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Alcester Citroen Repairs

Citroen Repairs Alcester

Alcester: Citroen Parts Fitted

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

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

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 Alternators
Replacement Citroen alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citroen Starter Motors
Replacement Citroen Starter motors installed

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 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 Garage Services - Citroen Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

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

Modern Citroen braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

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

Citroen Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

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

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

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

Citroen Brakes - Citroen Brake Servicing and Maintenance

The brake pads on your Citroen should wear first

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

Citroen Brake Servicing & Inspection Alcester

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

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

ABS warning light operation

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Brake calliper operation

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

General brake disc condition

Brake pipe Condition

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Wheel cylinder condition

Brake drum condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Hand brake linkage condition

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

Adjust handbrake

Handbrake function and travel

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

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

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

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, Wheels & Tyres:-

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Citroen Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Condition

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Citroen Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

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

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

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Replacement Citroen Timing Belt or Cambelt

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

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

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

Citroen Clutch Operation

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citroen Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

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

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

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

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 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

Synthetic Oil Change - Alcester
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

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

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 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.

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

Citroen Replacement Exhausts Alcester

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

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

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

Alcester Tyre Fitting

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    Citroen Tracking adjustment
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Citroen ABS

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

Citroen Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Citroen Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Citroen Electronic Sensors

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

Citroen Electrical Systems

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

Citroen Wheel Components

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

Citroen Braking System

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

Citroen Clutch Kits

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

Citroen Replacement Exhausts

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

Citroen Engine Components

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

Citroen Gaskets

  • Citroen Valve Cover Gasket
  • Citroen Cylinder Head Gasket

Citroen Oil & Hydraulics

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

Citroen Parts

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

Citroen Suspension

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

Common Citroen Problems

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