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If your Citroen has broken down or you need an important Citroen milestone service or general maintenance in the Ipswich area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Citroen model or type of Repairs repair if you haven't had time to build up a relationship with a local garage
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If your Citroen needs an urgent repair, a new timing belt , brake pads or just a general service and oil change and you're looking for a garage or mobile mechanic in the Ipswich area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Ipswich area experienced with diagnosing common Citroen problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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Citroen Repairs Ipswich

Citroen Repairs Ipswich

We can help source most Citroen Parts for local fitting

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

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

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

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

Citroen Alternators
Replacement Citroen alternators fitted

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

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

Citroen Garage Services - Citroen Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair

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

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

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

Citroen Hydraulic Disc Brake 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

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

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

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 Brake Servicing - Citroen Brake Discs and Pads

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 Ipswich

Wheel cylinder condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Brake calliper operation

Handbrake function and travel

Brake drum condition

Adjust handbrake

Brake pipe Condition

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

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

ABS warning light operation

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Hand brake linkage condition

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

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.

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

Your Citroen steering inspection can include:-

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Condition

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Citroen Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Citroen Services Braking System 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.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

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

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

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

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

Citroen Clutch Replacement Ipswich

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 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

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

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

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 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

Citroen Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

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

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 Ipswich
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

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

Ipswich Maintenance - Citroen 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.

Synthetic Oil Change - Ipswich
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 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.

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

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

Citroen Replacement Exhausts Ipswich

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

Citroen Specialists Ipswich Area

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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

Ipswich Tyre Fitting

Citroen Replacement Tyres: Fit new tyres to your Citroen

  • Uneven Tyre Wear?
    Citroen Tracking adjustment
  • Citroen Wheel alignment
  • Citroen Tyre Fitting
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  • Pirelli
  • Dunlop
  • BF Goodrich
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  • Riken
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Citroen ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

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

Citroen Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Citroen Filters

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

Citroen Sensors

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

Citroen Electrical

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

Citroen Wheel Components

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

Citroen Braking System

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

Citroen Clutch Fitting

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

Citroen Replacement Exhausts

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

Citroen Engine Repairs

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

Ipswich Gasket Fitting

  • Citroen Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Citroen Valve Cover Gasket

Citroen Lubrication System

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

Citroen Misc

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

Citroen Suspension

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

Engine Problems

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