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Leicester Citroen Manifolds, Mufflers, Pipes, Catalytic Convertors & Oxygen Sensor Fitting

Citroen oxygen sensor (Citroen Lambda sensor) failure usually occurs because of a build up of combustion mineral particles on the sensing element leading to the Citroen engine running fuel rich

Citroen exhaust corrosion problems are usually easy to diagnose as a dramatic increase in engine noise as one of the Citroen exhaust sections or joints corrodes from the inside to form a hole

Citroen catalytic converter failure can be hard to diagnose as the catalyst becomes clogged with exhaust particle contamination or the Citroen catalyst is poisoned by fuel contaminants

If the catalyst fails, your Citroen will probably fail the MOT emissions test.

A faulty Citroen oxygen sensor (Lambda sensor) can also cause damage to the Citroen catalytic converter due to an increase in unburnt fuel in the exhaust gases

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The Citroen exhaust parts include: - Exhaust manifold, Header, Oxygen Sensor, Catalytic Convertor, Back Box (Muffler), Exhaust Pipe, Tail Pipe and a range of Citroen exhaust fittings

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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 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 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 Starter Motors
Replacement Citroen Starter motors installed

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

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

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

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 Alternators
Replacement Citroen alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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

Citroen Services - Citroen Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair Leicester

Modern Citroen braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

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

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

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

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 Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

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

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

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

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

Citroen Brake Servicing - Citroen Brake Maintenance & Parts Replacement

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

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

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.

The brake pads on your Citroen should wear first

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

Citroen Brake Servicing & Inspection Leicester

Handbrake function and travel

Brake drum condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Hand brake linkage condition

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

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

ABS warning light operation

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

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

Brake calliper operation

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

General brake disc condition

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Wheel cylinder condition

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Adjust handbrake

Brake pipe Condition

Citroen Steering System

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

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

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

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.

Citroen steering inspections:-

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Steering Condition

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Citroen Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Citroen Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

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

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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.

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.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Citroen Timing Belt or Cambelt

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citroen Fuel Injection

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 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 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

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 Engine Oil Change

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 & 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

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

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

Citroen Clutch Fitting Leicester

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citroen Exhaust Fitting Leicester

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Citroen Air Conditioning

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

Citroen Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Citroen Electronic Sensors

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

Citroen Electrical Components

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

Citroen Wheel Components

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

Citroen Brake Parts

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

Citroen Clutch Fitting

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

Citroen Replacement Exhausts

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

Citroen Engine Repairs

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

Leicester Gasket Fitting

  • Citroen Valve Cover Gasket
  • Citroen Cylinder Head Gasket

Citroen Oil & Hydraulics

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

Citroen Parts

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

Citroen Suspension

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

Common Problems

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