Citroen Xantia

since 1993 of release

Repair and car operation



Citroen Xantia
+ Introduction
+ Operation manual
+ Routine maintenance
+ engine Repair
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ engine Electric equipment
+ Coupling
+ Transmission
+ Power shafts
+ Uniform hydraulic system
+ Brake system
+ Running gear and steering
- Body and salon furnish
   Care of components of a body and car bottom
   Care of an upholstery and salon carpets
   Repair of insignificant damages of body panels
   Repair of seriously damaged body panels
   Removal and installation of a front bumper
   Removal and installation of a rear bumper
   Removal, installation and cowl adjustment
   Removal and installation of a driving cable of an otpuskaniye of the lock of a cowl
   Removal and installation of locks of a cowl
   Removal, installation and adjustment of doors
   Removal and installation of panels of an internal upholstery of doors
   Removal and installation of door handles and lock components
   Removal and installation of regulators of window regulators of door windows
   Removal, installation and adjustment of a door of a back and its telescopic emphasis
   Removal and installation of components of the lock of a door of a back
   Removal and installation of components of the uniform lock
   Removal and installation of components of the electric drive of door window regulators
   Removal and installation of door rear-view mirrors and accompanying components
   Windscreen, glass of a door of a back and the other fixed glasses - the general information
   The top hatch - the general information
   External body furnish
   Removal and installation of seats
   Removal and installation of seat belts
   Removal and installation of elements of internal furnish of salon
   Removal and installation of the central console
   Removal and dashboard installation
   Control body sizes
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ electric equipment Schemes



Care of components of a body and car bottom

It is necessary to remember that the main factor defining selling cost of the second-hand car, the condition of its body is. Procedures of care of body panels are extremely simple, but should be carried out on a regular basis. Negligence to the most minor mechanical defects and damages of a paint and varnish covering can lead to fast development of corrosion and need of performance of expensive body repair. It is important to check also regularly a condition of the surfaces hidden from a look and details, such as arches of wheels, the lower part of partitions of an impellent compartment, etc.

The main procedure on the care of a body is its sink, preferably plentiful quantity of water, submitted under pressure from a hose. Rather powerful stream easily forces down and softens the dried-up dirt and that is important, allows to avoid damage of a paint and varnish covering at a friction about it separate grains of sand and other abrasive particles. Do not forget to wash out a stream also an arch of wheels and bearing elements of the bottom of the car. As it is paradoxical, the best time for performance of a sink of elements of a suspension bracket and the bottom of the car is damp rainy weather when the most part of the accumulated deposits is washed away automatically during movement. Try not to miss possibilities and, taking an opportunity, always make external survey of the components located under the car.

From time to time it is necessary to make check of a condition of an anticorrosive covering of the bottom of the car. Previously it is necessary to subject the bottom, including an impellent compartment, steam cleaning during which multilayered oil deposits, sticky шлам and dense dirt especially well are removed. If possibility of application of steam cleaning is absent, it is necessary to process by means of a brush surfaces of components subject to cleaning by one of a set of solvents let out now.

The last method should not be applied on cars, the anticorrosive which covering of the bottom has a wax basis. Annual survey of such cars should be made before the beginning of a winter season after a good razmachivaniye of mud and oil deposits during rains. The damaged anticorrosive covering should be immediately restored. In an ideal, once a year it is necessary to make complete anticorrosive processing of the car at which the protective structure is blown in a cavity of door panels, thresholds, box-shaped sections of bearing body elements and other available technological volumes.


The last recommendation does not belong to panels and the sections subjected to complete anticorrosive processing and zagermetizirovanny industrially.

Having completely washed away dirt from a paint and varnish covering, wipe surfaces of body panels soft suede, returning initial shine to polishing. Processing of surfaces by a polyrole containing wax provides additional protection of a paint and varnish covering against atmospheric influences and allows to restore locally lost polishing. Remember that tarnishing of a paint and varnish covering is connected with negligence to a regular wash of the car more often. Paint and varnish coverings of the metallic type need special leaving with application of special not containing abrasives of polyroles. Try to check regularly passableness of drainage and ventilating openings of body panels. Do not forget to wipe from time to time some glass, by means of special cleaning structures deleting from their surface a road film. At all do not use polyroles containing wax for processing of glasses and the chromeplated elements of furnish.

It is not necessary to use when cleaning vinyl panels детергентами, caustic soda, or cleaners on an oil basis. Warm soap solution perfectly is suitable for this purpose. The eaten dirt well is removed by means of a soft brush and soap. Cleaning of vinyl panels should be made with the same frequency, as a sink of a body of the car. On termination of cleaning of the panel can be processed by one of high-quality protective structures for rubbers and the plastics which have been widely presented in the markets the automobile markets. The same means suit processing of tires, sealing strips of body panels, vacuum hoses and other rubber and plastic components.