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Citroen Clutch Fitting

Does your Citroen need a new clutch?
Use our form to request a replacement Citroen clutch, slave or master cyclinder

If there is plenty of torque and the clutch appears to be slipping; then it may be that the high friction surface has worn away and a new Citroen clutch is needed

Clutch wear can make it difficult to pull away from a cold engine start without the engine juddering

If there is a slight leak in the hydraulic pipework or; more likely; the seals on the master or slave clutch cylinder then you may find it difficult to change gears as the clutch does not fully disengage

The Citroen clutch plate has a high friction coating on both sides and is fitted between the Citroen engine flywheel and a spring loaded pressure plate
The clutch is disengaged in manual gearbox versions when the clutch pedal is depressed.

Citroen Hydraulic Clutch Master Cylinder - Slave Cylinder
Operating the clutch pedal actuates a hydraulic piston linked to the clutch pedal
This increases fluid pressure to operate a secondary piston that engages-disengages the Citroen clutch plates

The clutch forms a mechanical linkage to transfer power from the engine/gearbox to the driving wheels of your Citroen

Your Citroen clutch connects and disconnects the engine from the gearbox to allow for the smooth transition from one gear to the next and allows the vehicle to remain stationary with the engine running.

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Leicester Clutch Repairs: Citroen Clutch Fitting

Citroen Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Citroen Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Citroen Starter Motors
Replacement Citroen Starter motors installed

Citroen Brakes
Routine Citroen servicing, replacement Citroen brake pads & discs fitted, Citroen hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Citroen Body Panels
Replacement Citroen panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Citroen Panel damage repairs

Citroen Suspension System
Citroen replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Citroen Timing Belt - Citroen Cambelt
Citroen Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Citroen service or if the Timing Belt on your Citroen has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Citroen Alternators
Replacement Citroen alternators fitted

Citroen Engines
Citroen Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Citroen Electrical Components
Citroen electrical faults repaired using Citroen OEM components - Citroen sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Citroen Cooling System
Replacement Citroen radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Citroen engine at its optimal operating temperature

Citroen Gearboxes
Citroen Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Citroen gearbox

Citroen Autoelectrics
Citroen electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Citroen engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Citroen Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Citroen paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Citroen different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Citroen Clutches
Citroen clutch repairs Leicester - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Citroen Clutch kit

Citroen Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Citroen model

Citroen Exhausts
Citroen Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Citroen Exhausts fitted & welded

Citroen Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Citroen EGR Valves
Replacement Citroen EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Citroen - The EGR valve helps your Citroen burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Citroen engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Citroen Performance Spares
OEM Citroen parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Citroen Services - Citroen Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair Leicester

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

Modern Citroen braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

Citroen brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Citroen Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Citroen rear wheels

Citroen disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Drum Brakes are an older system than Citroen disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Citroen Brakes - Citroen Brake Servicing and Maintenance

If the Citroen brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

if the Citroen brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

Citroen Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

Citroen brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

The brake pads on your Citroen should wear first

Citroen Brake Inspection Elements

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Brake pipe Condition

And carry out the following maintenance of your Citroen braking system:-

Handbrake function and travel

Brake drum condition

ABS warning light operation

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Hand brake linkage condition

Brake calliper operation

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

General brake disc condition

Adjust handbrake

Wheel cylinder condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Citroen Steering System

Common symptoms of Citroen steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Citroen tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Citroen steering system is uneven tyre wear

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

Citroen steering inspections:-

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Citroen Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Steering Condition

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Citroen Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Replacement Citroen Cambelt - Timing Belt

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Citroen parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Citroen timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Since Citroen Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Citroen

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

Generally Citroen belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Citroen that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Citroen Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

Citroen Fuel Injectors - Fuel Injection

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Citroen vehicles

Citroen Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Citroen fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Citroen Re-Mapping Leicester
The Citroen ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

Citroen Engine Mapping
The Citroen ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Citroen Engine Oil Change

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Citroen engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Citroen performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Citroen engine increases

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Citroen running smoothly

Oil & Filter Change
A new Citroen oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Citroen engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Citroen engine fails

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Citroen motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Citroen engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Citroen recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Synthetic Oil Change - Leicester
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Citroen Replacement Exhausts Leicester

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

The Citroen exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

Leicester:- Citroen Replacement Clutch

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

The Citroen clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theCitroen transmission system

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

Citroen Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Citroen clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Citroen Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Citroen Clutch kit:-
Citroen clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Citroen clutch slave cylinder

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

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Citroen Models

  • Citroen
  • Citroen 2 CV
  • Citroen AX
  • Citroen Berlingo
  • Citroen Berlingo Multispace Combi
  • Citroen BX
  • Citroen C-Crosser
  • Citroen C1
  • Citroen C2
  • Citroen C3
  • Citroen C3 Picasso
  • Citroen C3 Pluriel
  • Citroen C4
  • Citroen C4 Grand Picasso
  • Citroen C4 Picasso
  • Citroen C5
  • Citroen C6
  • Citroen C8
  • Citroen Dispatch Combi
  • Citroen DL
  • Citroen DS3
  • Citroen ID
  • Citroen Nemo
  • Citroen Reflex
  • Citroen Saxo
  • Citroen SM
  • Citroen Synergie
  • Citroen Xantia
  • Citroen XM
  • Citroen Xsara
  • Citroen Xsara Picasso
  • Citroen ZX

Leicester Tyre Fitting

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Citroen ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined

Citroen Aircon (Air Conditioning)

  • Citroen AC Fluid Top Up
  • Citroen AC Compressor
  • Citroen AC Condenser
  • Citroen AC Pump
  • Citroen AC Evaporator
  • Citroen AC Receiver Drier
  • Citroen AC Radiator

Citroen Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

  • Citroen Air Filter
  • Citroen Fuel Filter
  • Citroen Oil Filter
  • Citroen Transmission Filter Kit
  • Citroen Cabin Air and Pollen Filter

Citroen Sensors

  • Citroen Oxygen Sensor
  • Citroen Temperature Sensor
  • Citroen Air Flow Mass Meter

Citroen Electrical Systems

  • Citroen Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Citroen Ignition Coil
  • Citroen Heater Blower Motor
  • Citroen Thermostats
  • Citroen ECU Mapping Remap
  • Citroen Parking Light
  • Citroen Eibach Pro Kit
  • Citroen Bulbs
  • Citroen Antenna
  • Citroen Lambda Sensor
  • Citroen Headlights
  • Citroen Electronic Control Unit
  • Citroen Fog Lights
  • Citroen Water Pump
  • Citroen Window Motors
  • Citroen Heater Core
  • Citroen Fuel Pump
  • Citroen Spark Plugs
  • Citroen Oxygen Sensor
  • Citroen Tail Lights
  • Citroen Starter Motor
  • Citroen Cooling Fan
  • Citroen Alternator

Citroen Wheel & Axle

  • Citroen Control Arm
  • Citroen Tyres
  • Citroen Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Citroen CV Joint Boot Kit
  • Citroen Axle Assembly
  • Citroen Ball Joints

Citroen Brake Servicing

  • Citroen Brake Discs
  • Citroen Brake Pads
  • Citroen Brake Servo
  • Citroen Brake Compensator Valve
  • Citroen Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Citroen Brake Calipers
  • Citroen Brake Master Cylinder
  • Citroen Brake Drums
  • Citroen Brake Rotor

Citroen Clutch Kits

  • Citroen Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Citroen Clutch Kit
  • Citroen Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Citroen Flywheel
  • Citroen Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Citroen Clutch Cable
  • Citroen Clutch Pedal
  • Citroen Clutch Slave Cylinder

Citroen Exhaust Systems

  • Citroen Exhaust Manifold
  • Citroen Silencer
  • Citroen Exhaust Box
  • Citroen Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Citroen Exhaust Pipes
  • Citroen Oxygen Sensor
  • Citroen Exhaust System Complete
  • Citroen Tailpipe
  • Citroen Lambda Sensor
  • Citroen Muffler
  • Citroen Exhaust
  • Citroen EGR Valve

Citroen Engine Components

  • Citroen Timing Chain Kits
  • Citroen Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Citroen Pistons and Cylinder
  • Citroen Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Citroen Timing Belt Kits
  • Citroen Engine Mounts
  • Citroen Ignition Coil
  • Citroen Fuel Injector

Citroen Gaskets

  • Citroen Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Citroen Valve Cover Gasket

Citroen Lubrication System

  • Citroen Fuel Cap
  • Citroen Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Citroen Oil Pump
  • Citroen Oil Cap
  • Citroen Oil Filter
  • Citroen Oil Sump and Plate

Citroen Parts

  • Citroen Tie Rods
  • Citroen Radiator Pipes
  • Citroen Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Citroen Windscreen Wipers
  • Citroen Struts
  • Citroen Serpentine and V Belt
  • Citroen Steering Rack
  • Citroen Hood Emblems
  • Citroen Shock Absorbers
  • Citroen Power Steering Hoses
  • Citroen Power Steering Pump
  • Citroen Radiator
  • Citroen Throttle Body & Cable
  • Citroen Wiper Blades

Citroen - Suspension & Springs

  • Idler arm
  • Struts
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Tie Rods
  • Suspension Struts
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Spring Condition
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Ball Joints
  • Citroen Additional Suspension Components
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Citroen bush wear
  • Citroen Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Sway Bar

Common Problems

  • My Citroen Does Not drive Straight
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Engine Misfires
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Engine Overheating
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Block Citroen Fuel Injector
  • Citroen Headlights not working
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Clutch juddering
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • My Citroen Won't Start
  • Citroen keeps stalling
  • Citroen Check Engine Light On
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Citroen Radiator fan not working
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Clutch Slave Cylinder Leaking
  • Window stuck
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Engine Won't Start
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Metal Particles in Fuel Filter
  • Judder when braking
  • Citroen Lights not working
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Can't get into gear
  • Engine Stalls
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Heater Not Working
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Knocking sound
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Citroen Immobiliser
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Slipping when cold
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Warning Lights On
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Spongey Brakes
  • Clogged Citroen air filter
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