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Liam Davies , Rhondda Cynon Taf

Citroen C4

Hi I've just bought a 07 plate vtr plus and the service light bleeped and now its saying economy mode the car starts and drives fine.do I need to be worried.can anyone help me.

Submitted: 12/02/2016 17:45:37 | ID: 127485

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Wes Hughes, West Midlands

Citroen C4

C4 I have a 2005 citroen c4 vtr+ I loses power now and the and smells really at times. No engine management light on But depolition warning comes up, Please help what could this be???

Submitted: 09/02/2016 00:00:52 | ID: 127313

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Wes Hughes, West Midlands

Citroen C4

I have a 2005 citroen c4 vtr+ I loses power now and the and smells really at times. No engine management light on But depolition warning comes up, Please help what could this be???

Submitted: 08/02/2016 23:59:43 | ID: 127312

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Dave Ross, Berkshire

Citroen C4

When parked which wiper is at the bottom of the screen?

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When parked which wiper is at the bottom of the screen? I live on the Isle of Man. Dave Ross from Berkshire

Email address is correct you don't list the Isle of Man in your drop Down list Dave Ross from Berkshire

Submitted: 29/01/2016 05:35:40 | ID: 126840

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Dave Ross, Berkshire

Citroen C4

When parked which wiper is at the bottom of the screen?

Submitted: 29/01/2016 05:33:08 | ID: 126839

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Mr ramzan , Stockton-on-Tees

Citroen C4

Where's front fog lights fuse please help me

Submitted: 25/01/2016 21:56:28 | ID: 126702

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david hill, Berkshire

Citroen C4

can you tell me why my engine cuts out when slowing down/turning, and wont restart. Also sometimes there are no ignition lights when you turn the key, but they come up the 2nd time you turn the key

Submitted: 14/01/2016 07:57:52 | ID: 126095

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Rod Moody, Hampshire

Citroen C4

I have an oil leek in front of the inside rear wheel . it is red very thick on my citroen C4 what could it be

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Red .. possibly could be PAS fluid.. power steering fluid. They do use a pinky coloured fluid for coolant in some garages, but it's not thick and oily. There is also auxtran.. fluid for automatic gearboxes that will be oily and depending on the spec from Citroen, may be thicker than the PAS fluid, but maybe not... however, neither should be leaking near the rear wheels.. unless you have the Citroen spheres fitted to suspension... uses hydraulic fluid that can be green !!!! Ron, if you're willing to give me chassis number of your motor, I'll have a look at the Citroen build spec. R Evans from Caerphilly

Ron.. gone through the diagrams for C4.. can't see spheres.. and can't really see what fluid could be red in that area.. unless they use a red brake fluid.. difficult to diagnose possible without seeing the vehicle and where the muck is coming from R Evans from Caerphilly

C4 picasso has pneumatic suspension.. air pressurised but the other variants have mechanical.. i.e. springs. Best you get a tech to have a look R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 13/01/2016 21:13:53 | ID: 126079

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Dave Ross, Berkshire

Citroen C4

How to fit a new radios

Submitted: 12/01/2016 17:51:57 | ID: 126009

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Colin Hamlin, Hampshire

Citroen C4

we have just had the alternator and alternator belt replaced and the speedometer is showing excess speeds, for instance virtually slowed down and it reads 20 mph and cruising but showing 70mph plus messages coming up in french

Submitted: 12/01/2016 09:01:04 | ID: 125982

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Mundy, Cardiff

Citroen C4

I need to replace the fuse box and was wondering if it makes a difference as to what transmission the new part comes off? I.e: Diesel/Petrol/Automatic. I have matched the part numbers already.

Submitted: 04/01/2016 00:19:50 | ID: 125502

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tim, Middlesex

Citroen C4

The car works perfectly but when switching on the display says that the anti pollution is faulty. The engine warning light stays on but performance is not affected and the car has not failed MOT

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The antipollution absorber is part of the emission control but does not necessarily mean it will fail the MOT. However, a fault detected could make the ecu behave differently and ultimately have effect on fuel economy and performance. On the C4 there are a few different variants of the antipollution absorber. It could be any one of 1502-H2 or H3 or H6 or H9 1502-F9 or 1502-H9... dependant on your chassis number. On all variants the canister is behind the front right wing and pretty easy to change itself.. but you have to remove the front right wing. then it's a few clips only. The issue is removing the front wing.. preliminary actions are removing the front bumper, headlamp and splash shield. However, you could get away with only removing the front bumper enough to get the front right wing out to get to the antipollution canister. That is, providing it IS the canister at fault.. there is an electrovalve in its system that is more likely to have failed... and there are as many different part numbers for this as the canister itself.. but there is also the purge canister solenoid valve that could be at fault.. really.. you should have it hooked up to OBD to find out exactly where the fault lays. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 27/12/2015 13:40:49 | ID: 125194

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Taylor, Argyll and Bute

Citroen C4

Engine management light is on sayIng have engine repaired

Submitted: 18/12/2015 18:32:54 | ID: 124834

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Dimitar, Macedonia

Citroen C4

Hi.I have Citoroen c4 1.4i and i got engine check light on and antipolution sign faulty in the same time.The car is losing power and is switching off.I went in to the car service and they erased that with computer,but after some time,same thing hapens again.Please some advice.Tnx

Submitted: 06/12/2015 12:53:36 | ID: 124406

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Mark Gray , Gwynedd

Citroen C4

My Citroën C4 o6 plated 1.6 diesel. When it starts from cold, it emits blue smoke from the exhaust. If I rev it a little, with just a few pumps on the accelerator peddle, just up to say 3,000 revs, it cures the blue smoke coming from the exhaust. But if the car is idling for day 15 minutes, the blue smoke returns with a vengeance from the exhaust. My car pulls and drives fantastic in the meantime. I've barely had it three months, just over actually, as the warranty has just elapsed by a week. I hope it's nothing major. Need my car. It's done approx 130,000 miles, is not using oil, as I check it most often, and the dipstick still shows halfway between the low and high. That's after the car has been stood still with engine off for a good half hour. Please help...

Submitted: 27/11/2015 14:51:20 | ID: 124078

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jem, South Africa

Citroen C4

What is the recommended tyre pressure. For my C4 vts..17 inch tyres

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citroen c4 2005 cuando quito y pongo la batería la pantalla de kms enciende bien pero no arranca , 2 minutos aprox se apaga la pantalla . Después, hasta que no quito el borne de la batería no vuelve a encender la pantalla de kms Me pueden ayudar? Gracias, Hassan from Stirling

Submitted: 25/11/2015 20:34:25 | ID: 124005

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Catherine smith, North Ayrshire

Citroen C4

Hi I have a1.6 vets coupe I think anyway it is pulsating on tick over hot or cold.does the fuel filter need changed

Submitted: 23/11/2015 23:20:37 | ID: 123916

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sbu, Cork

Citroen C4

Hi people I just changed mt timing belt on a citroen c4 vts and the car won't start, can I get an advice on how to get my timing correct and how should the the camshafts layout position should be

Submitted: 20/11/2015 04:39:51 | ID: 123717

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Denise sillitoej, North Yorkshire

Citroen C4

Where is temperature gauge engine seems hot but notoverheating

Submitted: 02/11/2015 15:48:59 | ID: 123024

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ahmed allam, Egypt

Citroen C4

Hi, I am owning c4 2007 1.6 and i have a problem in the car power steering appears once I changed the car wheels from R15 195/65 (THE ORIGINAL OF MY CAR) and replaced it with a new one R16 205/60 , the car power steering becomes hard , the question is are there any software update or resitting or any other configuration for the car to work normally with the new wheels . thanks

Submitted: 27/10/2015 23:07:51 | ID: 122801

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nigel, Lincolnshire

Citroen C4

I had a rat chew through an injector took it to a garage they soldered the wire but the engine light wont go off and the anti pollution warning comes on now what can I do

Submitted: 22/10/2015 10:13:48 | ID: 122578

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shaun, South Africa

Citroen C4

I bought C4 1.6 2007 coupe from an auction/It lost power on the open road after fetching it. I stopped at a local garage who ran a dynastic on it no fault was found. Then she seemed to idle normal again. But engine dies once you put in reverse will not reverse at all. What could be wrong Looking closer now she could has been in a slight accident. Please try help very disappointed

Submitted: 20/10/2015 19:59:43 | ID: 122535

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Andy, Kent

Citroen C4

Hi, i am getting this message come up on the centre dash. STOP Braking system faulty It comes up for approx 2 seconds and disappears for a few days. Has my Pads got a sensor? Does it mean Pads are low or Brake Fluid is low? No warning symbol is lit up when this warning message appears, not even the brake warning light! No ABS warning light or ESP has lit up either. The car brakes ok and seem very sharp, but a bit squeaky. Please help if you have any idea. Thanks.

Submitted: 20/10/2015 00:59:44 | ID: 122503

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Stu, France

Citroen C4

2nd hand car - works fine apart from fact that date and time, can be changed, but will not stay changed - constantly revert to the same time, date etc in 2003!! Any ideas how to fix - or should I just take it to the Citroen garage?

Submitted: 04/10/2015 12:57:06 | ID: 121956

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Mat Humphrey, Australia

Citroen C4

Hi Our C4 diesel has a shinny black plastic like substance leaking or melting from around the top of the injectors and dripping down the side of the block. When the engine is warm it smells a bit like hot oil. When cold it dries like hard plastic. When hot is like soft black bitumen. Any ideas ? My local mechanic has no idea. Thanks Mat

Submitted: 03/10/2015 02:29:43 | ID: 121907

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m jenkins, Norfolk

Citroen C4

have just experience complete battery failure .suspect internal fault only 30 months old.is this acceptable as I'm told that battery is not covered under waaranty

Submitted: 17/09/2015 10:34:35 | ID: 121276

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Shazrul, Bristol

Citroen C4

Hi, I'm hearing a ringing sound when driving at low speed (driving in the city). The noise seems to come from underneath the car. But when I drive at high speed on highways the sound disappears. Can anyone help me?

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There may be a stone or pebble caught in between the exhaust and heat protection panels, I had this problem and was worried the exhaust was on the way out Michael Hilton from West Midlands

Submitted: 16/09/2015 08:17:37 | ID: 121209

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arthur shave, Essex

Citroen C4

my citroen has developed a nasty knock underneath front offside 3 garages have checked it and cant find it every ball joint on the suspension is tight and no play anywhere has any one any ideas thanks in advance

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it sounds very like a drop link if on smooth road its quiet when road is rough nasty noise davy from County Fermanagh

it sounds very like a drop link if on smooth road its quiet when road is rough nasty noise davy from County Fermanagh

Had similar problem when drove it away from the sales room , took it back found it was the rubber on the shocker , replaced it no problems Brian from Greater Manchester

Had similar problem when drove it away from the sales room , took it back found it was the rubber on the shocker , replaced it no problems Brian from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 11/09/2015 15:14:15 | ID: 121037

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itay, ?????

Citroen C4

Hi, I have Citroën c4 2008. Today I lit a warning light - drawing engine. The vehicle drives without problems, but he trembles very strongly when I'm driving and when I press the accelerator. what is the problem? THanks Itay

Submitted: 11/09/2015 14:58:32 | ID: 121035

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david, County Fermanagh

Citroen C4

why will the passenger seat belt warning light not go off nobody in set but plug in set belt and it will go off

Submitted: 08/09/2015 08:24:18 | ID: 120916

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Peter jones, Lancashire

Citroen C4

Why won't my tail gait stay up on my Citroen c4 please

Submitted: 04/09/2015 20:54:41 | ID: 120792

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FRANCIS, South Ayrshire

Citroen C4

MY CIGARETTE LIGHTER KEEPS BLOWING A FUSE I REPLACED THE FUSE BLUE 15 3 TIMES AND IT KEEPS BLOWING.THE CAR WILL RUN FINE FOR A DAY OR TWO THEN IT BLOWS EVERY TIME THE FUSE GOES I CANNOT STAR MY CAR PLEASE COULD YOU HELP

Submitted: 28/08/2015 22:49:03 | ID: 120489

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peter beck, Cornwall

Citroen C4

At high speed engine jerks why.

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Try cleaning your throttle body. It could be sticking at a certain point. Search online for how to do it. It's really simple to do. r01 from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 28/08/2015 20:19:37 | ID: 120483

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D Wood, Derbyshire

Citroen C4

have had fitted 4 coil packs in 4 months 3 under warranty it has blown again no1 cylinder have had emu unit tested that test ok garage can not find any reason for the problem

Submitted: 23/08/2015 09:04:49 | ID: 120197

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Patrick, Lincolnshire

Citroen C4

I had a flat battery replaced battery now I have no power steering I have been told you can reset the power steering can you help

Submitted: 16/08/2015 16:47:14 | ID: 119878

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Ruth holt, City of Glasgow

Citroen C4

My citroen c4 is making a wood pigeon sound when I turn engine off what's the problem.

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I can hear a noise like that in mine, it's always the same but seems like it only happens if I've been driving it for a longer time say more than 5 minutes. I've only had the car about a month but it's a 2012 plate. Did you, by any chance, find out why this happens? Thanks Anna from Highland

I can hear a noise like that in mine, it's always the same but seems like it only happens if I've been driving it for a longer time say more than 5 minutes. I've only had the car about a month but it's a 2012 plate. Did you, by any chance, find out why this happens? Thanks Anna from Highland

Submitted: 11/08/2015 10:30:09 | ID: 119605

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paul, Greater Manchester

Citroen C4

Hi i have been getting oil in my water reservour tank the car is not giving me any problems as yet . Can any one tell me what this can be and is it a costley fix

Submitted: 08/08/2015 15:07:37 | ID: 119500

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rob, Kent

Citroen C4

Hi my problem is the gear shift wont release from park via the brake pedal and the engine wont start the brake lights dont work either if you manually release leaver by overide it it still doesnt start in neutral if you by pass and start engine via battery to starter motor you can overide gear box park release switch and put car in drive and it will go but stuck in one gear and just a line shows on display put it back in park and it still shows just a line in display any ideas help please

Submitted: 03/08/2015 12:52:19 | ID: 119278

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CJ, Warwickshire

Citroen C4

Hi, purchased my second hand Citroen a couple of weeks ago, driven 300+ miles in the car in one go a couple of times with no problem! just driven home app. 7 miles and the engine fan has just kicked in after I switched the engine off and has taken nearly 15 minutes to cool down. Water etc topped up, any suggestions? Can't see where the temperature gauge is on the dashboard?

Submitted: 23/07/2015 23:57:21 | ID: 118828

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Mike, Cardiff

Citroen C4

My car keeps resetting back to default every time I start it no the key fob no longer works any ideas ?

Submitted: 21/07/2015 20:41:46 | ID: 118739

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