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
   - Routine maintenance of the car - diesel models
      Regular service
      Replacement of motive oil and oil filter
      Check of a condition of hoses, and identification of sources of leaks
      Removal of water from the fuel filter
      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
      Check and adjustment of turns of idling and prevention of a spontaneous stop of the engine
      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 serviceability of functioning and adjustment of the parking brake
      Trial runs
      Replacement of the fuel filter
      Replacement of the AT transmission liquid
      Check of a condition of blocks of brake mechanisms of forward and back wheels
      Greasing of locks and loops
      Replacement of hydraulic LHM liquid and returnable filter
      Replacement of the filtering air cleaner element
      Check of level of gearbox oil (model with RKPP)
      Check of a condition of brake supports, disks and hydraulic hoses
      Replacement of a belt of the GRM drive
      Replacement of cooling liquid
+ 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 coolant of the air conditioning system


Do not open a refrigerator path at all To/in (see preventions in the Head of the Cooling system, heating).

For check of a condition of K/V coolant on a cartridge of a dehumidifier the special observation port and the indicator of humidity are provided. The dehumidifier is located in the right forward corner of a motive compartment.

Check of water saturation of coolant

Visually define color of a spot of the indicator of humidity. Blue color of the indicator testifies to the normal state of coolant, red indicates excessive saturation it by moisture. In the latter case the system has to be emptied and recharged. Replacement of a cartridge of a dehumidifier is at the same time made.

Coolant stream consistence assessment


1. Start the engine and turn on the conditioner.
2. Several minutes later glance in an observation port and visually estimate a coolant stream consistence. Liquid has to be absolutely transparent, otherwise it is necessary to try to determine a cause of infringement by a condition of a stream:
   -  Equal stream of transparent liquid: The system functions regularly;
   -  Liquid is absent at all: Drive away the car for check in a specialized workshop;
   -  At a stream there are transparent bubbles which are evenly distributed in it: Coolant level fell. Drive away the car on car repair shop for a system recharge;
   -  Liquid is stirred up by the bubbles of dairy color which are present at it: Excessive saturation of coolant moisture takes place.

Depletion and recharge of system have to be made only by forces of specialists of car service. Do not try to perform this work independently at all — coolant belongs to the highest measure to substances hazardous to health (see the Head of the Cooling system, heating).

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