head of a jack it is necessary to get under the central part of a forward stretcher (besides do not forget to lay the wooden block).

For distribution of loading between a head of a cart jack and a stretcher of the car it is necessary to lay the wooden block

Do not get a jack under the pallet of a case or components of the steering drive / suspension bracket at all!

At a car back poddomkrachivaniye authors of the present manual recommend to get a basic beam under towing eyes. If an opportunity to use a beam is absent, it is necessary to poddomkratit and establish serially on props at first one bolt of the car, then the second,

Do not get a jack at all under a spare wheel as in this case the car floor panel will be inevitably damaged!

When using of a jack of a basic equipment you watch correctness of input of its head in gearing with amplifiers of thresholds.

Do not start performance of work under the car, the lifted situation fixed in by means of only one jack at all!


In case of serious damages there can be a need for emergency delivery of the failed car to car repair shop. Any motorist in the practice surely comes up against situations when it is required to carry out towage of other vehicle. Towage on long distances has to be carried out only by forces of specialists of evacuation service. If the distance is rather small, towage can be carried rather simply out by own forces with attraction of the second car. Only strict observance of some special rules is required:

• Use at towage of the emergency vehicle the sling which is only specially intended for this purpose which can always be got cheap practically in any shop of automobile accessories. On back glass of the towed car the alarm plate of the corresponding content has to be established.
• Do not forget to turn a key in the lock of ignition of the towed car in position of ON, otherwise inevitably there will be a blocking of a wheel. Besides, at the included ignition activation of indexes of turns and stoplights becomes possible.
• The towing sling should be clung only for the eyes which are specially intended for this purpose.
• Before towage do not forget to release the parking brake and to transfer the transmission to neutral situation.
• The driver of the towed car has to try to hold a towing sling constantly tense in order to avoid accidents of running-down him by wheels.
• Before a start of motion drivers of both vehicles should coordinate among themselves a route.
• The movement has to be carried out only with moderate speeds and along the shortest route. Avoid sharp braking, accelerations and turns.
• Remember that at the switched-off engine efficiency of braking of the car considerably decreases because the amplifier of brakes ceases to function. In view of told, habitual efficiency of braking is reached due to applying to a brake pedal bigger, than usually (at the working engine) effort.
• On the models equipped with the power steering bigger effort it is necessary to put also to a steering wheel when maneuvering.
• On models with AT it is necessary to observe some special precautionary measures, the neglect performance of which can lead to a transmission exit out of operation — consult in company service center of the Citroyon company.

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