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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, it will be presumably the same age as the others. Plus the rather dramatic failure plus the extra stress placed on the other mounts leading up to the failure, ...


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Your local auto parts store should have touch-up pens. It's just a matter of finding a decent match.


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Based upon the information you've provided I can think of two things that may create the "medium frequency whirring" sound. 1. Low Power Steering Fluid When your power steering fluid is low the fluid cannot absorb sound and what you hear is the pump possibly going bad as a result. Sometimes, when the fluid is just low there will be audible component ...


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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 normal use. This is due to several considerations, mainly getting it to fit into the hole where it's stored. Your best bet is to go to a website which will ...


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When you turn the car off and remove the key, make sure the steering is not turned to one side. If you leave the car with the wheels turned you may load up the steering lock as the steering geometry tries to straighten up. You are able to get round this in the circumstances you describe by 'rocking' the steering wheel to relieve the loading on the lock as ...


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Just reading this forum post, it appears your issue is a very common issue with your engine type. There is a main oil galley which runs right up through that corner of the head. This feeds the various parts in the head which need oil. The head gasket tends to fail right at this corner, so you'll see oil leakage. With that in mind, you'll most likely need to ...


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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 often the power steering has a steering wheel symbol. You really need to know exactly what to put in before you add anything.


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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 than a 'conventional' car in normal road situations. I suspect that they are inferior on the track or if pushed really hard. One to research is the Xantia ...


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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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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.php?t=206199 Since you were driving at the time the belt broke it probably has bent some of the valves although it could have just bent the rocker arms which ...


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The sound reminds me of an issue I've had before. I'm not sure how, but the plastic fender liner on the right front had come loose. Just looking at it, you couldn't tell there was an issue, but when driving, the force of the wind would pull the fender back and make it rub against the wheel. I didn't figure out what it was until the tire finally wore a ...


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Apparently it was diagnosed by a specialist that there is a hardware / software problem with the ECU (Magneti Marelli) that is causing all this problems, and needs to be changed. There is nothing wrong with the sensors, coil pack or mechanical parts.


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I'm taking it the oil level is where the Blue/Red arrow is at? If so, it should be down between the two green lines. If it is this high, I'd have some drained out. I'm not sure how much this would equate to, but would suggest it's in the arena of around 1/2 quart or liter. While many would think it's not a bad thing to have a little too much oil, it can ...


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I don't know about your Citroen in particular, but all cars are made differently. Some have what you are asking about and some don't. It is all in how the manufacturer designs and sets them up. A usual rule of thumb here is the more expensive the car, the more gadgets you'll find. One of the ways you can figure out if you might be able to add other gauges ...


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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 “compliance” with rough roads - also depends on the aspect ratio : a 40 is much “harder” than a 60. A 55 or 60 will likely feel softer than the 40 17 you have at ...


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The OP resolved this issue as per his comment: I ended up taking it to an auto electrician. Apparently the motor I had removed was the fuel pump and not the starter motor. The auto electrician removed the starter motor and found that there was large big up of carbon in around the comm of the motor. Replaced its brushes and cleaned it out. The ...


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It sounds like your sub-woofer has put a constant drain on the battery and is using up all the power. If you didn't do it, you should have hooked it up through switched power and run the power through the appropriate sized relay switch. This will ensure you don't get a current drain when the vehicle is off. If you did do that, it still sounds like you have ...


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This is line for Fuel evaporation regeneration system.


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There is no way for me to tell if the attachment system from the back is compatible, but the eBay listing has a very useful image for you shown below. What you need to do is verify with a ruler or measuring tape that the dimensions between the hazard lights button and corresponding button on the left has a center-to-center length of 240 mm and end-to-end ...


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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 in your AC control panel, and the switch went bad separately. The bulbs are inexpensive to replace, but those AC control panels can often be a pain to remove. ...


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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 including the P1. Citroën's original implementation was biased for comfort, at the expense of body control: after a bump, the system takes longer to settle ...


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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 hurt anything as long as you keep the oil level within the operating range.


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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 friends/colleagues to see who they recommend.


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It is probably the same switch that is used to light your brake lights. Get someone to check if your brake lights are lighting up each time you press the brakes. The switch will more than likely be located just above the brake pedal. You usually also need to select neutral on the gear selector to disable the inhibitor.


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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 detergent if any of the oil got into it.


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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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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 wheels and a shared hydraulic system) -- and even less about the C5... The symptoms you describe suggest an intermittent connection or failure of a speed sensor,...


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I had the same problem. Couldn't start engine Citroen C5 X7, 2011. Thought it was the battery but the garage said battery health was 98%. Then I unscrewed the cable which goes from battery to starter and realized it was all rusty underneath. I cleaned it with sandpaper and white spirit, assembled, and now starter spins perfectly. Like new. Problem solved.


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It kind of sounds like a wheel bearing or something rubbing on the tire. Do a visual inspection of all fender linings and inspect your tires for uneven wear. With a wheel jacked up and supported spin the wheel by hand while holding the spring. A bad bearing will transmit vibrations through the spring. Or it will be obviously loose when shaking the wheel.


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The central locking (open) motor on the driver's door may be faulty or a wire is broken connecting to the motor. The ECU is probably trying to unlock the door when you press the button, but failing. Once you have unlocked the drivers door manually, the ECU is then able to unlock the others. Do you have a button inside the car that can lock and unlock the ...


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