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steve freeman, East Sussex

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please can you tell me if it is possible to adjust my headlights to be able to drive in europe

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Steve, no you can't ADJUST them due to the vee shaped angle in the beam deflection. What is usual is to apply beam deflector stickers to the headlamp lens (you can buy them at car accessory shops or on fleabay for less than a fiver). You can leave them of for UK MOT However, you can get replacement headlamps which will reverse the direction of the beam deflection, as fitted to Euro vehicles.. but if it is only for a trip, it is not financially worthwhile, plus, you'll not pass UK MOT with euro headlamps, again because of beam deflection. If you want to change the headlamps, there are four variants possible for each lamp (L&R) depending on your build having done a lot of travelling in France, many people do not bother with any mods for a few trips. (we are out there three times a year in our relay and don't even bother with beam deflector stickers.. and have driven at night but never been pulled over (tempting fate.. I'll have to get some now) R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 23/01/2016 23:20:55 | ID: 126600

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Sykes, Lancashire

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My heater fan wont turn off triennial another fan still same any ideas regards adgeboy

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Hi Sykes... sounds more like an electrical issue that the fan itself.. which IS working.. you may have a short in the wiring to or from the heater switch, or there may be fault IN the switch assembly R Evans from Caerphilly

The new fan you tried.. did it come with its own control module of did you use the one off your van?? Control module or connections to that may be playing games.. Anyway, just sent u e-mail that may help with parts R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 23/01/2016 14:42:02 | ID: 126577

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paul moore, Essex

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reversing lights don't work chap any ideas,bulbs/wiring seems fine though.

Submitted: 19/01/2016 18:08:45 | ID: 126392

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FilbertFatknacker, Leicestershire

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Hi windscreen wipers corroded up and blew the Fuse on the M1 , i stuck a bigger fuse in and blew somthing else , only have fast wipe , oiled the wipers but need to find what i'v blown , what and where is it . Thanks 2.0 hdi 2009

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Have you got the wipers sorted? You should disassemble the ball and socket joints, clean them out and apply lithium based or white grease in the sockets and reassemble.. not use WD40 which will evaporate and leave little or no lubrication after a short while.. it is penetrating oil.. very thin and used to release stuck joints not for lubing them long term. If you now only have fast wipe you may have damaged the motor.. part No 6405-GF. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 19/01/2016 09:50:46 | ID: 126374

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FilbertFatknacker, Leicestershire

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Despach 2.0 2009 . Fan heater only works on 3 Fast , wich has stoped the aircon from working .....what part do i need or can it be fixed ? thanks

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Filbert, your problem can be fixed... and you can source the parts and fit yourself with not too much difficulty. On Dispatch WITHOUT aircon there is a resistor that controls the fan speed.. change that and it's fine.. but you have aircon model which has a further control module. either part could be the cause.. resistor or the control module. On yours, the resistor is part number 6450-XE and the control module is 6441-W9 on earlier vans and 6441-CE on later models. To get to these parts you remove all the plastic covers below the steering wheel to expose the components. When you get the blower exposed and the two electrical connectors unclipped, there are two small bolts, bottom left and bottom right of the blower that fix it in place.. remove these and pull the blower downwards to remove. Fleabay will take £30 for the resistor but the control module may prove more difficult to find, though not impossible. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 19/01/2016 09:45:46 | ID: 126372

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norman bell, Isle of Wight

Citroen Dispatch

Brake pedal stick on in the winter any suggestions please

Submitted: 16/01/2016 10:14:04 | ID: 126234

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carl, Surrey

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Hi After having a flat battery for no obvious reason i got a jump start and now The speedo has converted to KM from Miles and the on screen info is all in french!!!!!!!!!!!!! But MORE WORRYING is that when i remove the keys from the ignition after about five minutes the wipers and Front headlights come on Please Help

Submitted: 15/01/2016 20:24:34 | ID: 126204

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DANIEL WELCH, Dorset

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Hi there, I was wondering if you could help answer a question for me. I have bought a second hand citroen dispatch (my second as I love the 2.0l HDI engine) I seem to have a problem with the permanent live to the audio system and the interior light. I've used a multi meter to check if there is power and there is none as a permanent live. Any ideas on how to solve the issue or any clue as to how I can get to the permanent live cable myself?? Thank you Appreciate your time

Submitted: 06/01/2016 13:30:09 | ID: 125642

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Sykes, Lancashire

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,mr Evans from Caerphilly you asked for info off van and e mail how can I send it to you regards sykes

Submitted: 04/01/2016 18:06:09 | ID: 125546

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darren yarrow, Hertfordshire

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HI THE ANTI POLLUTION COMES UP ON DATCH

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Could be a number of issues.. get it plugged into to diagnostic computer to find the fault code. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 04/01/2016 11:45:32 | ID: 125527

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Sykes, Lancashire

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How do I remove- refit starter motor

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Sykes, give me the VIN no of your Dispatch and I will let you know.. there are five variations on the method of replacing a starter for a Dispatch and they are quite different in the preparatory work you have to do. If you also include an e-mail address I could send you the Citroen diagrams and instructions for your vehicle R Evans from Caerphilly

Just in case my phone 01204573984 Sykes from Lancashire

I'm in work now... I'll ring you tomorrow morning. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 02/01/2016 13:07:12 | ID: 125421

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Avi Flax, Israel

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My right rear door does not latch when it is closed. It needs the only way I can get it to latch is by leaning on the door when it is closed. Any suggestions what I can do

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Adjust the striker and/or receiver. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 22/12/2015 20:25:03 | ID: 125040

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John, Durham

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Hi could you please tell me the location of number 1 lambda sensor

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John, there is only one lambda sensor. If your diesel engine is this TURBO DIESEL DV6UC 1560 4 CYL D TB ECH DR type then you need a 22mm slitted socket to remove it,, Citroen special tool that you could get.. tool number 4386-T.. not financially worthwhile to buy for one job !!. If your engine type fits one of these.. DW10CD PEF 94KW DTR 1997 DIES or DW10CE PEF 72KW DTR 1997 DIES or DW10CTED4 PEF TURBO DIESEL then you can do it yourself. The sensors are located at the front of the exhaust pipe near where they come away from the engine.. if you have a 4-poster.. raise the vehicle and look for the flexible part of the front of the exhaust.. the front part of that will go upwards towards the top of the engine.. the sensor is located in that area. Beware.. changing the sensor... because of the hot-cold-hot-cold operation, they can be easy to break and if you have a fauly caused by it, you'll need to get the fault code cleared from the ECU. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 21/12/2015 18:32:33 | ID: 124997

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Russell Steen, Shropshire

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Hi any help or advice would be greatly received My work van Citroën dispatch had a burning smell coming from the clutch then started bellowing blue smoke out of the engine resulting to the clutch burning out. After 4000 miles from brand new. Now my employer is looking at giving me a disciplinary any ideas why this might happen? They are saying it was unreasonable driving which is not true tia

Submitted: 20/12/2015 13:31:52 | ID: 124918

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steve, Greater Manchester

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on 3 occasions my windscreen wipers stop working. now they wont start again at all but will still squirt water out . any ideas, if its a fuse where is the fuse located

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water from the windscreen channels over the left wind screen wiper, this causes it to corrode , the wind screen wipers become stiff and blow the fuse, quick fix spray with WD , or better still take off and greese up the round lugs and joint, dont do what i did and put a nail in the Fuse on the side of the M1 and blow ...er somthing some where, ..i still have not fixed this and only have fast wipe... FilbertFatknacker from Leicestershire

water from the windscreen channels over the left wind screen wiper, this causes it to corrode , the wind screen wipers become stiff and blow the fuse, quick fix spray with WD , or better still take off and greese up the round lugs and joint, dont do what i did and put a nail in the Fuse on the side of the M1 and blow ...er somthing some where, ..i still have not fixed this and only have fast wipe... FilbertFatknacker from Leicestershire

Submitted: 11/12/2015 04:36:54 | ID: 124585

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simon, Tyne and Wear

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Hi there my alarm won't switch it's self of when driving down the road. Iv tried taking the battery off and putting it back on but it keeps going off for 1 minute then stopping what do I need to do. The van drives fine still

Submitted: 03/12/2015 19:26:04 | ID: 124326

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Georgia, Buckinghamshire

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2012 dispatch van .sensor continues to beep and flash Saying the Passenger door is open . Any ideas please ??

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I have the very same problem with mine 09 any answers to fix this would be appreciated Brian from Ireland

I have the very same problem with mine 09 any answers to fix this would be appreciated Brian from Ireland

Submitted: 24/11/2015 22:29:48 | ID: 123950

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juie, West Sussex

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what goes into the fluid bottle which is round in shape and sits behind the windscreen washer bottle ?

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Sounds like you're looking at the power steering fluid reservoir... open the lid and see what colour the fluid is.. if it's clear but with a red-ish tint.. power steering fluid.. there will be two rubber hoses coming from it.. measuring about 1/2 inch diameter each. The reservoir does not need to be full to the brim.. but there should be some indication on the bottle or a disptick attached to the lid to tell you if it needs topping up... PS.. Citroen say that the fluid used should be Total Fluide ATX. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 24/11/2015 11:31:07 | ID: 123927

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David Ruddock, Yorkshire

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My rear light on the nearside wont work and also my offside front side light wont work, I have swapped bulbs round with a good bulb but still doesn't work and the fuses are ok no power getting to bulbs.

Submitted: 14/11/2015 16:45:23 | ID: 123490

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Robert miller, Cambridgeshire

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Temperature fall and rise any ideas why please

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do you mean the temperature needle on the dashboard falling and rising.?.. it is supposed to.. go up and stay at a level.. but can fluctuate... a little.. if you're in start stop traffic.. radiator fans cutting in and out.. but if it does this during regular driving you could have a sticking thermostat.. or a faulty sender or a faulty gauge. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 14/11/2015 11:39:11 | ID: 123479

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Andrew Wilkinson, Cheshire

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Hi all ! I have a Dispatch 2008 2.0 HDI 1st (Question) My standard Radio will Not keep its memory, when the radio stations and time are set, turn off the ignition and back on it returns to factory !! Is this a fuse for a permanent feed to the radio ??????????????? 2nd (Question) Central locking on the key will not connect with remote module, seems like there is No power to the vehicle module for the remote key to talk to ??????? Now for some reason the passenger will not lock and the other doors Only lock when the courtesy light go's off after a minute or two delay. Any ideas ? Please share if you have any ideas, Thanks in advance Andy, Cheshire

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Your audio system may have a small fuse in the rear of it.. if that's gone it no longer has a permanent live feed... the feed which retains the memory settings... or it could be the fuse at the fuseboard. The module and locking issues.. sounds like an autolec should be consulted. R Evans from Caerphilly

Thanks for your suggestions R Evans from Caerphilly The problem has recently been resolved by an Auto Elec =D For anyone looking here for answers with similar problems The answer turned out to be a simple one; I had pulled and checked all the fuses under the dash, one was blown so replaced that, The problem was as i removed them all One fuse has Two positions and it was put back in the wrong position, thats it !! if you have the problem and need a more detailed answer Leave a Question Here !! Thanks Andy Andrew Wilkinson from Cheshire

Submitted: 10/11/2015 22:14:15 | ID: 123384

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Terry, Warwickshire

Citroen Dispatch

How do I change the gear linkage on my dispatch van. 2000 model. Thanks

Submitted: 05/11/2015 06:50:16 | ID: 123146

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Sean, Powys

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I have a Citroën dispatch 1.9d 05 plate the cambelt snapped, my mate gave me his old van as engine is good but it's a fiat scudo 1.9d 51 plate, would I be able to put scudo engine in my Citroën?

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I believe it is basically same engine.. but older ! You may have issues with the ECU talking to your 'new' engine's components.. and would ideally get it checked .. but in theory it should fit and work.. should !! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 02/11/2015 10:09:18 | ID: 123016

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lee, Norfolk

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my horn keeps going off on its own.when i open the door it goes of in short burst about every ten seconds then stops. it has now started to go off on its own while im driving. i have to stop and turn the key on and off to stop it . please help cheers

Submitted: 01/11/2015 14:17:38 | ID: 122981

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Lisa, Derbyshire

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Hi, Where can i find the cranks shaft sensor on a 2001 Citroen Dispatch 2 litre 8 valve HDI? Many thanks, Lisa

Submitted: 28/10/2015 10:28:39 | ID: 122811

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john davies, Gwent

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hi, my citreon dispatch 2.0 hdi 2005 has just started to cut out. Engin diagnostics light comes on and seems to have a letter K on it, any ideas.

Submitted: 16/10/2015 15:39:21 | ID: 122384

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Steve, Essex

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Hi I have a citroen dispatch 2lt diesel, while I'm driving the lights gages and speedo all drop out. Still drives but can't see speed or rev count. Please help as I'm at a loss.

Submitted: 13/10/2015 18:18:20 | ID: 122286

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david, Louth

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warning light for hydrolic suspension comes on and stays on for a while and then clears itself it has happened a few times

Submitted: 10/10/2015 22:39:48 | ID: 122157

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jay barrett, Somerset

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Speedo not working any ideas

Submitted: 10/10/2015 13:16:06 | ID: 122136

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dave, Middlesex

Citroen Dispatch

what does orange triangle with a exclamation mark mean also spanner sign is on as well

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Please.. is this a serious question? orange triangle with exclamation.. alert.. something is wrong... spanner.. service overdue or it may need attention ! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 08/10/2015 19:02:15 | ID: 122081

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paul, Bristol

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wipers ont work headlights dont work side lights and full beam ok and when i lock thr van the side lights come on had to disconnect the battery ??

Submitted: 02/10/2015 22:42:22 | ID: 121899

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John, Surrey

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My indicator Fails to work when indicating left .What could the problem be. Thanks

Submitted: 29/09/2015 19:33:15 | ID: 121778

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sam, Derbyshire

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Hi, hope someone can help, the windscreen wipers no longer work on intermittent I assume its a problem with the relay but having a problem locating the relay found all the other relays but the one I want. thanks

Submitted: 23/09/2015 19:40:10 | ID: 121556

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jill, Devon

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I have a citroen dispatch 2006 hdi van ..the problem is when i turn off the key it sounds like thepump is still running..if i dont lift the bonnet and lift the lever to disconnect the battery ..it would drain it and wont start the next day.. can anyone help me thanks

Submitted: 18/09/2015 07:59:18 | ID: 121315

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Rob Jones, Isle of Wight

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How can I turn off remote lock beep when I lock/unlock? And also reverse beep? I bought it yesterday, think the reverse beep was off so may have turned that on trying to turn remote lock beep off. Any suggestions?

Submitted: 16/09/2015 08:03:19 | ID: 121206

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Sohail, Greater Manchester

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I have citreon dispatch van it's a problem when I start in the down temperature the it's giving to much smoke like to much emmsion high anyone know the problem thanks

Submitted: 12/09/2015 05:05:36 | ID: 121060

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craig smith, Lincolnshire

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hi I recently had a cambelt kit and new egr valve fitted to my 55plate dispatch van and now the diagnostic light keeps coming on after a few miles would appreciate any advice to rectify this problem thanks craig

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Take it to autolec and ask them to connect the OBD and to 'tell' the ECU that there is a new egr valve. Ask the autolec to get OBD diagnostic test done to see if there are any other issues R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 08/09/2015 09:31:49 | ID: 120918

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Barry, Norfolk

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how do I change the brake light on the Citroen dispatch?

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Open the rear door.. where the light cluster curls behind the door, you'll see two knurled fixings.. remove them and pull the light cluster away.. remember the electrical harness is still attached so don't pull too hard.. disconnect the harness and the cluster is free.. remove the light fitment panel from the cluster to access the bulbs... change the busted bulb and reassemble in reverse. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 29/08/2015 12:13:39 | ID: 120498

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mark bruce, Northumberland

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Hi sorry no nothing about engines & my clutch has gone & got asked if it had a duel mast clutch system & I don't have a clue hope not because been told price if it has & the price if it hasn't only had it 4months after saving up nearly a year 4 it it took me a full year 2 save up the £800 iI paid 4 it

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If it's a newer Dispatch III it will be a DMF. Plenty of places to get pattern parts to reduce the price. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 27/08/2015 23:26:23 | ID: 120439

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Ray barnes, Southampton

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How do I rectify clutch judder on my 52 plate Citroen dispatch

Submitted: 26/08/2015 22:12:33 | ID: 120395

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