Citroen Xantia

Since 1993 of release

Repair and car operation



Citroen Xantia
- Introduction
   Cars Citroyon Xantia - the summary
   Acquisition of spare parts and identification numbers of the car
   Technology of performance of repair procedures
   Tools and the workplace equipment
   Operations procedure in extreme situations
   Поддомкрачивание and towage
   Change of wheels
   Start of the engine from an auxiliary source
   Identification of leaks
   Preparation of the car for checkup
   Diagnostics of malfunctions of knots and car systems
   Features of the countries PDD of Europe
+ The operation manual
+ Routine maintenance
+ Engine repair
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ The 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 autospare parts the wide spectrum of replaceable knots and details of cars is presented. Thus spare parts can be as a product of widely known firms, and smaller manufacturers not using wide popularity. The prices for the first it is usually appreciable above that is defined by reliable guarantees on proved let out production. Small manufacturers at less wide popularity frequently offer the goods of rather high quality under much lower prices. Before to get expensive components, make marketing of offers and consult with experts of the services-centres or the car repair shops to which opinion trust.

Autospare parts can be got from many sources which can be divided on two basic categories - official representations (services-centres) of the company-manufacturer of the car and independent retail shops of automobile accessories. At the reference to both sources it will be useful to take advantage of following recommendations:

Retail shops of autospare parts

In good shop of automobile accessories always there is a stock of components best-selling and subject to raised deterioration (such as details of coupling, system of release of the fulfilled gases, brake mechanisms, etc.). Such shops can often put a demanded detail under the exchange scheme that allows to cut down somewhat material expenses. Мелкооптовые and shops trading at a discount are a good source for acquisition of account materials and the components necessary at performance of routine maintenance of the car (such as oils, greasings, oil filters, spark plugs, приводные belts, an automobile paint, lamps, etc.). Besides, in such shops the good choice of the metalwork and special tool and the basic 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 (services-centres) of the company on sale of cars

The given 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 basic details of the engine, a transmission detail, suspension bracket components, elements of furnish and a salon upholstery, etc.).

In order to avoid infringement 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 corresponding identification number. It is useful to compare also a got 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 car operation manual are not shined. However the manufacturer makes out number lists of let out spare parts in view of what special value at purchase of those is got by the information coded in identification numbers of the car. Doing the order for a necessary spare detail, try to give to the seller fuller information on the car. Necessarily inform 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, приклепанной to a mudguard of an arch of the left forward wheel in an impellent compartment of the car.


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

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

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

c) On diesel models 1.9 of l number is beaten out on шильде, приклепанной 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.

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