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Parked up fine no problem has fuel no lights on turns over but won't start, battery good. Immobiliser? Model not sure but 2.8 diesel Luton body
Submitted: 28/08/2016 17:05:48 | ID: 134728
Citroen relay x250 with 3.0 engine has just started to produce a screaming noise from either the fuel filter housing or something hidden below it? Does the fuel filter have any moving parts inside that could do this? Noise changes to a duller scoring / vibration noise if I switch the engine off but leave ignition on. It is not fan belt slippage or fan as I have checked. Many thanks for help in advance :-)
Submitted: 26/08/2016 23:20:02 | ID: 134684
Hi my Citroen relay 2,0 diesel has just started an intermittent problem it seems to happen under load ,the engine fault light comes on and van stops ,it says on the dash display oil high ,and when I pull over and restart the engine it starts ok and drives again no issues any ideas please .I think it may need oil change or its a sensor issue
Check oil level on dipstick mate.. if it is high you could be heading for overrun engine.. get oil change anyway. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 25/08/2016 19:06:04 | ID: 134645
I lifted the bonnet & noticed oil in the water expansion tank. Checked oil dip stick & found it empty. I do a lot of miles, it is at 194k now, but has had every service at due time plus interim oil changes between. On my last journey I experienced no problems & no dash board warnings came on. The engine was at normal temperature all of the time. I suspect it is a head gasket or may be cracked head. How can I tell if head is cracked? Can this be an expensive job?
Submitted: 21/08/2016 11:07:43 | ID: 134527
have you a oil cooler cheers
Submitted: 15/08/2016 20:05:23 | ID: 134379
Hi, I have bought a 2010 Citroen Relay L3 H2 panel van to convert into a campervan. I want to remove the storage area above the cab and there is a cross-member that goes across the width of the van about eye level height, presumably to hold the weight of anything stored in that space. Does anyone know if this is a structural support that is bracing the roof or can it be removed? I know that some of the motorhome converters remove this but not sure if they add any additional support to the roof when doing so. I will not be removing any structural supports elsewhere. Thanks David
David.. did a huge reply.. site rejected it.. basically the side to side is structural.. I did camper conversion and left mine in. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 11/08/2016 09:36:52 | ID: 134277
Hi, Does anyone know where's the location of the glow plug relay unit on Citroen Relay 2007? Appreciate any answer, thank you.
Submitted: 07/08/2016 09:25:33 | ID: 134167
The Relay leaks oil, has lost nearly all power and hydraulics, what is the problem?
Maurice, you'll need to get someone to have alook, mate, rather than rely on replies here.. need to establish what 'fluid' it is leaking.. engine oil gearbox oil, PAS fluid or what? Then.. need to find out from where and why.. broken pipe, failed seal, loose connection.. so many possibilities to consider.. but loss of hydraulics may suggest the 'oil' you said is leaking is in fact PAS fluid which might be red or a reddy colour... before even touching on the power loss. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 24/07/2016 09:11:41 | ID: 133777
Hello, I am wanting to fit rear windows in my 2004 Citroen Relay but can't find where to get any from. There is lots of info on 2006+ models. Can anyone help? Rachel
Submitted: 17/07/2016 19:58:04 | ID: 133593
We have an intermittent knock coming from front axle it doesn't need to be over rough roads. it will clear and not return for miles. It has been to dealers who can't find fault. I have also had vehicle over pit with no sign of wear in usual suspects. It has 28000miles on the clock. On my way to the garage it did knock twice but nothing on return trip and again nothing on road test this morning.
Submitted: 14/07/2016 12:46:27 | ID: 133518
Been offered one of these vans cheap however the engine management light is on and it only revs to 2000 and only does about 50mph maximum. A mechanic said it probably needs the DPF regenerating. Does this sound like a reasonable diagnosis or are there other issues I need to be wary of please ?
Reasonable and feasible if it has dpf. Older vans like my 57plate don't and eml with limp mode could be big trouble... need to get it plugged into diagnostic to get codes in memory.. while the dpf is feasible..I wouldn't take the seller word for it... think why is he selling CHEAP ..dpf not a difficult fix and a working van is less likely to need regen anyway.. pointing a little more towards troubled vehicle.. with need for further investigation first R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 12/07/2016 18:18:15 | ID: 133470
Low oil level is coming on when you switch ignition on, but has oil on dip stick
Jeff, you may have a faulty oil level probe... depending on what variant of engine you have R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 06/07/2016 20:44:55 | ID: 133300
Hi I've just bought a relay 2.2 l3 2010 van with a factory set speed limiter set rapt 62mph . How do I get this reset , I'm pretty sure it's set in the ecu . Has anyone any experience of sorting this ,and how much would it cost. Many thanks Daren
I there I had the same problem Exeter citroen can do this for the cost £60.00 plus vat so any citroen garage should be able to help you Graham Willis from Devon
contact a tuning specialist and negotiate a price... you'll get it cheaper than £60. I have the equipment to do it, but it'll cost you more than that in fuel to get here and back ! R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 01/07/2016 22:57:54 | ID: 133185
Has anyone got some advice on how to change the glow plugs? I've got a 2007 Citroen Relay, 2.2HDi, 120BHP. Many thanks!
Submitted: 29/06/2016 13:45:34 | ID: 133093
Window wipers stop no reason then after a while may start again, not good when on along journey can anyone help or know why this is happening.
Submitted: 29/06/2016 11:48:24 | ID: 133089
hi can anyone help??? my citreon relay 07 that i have fairly recently bought the back door central locking doesnt work at all, all my other doors including the side door all work on fob spot on but just not the back door, there is no sound when i press the fob on back door also the central locking button on dash locks all doors but again just not back, iv had the panel off and the connection block is joined together and wiring seems in tact i think, i have a 12v tester that i use for electrical work but iv no idea where to or how to test if there is power going to the locking mecanism, my key barrel in back door has recently snapped so it wasnt a prob locking my door manually before but cant even do that now so if anyone can help that would be much appreicated ????? if this is dodgy earthing or harness how do i test them???? thanks dom.
Submitted: 26/06/2016 19:50:11 | ID: 133024
hello i am looking for a wiring diagrame for the usb import on my citroen relay van year 2012. i have just purchased the van and the original radio had been stolen and they had cut the wires behind the radio. i have had it fixed but i have found that the usb doesnt work and have found out that the wires behind had been chopped as well. what i need is a wiring diagram just to show me where the wires from the usb import in the glove box go to. many thanks kind regards pete.
Submitted: 23/06/2016 18:22:25 | ID: 132929
Has any one had any issues with head gasket? On a 12 plate 43k. A coolant hose has split, been replaced but now showing signs of head gasket gone, seem to have lost pressure when starting, had Some test done at a garage( carbon???) they said gaskets though another garage and a citreon dealer not convinced as they haven't came across gaskets going before??? On this engine. Thanks
Submitted: 23/06/2016 13:29:05 | ID: 132916
Hi, 2009 lwb hi top diesel citreon relay, side sliding door will not unlock from remote /can anyone help regards steve
If you change the switch which has 3 contacts on it should cure the problem I had the same thing happened on My 2007 relay thanks Paul Cruze from Tyne and Wear
Submitted: 21/06/2016 18:59:13 | ID: 132856
How do you remove fuel filter top to replace paper type filter. Thanks in advance ??
with the housing firmly in situ you should be able to twist it to release it.. then take off the housing to remove it completely. the top is castellated and there is a tool Citroen use, but generally shouldn't need it unless someone has overtightened it. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 21/06/2016 15:55:53 | ID: 132851
How do you remove paper type fuel filter top off unit? Thanks indvance.
Submitted: 21/06/2016 15:53:23 | ID: 132850
turn ignition on air bag light on... dash goes through test airbag light goes off.... then comes on again after test+ stays on. only air bag is on drivers side r/h/d . horn works all lights work all indicators work. steering wheel is not set to 12 0`clock ,may have been removed before or tracking is out. van converted to campervan converted by wild ax rgds. idl
If they took out the bench seat and replaced it with singel seat, they may have botched up the wiring to the pyros.. they should have removed all pyros from bench.. passenger and middle pyros.. and strapped the passenger pyro under the new seat... otherwise the system detects malfunction. They could have clipped the wires and connected a resistor, but that can produce faults. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 19/06/2016 22:31:24 | ID: 132809
Hi I have a 62 plate sub citreon relay enterprise van with only 13,000 mile, it's developed two faults. The first was the central locking on the key fob dies not work. If you you the key in drivers door it lock all doors but when you try remote nothing happens no clicks . I've tried the reset of key fob no noise nothing dead,,! Now another fault engine fault light on code red as P2102 throttle actuator voltage low! Tried reset three time then after approx two mile it's back on again,,,! Can anyone advise please. Thanks in advance
Submitted: 18/06/2016 21:46:07 | ID: 132778
Can you help I need to remove the windscreen washer pump, have removed bolt in engine bay also wheel arch protector but am unable to see how to get bottle out. Do I need to take front bumper off ??
Paul you shouldn't need to get the bottle out.. the pump is push fit into the bottle with electrical connector and small gauge rubber hose that goes to the jets.. pull upwards to release and then tilt towards the engine to remove.. agred it is a close space with the PAS reservoir but it should be possible. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 14/06/2016 17:33:17 | ID: 132667
Hello, could you please tell me how to make my indicators flash when I unlock using central locking key? I am sure they used to do it but now it seems to have stopped. All lights etc are working. Hope you can help with this very minor problem. Kind regards.
Submitted: 13/06/2016 03:30:22 | ID: 132602
Red Battier light go on and off ,the first 2 mins when starting.
Submitted: 12/06/2016 20:39:25 | ID: 132600
The mileage indicator keeps flashing and the left turn light says there is a fault but they work perfectly
flashing mileage indicator is a service reminder, I think.. get it reset. The lighting thing is prob due to loose or poor contacts in the bulb housing.. most likely to be rear cluster. The 'bulb out' warning system operates on lower voltages than the 12v and unless the contacts (or earth) are good, it can indicate a faulty bulb.. but the bulb will still work. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 12/06/2016 07:58:02 | ID: 132578
Anyone know how to open the bonnet, have pulled the handle in the cab but won't release the catch ? Any ideas
The cable has stretched on mine but I can usually open it with a bit of messing around. Push the centre of the bonnet down to push it right into the catch. Then literally yank the handle inside if it doesn't pop first time repeat. It always works within 3 attempts on mine Roger from Essex
Use two people.. one push the bonnet down while the other pulls the catch. reasons that cause this can be... lube the catch mechanism with white grease or copper grease..lube the inner cable with engine oil... adjust the position of the catch mechanism... it could be too tight And the rubber buffers may need adjusting R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 02/06/2016 21:07:22 | ID: 132307
Hi I have a coach built motorhome lhd. I have no lights at all at the rear on the offside (uk(right) side) I can trace the wire until it goes into the chassis rail through a grommet but i can't find where it comes back out. I have removed the panel below the glove box and found the flasher relay but it's a spaghetti of wires here and it not obvious which one goes into the chassis rail. Can anyone tell me if any of the relays next to the indicator relay are for the lights. If not any ideas where the cable emerges? Many thanks
Submitted: 02/06/2016 19:38:29 | ID: 132303
Hi, Back door central locking not working, rest of doors work ok. No sound when locking/unlocking back door, have to get inside and lock/unlock it manually for now. Took door panel off to check for unplugged connections, all looks fine. Is there anything else I can check ?
need to get 12v testing lead to see if there's power going to the rear lock.. it may need a new harness or it may just be a dodgy earthing as often happens on relays. R Evans from Caerphilly
Hi Chris did u get this problem sorted with back door central locking? Iam having same problem with mine all locks work on key fob except back doors and I'll wiring seems fine,? Thanks Dom. Dom from Greater Manchester
its the wireing that the central locking plugs into ...replace it tom from Staffordshire
Submitted: 02/06/2016 08:42:11 | ID: 132273
Hello Can anyone help?? Heading south in France and my My Citroen relay 2008 2.2 h d I is losing about a litre every 200miles- topping up in expansion vessel- No leaks visible - water pump seems ok- no noises- engine running fine Not overheating- ???
Tim, if there 's no visible leak and it's losing that much then it sounds like it's going through the cylinders and out the exhaust.. in other words a head gasket or cylinder head issue.. you won't necessarily have performance related issues... on a 2008 Relay you'll have the Ford duratorq engine which suffers with head problems... I have one and head warped and cracked in several places! Have you checked the interior under the dashboard... could be coolant leaking in around the water heater matrix.. these can be problematic too and you'll not notice water until you lift the thick mat. R Evans from Caerphilly
Thanks I have been thinking as much but heading for Barcelona and don't k ow how long I have- or should I just garage it now? Tim Davis from England
OK.. as a stop gap you could try getting hold of radiator leak sealant like radweld.. they do sell that stuff in France and I guess in Spain.. if you want a better quality sealer that will help with any cracks in cylinder head and head gasket leaks.. try and get hold of Kalimex K-Seal... you use it the same as radweld.. pour into expansion tank, top up with coolant and off you go... and it's not much more expensive than radweld. You could call into garage and ask advice... but if they go down the lines of strip the engine then that's a time consuming job that may is likely to result in heft bill. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 28/05/2016 15:20:53 | ID: 132112
Is it a timing belt or chain?
Depends.. year, model, cc, fuel??? but 2006 onwards prob chain. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 23/05/2016 16:38:11 | ID: 131911
Hi all, Could anybody please tell me what to use for sealing the windscreen scuttle? Whenever rains, a lot of water goes to the engine. Many thanks in advance!
Seems a common issue.. I have the same problem but haven't had a look at it to resolve it yet... if I do resolve it I will let you know. The rubber band across the top should do the job but over time mine has distorted and I am wondering whether there is a clip broken underneath.. only way to check is to remove the wiper arms and scuttle altogether R Evans from Caerphilly
Andrei.. had a look.. and and even without completely removing the scuttle, I can see that at least three of the fastening clips are broken.. a good chance that's what's happened to yours. Anyway.. popular auction site research....n the Citroen part number is 8251-EN and the peugeot version is 856540.. search on "citroen part 856540" and you'll get options and a few will be of pack of 10 for less than £2 There are 10 clips in all to fix the top part of the scuttle and this pulls the softer rubber seal against the windscreen... I've ordered some and will fit them when they arrive.. will update you further R Evans from Caerphilly
Many thanks for your help, Mr Evans, much appreciated. I've just ordered the clips. All the best! Andrei from Berkshire
waiting for mine.. should be today or tomorrow.. meanwhile, I hope it doesn't rain. When you get round to doing the job, take out your wiper mechanism and clean and lubricate it.. the rain will have caused some corrosion there !.. easy job, unclip wiring harness and three bolts hold it in place. Furthermore... when you take the scuttle off, you'll almost certainly find clips missing or broken, but you may well find some of the locations where the clips fit to the scuttle are cracking or broken... they are suitable plastic to be melted back together using a soldering iron. but be careful not to put hot iron through scuttle.. I had to fix five of mine .. that's half !!! R Evans from Caerphilly
Changed the plastic clips, straightened out the plastic scuttle a lot (it had warped due to several years of not being fixed properly) and put it back together.. MASSIVE improvement, but scuttle had warped just a little too much so I have applied a very small bead of black silicone just to finish off the seal.. works fine and seal is now good... water tested... PS.. when you get to do it.. take the bonnet off.. not as difficult or heavy as you'd think.. makes re-fixing the scuttle a hellish sight easier. R Evans from Caerphilly
Exactly like you said, Mr Evans: several broken clips. I changed them and sealed it with silicone. It's as new! Plus, removing the bonnet was a great hint...Thank you for your time, much appreciated! If there's a way to get in touch to pay you for the advice and all, please let me know, as I've got a couple more questions ( one regarding to gearbox oil changing) and I don't want you thinking that I'd be an ungrateful chap. Kind regards, Andrei Andrei from Berkshire
Andrei.. . Gearbox oil.. drain completely underneath the gearbox sump.. a SQUARE key is used.. then refix the plug and refill with 3 litres of 75W80 gearbox oil.. don't go over the 3l.. even leave it at 2.8l. There is no system available to top it up if it's been leaking.. drain it fully then refill. The drain plug is at the bottom of the gearbox and the refill point is found by opening the bonnet.. there's a plastic vent plug on the top of the gearbox that you'll prob have to push a few pipes out of the way to see it. Use a thin plastic pipe fixed to a funnel to pour the fluid in slowly. 75W80 is thin enough that it doesn't clog in the pipe. Pay??? that's what these forums are about.. we help eachother, mate. Contact me on fb1051 at btinternet dot com for any other stuff.. and don't be surprised if I ask for your chassis number.. it will help me uniquely identify the construction of your vehicle to be sure I have the right procedures for your vehicle. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 22/05/2016 13:42:06 | ID: 131876
Pulled up and parked. Van now turns over fine -will not start. has fuel and says no fault codes found. Any ideas -possibly the immobilizer?
Is the immobilizer light on? Eddie from Cheshire
Did you find out what was wrong? As mines just done the same. Jonathan from West Yorkshire
Submitted: 22/05/2016 08:10:01 | ID: 131856
The wire connection's have come out of the block from inside of the sliding side door to the lock, what is the correct order they need to go back in, sd the side door isn't locking?
Roy, looking at the diagrams, it appears that the cable from the inside handle mechanism goes to the bottom of the lock in the middle of the rearward part of door and there is a connection cable from that lock to the upper release mechanism R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 20/05/2016 21:37:02 | ID: 131789
Hi, 57 lwb hi top diesel citreon relay, Back and sometimes side sliding door will not unlock from remote or from cab rear unlock button, I would be grateful of any help advice I have tried the key lock on rear door but it isnt working poss due to lack of use Thanks
Submitted: 14/05/2016 20:29:50 | ID: 131522
oil light flashing on /off when i start it up then stops new switch /filter oil
I think it means you need an oil service and a reset will stop it Rick from Berkshire
Rick is correct, Samuel... the oil light will flash four or five times when you first start the engine.. oil change reminder.. that's all.. I can't be reset by pushing buttons like some vehicles.. it will need an OBD computer hookup.. If you were in S Wales area I'd do it for you.. but Lincoln is a bit far, mate. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 14/05/2016 17:12:12 | ID: 131515
Does anyone know how the hell to get to the fixing bolt/nut that holds the aerial mount on? I have a snapped aerial and I need to renew the base mount. I have the inside cab shelf removed, sunvisors etc and i still can't locate it. There appears to be a steel pressing hiding the position of the bolt/nut but I am perplexed as to how to get to it. Thanks
Submitted: 14/05/2016 15:02:40 | ID: 131512
Driver side window has stopped working in the Down position. Is there any way of getting it to close manually (don't want to leave it open all night). It clicks when you press the switch but nothing happens. Passenger side is OK.
Hi same thing has happen to mine and found out its a usual problem, the whole switch unit will have to be replaced costing around £4o .. However you can pull off the toggle button and you'll find two little raise rubber button you can press to bring the window up or back down. Smudger from West Midlands
On Smudger's reply.. I'd say you don't have to buy the whole thing.. strip it and clean it.. reassemble and I'm pretty sure it'll work.. mine did.. have a 210K mile ex-builder's van I converted to camper.. had the same but with passenger window.. stripped, cleaned and reassembled and it works a treat. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 12/05/2016 18:52:47 | ID: 131457
Hello Dear. I take off the injection pump, I forgot check mark when put , now don't start. Can Help me how to put in exactly mark please?
Check that the fuel cut-off switches haven't operated.. the first is in the drivers side lower dash.. where the fuses are.. then the second is in the battery box on one of the positive connections R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 10/05/2016 14:21:56 | ID: 131383
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