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

In the same way that you don't technically "need" to replace tyres or shock absorbers in pairs, I would suggest it best practice to replace the other mounts. If one has worn to the point of failure, ...
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Measuring and buying new rims for my vehicle

First of all, don't use the spare for your measurements. The problem with using the spare is, while it obviously fits your car, it usually won't be made to the same spec as what is on your vehicle for ...
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Is there clearance for the valves to go, in case of busted belt on a C4 1.4 V16 2005

You probably have the ET3 engine which is the 16-valve version of the TU3 with variable valve timing. Unfortunately I believe it is an interferance engine. http://www.saxperience.com/forum/showthread....
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Fluids for Citreon Berlingo Diesel With Manual Transmission

It sounds like you opened the power steering reservoir. If so, these usually use the same red dexron fluid as automatic transmissions. Usually there is a symbol on the cap to identify it. Quite ...
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How does hydropneumatic suspension perform vs conventional suspension?

In normal road situations I have never driven a car as smooth as a hydropneumatic Citroen. I have regularly driven a BX and several Xantias and have never thought that they handled any better or worse ...
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Do I need to replace all engine mounts after one has failed?

You don't NEED to, but be aware that the other mounts tend to wear more quickly after 1 has been replaced. If you don't replace the others, keep an eye on them.
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Replace alloys with steel rims?

My car came with alloys for summer and steels for winter. As long as you have the correct size and the correct wheelnuts then it will be fine. One difference is price between 15 and 16, but also “...
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Citroen C4 2.0 HDI 2005, Lighting in ac controls and headlight adjustment not working

If they both stopped working at the same time, it could be a fuse or a loose electrical connection at the dimmer switch. If they stopped working separately, it could be as simple as a burnt out bulb ...
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How does hydropneumatic suspension perform vs conventional suspension?

This depends on the suspension setup. Hydropneumatic suspension (in implementations slightly different to Citroën's) has been used on various sports cars including the MG F and McLaren's current range ...
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Citroen C3 Picasso HDI 1.6 - Oil Consumption Question

Dip stick operating range is typically a liter (or quart). I would say this level of oil loss is acceptable. If you can find the source of the leak it would be best to fix it, but it is not going to ...
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Rough Idling in Citroen C4

Unfortunately we're not able to provide shopping assistance here as it becomes out of date too quickly, and is too localised. Your best bet is to try something like 'checkatrade', or ask around ...
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One Citroen C4 remote doesn't work after driving (but the other does)

You can always try and change the battery, even if it appears to work at times. It is probably the only facet of a fob key that we humans without programming devices can control
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How to clean oil from cooling system?

Start by getting as much of the oil as you can out of the header tank, then do a thorough flush of the cooling system. If you have a plastic overflow tank you may want to clean it with a bit of ...
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Solvent Base Oil on my leather steering wheel

You have damaged the original finish. So best buy a leather cover and the best ones you can get are sewn on. That's what I m getting for mine - not that it has been damaged by solvent - a damp cloth ...
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C5 Emergency 2nd gear after gearbox oil change

I would try and use a more sophisticated scan tool, and one that specifically can look at the input and output shaft speed sensors. While I have little knowledge of Citroen (other than odd steering ...
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Citroen C2 Catalytic converter replaced with patches

That just looks like a paper sticker to me. Probably just had the manufacturers part number on it. It will probably just drop off soon. (Not the exhaust). When the exhaust is cold, try peeling it ...
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Why is Xsara Picasso referred as N68?

When a vehicle is referred to like this, it usually has to do with the model generation of the vehicle in question. For instance, most BMW fans will refer to a 5th generation 3 Series sedan, which was ...
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Coolant issue citroen c4

Apparently the Citroen C4 can be a bit of a pain to re-fill the coolant system without trapping air in the system. There could conceivably be an air-lock if you're having overheating problems. As ...
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Do you need to bleed the fuel system after a filter change?

No, you shouldn't need to bleed a petrol system. If it was diesel, some require bleeding, because air pockets can act like cavitation points and it won't pump the fuel. Petrol systems should be self ...
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Citroen C3 - How to read the solenoid screw size?

Was the original, or one of the others, 16 mm (about 5/8" long)? If it was, I'd read that spec as: 6mm diameter x 1.0 mm pitch x 16 mm long. M6-1.0 is a standard size, a decent hardware store ...
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How much Pag oil should be added after recharging refrigerant?

It depends. If the refrigerant was lost with a slow leak, then most of the oil may still be in the system ("most" because you would have lost some changing the components out). If the leak ...
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Antipollution Fault on a C4 petrol

I think the spark plugs are a good place to start if they haven't been changed in a while (or not at all). Well, just looking at the parts and setup for the ignition system on your car, it looks ...
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Which front brake discs for CITROЁN C4 I HATCHBACK 1.6 HDI

You need to get the size of disc matching those already fitted to the vehicle. If the vehicle has the smaller discs and you want to move to the larger ones, then you shopping list will most likely ...
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Av input Citroen c5 break

Can't guarantee this, but those are rca sockets and the red & white ones are for audio, the yellow for video. This will depend on what equipment you have in the car - rear headrest screens ...
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Citroen C2 VTR refuses to shift down in some scenarios

A quick google search leads to lots of information about problems with the Citroen Sensodive transmission. It seems that most problems are either caused by the gear actuators or, more seriously, by ...
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car fan kicking in even when the engine is cool

There are a few common faults with this vehicle. The temperature sensor is the most easy and least expensive to change which is on the thermostat housing on the end of the cylinder head above the ...
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Unknown Capacitor required

Being a safety issue the throttle potentiometer would most likely be low in impedance for better immunity from EMI ( ~1k ) and with a desired lag response on the order of 100 ms or so, I would expect ...
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Citroen C4 won't start

If the car starts with a jump pack then there is a problem with the battery, connection or something draining the battery. It can't be anything else. I would start by having the battery 'drop tested' ...
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Engine misfires when cold

Water ingress into the ECU is a common issue on these (the build quality on that era C3 is about on a par with a house of cards made by a blind arthritic Labrador to be honest) and it produces the ...
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Citroen C4 screen wash pump location

From what I'm seeing, it should be located behind the bumper cover on the right side of the vehicle (from driver's perspective). Follow the refill tube for the washer reservoir. It's mounted on the ...
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