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 hoses, and identification of sources of leaks



1. Examine outside the interfaced surfaces of the power unit, paying attention to traces of leak of oil and cooling liquid. Special attention should be paid to joints of pro-masonry surfaces of a cover of the camshaft, a head of cylinders, an oil filter and the pallet of a case. There are no bases to worry concerning existence of easy potek which emergence is quite natural eventually. Only traces of really serious leaks at which identification it is necessary to make replacement of the corresponding laying / epiploon have to guard (see below in the corresponding Chapter).
2. In parallel check a state and reliability of fastening on the unions of all hoses and metal tubes concerning functioning of the engine. Track reliability of fastening of lines hummock bandages, collars and intermediate clamps. In order to avoid wiping of lines replace the broken clamps new.
3. Attentively examine radiator hoses and hoses of system of heating of salon on all their length. At identification of cracks, swellings or traces of aging of material make replacement of a defective hose.

Cracks come to light when bending a hose easier. Carefully check a condition of collars of fastening of hoses on connecting branch pipes of components of the cooling system. Do not forget that often hoses fray and wear out in installation sites of collars. The failed collars of the twisted type will be most correct to be replaced more practical screw or worm.

4. Attentively examine all components of the cooling system (hoses, the interfaced surfaces, etc.) on existence of traces of leaks.

Remember that leak of cooling liquid is usually shown in the form of a powdery raid of white or reddish color.

5. In case of need replace a defective component or the damaged laying (see the Head of the Cooling system, heating).
6. At the corresponding complete set check also a condition of hoses of a path of cooling of ATF.
7. Having raised the car above the ground, check a condition of a jellied mouth of the fuel tank. The site of a joint of a mouth with the tank case is especially critical. Pay attention to existence of cracks, punctures, traces of aging of rubber and other defects. Sometimes leaks begin to develop as a result of weakening of fixing collars.
8. Attentively check a condition of all rubber and metal fuel lines connecting a gasoline tank to the engine. Pay attention to dents, flattening, twistings and other other defects. Make sure that ventilating hoses and tubes are not overwound around a jellied mouth of a tank. Make necessary corrections, replace defective sections of lines. Do not forget to check a condition of the lines of a hydraulic path passing under the bottom of the car.
9. In a motive compartment check reliability of nipple connections of fuel, vacuum and brake lines. Estimate a condition of all hoses.

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