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Charles Baldacchino, Malta

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hello, I own a 1.6 petrol 2004 Picasso and the engine keeps on missing especially on low gears like first and second, we changed the coil pack the fuel filter the sparking plugs the crank sensor and cleaned the injectors,the engine is running much better than before but still with that problem,no faults are showing on the system,i was told that it might be the throttle box/pack and i was also told that the thing come as a whole thing not just the throttle, in Malta it is not available any help where I can find one? or any other solution please? thanks

Submitted: 27/05/2017 07:47:19 | ID: 141572

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Darren barry, Essex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I had a new clutch fitted and now i have no reverse gear be it whining noise when put into gear

Submitted: 23/05/2017 08:48:34 | ID: 141465

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ray, Tyne and Wear

Citroen Xsara Picasso

hi just want to no if a 2002 1.6 fit a 2005 1.6 engine as timeing belt broke on 2005 thank you

Submitted: 16/05/2017 19:30:36 | ID: 141341

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John, West Sussex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My old petrol picasso showed 2 knotches on the heat gange pretty much all the time until the head gasket was going,I now have a diesel picasso thats sit regularly at 3 knotches!! Is this correct?????

Submitted: 16/05/2017 16:38:21 | ID: 141335

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kevin, Kent

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I just wondered if my citroen is fuel injected as it keeps telling me there is an engine fault on cylinder 4 and it keeps misfirering.

Submitted: 04/05/2017 20:01:40 | ID: 141102

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mick buckley, Nottinghamshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

driving along no problems suddenly just died no ignition at all checked all fuses a ok checked all wiring can anyone help please ty mick

Submitted: 01/05/2017 21:14:42 | ID: 141044

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Vince Starling, Middlesbrough

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi I've got a 1.6 8v petrol, and the mpg on dash went off after having after market radio put in. Any ideas as to what has happened or if a fuse has gone. Any help please.

Submitted: 30/04/2017 10:33:24 | ID: 141012

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stephen, West Midlands

Citroen Xsara Picasso

m/g has come up on dash what does it mean

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Don't know what m'g means. There is an MPG display you can bring up. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 25/04/2017 19:43:52 | ID: 140902

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PAUL CAVE, Isle of Wight

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Can the torbo be replaced with engine in place?

Submitted: 23/04/2017 21:51:35 | ID: 140850

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ben, Flintshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

my negative(right side) battery terminal conductor has fused to my old battery and is impossible to remove, I have bought an aftermarket universal terminal to fit the new battery both bought from Halfords, I am wondering how I would go about changing it to the new terminal?

Submitted: 19/04/2017 05:47:38 | ID: 140726

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David, West Glamorgan

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Engine fault comming up on screen tempory loss of power any suggestions to what this could be

Submitted: 18/04/2017 22:08:05 | ID: 140718

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JONATHAN, South Africa

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I GOT A CITROEN XSARA PICASSO 2L 16V PETROL CAR DONT WANE REV UP

Submitted: 18/04/2017 09:35:49 | ID: 140709

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Mark, Pembrokeshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi I'm looking to change my brake pads on the front but been told their are a few types for my car can you help me my reg is y561hep thanks

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just have a look at what is on the car then try euro car parts mr davis from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/04/2017 18:17:56 | ID: 140536

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david green, Norfolk

Citroen Xsara Picasso

hi wondered if the part number on indicater comm 2000 2005 are there certain numbers will fit or do they have to be the same as my part is 96574677xt and a second hand one is 96574679xt thanks

Submitted: 06/04/2017 21:47:20 | ID: 140459

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Martin, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Martin hi,had brand new rear shock absorbers fitted locally.but they are fitted with gaters to the bottom and not the top is that right thank you

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You need to ask the garage who fitted the shock absorbers. Don't think they could have fitted them upside down. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 06/04/2017 12:12:59 | ID: 140449

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Kate, Surrey

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Please could you advise, the rear passenger window has stopped working. Any suggestions on why or how to fix. Thanks Kate

Submitted: 03/04/2017 13:01:24 | ID: 140380

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susan hill, Peterborough

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My diesel citreon xsara , has been making whirring noises when going through the gears for a couple of days . Today there has been an audible whirring noise when travelling , but when I stopped the car there was a significant burning odour that appeared to be coming from.passenger side front . Rather worried , any ideas please

Submitted: 29/03/2017 19:04:51 | ID: 140256

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derek suller, Gwent

Citroen Xsara Picasso

can any one tell me if it is easy to do front wheel bearing on my citroen1.6

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cheaper to change wheel hub easey to do mr davis from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 19/03/2017 15:09:30 | ID: 139999

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neilson, Lancashire

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hi can any one help my car was running fast and cutting out which seemed to be when I put my foot on brake and excel orator

Submitted: 18/03/2017 22:43:12 | ID: 139974

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Richard, Warwickshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi folks I've put my car in to get a new timing belt , done the garage has now had it for 4 weeks There is a problem he can't get it to start , it's not getting any compression can anyone give me advice The car was running excellent before this help me please

Submitted: 17/03/2017 14:52:12 | ID: 139934

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Joseph Allen, West Midlands

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I've got a Citroen xsars paccasio and I need to change the bladetoanew fob how do I remove it as their is no screw

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Some are supposed to come off by really hard twist but I've never done it. Have a look on Youtube for Peugeot and Citroen Flip Kays where you will be able to identify your particular key. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 10/03/2017 11:13:42 | ID: 139725

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Mark, Shropshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi my car does not idle at all what could be the problem it a 2005 Citroen xsara picasso 1.6 lx

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It could be the idle speed sensor. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 09/03/2017 12:49:08 | ID: 139693

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tim stevens, Devon

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hello. My 2002 xsara picasso is experiencing momentary losses of power. These generally occur on bends or on the brow of hills and feel like fuel starvation to the engine. When the power loss occurs it is worsened by continuing to press the accelerator pedal. If i release the pedal, however, and then press again normal power is restored until the next bend etc. The problem seems to be worse on hot days and may or may not occur. When it does occur sometimes it happens on every corner with the slightest lateral movement and sometimes it requires a severe curve or brow of hill. Its a bit odd. I originally thought that perhaps there was some sort of fuel blockage. There is no misfire and the power loss is very abrupt. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The car actually runs really well when the problem does not occur.

Submitted: 25/02/2017 15:37:04 | ID: 139183

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Lee, Cardiff

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have a problems. With my 2003 2.0hdi xsara picasso.. Car was in limp mode so to speak would only go slow diagnostics check and it was maf sensor i changed it..engine management light came off and car ran lovely all day best it has done tbh. The next day i started it up qnd it went back into limp mode??loss of power and managment light back on also central locking is messed up now ?? Any ideas would be great thanks

Submitted: 25/02/2017 07:58:56 | ID: 139170

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Scott, Ireland

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My brakes feel like they have grit in them, before and after I changed all disks and pads. The abs light is on so I took it to a garage to have a diagnostic done on it and I got 2 faults back but no codes. Fault 1 is saying Brake switch signal communications fault. And the second is RL wheel speed sensor coherence. Permanent fault. I know what the second fault is and how to fix but the first fault is giving me a headache, anyone have any ideas? And would these faults account for the feeling of grit on the brakes.

Submitted: 21/02/2017 10:17:00 | ID: 139087

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Kam Rich, Lincolnshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

when I start the engine I get a knocking and banging sound from starter, it sounds like something is loose and hitting metal casing

Submitted: 20/02/2017 18:54:32 | ID: 139071

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pauline cogley, Greater Manchester

Citroen Xsara Picasso

On switching on the ignition, there is a ding sound before the engine starts. Can you enlighten me?

Submitted: 11/02/2017 10:49:51 | ID: 138882

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linda pidgley, Bournemouth

Citroen Xsara Picasso

just bought picasso on looking in boot under carpet isaw a metal plate can you tell me what is for

Submitted: 09/02/2017 11:14:03 | ID: 138824

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Paul Mortimer, Nottinghamshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi does anyone know what the black metal tray under the car near the drivers door is for? It has the fuel pipe going in one end and out the other with a metal pipe on the tray Thanks

Submitted: 05/02/2017 10:21:14 | ID: 138692

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Sarah, Essex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi , I have a 54 reg petrol xsara piccasso. Today tried to drive it and got up to about 10mph in first then 15mph in 2nd got upto 26mph in 4th . It feels OK when accelerating and then just stops can have foot flat down but it won't go any faster it suddenly gets to a speed and jolts then you can't go any faster . I have no warning lights on the dash just a spanner but I know that's servicing. Can anybody help please with what this maybe .

Submitted: 30/01/2017 08:56:09 | ID: 138518

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m Williams, Lancashire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Recently bought Citroen Xsara Picasso MVP 1.6 diesel. Everything was fine for short drive 1st day, 2nd day car judders alot when accelerating and maintaining 40+mph, theres some intermittent greyish smoke coming out the back while driving and setting off. Past its M.O.T 4 days ago? Any info would be great ;]

Submitted: 23/01/2017 13:30:36 | ID: 138340

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mick brown , Greater London

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Whining noise when I bought the car, changed the alternator and it stopped, less than a year later this noise has returned could it be a faulty part or the bearings are knackered it has never failed to start or run as it should but the noise is driving me nuts

Submitted: 22/01/2017 19:14:14 | ID: 138326

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Marty, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have an intermittent thumps / scrape on my brakes when braking gently to stop, a quick fast stab and they work fine. My mechanic has replaced discs & pads but the noise still continues and now a new scraping noise from passenger side dash area. Any ideas on the problem?

Submitted: 18/01/2017 17:11:49 | ID: 138228

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Terry, Suffolk

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My 2 pronged on the underneath of my rear seat won't click in can you help me fix it

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got confused with this problem when we first bought the car it turned out we were trying to connect it into the wrong prong check the other seat mounts in case you've done the same as we did mark fitzsimons from Greater London

Submitted: 18/01/2017 10:58:46 | ID: 138212

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Chris, Lancashire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have just replaced the washer pump yesterday, worked OK, then this morning when I pulled the front washer/wipe stalk, front wipers move, water comes out at the rear? Rear wash wipe works OK. I would be very grateful for any ideas. 2005 Xsara PICASSO Exclusive.

Submitted: 15/01/2017 11:20:35 | ID: 138098

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sarah, South Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

my citroen xsara picasso wont rev the engine starts but the car wont move whilst car is idle engine is vibrating and rattling like its going to fly out of bonnet any one the answer presuming its the injectors due to a blue smoe its losing but not a mechanic needs answers asap thanks for all replies.

Submitted: 07/01/2017 12:00:15 | ID: 137893

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Michael, Gwynedd

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hello my car starts and drives fine but when the engine is hot it won't start till it's cooled down if you keep trying thee key it will start eventually but if u leave for 30mins the car will start an run fine till it's hot and turned off again there's no lights on the dash a tall I've been told that it could be the injector seal on one off them just wonted to check if this could do this it's a 2008plate piccasso

Submitted: 04/01/2017 16:12:40 | ID: 137804

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Tracey Crofts, Leicestershire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

We were parking up in reverse yesterday;it was tight! Suddenly there was oil/fluid on the road in front of us and the reservoir tank under bonnet was entirely empty! What could this be? Hopefully not expensive??

Submitted: 01/01/2017 21:28:06 | ID: 137717

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Mick, Staffordshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I've just turned the heater on and it's making screeching clunky sound it's been fine earlier

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that could be the heater blower motor roy mckeon from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 29/12/2016 19:07:51 | ID: 137673

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Jo, Shetland Islands

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi, my xsara picasso 2005 won't unlock the doors... Not with the key nor with the remote! Only the trunk. Can anyone advise? Thanks

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try changing the c/l fuse or the c/l relay switch roy mckeon from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 22/12/2016 20:07:48 | ID: 137532

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