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Referring to the French auto maker, which is part of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group.

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Do I need to replace all engine mounts after one has failed?

I had the gearbox mount break in my Mk2 Citroen Saxo (one of three mounts holding the engine, gearbox etc up). The engine fell down due to the lack of mount, and the gearbox hit the floor (and cracked)...
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2002 Citroen Saxo - Clicking / tapping noise from inlet manifold

I have a clicking / tapping noise coming from the inlet manifold on my 2002 Citroen Saxo VTR (1.6 8v) I have manually adjusted the valve clearances (see this video to hear what the engine sounded ...
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How does hydropneumatic suspension perform vs conventional suspension?

My stock Citroen BX is equipped with hydropneumatic suspension. I have a ser of xantia suspension spheres mounted which brings the pressure up to 70bar vs the standard 45. My question is, how ...
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Oil leakage or normal engine procedures

It was raining yesterday and I noticed the typical rainbow colouring of some of the water around my car. Couldn't tell there and then if it was a car body fluid leak or just the water going trough the ...
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Citroen C4 - Poor idle and low rev performance?

I have a Citroen C4 1.4 with 1360cc 16V KFU / ET3J4 petrol engine with 120.000 km. This problem appeared 3 - 4 years ago at around 40.000 km. When the engine is cold / hot there is a flat spot ...
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Citroen Xsara went into “Eco mode” then total blackout

I recently bought a used 2002 Citroen Xsara 2.0 Exclusive (petrol) which had a single electrical issue; the rear wiper did not stop in the "park" position but rather timed out in a random position. ...
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Citroen C4 Picasso - Whining noise when turning steering wheel

When turning the steering wheel on my Citroen C4 Picasso (64 plate), the front end generates a "whining noise". This noise happens regardless of whether the car is moving or not. It happens when the ...
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Dash compatibility and the ECU

I have a Citroen C1 and it's a very basic model. It doesn't have a rev counter but I can add one because it has the cable and plug for it already exists, it's just not plugged into a rev counter. What ...
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Intermittent fault with engine start inhibitor on Citröen C3

I have a Citroen C3 Exclusive semi-automatic. The problem is that you need to put some pressure on the brake pedal before you can start the engine. I have just had home start who didn't listen to a ...
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Citroen C3 - Passenger Doors Fail to Open

I have a Citroen C3 and all passenger doors will not open. I have reset the immobolizer, pressed the lock buttons inside the car including child locks button, replaced the driver door central locking ...
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Measuring and buying new rims for my vehicle

I've grown bored of the stock steel rims my car came with and now I've got a good opportunity to buy some new ones. I've taken mesuraments just to make sure but I'm not exactly confident that these ...
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Unable to start engine - unable to unlock ignition key Citroen C3

I have just bought a citroen C3 and much to my horror was unable to turn the key in the ignition this evening. Had to wait about 10 minutes until it finally gave way. Anyone else experienced a ...
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Oil Level Citroen C1

Hi I've got a Citroen C1 1.4HDI rythym. I think that the engine oil is filled too high. I checked the oil after letting the car heat up and having it on a level surface. I took it to a garage where ...
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How to clean oil from cooling system?

I'm trying to sell my Citroen Picasso 2.0 HDI and got scammed by buyers putting used oil into the header tank of the cooling system and telling me that the head gasket had blown. Now I need to figure ...
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Will this panel fit a C4 for possible onboard PC upgrade?

I have a Citroën C4 2005 Petrol. My central dashboard currently looks like this: I figured I can buy the following panel from eBay and easily fit a Nexus 7 Tablet inside it, potentially even write ...
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car fan kicking in even when the engine is cool

I have a 2010 Citroen C3 Picasso 1.4 petrol. A few months ago my car fan became very noisy after a long journey. Since then the car control panel is telling me the engine is overheating even if I have ...
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Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 2007 Multi Function Screen C failed

I've just bought a C4 Grand Picasso, love the car, super practical and comfy. The electronic dashboard is working fine, but the multi-function screen portion is completely blank. So I have a speedo,...
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citroen c5 2007, AL4, noise when on R [closed]

Sometimes when i change to Reverse, there is strange noise from inside of the car, whats possible cause? the transmission is auto, AL4, and the noise is even if i m not moving(brake pedal)
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Citroen C2 Alternator

Please if someone could help me ill really appreciate it. I've got a Citroen C2 the Bendix of the starter was completely worn so we purchased a new starter and put it in. At first it started. Once ...
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Cheap repair of hole in car paint

Recently my car paint has been damaged, I suspect it got hit by a little stone and the paint bursted. The bursts is not very nice but is very hard to notice because they are just about 3 cm long and ...
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Fluids for Citreon Berlingo Diesel With Manual Transmission

Opened the bonnet, looked to LHS beyond screen-wash reservoir, removed cap on (?) hydraulic oil, found it to be RED in colour and below minimum level when engine not running. Went to shop: insisted I ...
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What is this noise from the front (tires or such)

I'll start off by saying this is NOT the sound of the engine, even though it does sound like a sports car engine, this is how my engine sounds https://youtu.be/l33msAzBg5k?t=178 Car: Citroen C4, ...
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Replace alloys with steel rims?

I am in Ireland, so we use summer tyres all year and this is about the only set of rims to be used on the car. I acquired a 2015 Citroen C3. It has 17 inch alloy rims. I never had alloys before. ...
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C5 Emergency 2nd gear after gearbox oil change

On a 2005 Citroen C5 auto petrol it would act up in a very strange way: Starting the car and doing several(2-5) kilometers (extra-urban) it would forcefully change to 2nd gear with a good kick and ...
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Citroen C4 2.0 HDI 2005, Lighting in ac controls and headlight adjustment not working

Roughly a week ago the lighting in the AC controls and the headlight adjustment stopped working so now its impossible to adjust it at night. It all works... its just the lighting. well the headlight ...
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Citroen C3 Picasso HDI 1.6 - Oil Consumption Question

I just bought a 1.6 HDI Picasso C3. After driving 1000 km i noticed it consumed about 1/8 of oil on the oil measuring stick. my question is how much liters does the stick measure? is half a stick ...
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Can you help me identify this pipe connected to the engine?

I'm confused about the pipe highlighted in blue in the picture below, can you tell me what's its role ? is it used for air ? or to pass the fuel from the injector ? I may sound talking nonsense since ...
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New Car Stereo Not Saving Stations

I have put in an aftermarket stereo into my car. (Pioneer DEH-4500BT). I hooked it all up ok and it was all working. However i noticed that it did not turn off with the engine. Before i had brought ...
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Citroen Ignition coil problem (P0350 code)

I have a Citroen C4 1.6 petrol (2006) and the other day while I was driving the engine light came on with a message "Depollution system faulty". I connected the OBD-II to my computer to get the error ...
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What brake pads and discs for my 2006 Citroen C4 1.6 VTR+?

I have a 2006 Citroen C4 1.6 VTR+ (5 doors). I need to change the brake discs and pads so I ordered those parts from this website. I took them to a garage to get them fit, but they told me the parts ...
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Car stalling while driving and other related? Issues

New to forums so please be gentle 😁 I am having intermittent issues with our 2007 Citroen C4 Grand Piccasso and am hoping to narrow it down slightly as I understand this could be any number of ...
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Car Hissing on Neutral After Checking Spark Plug

So last night, two days after examining one spark plug and putting it back in, I noticed a hissing sound from the front of the car. This hissing goes away completely when I press the clutch pedal in. ...
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Citroen Xsara - Worked this morning, now won't start

I drove my Xsara early this morning, got back in 2-3 hours later and NOTHING!! Dash lights, headlights, etc. are fine – so battery has power. What could be the issue to happen so suddenly and are ...
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Citroen jumper buss key code sign in dash

CITROËN JUMPER BUSS (230P) 2.5 TD (76 KW,1996) I have this van, which is constantly showing orange key (code) sign in the dash. The thing is it use to happen in last few weeks but I could get away ...
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Overwhelming the Eng. management system, is there specific course of action to recover faster

Citroen C4 2005, Petrol, UK Yesterday I managed to overwhelm my car (for the second time I've been having it, first time was about half an year go). What happened was I was at a rather busy stop ...
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Extra door seal mod

I own a Citroen C1. It's a basic car, but one that is nice to modify and improve yourself. My car doors only have a single door weatherstrip to stop water getting in, the passenger side has begun to ...
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Is there clearance for the valves to go, in case of busted belt on a C4 1.4 V16 2005

I just broke down and had to get pulled. Car stopped moving mid drive and wouldn't start, the starter would turn but make a strange higher-pitched noise than the usual one. The guy offered to ...
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Rough Idling in Citroen C4 [closed]

I have got a Citroen C4 1.6 litres petrol engine. I have been experiencing rough idling, engine vibration and also engine stalls when accelerating and it will pick up speed gradually. Does anyone have ...
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Citroen C2 VTS 1.6L 2007 - Not starting - sometimes clicking and other times nothing at all

I have a Citroen C2 VTS 1.6L 2007, with a very similar problem to; Unable to start the vehicle depending on how long it has previously been driven I am currently trying to fault find. Symptoms: The ...
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Citroen C4 Coupe Radio (RD4-N1) - Unlocking Aux-Input

I've recently bought this kind of device for my "Citroen C4 Coupe" with the RD4 - N1 radio (Label: Blaupunkt): Bluetooth-Transmitter Then I realised, that the radio doesn't come with a standard aux-...
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Unknown Capacitor required

I have an automotive electrical issue I am having trouble with, the injection ECU is reacting to the throttle position sensor too quickly and shutting the fuel off on a trailing throttle too early ...
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Citroen C4 2.0HDi VTS unable to start

Ok so this happened tonight and I thought it's no brainer - dead battery. Then I've googled and stumbled upon "Economy Mode" which should be triggered prior to the battery issues. I was driving a car ...
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Electronic key won't open car unless I open with key first

I have a Citröen C3 and the electronic button won't open the car door unless I open with the key and then press the button, at which point it unlocks all of the doors. There is no problem locking the ...
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How much Pag oil should be added after recharging refrigerant?

I have a 2003 Citroen c5 which I bought last year, the A/c system has been empty for refrigerant since before I bought it. I have purchased the necessary equipment to vacuum, and recharge the system. ...
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What is this connection on the air intake right before the turbo?

This is the engine bay of a Citroën C5. I would like to know what the connection indicated by the red square is for. I removed the air duct once to check the EGR valve and there was a little oil ...
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Antipollution Fault on a C4 petrol

Went to work this morning (30 mins drive) no problem, just now went to grab a lunch, 3 minutes into the drive Check Engine comes on stating "Antipollution Fault" C4 2005 Petrol 1.4 Had it someone ...
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One Citroen C4 remote doesn't work after driving (but the other does)

I own a 2010 C4 Grand Picasso. I have two key fobs, one of which is doing strange things. I can open, lock, turn lights on etc, but after driving the car and getting out the remote fails to work at ...
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My Citroën C2 VTR won't start after putting a subwoofer in it

My Citroën C2 VTR won't start after turning the key. It's making a click sound. This only started happening when I put a subwoofer in my car. Can you tell me what's wrong?
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Av input Citroen c5 break

So I have found this av input in my Citroen c5 break 2.0 vtr in the glove compartment. I fail to find in the manual what it is for and google is not being much help either. Does anyone know what it ...
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Citroen C4 won't start

I have a 2007 Citroen C4 2lr diesel. Every couple of months it won't start, it just clicks when ignition is turned. The battery is not flat and all connections have been checked. I have to carry a ...