Citroën Xantia

since 1993 release

Repair and operation of the car

Citroën Xantia
+ Introduction
+ Operation manual
- Routine maintenance
   + Weekly checks
   - Routine maintenance of the car - petrol models
      Regular service
      Replacement of motive oil and oil filter
      Check of a condition of hoses, and identification of sources of leaks
      Coupling adjustment check
      Check of the ATF level
      Suspension bracket and drive of steering
      Check of a condition of protective covers of power shafts
      Reading of memory of the block of self-diagnostics
      Replacement of the dust removal filter (model with To/in)
      Check of a condition of coolant of the air conditioning system
      Replacement of spark plugs
      Check of a condition of system of ignition
      Check and adjustment of turns and quality of mix of idling
      Check of serviceability of functioning of systems of decrease in toxicity of the fulfilled gases
      Check of a state and replacement of a belt of the drive of auxiliary units
      Greasing of the mechanism of the drive of switching off of coupling
      Check of a condition of blocks of brake mechanisms of forward and back wheels
      Check of serviceability of functioning and adjustment of the parking brake
      Trial runs
      Replacement of the AT transmission liquid
      Greasing of locks and loops
      Replacement of the filtering air cleaner element
      Check of level of gearbox oil (model with RKPP)
      Replacement of the fuel filter
      Replacement of hydraulic LHM liquid and returnable filter
      Check of a condition of brake supports, disks and hydraulic hoses
      Replacement of a belt of the GRM drive
      Replacement of cooling liquid
   + 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


Trial runs


Devices and electric equipment


1. Check serviceability of functioning of monitors and electric equipment.
2. Make sure of adequacy of indications of measuring instruments, serially include everything consumers of the electric power.

Steering and suspension bracket


1. Try to reveal any sort the unusual feelings arising when driving. Estimate course stability of the vehicle.
2. Pay attention to the unusual noise and vibrations published during the movement by components of a suspension bracket and the steering drive.
3. Estimate controllability of the car - the steering wheel has to rotate freely, without excessive weak point and breakthroughs. The suspension bracket during commission of turns and the movement on roughnesses of a paving should not publish any extraneous noises.

Transmission line


1. Try to estimate efficiency of return of the engine and quality of transfer of rotation by components of coupling, the transmission and power shafts.
2. Pay attention to any unusual noise published by the engine and components of the transmission line.
3. Check stability of single turns of the engine. Estimate stability of turns during acceleration.
4. On models with RKPP make sure of smoothness and noiselessness of operation of coupling. The course of a pedal should not be excessive, and to lead its squeezing to emergence of foreign sounds. Make sure of ease and noiselessness of inclusion of all transfers - the control lever has to move freely, without breakthroughs and zakusyvaniye.
5. On models with AT make sure of serviceability of functioning of the lever of the selector and adequacy of switching of a box.
6. Listen to the sounds proceeding from a forward part of the car at slow movement in a circle with the steering wheel which is turned out against the stop. Check has to be made for both directions of turn of wheels. Existence of a metal gnash will testify to wear of hinges of equal angular speeds (CV JOINTS) of power shafts. In case of identification of signs of wear the defective CV JOINT is subject to replacement (see the Head Power shafts).

Check of serviceability of operation and efficiency of functioning of brakes


1. Make sure of preservation of course stability of the car during braking. Sharp braking should not cause premature blocking of wheels.
2. Make sure of lack of emergence of vibrations in a steering wheel during braking of the car.
3. Check serviceability of functioning of the parking brake. The car has to keep reliably on a bias even at moderate raising of the lever.

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