7th Sep 2001, 06:27

When the plastic unit on the clutch pedal breaks, it can be fixed on your drive way easily. Tools required (1 padsaw - 13mm spanner - 13mm socket). I can also supply further fixes for indicators sticking when using remote central locking, and possible fixes for the central locking plip.

23rd Jul 2002, 16:04

I love my Xantia, a joy to drive, but my batteries have gone in my remote. It has deadlocks how do I re-activate my remote? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

27th Aug 2002, 09:03

I seem to be the latest in a long line of people whose clutch clip has given up the ghost. A post from Sept 2001 said it was easy enough to fix with the appropriate tools (namely a padsaw, 13mm spanner and socket). Does anyone have any more info on how to go about it???

9th Mar 2003, 12:51

The clutch problem doesn't arise on HDi engines, which have a hydraulically activated clutch mechanism (Thus, no cable or clips to go wrong).

The HDi 109 Diesel engine is by far the best engine for Xantias - very fast and torquey (210 km/h / 132 mph if chip-tuned to 135 HP), extremely economical (5.5l/100 km / 42 mpg, only 70 € cts / l Diesel vs € 1.10 for 95 petrol).

It easily outpulls a V6 on low revs going uphill across the Alps, low-end torque is truly amazing. Furthermore, Citroen's build quality has improved dramatically over the past years - later Xantias (after face-lift for model 1999) are an extremely good buy if one can live without an overpriced Germanic badge on the bonnet.

I never had even a minor fault during 2,5 years racing the Xantia up and down German Autobahns, usually at speeds above 180 km/h.

Thumbs up for the Xantia HDi - you will not even think about buying a petrol car ever again! A pity the Brits are charged premium money for Diesel, although the UK is an Oil-exporting nation ;-)


30th Jul 2003, 20:01

I have a V6 Xantia and I hope I see you on the road some time. If I do I don't care if you have 130 bhp because I am 100% sure I will blow you away no problem.

2nd Feb 2005, 14:24

Hi I'm about to buy a Xantia HDI 2.0 1999 and I'm very excited to drive it from Tegucigalpa (capital's nation) to San Pedro Sula. It is a twistie road full of mountains, and some straight sections, it looks more like a 278km long speed circuit.

I've have always had european cars, at this moment I own a Fiat coupe 16V turbo Plus, Í will drive it to pick up the Xantia and leave it there for service. I am sure I will enjoy the Xantia.

15th Dec 2005, 15:19

My clutch link failed on my 1998 1.9 TD estate also driver's door hinge needed welding and had the air con re-charged twice in 2 years! otherwise 141,000 miles and still going strong I need a 2.1 to pull my new heavier caravan,- are these any good?

6th Feb 2006, 07:50

Xantia 2.0 HDI Estate.

The Hydralic light and STOP lights suddely came on. I bought the recommended LHM fluid for £7.00 and topped it up and within minutes it had all leaked out.

Is this a costly repair, and what do I need to look out for from garages who may give me the runaround?

7th Jul 2006, 12:56

I have a citroen xantia, T-reg, 1.8 which will not change into 1st and 2nd gear very easily and sometimes not at all! It is also leaking fluid into passenger side. Any help much appreciated.

24th Jul 2006, 11:10

I have a xantia v6 model, could you advice the kind of automatic transmission fluid recommended.


13th Dec 2008, 06:43

The HDi Xantia's a great car in general, a pleasure to drive, not thirsty or rusty and often a 'used bargain'.

The clutch is a known issue. Mine was replaced 18 months ago but, at 150,000 total miles. Now the cable end has just failed. The pedal hit the floor with a 'snap' and stayed there; luckily, in the works car park, and not while driving. Several helpful sites give 'in your driveway' repair details, but I'll get quotes before attempting DIY. BTW, I did my own sphere replacing 2 years ago. I saved a packet and can advise on how if need be.

7th Jul 2015, 21:11

The HDI doesn't have a clutch cable.