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 level of gearbox oil (model with RKPP)


On some models the otpuskaniye of a jellied/control stopper of a case of RKPP is made by means of a special prutkovy key of square section. Similar keys it is always possible to acquire in company service centers of the Citroyon company.


1. Park the car on the flat horizontal platform, whenever possible with a hard coating. Check of level of gearbox oil has to be made before the first in the present day trip, or not less than 5 minutes later after switching off of the engine. If to make check to a saz after a car stop, a part of oil will appear the transmission distributed on surfaces of internal components and for the accuracy of measurement it will be impossible to be charged.
2. Release fixing clamps and uncover access a loker of an arch of the left forward wheel. At the corresponding complete set it is necessary to remove protection of a case.

3. Carefully wipe a jellied/control stopper and RKPP case surface adjoining to it.

4. Turn out a stopper, wipe it and replace a sealing washer.

5. Level of oil has to reach the lower cut of a jellied/control opening. A small amount of liquid usually accumulates under a stopper and follows at extraction of the last from an opening that is not a sign of correctness of filling of a box at all. For check of level wait for the termination of its effluence, then begin to fill in fresh through an opening. Continue gas station of liquid until it does not begin to follow too much openings. Level of liquid can be considered normalized when the effluence of its surplus stops. Use for adjustment of level only transmission liquid of the required grade (see Specifications to the section Weekly checks).
6. Filling of the transmission with gearbox oil is among enough troublesome procedures. In addition it is necessary to remember that distribution of oil on internal cavities of RKPP happens to a certain temporary delay that needs to be considered at intermediate checks of level. Having finished adjustment of level, oils make on the car a short trip during which oil has to be distributed finally in the transmission. Then kill the engine and repeat check.
7. Remember that check of level of gearbox oil has to be made on the car installed in strictly horizontal position. Prepare suitable drain capacity for collecting the following surplus.
8. Having finished adjustment of level of oil, replace a sealing washer and tighten a stopper with the required effort. Carefully collect the spilled oil, then establish into place an access cover, having reliably fixed it by all provided clamps.

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