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My Citroen Xsara Picasso has an oily wet patch in the front passenger footwell. Any ideas please?
Submitted: 10/12/2013 16:16:14 | ID: 23890
I changed my Citroen Xsara Picasso hdi 1.6 engine and black smoke is coming out of the exhaust. Sometimes it comes out from the engine but if I take off the plug of air filter smoke disappears from the engine but still comes out of the exhaust. Nothing is wrong with the injectors, fuel consumption is good, pick up is good and it`s not losing any power. Any suggestions please?
Submitted: 06/12/2013 15:26:31 | ID: 23746
Recently my back screen heater on my Citroen Xsara Picasso had stopped working so I changed the fuse. The light comes on at the dashboard but still no power on the back screen. Does anyone have an answer because it’s getting to winter and the back screen heater is a must?
Submitted: 06/12/2013 15:21:19 | ID: 23744
Where is the coolant filler cap on my Citroen Xsara Picasso? Is it the one with a warning on and a book diagram? I cannot get this cap off - is it a sealed system and how do I check the level?
Submitted: 06/12/2013 14:14:59 | ID: 23724
Hi, my Citroen Xsara Picasso needs fixing. Can you tell me where the sensor is for the central locking as we cannot find it? The key fob`s broken, it doesn’t lock doors but starts the car. Thanks in advance, please help?
Submitted: 05/12/2013 12:52:52 | ID: 23658
Hi, I have got a whining noise from the front passenger side of my Citroen Xsara Picasso that’s getting worse. I wonder if it’s wheel bearing or similar? (exclusive)
Submitted: 05/12/2013 10:00:51 | ID: 23626
I`m having trouble locating the speedo pulse for taxi meter in my Citroen Xsara Picasso?
Submitted: 28/11/2013 10:07:24 | ID: 23561
I have a Citroen Xsara Picasso 05. The righthand display screen on the dashboard which shows the time/date/radio information has been fading away for sometime now and has now finally disappeared. Can anyone tell me how to get it back please? Thanks. (HDI)
Submitted: 26/11/2013 12:23:52 | ID: 23517
I bought a Citroen Xsara Picasso 03 more than 9 months ago and I`m getting problems now. When I start it the dashboard light says engine problem and when driving the engine cuts off. After a few minutes it will start again. I took it to the garage but they could not find any problems?
I had this. It was the partical filter. Drive the car over 50 mph for a few mins and it should clear. If not I read that it needs to be topped up with some kind of fluid - Richard Watkins from Vale of Glamorgan
Submitted: 25/11/2013 16:11:55 | ID: 23489
How do I gain access to the windscreen washer pump on my Citroen Xsara Picasso, as my front windscreen washers have stopped working but the rear is fine? I think the pipe has come off or is blocked but cannot see how to access this?
You need to remove the front right wheel drivers side and behind the wheel arch on the right hand side is the washer pump, it’s just a press stud wheel arch cover. Dead easy to remove and replace, as I’ve done it myself. Hope this helps you. - Paul Feetham from England
Submitted: 22/11/2013 11:35:48 | ID: 23384
I have just purchased a 2010 Citroen Xsara Picasso desire and there are no roof strips? The dealer said this is standard on this model. Does anyone know if this is true?
Submitted: 21/11/2013 14:27:55 | ID: 23335
When it is wet or damp my Citroen Xsara Picasso`s engine fault light comes on and the car seems to run on 3 cylinders. Has anybody had the same problem please?
Submitted: 19/11/2013 15:55:52 | ID: 23278
Hi. I have owned my Citroen Xsara Picasso for 4 years and all of a sudden it`s showing it`s overheating. It shows stop, engine overheating and the temp goes from 2 bars to red. The fan hits in and within seconds the temp drops back to 2 bars (it`s defo not overheating). The car has been into the garage twice, once to have sensors changed (2 blue ones) and also a thermostat. I have had it suggested by friends that it could be the ECU or head gasket? Please can anybody help as I`m now concerned about what it could be?
Hi. I had the exact same problem, it was a sensor - replaced one but it still happened so replaced it again and solved the problem, sometimes the sensor can be faulty - K Mac from Kent
Submitted: 19/11/2013 15:47:12 | ID: 23274
How do I replace the check strap on the driver`s door of a 2005 Citroen Xsara Picasso?
Submitted: 19/11/2013 11:49:18 | ID: 23243
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I have topped up the coolant fluid in my Citroen Xsara Picasso as the dashboard message indicated (it didn’t need much), but the message won`t go away. Any way of removing it?
Submitted: 19/11/2013 11:14:14 | ID: 23238
My Citroen Xsara Picasso has a strange squeak/squeal from somewhere under the car when you first drive away. After driving for aout 5-10 minutes this noise disappears and doesn’t return until the whole car cools down. When you start up and drive again the noise reappears. Can anyone suggest what it could be? (desire)
Fan belt, it just needs adjusting; instruction videos on youtube - Annomynous from Essex
I also have this problem and it sounds like it’s from the clutch. I had it on a Pug I had, turned out to be the thrust bearing - Richard Watkins from Vale of Glamorgan
Submitted: 19/11/2013 09:34:02 | ID: 23225
My Citroen Xsara Picasso`s abs light keeps coming on from time to time. When it`s on it seems to be working okay but when it is off it sounds as if the anti-lock brakes are kicking in. I have already replaced the brake discs and the guy said the brake pads were good so it might be the sensor rings? Please advise.
Had this problem, it turned out to be the brake light switch on the pedal had become dislodged sending a false signal to the computer. Early fix, reach under and relocate the switch; it’s sort of a bayonet fitting. Good luck. - Tom Hendrie from Cumberland
Submitted: 18/11/2013 11:57:59 | ID: 23193
Yesterday every time my DH turned on the engine of my Citroen Xsara Picasso it made a loud beep but drove okay. There were no warning lights on the dash and fuel was okay. This morning it won’t start. Has anyone any ideas? Thanks for any help. (2.00 hdi)
Submitted: 18/11/2013 11:09:17 | ID: 23182
My Citroen Xsara Picasso is missing when I`m in lower gears. Why is this?
Submitted: 18/11/2013 10:44:29 | ID: 23177
I have an 01 Citroen Xsara Picasso and the airbag light on the driver`s side will not go out. What can I do?
Look under passenger seat and you will find an electrical plug. Make sure it’s connected properly - Richard Watkins from Vale of Glamorgan
We had the same problem and had it checked out on Citroen’s diagnostics. It was a faulty connector under the driver’s seat which they soldered and fixed the problem. I think the problem may also be a connector under the passenger side so the quickest way to find out is take it in and get a diagnostic. £50 in total to fix it. - John Perrott from England
Submitted: 15/11/2013 14:04:34 | ID: 23141
Hi. I bought my Citroen Xsara Picasso about 4 weeks ago. It needed a service (as the dashboard told me so) so I got a full service done. The car was okay but now every time it rains the car will start but then starts to shudder when I pull away. This happens two or three times after stopping and starting the engine again. Also the indicator stops making a noise when it’s damp and the door will not lock with the key fob. Please can anyone help?
Submitted: 15/11/2013 10:41:05 | ID: 23116
Hello. We tried to change our Citroen Xsara Picasso`s trip computer but nothing would work so we put our original one back and now our mileage is showing 297,658. Does anyone know why it has done this and can we put it back to it`s original mileage of 88,658? (1.6)
Submitted: 14/11/2013 16:31:08 | ID: 23095
I switched off my Citroen Xsara Picasso`s engine today and realised most of the dash lights are still on. When restarting the engine they stay on. I have no speedometer, petrol gauge or temperature. Any ideas? Thanks. (desire)
Submitted: 14/11/2013 09:59:23 | ID: 23029
I have a Citroen Xsara Picasso and all was working fine but when I came to start it the day after it wouldn`t start. I have checked fuel to the injectors and there`s plenty, I have power to the glow plugs and the power to the injectors seems to be 8.6v but still nothing. Any ideas please? (diesel)
Submitted: 14/11/2013 09:48:23 | ID: 23024
Could anyone tell me the location of the indicator repeater relay on my Citroen Xsara Picasso?
Submitted: 12/11/2013 14:05:14 | ID: 22995
Over the last few days I’ve had problems starting my Citroen Xsara Picasso. I put it down to losing battery power with trying to turn it over, but yesterday it just died. There is no noise coming from the starter motor and all of the lights on the dashboard come on and are bright, so I’m thinking it`s the ignition or starter motor? Can anyone help?
Submitted: 11/11/2013 11:52:39 | ID: 22911
Where is the heater relay located on my Citroen Xsara Picasso?
Submitted: 11/11/2013 11:22:05 | ID: 22902
Does anyone know where I can find the engine serial number on my Citroen Xsara Picasso? (It isn’t on any documentation). Thanks.
Submitted: 08/11/2013 15:08:15 | ID: 22878
My Citroen Xsara Picasso automatic is not changing gear properly, loses power and stays in high gear when it should be changing down, especially on small hills when it lacks power. Can anybody help please?
Submitted: 07/11/2013 11:12:49 | ID: 22787
I have a Citroen Xsara Picasso that has a tendancy to hesitate/jolt when driving along. No warning lights come up. I have had the fuel filter replaced but the car has now cut out while driving and I’ve had problems restarting the car. Still no warning lights and the mechanic has said no errors are coming up on the computer. Any ideas? Thanks. (1.6 HDI)
Submitted: 07/11/2013 09:47:04 | ID: 22767
My Citroen Xsara Picasso cuts out coming to roundabouts or junctions. I had the idle control valve cleaned but it`s come back worse and takes a few times to start now. Why is this and what else could it be please?
Submitted: 04/11/2013 14:58:48 | ID: 22667
My Citroen Xsara Picasso`s radio made a loud screeching noise then went off. The radio turns on but there`s no sound. What should I do?
Submitted: 04/11/2013 14:54:28 | ID: 22666
I have a Citroen Xsara Picasso and I`ve just had the air mass filter replaced. About 1000 miles later suddenly, every time I press the accelerator pedal, I hear a sound like the fan is coming on in the engine. This only happens while driving. It doesn’t happen if I rev up the car when it is stationary. Can anyone explain why it`s doing this please?
Submitted: 04/11/2013 09:45:55 | ID: 22622
Hi, every time my Citroen Xsara Picasso heats up to the temperature it`s meant to get to it cuts out and after it has cut out there is hardly any power when pulling away. Can anyone tell me what the problem could be please and thank you?
Submitted: 01/11/2013 12:47:07 | ID: 22585
I have a 2004 Citroen Xsara Picasso. One of my injectors will not come out. I have tried to spray carb cleaner and pour Cola to break up the carbon but it still will not come out. I tried this for a couple of months now. Could anybody please advise how to get the injector out?
Submitted: 01/11/2013 12:33:16 | ID: 22579
Hi, I recently bought this 2.0l Citroen Xsara Picasso and the battery was flat. I charged it up but when I start the engine it doesn’t give me chance to rev or do anything before it cuts out. The lights and everything electrical seem to work fine, the engine light is also on as well and the battery`s light is still on. Does anyone know what it could be?
Submitted: 01/11/2013 12:08:31 | ID: 22570
My Citroen Xsara Picasso`s clutch makes a horrible screaming noise when the pedal is pressed. I have no trouble with the gears and it runs fine. Has anybody any idea what the problem is and how I can fix it? Thanks.
Hi Julie: My daughter had the same problem 2 weeks ago. It sounds like the Clutch Release Bearing is on its way out. l sorted the problem by replacing the Clutch and the Release Bearing - Rob Latham from Lancashire
Submitted: 01/11/2013 11:43:32 | ID: 22562
My Citroen Xsara Picasso`s air bag warning light comes on but not all of the time. If both lights come on with the ignition key they will go off. If only one light comes on it will not go off and after 5 minutes approx the other light comes on and both stay on.. Diagnostic reader will not read air bag ECU so cannot diagnose the problem. Will a new ECU cure it or is it another problem? (2ltr derv)
Submitted: 31/10/2013 16:32:26 | ID: 22524
Hi. My partner`s Citroen Xsara Picasso had it`s power steering fail on the way home this evening. I have checked the P/S fluid and that is fine. Is it the pump? Or could it be something more? Please help.
Submitted: 31/10/2013 14:28:43 | ID: 22490
Hi all. Is there anyone who can tell me why and what means an orange light at the bottom of my temperature gauge which is on all of the time on my Citroen Xsara Picasso 2001 petrol 1.8cc manual? The water and the rad seem okay. I bought the car two weeks ago. Despite having tax and MOT,the car is not in use as I don’t need it yet. Can anyone help me with what to look for please? Many thanks to you all.
Submitted: 31/10/2013 14:17:47 | ID: 22486