Citroen Xantia

Since 1993 of release

Repair and car operation

Citroen Xantia
+ Introduction
+ The operation manual
+ Routine maintenance
+ Engine repair
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ The power supply system and release
- Engine electric equipment
   + Start and charge systems
   + Ignition system - petrol models
   - Preheat system - diesel models
      Problem diagnostics
      Removal, check of a condition and installation of candles накаливания
      Removal and installation of the block of management of system of preheat
+ Coupling
+ Transmission
+ Power shafts
+ Uniform hydraulic system
+ Brake system
+ Running gear and steering
+ Body and salon furnish
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Electric equipment schemes

Removal, check of a condition and installation of candles накаливания

If attempts of start of the engine were just made (and also right after engine deenergizings), candles накаливания can remain during some time разогретыми to very heat. Be careful!



1. Disconnect a negative wire from the battery. For the purpose of providing of access to candles накаливания remove a casing воздухораспределителя. In case of need remove an inlet air line and disconnect a ventilating hose from a jellied mouth of impellent oil. The Power supply system - diesel models more in detail see.

2. Give a nut of fastening of a feeding wire to each of candles накаливания, remove washers.

3. Pay attention that the main submitting wire is connected to a candle накаливания the first cylinder.

4. All candles are connected among themselves by tyres-crosspieces.

5. Where it is required, accurately take aside procedures of a tube stirring to performance and wires.

6. Turn out a candle () and remove it (them) from a head of cylinders.

Condition check


1. Attentively examine each of candles on presence of signs of mechanical damages. Обгорание or erosion of working tips can be connected with infringement эпюры streams of injected fuel. In that case it is necessary to check up a condition of atomizers also.
2. If candles look outwardly serviceable, check up them on presence of electric conductivity, - take advantage of an ohmmeter or a lamp-sampler (the previous Section see).
3. For check of uniformity and speed of a warming up of a candle on it pressure can be submitted to 12 V.Dejstvujte extremely cautiously:
   a) Accurately clamp a candle in a vice with soft sponges - remember that the candle is heated to is red;
   b) Track, that the wire of giving of a food has been equipped by a safety lock in order to avoid damage of a candle in case of short circuit;
   c) On termination of check allow to a candle to cool down within several minutes, only then take out it from a vice.
4. The serviceable candle is warmed up to is red already after nearby 5 seconds after giving on it of a food, otherwise it is necessary to replace a candle. Candles at which the tip, and the middle of a working element is heated not also are subject to replacement.


Installation is made upside-down. Before вворачиванием it is necessary to grease a carving part of a candle with antitaking hermetic on a copper basis. The tightening should be made with demanded effort. Remember that applying of excessive force at a candle tightening can lead to damage of a working element.

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