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Cam, East Riding of Yorkshire

Citroen C3

I've recently purchased a 2003 C3 desire, 57k miles on the clock. Had a lot of problems with it but have now had a new coil, cam belt, head gasket etc. (Or so the garage says!) Have had it back from the garage almost a week and it's just cut out on me three times today coming home from work. Usually when slowing down or driving slowly this occurs. What could this be? I don't know anything about cars so obviously really worried due to all the previous problems.

Submitted: 30/06/2016 18:11:27 | ID: 133145

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Andrejs, Lincolnshire

Citroen C3

Hi, I have a problem with my Citroen C3, 1.6, 110HP, sensodrive exclusive, there is a cracking noise coming out of either form clutch actuator or gearbox, i have no idea how long I was driving like that. Till now it was going OK, gears were changing smoothly in automatic mode and manual mode, but couple days ago when I was starting to drive it started to change gears at very high RPM (about 3000 to 3500), so i switched to manual mode mode and continued to drive, but today while I was driving home the engine management light came on. Anybody have thoughts about what could be gone wrong, gearbox, actuator, engine it self. Engine starts and runs well, no strange noises. How much it will cost to repair or it's cheaper to scrap and by other car? Thanks

Submitted: 22/06/2016 15:30:08 | ID: 132889

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Alan, Tyne and Wear

Citroen C3

my o/s/f door will only open aprox 6-8 ins and then wont open any further (having to get in the n/s and jump across}any ideas what the prob may be regards Alan

Submitted: 12/06/2016 12:20:29 | ID: 132586

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Margaret Hall, South Yorkshire

Citroen C3

Please can anyone help me with this car problem? My 2005 Citreon C3 Desire has just begun to stop mid journey with no warning! After 10/15 mins it starts perfectly again. The other morning it wouldn't start outside my home so I sent for RAC . He said he had no idea what it was so I took it to our local garage and they don't know what's wrong??!! They can only suggest that it may be a crankshaft sensor but aren't sure. We are scared to go out in it now in case it stops again . Will I have to scrap it? I can't afford an exploratory service as it will cost more than the car . Please help anyone .

Submitted: 09/06/2016 14:13:22 | ID: 132492

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Joanna, South Yorkshire

Citroen C3

Hello. I have Citroën C3 1.4 exclusive. I just noticed that something is leaking near gear box. Im afraid that is oil. How much Could it cost if I'm right.? Waiting for an answer

Submitted: 04/06/2016 15:19:35 | ID: 132353

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R. Bevis, Hertfordshire

Citroen C3

Brand new Citroen c3 with stop and go, traction light came on then went off. Same thing today, switched it off but above 30mph it comes on intermittently

Submitted: 01/06/2016 19:25:00 | ID: 132246

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tony, County Tyrone

Citroen C3

The left hand front indicator has gone it is not the bulb or a fuse how do I fix this.

Submitted: 27/05/2016 16:49:35 | ID: 132092

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pauline, Stirling

Citroen C3

My car took a hit to the front right hand side and it started making a rattling noise when I started it and the bonnet wont lock properly and eco mode came up but it drives alright part from the clutch sticking ?

Submitted: 24/05/2016 22:13:39 | ID: 131988

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Brian, Kent

Citroen C3

My daughter has a citroen C3 desire. 03 plate. When she starts it, the engine management light comes on and it will not idle until 3 bars on the temperature gadge are reached. Other than that no problem. we have changed the coil and spark plugs but problem still exists. Any solutions? ps it is a basic citroen desire model not special edition.

Submitted: 24/05/2016 21:22:45 | ID: 131987

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Gillian Bidwell, Oxfordshire

Citroen C3

Hi An orange engine symbol has appeared on my dash display, followed by the readout, "Anti pollution fault". Car seems to pull normally and is quiet. Oil and coolant levels OK. Any idea what problem is, please? Many thanks Gillian

Submitted: 24/05/2016 17:47:41 | ID: 131981

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asavela, South Africa

Citroen C3

The car is due for service am over the kilos by 51 KM . all warning lindicators are on , lights,screen wipers, are always on and not turning off. the car does not want to start now but the battery is ok. please help, what could be the cause of this.

Submitted: 19/05/2016 13:33:14 | ID: 131688

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Ross Edwards, Gwent

Citroen C3

Hi just bought a Citroen C3 and the engine management light was on I'm looking at the results of the diagnostics it says his to the O2 sensor bank 1 and looked under the engine and the plug has been cut off do anybody know any reason why thank you

Submitted: 18/05/2016 15:27:01 | ID: 131659

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Margaret, County Londonderry

Citroen C3

Once the C3 goes into eco mode how long do l have to wait before l can restart my car. Lights flicker but nothing else is happening. Tried to jump lead it & nothing happened.

Submitted: 08/05/2016 15:53:43 | ID: 131313

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mike, Neath Port Talbot

Citroen C3

My citreon c3 keeps showing faults but nothing is wrong. Fog light, indicators.

Submitted: 08/05/2016 14:09:56 | ID: 131308

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Neville Windsor, Kent

Citroen C3

I have just bought a C3 Platinum Puretech S/S S-A 5 Door hatchback with touch screen controls and don't know how to turn off the radio. Please advise.

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Mute it by pressing the volume up and down at the same time R. Bevis from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 07/05/2016 21:27:42 | ID: 131287

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debralees11@gmail.com, West Midlands

Citroen C3

I have a Citroen c3 desire 2007/and I can't find a lever yo higher the seat. I can't see the kerb when I'm parking as the left side mirror doesn't lower enough.

Submitted: 07/05/2016 12:27:44 | ID: 131278

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SD, Aberdeenshire

Citroen C3

I seem to have a problem with my central locking. It won't open with the electronic key, I have to manually unlock the driver door but, all doors won't open from the inside. All passenger doors won't open from the outside. The child lock button is illuminated all the time and won't disengage. I took it to an Auto Electrical garage on Friday (29th April) and they managed to fix it saying it was loose wiring in the 'module' (fuse box I believe), but I went to drive it today (Monday 2nd May) and the problem is back! I will be contacting the garage again but was wondering if anybody else could give some insight, also how much would a new module cost to replace? Thanks SD

Submitted: 02/05/2016 23:56:54 | ID: 131098

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jennifer rowell, North Lincolnshire

Citroen C3

Over filled my tank now the fuel indicator doesn't show full have I damaged something also how do you get the sump pan off

Submitted: 02/05/2016 09:40:08 | ID: 131057

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Ryan, Bedfordshire

Citroen C3

Hi all. Just a question about juddering. Noticed when I have car on cruise and off cruise it sometimes judders for a couple seconds. Has happened so far on motorways at between 45-60mph. Any ideas? Want to nip this is the bud now before any more serious problems occur. Everything else with the car is fine absolutely no problems.

Submitted: 18/04/2016 14:48:44 | ID: 130544

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J Totten, Antrim

Citroen C3

how do you change plastic radiator grill on citroen c3 2009

Submitted: 18/04/2016 11:51:46 | ID: 130536

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m wymer, Norfolk

Citroen C3

if I stall my c3 it is impossible to start it again until approx. 2 hours later which is becoming frustrating especially as it was bought brand new on 1st march. I had the same problem with my previous c3 also bought brand new in 2013. I was assured that this problem wouldn't happen again when I traded it in for my new c3 !!! Please could somebody advise me if there is a trick I'm not aware of in restarting it quickly without having to sit around waiting especially at a set of traffic lights!

Submitted: 15/04/2016 17:13:39 | ID: 130418

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Ger, Dublin

Citroen C3

While driving my daughter noticed a burning smell and then the light went out behind the heating/ac controls. Any ideas? Could it be a fuse or the heating/ac system gone.

Submitted: 12/04/2016 23:48:21 | ID: 130316

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Leidy, Belgium

Citroen C3

Hello, My left rear reverse light doesn't work, only the right one. I've heard that there's only one in this model and that this is normal...is this true? Thanks!

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Leidy, c'est vrai.. il y a seulement une lumière du renversement sur beaucoup de plus petites voitures. examinez la lentille et vous verrez il n'y a aucune place pour une ampoule. True, there is only one reversing light on many smaller cars. look into the lens and you'll see there is no place for a bulb. R Evans from Caerphilly

Thanks a lot!!i was about getting crazy and to go to argue with the seller! Merci beaucoup!! j'etais en train de me casser la tete et d'aller me battre avec le vendeur! Leidy from Belgium

Submitted: 12/04/2016 11:23:08 | ID: 130278

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Terry Smith, Lancashire

Citroen C3

My c3 2010 rattles when I rev the car up. The fuel is petrol

Submitted: 10/04/2016 20:46:26 | ID: 130211

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Etienne, South Africa

Citroen C3

Hi I was driving and suddenly when i push the accellerator no power . I have fuel and all is ok seems like no fuel going through.

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Hi Etienne, Did you get this fixed? Sounds like you had the same problem I had. Was in and out of the garage and they couldn't find anything, but a friend looked at it and found out that it was (what I believe the call ) the injector. SD from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 06/04/2016 14:53:38 | ID: 130013

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chris brock, Surrey

Citroen C3

trip computer doesnt go off at all, it used to go off after a few seconds ,but now it displays all 3 rips, ie, eco, 1 and 2 are all shown at the same time, u can move them and reset them as normal. but it doesnt go out after a few seconds like it used too. any ideas ive looked everywhere for a answer

Submitted: 03/04/2016 21:56:42 | ID: 129910

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Ann Rawbone, Caerphilly

Citroen C3

info screen on dashbpard keeps telling me that foglamps,sidelamps,indicators etc faulty when they are not

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Likely to be a wiring issue, my partner had an 07 plate C3 auto, which had the same issue, It appeared to be the wiring connection was loose or faulty. Andy Mcluckie from East Ayrshire

Submitted: 30/03/2016 20:31:10 | ID: 129711

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Adrian Eastick, Herefordshire

Citroen C3

The DSC/ASR light keeps coming on and after STOPPING and pressing the appropriate button it eventually goes off but comes back on again a little while later. Help!

Submitted: 30/03/2016 14:03:58 | ID: 129680

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Ken, Durham

Citroen C3

Hi, not long had the car and been back to garage a few times already.... Not always and generally when car is warmed up, after braking the car seems to accelerate away without pressing the pedal. It doesn't rev when clutch is pressed, nor does it accelerate at any great speed but it can be quite unnerving at times. Also, every time I start the car, the brake pedal kicks up slightly, this is more noticeable by the sound of it kicking up. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Submitted: 24/03/2016 16:11:32 | ID: 129424

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carlos, Kent

Citroen C3

hi just got a c3 can not put more them £20 pounds of petrol any reason?

Submitted: 23/03/2016 16:10:22 | ID: 129373

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paul, Worcestershire

Citroen C3

how to get gearbox bolt out next to the cat without taking cat off

Submitted: 21/03/2016 20:30:47 | ID: 129312

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Lindsay, Greater Manchester

Citroen C3

How on earth do I fit my towing eye to the front of my car. We've opened the patch on the front number but can't get the tow eye to stay in. Must be doing something wrong?

Submitted: 20/03/2016 14:20:43 | ID: 129261

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Michele, Merseyside

Citroen C3

Engine management light is on and message saying fuel anti pollution faulty also drive is juddering and loss of power but has not yet stalled also the fan stays on yet temperature gauge is normal , any ideas what this issue is please

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This happened to me today too!! Really worried about what could be wrong, and frightened to drive the car now!! Emily Walden from Kent

please help!! Emily Walden from Kent

please help!! Emily Walden from Kent

Submitted: 17/03/2016 05:48:53 | ID: 129113

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Audra, Greater Manchester

Citroen C3

We have a c3 automatic 12 plate and we have just noticed that its holding in 3rd gear too long. You can set off and the gears will change fine from 1st to 2nd then it seems to go into 3rd at about 20mph and it wont gear up to 4th till it gets to 40 .Then when you are slowing down it takes a long time for it to go from 3rd to 2nd. It has only just started doing this. It has a 1.6 engine & yet when going uphill at say 60mph in 4th gear it starts to lose power, decreases speed then drops down to 3rd gear as if there is a lack of power.

Submitted: 16/03/2016 15:42:27 | ID: 129090

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Antonio, Surrey

Citroen C3

HI, I JUST BOUGHT A CITROEN C3 2006 1.1 PETROL AND I REALISED THAT THE CLUTCH AND THE BREAK PEDAL ARE VERY HIGHT, MY QUESTION IS CAN I MAKE T SHORTER?? ARE THEY ADJUSTABLE. THANKS

Submitted: 14/03/2016 18:19:41 | ID: 129008

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george, Lebanon

Citroen C3

Hii... Where is the loction for the cutoff switch in this car

Submitted: 14/03/2016 06:43:05 | ID: 128980

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Okelly, Devon

Citroen C3

I went to open the bonnet and I pulled the leaver to do so and it opened, however i then pulled again and the red leaver came off, it is still attached to the wire and I believe there is to much tension to hook the handle back into place. What should I do ?

Submitted: 10/03/2016 20:40:50 | ID: 128830

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vinny, Cardiff

Citroen C3

How hard is it to change the bottom ball joint on citroen c3 and what will i need to do

Submitted: 05/03/2016 13:12:00 | ID: 128556

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paul, Cornwall

Citroen C3

need some help i have a citroen c3 1.4 petrol sx was driving this morning doing the school run and engine management light come on and lost power turned it off and started back up ok just with engine light on need some help as its the wifes car any help will be good ty

Submitted: 01/03/2016 10:21:42 | ID: 128371

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Paul, Angus

Citroen C3

Write your question here...I citroenc3 is loosing power while driving can anyone please help.

Submitted: 29/02/2016 12:18:10 | ID: 128322

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