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