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

Poddomkrachivaniye and towage


Entering into a standard complete set of the car the jack is intended only for performance of change of wheels (see below). In all other cases it is necessary to use a jack of telezhechny type, or after a poddomkrachivaniye to establish the car on strong props.

The jack of a standard complete set got in a special domkratny point of a threshold

Paws of a telezhechny jack or the hydraulic lift should be got under standard domkratny points of the car or as it is possible closer to them.

For car fixing in the lifted situation it is necessary to use the special props established near amplifiers of domkratny points of thresholds of the car

For loading distribution between a jack and a threshold of the car it is necessary to lay wooden whetstone. To raise a car front a head of a jack it is necessary to get under the central part of a forward stretcher (besides do not forget to lay the wooden block).

For loading distribution between a head of a telezhechny jack and a stretcher of the car it is necessary to lay the wooden block

At all do not get a jack under the pallet of a case or components of the helmsman of a drive/suspension bracket!

At a poddomkrachivaniye of a back of the car originators of the real Management recommend to get a basic beam under towing eyes. If possibility to use a beam is absent, follows serially поддомкратить and to establish on props at first one bolt of the car, then the second,

At all do not get a jack under a spare wheel as the panel of a floor of the car will be in this case inevitably damaged!

When using a jack of a standard complete set watch correctness of input of its head in gearing with amplifiers of thresholds.

Do not start at all works under the car, fixed in the lifted situation by means of only one jack!


In case of serious damages there can be a need for emergency delivery of the failed car on car repair shop. Any motorist in the practice surely faces situations when it is required to carry out towage of other vehicle. Towage on big distances should be carried out only by strengths of specialists of evacuation service. If the distance is rather insignificant, towage can be rather simply carried out by own forces with attraction of the second car. Only strict observance of some special rules is required:

• Use at towage of an emergency vehicle only sling specially intended for this purpose which always can be got cheaply practically in any shop of automobile accessories. On back glass of the towed car the alarm plate of the corresponding contents should be established.
• Do not forget to turn a key in the lock of ignition of the towed car in the situation ON, otherwise inevitably there will be a wheel blocking. Besides, at the included ignition activation of indexes of turns and stoplights becomes possible.
• The towing sling should be clung only for eyes specially intended for this purpose.
• Before the beginning of towage do not forget to release the parking brake and to transfer a transmission to neutral situation.
• The driver of the towed car should try to hold a towing sling constantly tense in order to avoid arrivals on it wheels.
• Before a start of motion drivers of both vehicles should coordinate among themselves a route.
• Movement should be carried out only with moderate speeds on the shortest route. Avoid sharp braking, accelerations and turns.
• Remember that at the switched-off engine efficiency of braking of the car considerably decreases because the amplifier of brakes ceases to function. In view of told, habitual efficiency of braking is reached at the expense of applying to a brake pedal bigger, than usually (at the working engine) effort.
• On the models equipped with the power steering bigger effort it is necessary to put and to a steering wheel when maneuvering.
• On models from AT it is necessary to observe some special precautionary measures, neglect which performance can lead to a transmission exit out of operation — consult in firm Citroёn company service center.