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Leicester Mechanic - Alloy Wheel Repairs & Tyres

Citroen steering wheel shake could be caused by front wheels out of balance or even deformed tyres - have the front tyres balanced and checked for deformities

Replacement Citroen tyres, if you're in the Leicester area just use our super fast enquiry form for a quote

Uneven tyre wear can be caused by misaligned wheels on your Citroen, often caused by hitting a speed ramp harder than expected or clipping a kerb when parking

When your Citroen needs an urgent tracking repair, suspension spring, brake pads, replacement tyres or just a general service before your MOT is due then use our simple form to arrange a quote from a garage in the Leicester area

Citroen has uneven tyre wear, especially on the front tyres then you may need to check tyre pressures are correct

Citroen tyre fitting
New or part worn tyres fitted and balanced

Citroen Tyres Leicester - Need new tyres for your Citroen?
Get a quote for new or part-worn replacement tyres suitable for your Citroen using our simple form

Leicester Citroen Wheels, Tyre Fitting & Wheel Balancing

Citroen Tyre Fitting Leicester

Leicester: Citroen Wheel Repairs and Tyres

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citroen Alternators
Replacement Citroen alternators fitted

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

Citroen Service - Citroen Braking Systems - Hydrauic Brake Maintenance

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

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

Modern Citroen braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

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

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

Citroen Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

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

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 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

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

The brake pads on your Citroen should wear first

Citroen Brake Servicing & Inspection Leicester

Hand brake linkage condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Brake calliper operation

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Handbrake function and travel

Brake drum condition

Brake pipe Condition

Wheel cylinder condition

General brake disc condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

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

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

Adjust handbrake

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

ABS warning light operation

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

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

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

Citroen Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Citroen Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Citroen Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

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

Modern 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.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leicester Replacement Citroen Clutch

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

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 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

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 Fuel Injectors - 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 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 Re-Mapping Leicester
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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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.

Leicester Exhaust Fitting Citroen

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 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

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

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  • Citroen Dispatch Combi
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Leicester Tyre Fitting

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Citroen ABS

  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Control Unit
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Citroen Air Conditioning

  • Citroen AC Evaporator
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Citroen Fuel, Oil & Air 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 Air Flow Mass Meter
  • Citroen Oxygen Sensor

Citroen Electrical

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

Citroen Wheel & Axle

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

Citroen Brake Parts

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

Citroen Clutch Kits

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

Citroen Exhaust Systems

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

Citroen Engine Components

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

Leicester Gasket Fitting

  • Citroen Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Citroen Valve Cover Gasket

Citroen Lubrication System

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

Citroen Parts

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

Suspension Citroen

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

Citroen Problems

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