Citroen Xantia

since 1993 of release

Repair and car operation



Citroen Xantia
- Introduction
   Citroёn Xantia cars - the summary
   Acquisition of spare parts and identification numbers of the car
   Technology of performance of repair procedures
   Tools and workplace equipment
   Operations procedure in extreme situations
   Poddomkrachivaniye and towage
   Change of wheels
   Engine start from an auxiliary source
   Identification of leaks
   Preparation of the car for checkup
   Diagnostics of malfunctions of knots and car systems
   Features of traffic regulations of the countries of Europe
+ 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
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ electric equipment Schemes



Acquisition of spare parts and identification numbers of the car

Possible sources of acquisition of spare parts

In the market of auto parts the wide range of replaceable knots and details of cars is presented. Thus spare parts can be as a product of widely known firms, and smaller producers not using wide popularity. The prices for the first are usually much higher that is defined by reliable guarantees on proved let-out production. Small producers at less wide popularity often offer the goods of rather high quality at much lower prices. Before getting expensive components, make marketing of offers and consult with experts service centers or the car repair shops to which opinion trust.

Auto parts can be acquired from many sources which can be divided into two main categories - official representations (service centers) of the company manufacturer of the car and independent retail shops of automobile accessories. At the appeal to both sources it will be useful to use the following recommendations:

Retail shops of auto parts

In good shop of automobile accessories always there is a stock of components best-selling and subject to raised wear (such as details of coupling, system of production of the fulfilled gases, brake mechanisms, etc.). Such shops can often put a demanded detail according to the exchange scheme that allows to cut down somewhat material expenses. Shops small wholesale and trading at a discount are a good source for acquisition of expendables and the components necessary at performance of routine maintenance of the car (such as oils, greasings, oil filters, spark plugs, driving belts, automobile paint, lamps, etc.). Besides, in such shops the good choice of the metalwork and special tool and the main automobile accessories is always presented. Shops have the schedule of work convenient for visitors, appoint rather low prices and can be always found nearby to the house.

Official representations (service centers) of the company on car sale

This source is ideal from the point of view of acquisition unique, suitable for concrete model of the car and inaccessible components from other sources (such as the main details of the engine, a transmission detail, suspension bracket components, elements of furnish and a salon upholstery, etc.).

In order to avoid violation of guarantee certificates watch that established spare parts, irrespective of a source of their acquisition, corresponded to conditions of warranty service of the car.

With confidence to get suitable for application on your car a detail, sometimes it is necessary to refer to the corresponding identification number. It is useful to compare also an acquired detail with old, removed from the car in connection with failure.

Identification numbers of the car

Improvement of let-out production is continuous process of any line production. Thus, except for cases of large changes of a design of models descending from the conveyor, an updating detail in the operation manual on the car are not shined. However the manufacturer makes out number lists of let-out spare parts in view of what special value upon purchase of those is gained by information coded in identification numbers of the car. Doing the order for a necessary spare detail, try to provide to the seller fuller information on the car. Surely report the model name, year of release, and also number of a body and the power unit.

Identification number of the car (VIN) is beaten out on metal шильде, a priklepanny arch to a mudguard of the left forward wheel in an impellent compartment of the car.


Number of the chassis is beaten out on the panel of the right forward wing along its upper edge and becomes visible when opening cowl. On some models number of the chassis can be in addition engraved on a car windscreen.

Number of the engine settles down in a forward part of the block of cylinders:
a) On petrol models 1.6 and 1.8 of l number is beaten out on шильде, priklepanny to the left wall of the block;

b) On petrol models of 2.0 l number is beaten out directly on a forward wall of the block of cylinders on the special sample, pierced is slightly more left than the oil filter;

c) On diesel models of 1.9 l number is beaten out on шильде, priklepanny in the central part of the block of cylinders.

The first part engine number always represents a unit code, for example, “REX”.

The code of a paint and varnish covering is beaten out on the right partition of an impellent compartment.