Citroën Xantia

since 1993 release

Repair and operation of the car

Citroën Xantia
+ Introduction
+ Operation manual
- Routine maintenance
   - Weekly checks
      Check of level of motive oil
      Check of level of cooling liquid
      Check of level of liquid of washing of a windshield
      Check of level of hydraulic liquid
      Check of a state and pressure of a rating of tires
      Check of a condition of brushes of screen wipers
      Check of a condition of electric equipment
      Check of a condition of the rechargeable battery
   + Routine maintenance of the car - petrol models
   + Routine maintenance of the car - diesel models
+ 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


Check of a condition of the rechargeable battery

Do not forget about need of observance of special precautionary measures at service of the rechargeable battery! Remember danger of receiving electric shock, short circuit, hit in eyes, on skin and the painted surfaces of body panels of chemically aggressive electrolyte!


1. Make sure of serviceability of a condition of the pallet of the battery. Check reliability of fixing of the battery on the pallet a clamping level. Corrosion traces from the pallet, a clamping level and the case of the battery can be removed by means of solution of baking soda. Upon completion of processing, carefully rinse the processed surfaces with clear water. The metal surfaces damaged by corrosion have to be covered with special primer on a zinc basis, and then are painted.

2. Regularly (approximately time in three months) check battery charge level (see Systems of start and a charge).

3. In case of replanting of the battery start of the engine can be carried out from the external power supply (see above).

Decrease in corrosion of plugs and terminal clips is promoted by processing by their acid-free vaseline.

4. The battery is located in the left part of a motive compartment of the car. External survey of the battery on existence of cracks and other damages of a case/cover has to be made regularly.

5. Check reliability of tightening of terminal clips of wires of the battery (A) guaranteeing quality of electric contact. Clips should not be turned freely on polar plugs of the battery. In parallel check a condition of isolation of wires (In).

6. At identification on polar plugs of traces of development of corrosion in the form of powdery deposits of white color remove clips from plugs and carefully smooth out the damaged surfaces a rigid brush. Establish clips into place and strongly tighten them.

In shops of automobile accessories it is possible to buy special devices for cleaning of plugs of the battery (it is shown in a picture).

7. Also special rigid brushes for cleaning of internal surfaces of terminal clips are issued.

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