Citroen Xantia

Since 1993 of release

Repair and car operation

Citroen Xantia
+ Introduction
- The operation manual
   The car equipment, arrangement of devices and controls
   Operation receptions
   Recommendations about car operation
+ 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

The operation manual


Fuel consumption

City cycle / Outside the city / the Mixed cycle / Issue WITH 2

Models of Hetchbek (in brackets values for models the Versatile person are resulted)

The engine

Km l/100

1.6 i

11.7 / 6.6 / 8.5 / 204

1.8 i

1.8 (11.9) / 6.4 (6.5) / 8.4 (8.5) / 205 (207)

1.8 i, 16 клап.

12.2 (12.4) / 6.7 (7.0) / 8.7 (9.0) / 209 (214)

2.0 i

14.3 (14.6) / 7.2 (7.6) / 9.8 (10.3) / 235 (244)

2.0 i, 16 клап.

12.9 (13.2) / 6.9 (7.2) / 9.1 (9.4) / 219 (233)

Turbo СТ

13.9 (14.2) / 7.6 (7.7) / 9.9 (10.1) / 237 (241)


15.9 / 8.0 / 10.9 / 260


9.1 (9.3) / 5.6 (5.8) / 6.9 (7.1) / 179 (185)

Turbo D

9.3 (9.4) / 5.5 (5.6) / 6.9 (7.0) / 181 (183)

2.1 Turbo D

9.4 (9.5) / 5.5 (5.7) / 7.0 (7.1) / 183 (184)

The maximum speed

The engine



• Petrol models


      - The engine of 1.6 l


      - The engine of 1.8 l


      - The engine of 1.8 l, 16-klap.


      - The engine of 2.0 l


      - The engine of 2.0 l 16-klap.


      - The engine of turbo СТ


      - Engine V6 24 S

230 (225 at АТ)

• Diesel models

      - The engine of 1.9 l SD


      - The engine about 1.9 l a turbo-supercharging


      - The engine of 2.1 l, with a turbo-supercharging


The versatile person


• Petrol models


      - The engine of 1.8 l


      - The engine of 1.8 l 16-klap.


      - The engine of 2.0 l


      - The engine of 2.0 l 16-klap.


      - The engine of turbo СТ


• Diesel models


      - The engine of 1.9 l with a turbo-supercharging


      - The engine of turbo Enterprise


      - The engine 1.9 SD


      - The engine of the Turbo of 2.1 l


The general information

In the present section the general instructions for use are resulted by the car equipment. More detailed information, separately on each of knots contains in following sections of the given Chapter.


Keys - Remote control

The remote control allows to make remote unlocking/lock-out of doors/covers of a luggage space. The panel represents a short-wave radiator with the wide diagramme of an orientation and at use not necessarily should go strictly on the receiver located in the car.

In case of the category of batteries or refusal of the panel door-locks can be unlocked/are locked by means of a key.

Codes and number of keys

Carefully write down numbers of keys, a control panel, and also a code of a radio tape recorder and store them in a reliable place (separately from documents on a vehicle).

The ignition key with system of the pulse repeater

Store in a reliable place the special card containing number of your confidential code. In case of loss Citroёn can make to you new keys by means of these numbers.

The equipment of seats

Position of the driver

In the car possibility of adjustment of set of ergonomic parametres of a seat and the steering column is provided, allowing as much as possible to adapt it for a structure of a body of the driver. Following parametres are subject to adjustment:
   a) Adjustment of height and position of a seat, an inclination of a back, height and a headrest inclination;
   b) wheel Adjustment on height;
   c) Adjustment of seat belts on height.

Seat belts

Requirements of rules of traffic concerning use of seat belts in no way cannot be carried to number purely nominal. At emergency collisions and sharp braking of a vehicle belts appreciably reduce risk of reception by the driver and passengers of the car of serious traumas and mutilations.

Seat belts of forward seats of the car are equipped by inertial returnable devices, and on some models also special emergency натяжителями on пиропатронах.

Depending on the version, back seats are equipped with two or three seat belts of inertial type.

Do not make adjustment of position of seats during movement.

Additional means of safety

Натяжители a belt

Натяжители serve to pull back a seat belt and it is better to press a body to a back of a forward seat. By means of this adaptation efficiency of seat belts considerably increases.

Блокираторы a belt

Блокираторы strongly clamp a belt. Thus, at blocking of forward seat belts, they are extended for very small length, limiting to that inertial advancement of the driver/passenger at collision.

Seat belts with effort restriction

If the car is equipped by face-to-face pillows of safety, the system блокираторов belts is replaced with system of restriction of the effort, allowing to increase protection at a head-on collision, limiting seat belt influence on a body of the passenger.

Safety pillow

Depending on the version, the car can be equipped, face-to-face and lateral pillows of safety. All pillows are intended for repayment of the impulse got by a body of the driver / of the forward passenger at front/lateral blow of a vehicle. Filling of pillows occurs for fractions of a second and allows to reduce risk of reception of head injuries and a thorax to a minimum.

Remember that presence in the car of pillows of safety is not an occasion to refusal of using by seat belts.

Children in the car

Safety measures

The seat and seat belt design should correspond to age and growth of the passenger settling down in it.

Do not try to correct at all seat parametres for the account подкладывания additional диванных the pillows intended for house use.

Do not hold the child on hands.


Watch for being in salon of the car children at management of the electric drive steklopodemnikov / the top hatch.

Do not allow children plaid about with control means (a drive Glass lifts, the hatch, a manual brake, etc.). Do not leave children in salon of the car without supervision.

Do not leave in the car keys, - children can be closed by means of door-lock clamps.


Many children quickly get tired on the journey and start to be nervous.

During distant travel regularly arrange small rest, away from road where children could relax.

Never establish a children's seat on a place of the forward passenger if the car is equipped by a pillow of safety of the passenger.

Network Citroёn can offer you as an accessory the sun protective шторки, adapted for your car. These шторки allow to protect salon from hit of direct solar beams effectively.

Car loading

Observance listed more low rules will allow to keep at high level controllability of the car on road:
   a) do not exceed the maximum resolved gross weight of the car;
   b) Conform speed of movement and a manner of driving to degree of loading of the car;
   c) Always fix heavy subjects in a luggage space. If large-sized cargo does not get into a luggage space and it should be transported in salon, try to fix reliably its seat belts of a back seat;
   d) do not use a back shelf for transportation of firm and heavy subjects which are potentially dangerous and are capable to injure the driver/passengers, having broken from the place at sharp braking of a vehicle. The back shelf is intended for storage on it easy automobile, on it it is possible to put books in soft covers, and also clothes subjects;
   e) do not forget to correct position of block headlights according to degree of loading of a vehicle.

Check of road characteristics of the car

Illumination and the review

Before departure in a trip necessarily check:
   a) Serviceability of functioning and correctness of adjustment of lighting and alarm devices. In case of need replace the failed lamps;
   b) Cleanliness of glasses and rear-view mirrors;
   c) Correctness of adjustment of rear-view mirrors.

Control lamps (depending on model and the equipment)

At ignition key turn in M position, on an instrument guard of the car should light up defined a control lamp (operation Receptions see).

If any of lamps do not work, it testifies to malfunctions in certain systems of the car, — consult with experts of car-care centre.


Pressure in tyres should correspond to recommendations of the manufacturer.

Before departure in a trip check pressure of a rating of tyres, without forgetting a spare wheel. Insufficient pressure can provoke tyre rupture. Check of pressure of a rating of tyres should be made on cold wheels.

Watch a condition of protectors. Special indicators of deterioration allow to define in due time the approach moment to border of safe use of tyres.

The period обкатки

Performance resulted below recommendations on the first 1500 km of run, will allow to achieve the maximum degree of return from the new car with preservation of its commodity qualities:
   a) Get under way from a place smoothly, move without jerks, with moderate speed, trying to keep turns of the engine within 2/3 admissible ranges (if the car is equipped by a tachometre);
   b) Avoid sharp braking;
   c) Try not to move long on one transfer;
   d) On the first 1000 km of run avoid towage of other vehicles and do not use the trailer.

After passage of 1000 km (the petrol engine) or 1500 km (the diesel engine) run start to raise gradually turns to the maximum mode.

Usually only after the first 3000 km (gasoline) or 5000 km (diesel engine) the engine leaves on an optimum mode of functioning with peak efficiency of return.

During the period обкатки regularly check level of impellent oil since its consumption at the given operation phase of the car can be big enough.

In a range between 1500 and 2500 km of run it is necessary to spend planned checkup on company Citroyon car repair shop.

Replacement of impellent oil, is carried out earlier, and during this visit, is not necessary.

Start and engine stop

The petrol engine

The block of management of system of injection of fuel carries out adjustment of all parametres necessary for start, both at cold, and at the hot engine. Told means that necessity for squeezing during realisation of start of a pedal of gas is absent.

The diesel engine

Wait some seconds while the control lamp of preheat will go out, only after that start to make start of the engine by a starter.

Instead of warming up the engine on the raised turns, choose moderate rate of driving on the first kilometres of movement.

Before to suppress the engine, dump its turns. The last in a special measure concerns the models equipped with system of a turbo-supercharging as infringement of the given condition is interfaced to risk of premature failure турбокомпрессора.

Inclusion of any of control lamps at the working engine testifies to a malfunction in corresponding system (the car Equipment, an arrangement of devices and controls see). Address for consultation on a car repair shop.

The power supply system and release of the fulfilled gases

The Katalitichesky converter

Into structure of system of release of the fulfilled gases of the cars equipped both petrol, and the diesel engine can enter каталитический the converter, reducing level of the maintenance the fulfilled gases of the engine of toxic components.

For refuelling equipped catalytic the converter petrol models use only Unleaded gasoline as presence at fuel even insignificant quantity of lead can provoke destruction of the oxygen gauge (l-probe) and a working element of the converter.

The Katalitichesky converter starts to function only after a warming up to certain temperature. Try not to suppose contact of the case of the converter to easily flammable materials (for example, a dry grass).

Otsekanie givings of fuel (the section of the Recommendation about car operation see).

Petrol models of cars Citroyon Xantia are equipped by the device cutting giving of fuel in the carburettor at strong blow.

The fulfilled gases

Into structure of the fulfilled gases enters extremely toxic монооксид carbon (WITH), not subject to fast revealing in view of absence of colour and a smell.

Inhalation WITH can cause loss of consciousness and even death.

At all do not leave the car with working engine in the closed or badly aired premise!


Brake system

The brake system is a basic element of your safety. Car braking is provided with four disk brake mechanisms (on one on each of wheels) and the hydraulic system consisting of two independent brake contours (forward and back).

The hydraulic booster allows to lower necessary effort of squeezing of a pedal of a foot brake at the working engine.

If the engine is muffled, strengthening of brakes does not operate also effort by pressing a pedal considerably increases. Accept all necessary precautions if you need to move the car.

Movement on a damp road covering

Movement on a wet road covering is accompanied by fast humidifying of brake disks and колодок, involving certain decrease in efficiency of braking. From time to time slightly brake, that heat allocated at a friction dried working surfaces of components of brake mechanisms. The same should be made after a car sink.

System of antiblocking of brakes (ABS)

ABS (operation Receptions see). озволяет to keep the control over driving, during braking of almost any intensity at the expense of prevention of blocking of wheels.

Lay brake (operation Receptions see)

Before to leave the car, make sure that the lay brake is cocked that guarantees a car immovability even at its parking on an inclined surface.

At a parking on abrupt slopes it is recommended to include the first/reverse gear and to develop wheels to a sidewalk border (or from it if the car is parked by a back downwards).

Care of brakes

Brake Pads. Service life brake колодок directly depends on car service conditions (a city cycle, movement on a streamer or in hilly district, etc.) and driving manners.

Before a wear-out brake колодок on a control panel the corresponding control lamp lights up. Replacement brake колодок is the most correct in the conditions of a car-care centre workshop.

Brake liquid (Recommendations about car operation see). Replacement of a brake liquid should be made regularly according to the schedule of routine maintenance of the car (address to the Head Routine maintenance).

Excessively long use of a brake liquid can entail loss of efficiency of braking.

Remember that strictness of observance of the schedule of routine maintenance is pledge of reliability of all knots and car systems, including brake system.

Movement in the conditions of a rain and the lowered visibility

The probability of proslipping and car drift at movement in the conditions of the raised humidity is defined by intensity of a rain and degree of deterioration of protectors.

Try to maintain reasonable speed of movement, in case of need do stops, waiting a thunder-storm and squalls in a safe place.

Observe a distance in relation to other cars.

During a fog correlate speed of movement of the car to real visibility. At a corresponding complete set necessarily include antifog headlights and the back antifog lanterns doing your car is more appreciable for the following behind drivers.

Back antifog lanterns have high intensity of a luminescence, switch off them at once, as soon as in them necessity disappears not to blind other drivers!

The orange control lamp on an instrument guard of the panel reminds the driver of functioning of back antifog lanterns.

Movement in a winter season

Engine start in strong frosts

Viscosity impellent трансмиссионного oils at strong decrease in temperature of air considerably raises. To facilitate engine start, turn its starter at the squeezed out pedal of coupling.

Glaze ice

Depending on local weather conditions the icing of a road covering can already begin with +3°С.

If to postpone a trip, despite a glaze ice, it is not possible, it is necessary to double attentiveness and care at management of a vehicle.

The weakened coupling of protectors with road during movement on snow considerably reduces controllability the car and efficiency of braking of a vehicle.

At movement under a bias try to carry out braking by the engine (include 2nd or even 1st transfer). At using brakes, try to squeeze out a pedal as it is possible more smoothly.

Company Citroyon brings to attention of owners of cars a wide choice of winter tyres and chains противоскольжения which will allow to operate the car with high degree of safety in the heaviest road conditions.

After driving on snow or on the roads strewed by structure against an icing carefully clean and wash the car, especially bottom part of a body.

Special conditions

Movement on roads with гравийным a covering

Observe a safe distance to moving ahead of vehicles. To all other, it will allow you to avoid body and windscreen damages at blows on them of the stones which are taking off from under wheels ahead of going cars.

If, despite all taken measures to avoid body damage it is not possible, company Citroyon can bring to attention of owners of cars the special pencil corresponding to colour of the concrete car and allowing заретушировать a scratch.

Movement on impassability and during flooding

Movement on impassability is always connected with risk of damage of tyres, wheel disks of panels of the bottom and thresholds, besides, the probability of infringement of adjustment of a suspension bracket of driving wheels of the car is great.

At movement вброд or on the flooded road water can get into the engine and cause its damage.

If flooding has found you on the journey and water reaches thresholds, without deliberating, leave the car and take cover in a safe place.

Towage of the trailer and emergency vehicles

We remind that you can cause at any moment company Citroyon First aid, towage during a service warranty period is made free of charge.

Cargo transportation on a car roof

The maximum allowable weight of the cargo transported on the top luggage carrier should not exceed 75 kg.

Road incidents

If in a way lights up any of control lamps, stop the car and switch off ignition.

Study the vehicle Operation manual (the given Chapter), that the nobility as to conduct.

If there is a necessity to glance in an impellent compartment, remember that the fan of system of cooling can continue to work still some time after an engine stop, reacting to stagnant thermal zones.

Accept safety measures not to burn, especially at check of level of a cooling liquid (Recommendations about car operation see).

In case of a tyre puncture include the alarm system, will land passengers, arrange them in a safe place, far from road, only after that start wheel replacement.

Do not perform any works under the car kept in the lifted condition by means of only one jack.

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