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Michelle, Middlesex

Citroen C3

Hi can you please help I bought a second hand c3 two weeks ago when I try to drive off it over reves and does not go anywhere when I push the snow flake button it drives normal can you tell me why this is ? And also whenever I turn on the air con there is a loud like clicking noise why? Please help thank you.

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Sounds like clutch has had it. Looking at a couple of hundred for a fix. Sorry. William from Antrim

Submitted: 18/06/2014 09:59:35 | ID: 97952

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Imrana Sarwar, West Midlands

Citroen C3

My citreon c3 keeps cutting out and engine management mite cums on I have to rev the car and start it again I have had coil pack changed but problem still exsists ani suggestions plz

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How does the power feel when driving mine was misfiring on one cylinder just had it repaired. If it feels ow when pulling away from a stop you are probably looking at the same problem. Or oils be the throttle box. Best stick on a computer and get a better idea. Should cost around £20 for mechanic To check It for you. William from Antrim

How does the power feel when driving mine was misfiring on one cylinder just had it repaired. If it feels ow when pulling away from a stop you are probably looking at the same problem. Or oils be the throttle box. Best stick on a computer and get a better idea. Should cost around £20 for mechanic To check It for you. William from Antrim

Submitted: 18/06/2014 19:59:45 | ID: 97989

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Brian, Essex

Citroen Relay

My relay has only done 24000 and 4 years old now it's out of warranty I have a problem when driving through right hand bends or sometimes stopping the rear door sign comes on the dash and bleeps, very annoying! Has anybody had this problem. Also why should the paintwork on the plastic bit fade.

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Hiya Inside the sliding door your see the sensor plate which has 4 metal plates and in the middle is a sticking out bit of plastic which isn't long enough... So I pushed mine in with a bit of plastic as it's spring loaded.. No more sound thank god Neil from Berkshire

Hiya Inside the sliding door your see the sensor plate which has 4 metal plates and in the middle is a sticking out bit of plastic which isn't long enough... So I pushed mine in with a bit of plastic as it's spring loaded.. No more sound thank god Neil from Berkshire

Submitted: 25/08/2014 19:38:02 | ID: 102120

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andy, Cornwall

Citroen Relay

hi ! i have recently acquired a 2003 relay 2.8,jtd. everything was going sweet until an mot revealed a diesel pump leak, ever since it has become increasingly hard to start,it would turn over on the key without starting until the battery would die,but it will bump start almost on the spot with no problems, bad starting caused the starter motor to go so i had to replace it with a different type starter which was compatible , is this a fuel problem (which seems unlikely as it bumps) or could the starter be drawing too much power from the battery causing lack of power to the ecu? the engine management light comes on now but i keep turning it out as it doesn't seem to run the same

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hi, change the fuel filter and check glowplug relay chris v from France

hi, change the fuel filter and check glowplug relay chris v from France

Submitted: 07/07/2014 08:20:43 | ID: 99113

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mike barnes, West Midlands

Citroen Xsara Picasso

The main fan keeps kicking in every few minutes when the air con is on,the gas is full ,the fan does not kick in when it is turned to the eco setting,

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There is two fans on your car the one that keeps kicking in is the air con fan and it doesn't come on when in economic mode as economic mode turns the air con off and just runs the normal heating system without air con. Lloyd Fletcher from Cardiff

Submitted: 03/08/2014 15:44:25 | ID: 100832

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Don O'Donnell, Wiltshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Rear electric windows will not open , both sides dead, remote switches on dashboard , and switches on doors will not respond, Checked fuse and it is not blown Any advice Don

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check window lock. right hand side next to rear window switches at the front rogerv roger from Lancashire

Submitted: 17/08/2014 14:22:58 | ID: 101644

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charmaine, Hampshire

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Hi all. I'm wondering if anyone is able to give me some help and advice? I purchased a car on finance May 2013, it`s a Citroen vtr Grand Picasso 2ltr diesel. Upon getting it about 2 weeks later every time I started the car it would come up with a warning message saying anti-pollution system faulty. When the light and message are present I cannot drive it how it should be, it`s an automatic and doesn't automatically change gear, it stays stuck in gear and I have to manually change it myself. Also when it`s like that it feels like a forceful gust of wind going against the car. The other problem is when I'm on the motorway, as soon as I get to about 60mph the service light comes on and a warning comes up saying risk of particale blockage and the car then slows down. There have been times when thick black smoke has been coming out of the back end and this is on the motorway (very dangerous I know). Upon having it looked at twice by parts and repairs, the first time while warranty was valid their conclusion is that there's nothing wrong with it, second time they had a look they told me to keep diesel topped up and take it for motorway runs. I have done everything as above and still the problems are there. I have even got to the point where I will not put my children in the car when these lights are on and it`s causing me huge amounts of grief and stress and putting a strain on my family. I have told the dealer where I got it from and they asked me to email all problems over, that was 2 weeks ago/ I phoned to see if they had read my email and what they are going to do, their reply was that they didn't receive my email and asked that I resend. I gave them my phone number and asked if they will give me a call but I've heard nothing. I'm really frustrated as altogether this is costing me £12,500 which is a lot of money. Any advice or help would be appreciated, I'm at my wit's end?

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From searching on a similar fault, it seems like the fuel filter may be the cause of this problem (it causes the fuel rail pressure to drop and this can cause the many fault messages to display). The filter should cost about £35 and a further £50 to have it fitted....might be a good place to start in trying to sort it. Hope this helps. Timboiow from Isle of Wight

I had a similar issue where I was travelling long distance the following day so I went to my local Tesco to fill the tank right up and on the way back my car keps coming up with the de pollution filter was faulty and it kept cutting out , the car would re start then get about a mile down the road and cut out again, I managed to get the car home and called the RAC out and they diagnosed that the fuel filter was blocked so they charged me £40 to supply and fit a new one and was advised not to fill up at a supermarket and stick to shell/BP as there fuel has more additives in it and keeps the fuel system cleaner John from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 20/08/2014 09:33:48 | ID: 101808

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Helen, Devon

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

My C4 GP is down on one side when you look at it from behind what is the probable cause? And how much is this going to cost. Just had the turbo replaced!

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check watch dog site on the c4gp citroen fault on suspension citroen will pay 80% off cost brian from Cheshire

check watch dog site on the c4gp citroen fault on suspension citroen will pay 80% off cost brian from Cheshire

Submitted: 20/07/2014 10:18:46 | ID: 100031

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John Varnava, London

Citroen Relay 2006

Can anyone help please? My Citroen Relay van loses power when you accelerate from the lights, it sort of goes into limp mode. Sometimes it goes so slowly I pull over and turn off, wait for a few minutes and it starts okay, sometimes it takes longer. This model has been so bad I`m never buying a Relay again. Any ideas please? Thanks.

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have you checked the oil? if it is too low it will make it run slow bill taylor from Buckinghamshire

It's a fuel prob more than likely, first change the fuel filter, if persists get a garage with a decent fault reader to plug it in. mine was faulty injector, it will always revert to limp mode when under load. good luck, Relays do need good fuel and regular svc. don't use cheap fuel it will screw you in the end. Mark from Surrey

It's a fuel prob more than likely, first change the fuel filter, if persists get a garage with a decent fault reader to plug it in. mine was faulty injector, it will always revert to limp mode when under load. good luck, Relays do need good fuel and regular svc. don't use cheap fuel it will screw you in the end. Mark from Surrey

Submitted: 07/04/2014 11:54:11 | ID: 93911

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bria, Essex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

my aircon is blowing cold oneside and hot the other any ideas please

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Our 2001 Xsara Picasso had this problem recently, along with a severe drop in pressure from the windscreen washers. We ignored it, but then our brake-lights stopped working - this turns out to have been a faulty relay at the brake-light switch, just above the pedal. It had been working on and off, but when it finally went the air-con and washers started working properly again. Mech suggests there's a faulty relay or contact somewhere in the system. Devin from France

Our 2001 Xsara Picasso had this problem recently, along with a severe drop in pressure from the windscreen washers. We ignored it, but then our brake-lights stopped working - this turns out to have been a faulty relay at the brake-light switch, just above the pedal. It had been working on and off, but when it finally went the air-con and washers started working properly again. Mech suggests there's a faulty relay or contact somewhere in the system. Devin from France

Submitted: 24/07/2014 16:41:36 | ID: 100288

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trish, Blackburn with Darwen

Citroen C2

Hi I have recently bought a Citroën c2 1.1 it's engine management light has come on and I've had a test and it's miss firming does anyone know roughly the price to fix and us ut a big job

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Hi. I had same happened ! Also want to know answer please? Lewis from South Africa

I had this happen to me, engine light was flashing, I took it straight to a garage, they charged me £115 and it was fixed in around an hour. Vic from Cardiff

I had this happen to me, engine light was flashing, I took it straight to a garage, they charged me £115 and it was fixed in around an hour. Vic from Cardiff

Submitted: 23/07/2014 14:47:27 | ID: 100212

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Miles Chettle, Cheshire

Citroen C5

on cold start my citroen c5 wont rev above 2000 revs the problem disappears after 20 seconds until the next cold start. its a 2010 vtr+nav 160 bhp diesel ,any ideas

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This may sound stupid but it may work, my engine revs played up a couple of times but the main problem was just after starting off in the car the engine would turn off locking the steering which was frightening at times until I found out the battery was worn out. After putting in a new battery all was fine , hope this is your only problem. Robert Pitt from Australia

This may sound stupid but it may work, my engine revs played up a couple of times but the main problem was just after starting off in the car the engine would turn off locking the steering which was frightening at times until I found out the battery was worn out. After putting in a new battery all was fine , hope this is your only problem. Robert Pitt from Australia

Submitted: 11/06/2014 12:30:40 | ID: 97418

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bill, Middlesex

Citroen Relay

hi my van brook down on the motorway. The RAC told me it was the fuel pump I have changed that and the cam shaft sensor but she won’t start any ideas

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i am trying to find the location of the injector relay i have followed the wiring from the injectors and they go into the EMU any ideas? bill from Middlesex

Hi Bill, I had the same problem with my Relay 2.8 hdi. Nine months later it started after spending approx £4500. Anyway, if you have got the 2.8 hdi model go under the bonnet and in the middle you will find a black cover with 2 nuts, undo the 2 nuts and you will find relays and fuses. Pull out the normal fuses and replace, do not clean and put back. What I was told by an auto electrician is the electrical crud on the fuses sends a 12 volt signal down a 5 volt wire back to the ECU so giving all wrong information. We replaced our fuses and the van startd 1st time. Hope this helps you or anyone else, regards Paul paul from Kent

Submitted: 05/08/2014 15:37:07 | ID: 100960

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buffy, Ireland

Citroen C3

yesterday c3 parked up (by non owner) with wheels turned at angle , today unable to get key to work in ignition and the steering wheel is totally locked, nothing moves no play on steering car dead ..

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I`m sure you have sorted this by now, but sounds like the steering lock. You might just need to put the key in and then jiggle the steering wheel, eventually the key should turn jane from Warwickshire

Submitted: 21/06/2014 14:46:28 | ID: 98188

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Lindo Mathonsi, South Africa

Citroen C3

what do happened if the clutch is loose and the car doesn't move because i can't put gears

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Try putting it in neutral, releasing the clutch and then try again. The gears on mine are a bit temperamental when starting off, reverse especially (but that's common in manual cars anyway). If it's happening when driving you might have to bring the clutch out slightly and then ease it back in and try the gear again. If it's happening a lot though get it to the garage. I think sometimes, especially in reverse, the teeth aren't quite engaging or something (I am not an expert, this is my first car and I`ve had it two months), so jiggling it like this gives it a chance to get back in sync. jane from Warwickshire

Submitted: 07/08/2014 11:17:06 | ID: 101063

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Simon, Redcar and Cleveland

Citroen C3

Hi my fuel warning light came on with one bar left on the fuel gauge still there I have put £15 in but the light stayed on and the maximum mileage kept falling, now the maximum mileage says --- and the light is still on, any ideas please, I know there is fuel there so why is the warning light on ?

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Mine sometimes takes a while to register and £15 is enough to do about 120 miles minimum (if my mpg is to be believed, and that's poor). Usually it pops up next time I start my car, maybe yours is a bit slower jane from Warwickshire

Submitted: 07/07/2014 22:14:13 | ID: 99190

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maynard, Cornwall

Citroen C3

I would like to know the correct tire pressures front and rear in p. s. i

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I would like to know the tyre pressures for 5 door C3 selection 2014 in psi maynard from Cornwall

It's around 32 rear and 30 front. I`ve got all mine on 30 for now and it`s fine. jane from Warwickshire

It's around 32 rear and 30 front. I`ve got all mine on 30 for now and it`s fine. jane from Warwickshire

Submitted: 12/08/2014 13:41:19 | ID: 101374

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mhairimcrawford@hotmail.com, North Lanarkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have a 56 plate Desire model. Filled the tank full with petrol but the gauge is not registering. Any ideas what is wrong?

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This happened to me but it reset after refilling tank Allan cruickshank from Greater London

This happened to me but it reset after refilling tank Allan cruickshank from Greater London

Submitted: 29/07/2014 00:12:36 | ID: 100531

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Nicholas Barfield, Derbyshire

Citroen C3 Picasso 2009

Seeing James Campbell’s and Sue Parrish’s posts about Citroen C3 Picasso underbonnet fuse box issues, I’d like to know if other C3 owners can report similar corrosion problems? Our 2009 09 C3 Picasso HDi started to behave very erratically a couple of months out of warranty: lights failing then coming back on; engine management SERVICE light flickering then coming on solid; central locking system playing up. It was finally sorted by a patient, resourceful auto electrical engineer who identified lack of continuity on a couple of circuits due to corrosion in the purple (stamped ’MARRON’) socket in the fuse box - so bad that when he unplugged the wiring loom connections, three mini-pin connectors remained in the relevant loom terminal. Luckily he was able to remove these, saving us the cost of a new loom, but a new fuse box and labour still came to over £160, which I’m hoping to reclaim from Citroen if I can show that water ingress that causes the corrosion is a design fault. Anyone had these same issues? (1.6 HDi 90 VTR+)

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I was interested in the threads I found on this site as I have been verbally diagnosed with water penetration in the fuse box with subsequent replacement of the damaged wiring loom under warranty on my C3 Picasso 1.6 HDI. Worried about it as not a unique fault and a potentially design fault and safety issue, I contacted VOSA and filled in a report. The officer contacted Citroen UK which assured VOSA that no such fault existed (water ingress) as my report to Citroen UK from Citroen Reading does not mentioned water ingress, only some corrosion found in the fuse box. This may explain why there is no easy answer for the many owner chasing intermittent faults Dominique Tilquin from England

Wonder if my problem is related. My 2010 C3 Picasso’s rear lights have both stopped working, and there is moisture inside one of the plastic covers. I am planning to try changing both bulbs, but is there also a separate fuse I should change? Jane Snook from England

Hi. Had similar fault but started as a side light not working. Turned out to be water ingress in fuse box in centre multi plug labelled maroon. Wiring loom and fuse box replaced for £1k and all probs stopped. Citroen paid half but now 4 months later same problem again with headlight not working. Multi plug in fuse box corroded and wet. Rest of fuse box and connectors are bone dry. This is prob a design flaw. What happens if it’s a major circuit that cuts out??? Very dangerous and I’m very unhappy Nick from Scotland

Update. The cause is now being diagnosed as the washer pump sending drops of water up the wire and into the fuse box hence the lack of water damage anywhere else in the fuse box Bon from East Lothian (Haddingtonshire)

Similar problem with 2009 C3 Picassso. Side lights not working, one headlight not working. Traced to a corroded ECU multiplug a result of by water ingress in wiring loom caused by a failed washer pump. Citroen main dealer quoting £1,428.99 (why the 0.99?) to repair with a new fuse box, new wiring loom, new washer pump and 10 hours of labour. So a minor leak in a washer pump does £1,400 of damage - this is (a) bad design and (b) a safety issue if water can get into the loom and effect all the ECU functions. Currently discussing the matter with Citroen Customer service. Would be interested if anyone has secured a decent response from them Andrew Diston from England

I've just had the same issue with a '59 HDi C3. Water from a leaking water pump has got into the wiring harness and damaged the fuse box (and presumably the electronics). The issue manifested itself in the ESP fault light coming on. I intend to follow this up with Citroen UK as its clearly a design fault that they have been aware of for some time. I will ask the Citroen main dealer doing the repair if procedures have been put in place to prevent the problem arising again. In any event I intend to request that Citroen bear the cost of putting right their design fault. I may not have much luck! J Roberts from Cheshire

Submitted: 13/12/2012 15:12:41 | ID: 65463

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Elizabeth Larkin, County Down

Citroen C4 Picasso 2010

How do you use the electronic brake in the Grand C4? I’m due to get mine on Monday and the sales man did not say anything about it having no manual handbrake. I am now worried if I will be able to manage it. Can you please inform of use? Thank you.

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The electronic brake is activated by a switch which you pull on the dashboard just below the centre display. This puts on the handbrake. When you switch off the engine the handbrake engages automatically. When you put the car in gear and move off the handbrake disengages automatically. The car has a novel point. when stopped on a hill, holding the car on the footbrake, you have two seconds hold time, allowing you to move your foot from the footbrake to the accelerator without rolling back or forward. Beware though, when to put the car in gear and bring the clutch into balance the handbrake will disengage, so on a hill, only put the car into gear when you are ready to pull off as any indecision will disengage the handbrake. So, on hill start you have to bring the clutch into balance and hold the car. If you cannot do this then leave the car in neutral and only go into gear when you can move off safely. Bringing the clutch into balance and then dipping it again will relase the handbrake and you WILL roll back. Get the garage to demonstrate this BEFORE you take ownership - Good luck, Brian Oldknow from Nottinghamshire

(Thank you Brian, the question could not have been answered better - RoadTestReports.co.uk) Anonymous from

I have just hired today a C4 Picasso and again was not told about the electronic brake until in the car. Decided to google how to use it as found it difficult to get used to. Really pleased with the response but wanted to highlight a challenge I came across today. When parked in a car park, the front of the car was facing down a slope and I had to reverse out of the space. I was lucky not to hit the wall before getting sufficient revs to stop the car rolling forward. I was told that I had to have foot on clutch and brake before starting the engine so brake was disengaged. Was this correct advice and is it just experience to get it right? Thanks Clare, Warwickshire Clare White from Warwickshire

Submitted: 13/12/2010 10:03:03 | ID: 76989

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Angela Burn, Tyne and Wear

Citroen C1

My January 2014 Citroen C1 has twice started flashing the Seatbelt light and beeping loudly at me to fasten the seatbelt when I am alone in the car and with the seatbelt correctly fastened. The noise is terrible, getting louder and louder and I can't stop it. Turning the engine off and "belting up" again didn't stop this happening. Later when I got into the car it was back to normal. I'm worried it will happen again but if I take it back to the garage it will be fine when they examine it as it's just an intermittent problem. What can I do to stop it happening again?

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Did you have anything on the passenger seat. . The sests have sensors and anything heavy like shopping or a heavy bag will mimic a person and set the alarm off darren from Nottinghamshire

Did you have anything on the passenger seat. . The sests have sensors and anything heavy like shopping or a heavy bag will mimic a person and set the alarm off darren from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 18/08/2014 14:45:43 | ID: 101702

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maureen, Greater London

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

My manual parking brake button is stuck so causing parking brake malfunction warning light to come on, any ideas on how to unstick this or what the problem might be. Thanks

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Your parking brake selector has one or two broken mounts. So just replace with new one or try to glue the broken pieces! I got a picture of broken parking brake selector as came across with it. :) fbemsiukas from Lancashire

Your parking brake selector has one or two broken mounts. So just replace with new one or try to glue the broken pieces! I got a picture of broken parking brake selector as came across with it. :) fbemsiukas from Lancashire

Submitted: 24/05/2014 10:59:53 | ID: 96053

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stef, City of Derby

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Was driving car in the heavy rain recently when I can a cross some deepish water about a foot deep,I was going through it OK until the car in front stalled,having to slow down then stop,then the car cut out.managed to push car out after a few minutes,now can't start the car,just won't turn over.any suggestions.

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You have water in the engine, you either need to scrap the car or get a new engine. Wayne Key from City of Nottingham

You have water in the engine, you either need to scrap the car or get a new engine. Wayne Key from City of Nottingham

Well not knowing your current circumstances but at the very least you have a very soggy air filter which will restrict air flow to the engine and so just unscrewing this (temporary!!) you may be able to start engine! Nick from Fife

Have you looked at your exhaust manifold to see if it is cracked .as fumes can exit Danny from Greater Manchester

Have you looked at your exhaust manifold to see if it is cracked .as fumes can exit Danny from Greater Manchester

This happened to my wife's car, two piston con-rods were bent. I decided on an engine rebuild.Water was sucked in through the air filter then when she started the car again it tried to compress the water in the cylinders, which would never have worked - compressing gas air mix is one thing but the attempt at compressing the water wrecked the engine. The awful word IF comes into the equation. If she had not tried to restart the car maybe we could have removed the plugs and then let it dry out, but maybe the damage was already done as the water was in there anyway. A new engine or a really competent mechanic who can strip down then rebuild the engine, but most garages have fitters not real mechanics who know their con-rod from their big-end, they are few and far between. Have a search for engine prices, then have a look at a car auction, you may get a car with a good engine and then you can transfer it over. I just put our two cars in as trade-ins, they were 27,000 miles and 39,000 miles, both cars and the engines were in great condition. Alexander from West Lothian

Submitted: 20/07/2014 12:31:07 | ID: 100039

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Mike, South Africa

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi There I have a noise near the rear of my citroen Xsrara Picasso 1.6 petrol,silver in clour, when driving i tend to hear knocking sounds like it comes from near the shocks area. what else can it be besides the shocks as i put new shocks yesterday. Also taking off, i hear a noise near the front tyre area and as i drive faster the noise goes faseter as well. what can be possible faults. Many thanks and Many God bless you for your time and advice Mike from South Africa

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Hello there, can anyone please help with my question as to how to open the intake manifold for my Citroen Xsara Picasso? Can you give me instructions how to open the manifold? Mike, South Africa Mike from South Africa

Submitted: 14/08/2014 16:16:32 | ID: 101481

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Nicky, Wrexham

Citroen Relay

I have a 2001 Y reg Citroen Relay van, with a speedo that is not working. I am looking for a speedo cable but apparently Citroen have stopped making the part. Can anyone help please? I have been informed that the part number is 6123L4. I have managed to get hold of the speedo drive but deperately need cable too. Thanks.

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I'm looking for exactly the same cable. Rob Aubry from Devon

I'm looking for exactly the same cable Rob Aubry from Devon

Submitted: 28/04/2014 18:12:28 | ID: 94847

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Kym, Cumbria

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi, We have just got a Picasso and the display light for the air con controls has gone really dim like the contrast needs changing. We can't figure out how to do it? We know how to change the main display eg speed etc but this doesn't seem to work for the air con display?! Thanks in advance for any help

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Hi Kym, when I bought my Picasso several dash lights were dim/non-existent came down to bulb replacement, they turn silver and don't glow as bright, hope that helps. David Neville from Essex

Hi Kym, when I bought my Picasso several dash lights were dim/non-existent came down to bulb replacement, they turn silver and don't glow as bright, hope that helps. David Neville from Essex

Submitted: 14/08/2014 19:51:50 | ID: 101498

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keeran, Derbyshire

Citroen C3

Hi, my Citroen C3 2002 model has problems with the battery. I`ve changed the battery twice. I`m not sure what is draining the battery power. No loose wire connections. No radio connected. Also the central locking is not working. I`ve tried the bsi reset and also the fob reset, changed battery on the fob also. What else can I do?

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Hi. You may have a shorted fuse this would explain any power surges and therefore drained batteries. Just a suggestion. thomas wilson from Greater Manchester

there was a factory recall for this problem, have a look at recalls you will need your vin number to find if that is the one of them x tina from Herefordshire

Submitted: 28/07/2014 13:25:00 | ID: 100493

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Derek, Spain

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have fitted a new ignition switch with new keys. The engine turns over but won`t start .It says immobiliser problem. What can I do?

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Hi the immobiliser chip is in your old key hold the old key next to the ignition when you turn it over or open the key and get the chip out then put it inside the new key steve from Essex

Hi the immobiliser chip is in your old key hold the old key next to the ignition when you turn it over or open the key and get the chip out then put it inside the new key steve from Essex

Submitted: 14/08/2014 16:42:58 | ID: 101485

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Paul, Kent

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My ESP AND ENGINE FAULT yellow lights have come on. If I turn off and press the esp button until its yellow light comes on with just the ignition on, then press esp again, the dash warning light goes out for a few miles. At the same time the ENGINE FAULT warning light comes on. I have tried the 10 second on and off procedure which cured it for 2 days. Now they have both come on again. Has anybody any clues as to the cause of this problem? It makes no difference to the the running of the car.

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We had the same problem Esp and. Engine light on , we had a oil and oil filter change and that seem to cure it sounds stupid I know but it worked for us Shelle from Lancashire

We had the same problem Esp and. Engine light on , we had a oil and oil filter change and that seem to cure it sounds stupid I know but it worked for us Michelle from Lancashire

Submitted: 16/07/2014 15:34:19 | ID: 99788

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colin rumsey, Powys

Citroen C5

Hi.my aircon/climate control is blowing hot on the passenger side & cold on the drivers side. Any ideas please ?? I'm sitting with nicve cool air while the good lady is being cooked. HELP..

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What model do you have? VTR+ and Exclusive models have dual zone air-con which enables you to have different temperatures either side so it could just be a case of turning the passenger side knob down. Chris Whitty from Surrey

Submitted: 28/07/2014 21:20:44 | ID: 100521

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Graham Ivory, Ireland

Citroen C5

I have replaced my fog light bulbs with new bulbs only to find they are not working, even when the engine is running they still will not work, the fog light lamp appears on the the dash console and i have checked the fuses and all seem fine, i reckon it is down to the electrical relay but i can't seem to find them anywhere, i have checked under the bonnet next the fuses, in the glove box next to the fuses and in the boot behind all the lining but all to no avail. Am i missing something? I was hoping someone might point me in the right direction with this problem if possible. Many thank's in advance, Graham.

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What model do you have? VTR+ and Exclusive models have dual zone air-con which enables you to have different temperatures either side so it could just be a case of turning the passenger side knob down. Chris Whitty from Surrey

What model do you have? VTR+ and Exclusive models have dual zone air-con which enables you to have different temperatures either side so it could just be a case of turning the passenger side knob down. Chris Whitty from Surrey

Submitted: 25/07/2014 16:04:01 | ID: 100340

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Anila Khan, Kent

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Hi there, I wonder if you could help me. I have Citroen Grand Picasso Diesel C4 2008 model. I have been getting following messages on my dashboard: ESP/ASR system faulty along with service symbol on the right top corner of the dashboard and also anti-pollution system faulty or parking brake faulty. Whenever I get these messages specially parking brake faulty symbol, the car starts getting slower then gets installed and finally I leave it for few seconds and restart the car again. Sometime car starts with no problem but mostly after this symbol parking brake stops working for little while. Can you please advice me what to do? Thanks

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Hi there, I wonder if you could help me. I have Citroen Grand Picasso Diesel C4 2008 model. I have been getting following messages on my dashboard: ESP/ASR system faulty along with service symbol on the right top corner of the dashboard and also anti-pollution system faulty or parking brake faulty. Whenever I get these messages specially parking brake faulty symbol, the car starts getting slower then gets installed and finally I leave it for few seconds and restart the car again. Sometime car starts with no problem but mostly after this symbol parking brake stops working for little while. Can you please advice me what to do? Thanks Anila Khan from Kent

Submitted: 14/08/2014 12:30:03 | ID: 101465

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Miles Chettle, Cheshire

Citroen C5 2010

While driving at night the screen of my Citroen C5`s sat nav turned a bright yellow and I could not read the display. The next morning it was back to normal and it hasn`t done it again. Any ideas why this happened? (vtr+nav)

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I have owned a 10 plate C5 VTR Plus Nav HDi 160 for a month. Shopped in a Mondeo Titanium X because I had a fault with the touch screen sat nav and couldn’t face the cost of putting it right. Then on Friday the sat nav screen on my C5 went yellow - I was not amused. Drove about two miles, stopped the car and started it again - still yellow. Left if for about 20 minutes and now all ok. So something to keep an eye on. I’ll let you know if I ever find out what happened or if the problem gets worse Mark North from England

By pure coincidence, my screen started doing this just today (13aug2014) - how annoying. Intermittent yellowing and fading. I see there is a bmw chatroom on such a topic. A well documented successfull solution involved a thorough cleaning of the ribbon connectors. Not only does it solve the problem, but also resulted in more vibrant colours. Search "bmw faded screen synndrome". A few years ago my satnav started playing up intermittently. After a thorough dismantle and clean, it has been fine ever since. I suppose after 13 years electrical connectors could do with a good. helen from Lincolnshire

By pure coincidence, my screen started doing this just today (13aug2014) - how annoying. Intermittent yellowing and fading. I see there is a bmw chatroom on such a topic. A well documented successfull solution involved a thorough cleaning of the ribbon connectors. Not only does it solve the problem, but also resulted in more vibrant colours. Search "bmw faded screen synndrome". A few years ago my satnav started playing up intermittently. After a thorough dismantle and clean, it has been fine ever since. I suppose after 13 years electrical connectors could do with a good. helen from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 24/01/2013 12:20:20 | ID: 89503

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dave, West Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My speedo is showing my speed is faster than the speed I am doing. Can anybody tell me what can be causing the problem? My car is a 2002 Picasso 1.8 petrol

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If the solution to your problem is something highly technical then I'm afraid I can't help. However, just in case, I do know that wheel size affects this. Your speed is calculated by the spin count of the axle. Putting smaller than standard wheels on a car can increase the speed of rotation of the axle showing a higher mph, due to the smaller circumference of the wheels. Vice versa, fitting 20 inch rims to a Vw Polo would show a much slower speed on the dash than is actually occurring. Note that changing the size of the wheels changes the final drive ratio of the gearbox, meaning it can be too hard for a car to turn big wheels, compared to smaller ones. Another solution could be the old story that some cars show a 10% difference in speed to reality, so doing 33mph by the speedo would be 30mph in reality. I do not know if this is true though. Again, if it's a more technical problem, then my answer is technically redundant! David R from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 12/08/2014 14:27:00 | ID: 101379

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Ashmeel, South Africa

Citroen C2

Hi all. Recently my C2 has been heating up. It looks like it is the fan as I do not recall it switching on. Does anyone have any idea of the whereabouts of the fuse for that fan? Thanks in advance :)

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If you mean that you seem to be getting hot air coming from the heater then I have the same occurring in my VTS. Even with the fan off, if you have the switch on the left to allow outside air in it seems this air is forced in by the forward movement of the car and passes over the heating element which, even with the fan off, still sits at the temperature setting you have set your dial too. Moving the switch to the right to force recirculation of air holds it back. If you mean something to do with your engine, then ignore what I have just said!David. David R from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 18/07/2014 10:50:01 | ID: 99907

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lucy, Southampton

Citroen Saxo

My car is overheating and the fan is not kicking in. I checked all the fuses and there is water in there. Any help would be great

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Try changing your thermostat. Dave from Bristol

I had the same problem a few years back. The fuse was OK and there was coolant in the radiator, it was simply the fact that the cooling fan itself was kaput. I got a replacement from a breakers yard for a few quid. The fan is easy to remove and replace just a single nut and bolt and two 'lugs' that slot in and one electrical connector block. You may have to remove part of the air ducting to get access to the fan. Remember to disconnect the battery first. You can check if it is a faulty fan by disconnecting the connector block and putting a direct feed to the fan, if it spins it's OK. Hope that helps. Mike Collingwood from East Riding of Yorkshire

I had the same problem a few years back. The fuse was OK and there was coolant in the radiator, it was simply the fact that the cooling fan itself was kaput. I got a replacement from a breakers yard for a few quid. The fan is easy to remove and replace just a single nut and bolt and two 'lugs' that slot in and one electrical connector block. You may have to remove part of the air ducting to get access to the fan. Remember to disconnect the battery first. You can check if it is a faulty fan by disconnecting the connector block and putting a direct feed to the fan, if it spins it's OK. Hope that helps. Mike Collingwood from East Riding of Yorkshire

Fan switch, on the side of the rad, as for the overheating its usually a blocked rad or heater matrix. chris from Portsmouth

Submitted: 16/07/2014 17:21:21 | ID: 99798

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stan, Worcestershire

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Hi. I have a C4 Grand Picasso 16hdi auto 10 plate with 13,000 miles. When pulling away in first and second there is a noise from the engine which sounds like a tappet noise, then it goes away. There is no noise when revving it in neutral. Any suggestions please?

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Hi Stan, I had the same problem and have been told it is because the injectors need to be programmed properly. It is done via the ECU using a laptop and a special connector. Not a job you can do yourself as the injectors have a code which you have to enter into the ECU. Hope this helps A.Holmes from Isle of Wight

Submitted: 13/07/2014 19:38:32 | ID: 99602

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Chris McCarthy, Ireland

Citroen Nemo 2010

I was on my way home in my Citroen Nemo when I went to change gear from first to second and the gear box suddenly went quite stiff and I had a job to get into gear. I managed to get home but am wondering if it is something simple or a major problem?

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You need to change the gear cables. This happened to me sean from Devon

Submitted: 04/04/2014 10:20:26 | ID: 93811

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Lynne Campbell, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C4

Got in the car put in key to start engine and Nothing completely dead so bump started it but soon as turned off again dead please can you help .

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HI .....exactly same, happened in Wales .....2nd August ...car still there, cant diagnose. Spent £150 having fuel pump removed and tested . and fuel pump is fine Any success yourself ...I am in serious need of help ..if not will cost me £350 to have towed home from wales, and still be broken steve from Derbyshire steve from Derbyshire

Submitted: 06/08/2014 13:07:17 | ID: 101015

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shmuel, Israel

Citroen C4

The engine turns off while driving, and not turned back on

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HI .....exactly same, happened in Wales .....2nd August ...car still there, cant diagnose. Spent £150 having fuel pump removed and tested . and fuel pump is fine Any success yourself ...I am in serious need of help ..if not will cost me £350 to have towed home from wales, and still be broken steve from Derbyshire

HI .....exactly same, happened in Wales .....2nd August ...car still there, cant diagnose. Spent £150 having fuel pump removed and tested . and fuel pump is fine Any success yourself ...I am in serious need of help ..if not will cost me £350 to have towed home from wales, and still be broken steve from Derbyshire

Submitted: 06/08/2014 23:55:26 | ID: 101047

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