Citroen Xantia Gearbox

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We are one of the largest suppliers of both reconditioned Citroen Xantia Gearboxes in the UK, we are specialising in gearboxes for cars, vans and light commercials. Many people look for totally reconditioned Citroen Xantia Gearboxes but can supply new, second hand and even low mileage parts with a 100% warranty and free postage.

Citroen Xantia Gearbox Highlights

Citroën is launched the Xsara HDi 110 bhp featuring the high pressure direct injection Common Rail engine coupled with the auto active automatic gearbox or a manual gearbox. The Xsara offers “luxury” versions that combines acceleration, response and driving pleasure with low running costs and respect for the environment.

Combined consumption on the Xsara HDi 110 bhp is 5.2 litres per 100 km with the manual gearbox and 5.8 litres per 100 km with the auto active gearbox. Vehicle range on extra urban journeys easily exceeds 1,000 km. The high quality combustion and controlled fuel consumption considerably reduce pollutant emissions to make the engine more environment friendly. Emissions of CO2 gas, the main cause of the greenhouse effect, are 138 grammes per km (with the 5 speed gearbox) i.e. the level of CO2 emissions targeted for 2008 in the agreement signed by European carmakers (ACEA).

This excellent performance can be attributed to the use of Common Rail technology, in which a single rail supplies fuel to the four injectors at very high pressure levels of up to 1,350 bars. An electronic control system optimises the fuel / air mix in all conditions of use. Moreover, efforts to reduce the weight of parts and decrease friction have also played a major role in cutting consumption and pollutant emissions and improving reliability.

The Xantia Auto Active Gearbox

The HDi 110 bhp engine and auto-active gearbox combine impressive engine power with peace of mind for the driver. A winning combination that relies on the self-adapting talents of the intelligent auto-active gearbox. A number of programmed gearshift patterns adapt the gearbox automatically to the driver’s style (economy, medium, sport, etc.), the selected programme (sport, snow or first gear), the external conditions (road profile, grip, vehicle loading, acceleration or deceleration, etc.) and the internal conditions (gearbox oil temperature and pressure, cold engine, etc.).

As well as managing the gearshift patterns, the electronic control unit monitors and controls a number of parameters in order to ensure maximum active safety for vehicle occupants and prevent gearbox damage.

The selector lever and offset gear grid are designed to ensure smooth gear changing. The system features six positions in automatic mode: P (Park), R (Reverse), N (Neutral), D (Drive), 3 and 2. Three pushbuttons to the right of the grid select the “snow”, “sport” and “first gear” programmes. As an additional safety measure, the position currently selected is indicated on the instrument panel.

The language of auto repair

There are a few words in the language of auto repair that make car owners want to crawl back into bed, and “gearbox” is at the top of the list. There’s something about that mysterious box underneath your car that incites fear. Unfortunately, most repair shops know this, and will take advantage of the situation by reaching deep into your pocket.

Your gearbox is a remarkable contraption. Somehow it can shift your car from gear to gear, knowing how fast you need to go and how quickly you need to get there. What goes on inside is a mystery to most. Unless your thirst for automotive knowledge borders on compulsive, you can leave it a mystery.

Gearbox problems fall into two very similar categories:

  • Won’t go.
  • Won’t go smoothly

Most gearbox problems can’t be fixed by the average do-it-yourself. There are just too many specialized tools and pieces of equipment you’ll need, and buying this expensive gear just to screw up your first three tries at fixing the thing just doesn’t make too much sense. When your gearbox gets tired, you’ll have to buy another and we can supply that need.

Most gearboxes however have become more reliable these days, but still as in all gearboxes it’s the most-easiest-to-break and very-expensive-to-fix part of the vehicle. If heavily abused, the gearbox can be easily destroyed within just half an hour. Any gearbox is very sensitive to the gearbox fluid quality and condition. Improper fluid type can damage the gearbox. When buying a used car, a gearbox is one of the most important parts to check.

When buying a used car, the gearbox is one of the most important parts to check. We strongly recommend having a used car inspected by a mechanic before buying it, it will well worth it. When buying a used car first checks the used car history records; it may save you some time and money. If the used car history report shows that the car you want to buy was used as a rental vehicle or has been involved in an accident, there is no point to even look at it. Ask the previous owner or salesperson if any repair has been done to the (model) gearbox. If the gearbox is already rebuilt, try to avoid buying such a car. It’s not like all rebuilt (model) gearbox will have problems – some of them work even better than before. The problem is that not all gearbox shops can do equally the same high-quality job. And since there is no way to verify if it was rebuilt properly or not, it’s better not to take chances. Another thing to be concern about, ask if the car you are looking for was used for towing a trailer. Gearboxes wear out quicker in many cars that were used for towing a trailer.

What to watch out for

Watch for leaks or stains under the car: – If there is a persistent red oil leak that you are sure is coming from your car, you should have your shop check to see if it is coming from your gearbox or possibly from your power steering system (most power steering systems also use gearbox fluid and leaks can appear on the ground in roughly the same areas as gearbox leaks.) If all you see is a few drops on the ground, you may be able to postpone repairs as long as you check your fluid level often (but check with your technician to be sure.) If gearbox fluid levels go down below minimum levels serious gearbox damage can occur (the same advice goes for power steering leaks as well.)

Check fluid for colour and odour: – Most manufacturers require that you check gearbox fluid levels when the vehicle is running and on level ground. Pull the gearbox dipstick out and check the fluid for colour and odour. Volante gearbox fluid is transparent red oil that looks something like cherry cough syrup. If the fluid is cloudy or muddy, or it has a burned odour, you should have it checked by your technician who will most likely advise you to drain your gearbox and refill or gearbox tune-up.

Be sensitive to new noises, vibrations and shift behaviour: – A modern gearbox should shift smoothly and quietly under light acceleration. Heavier acceleration should produce firmer shifts at higher speeds. If shift points are erratic or you hear noises when shifting, you should have it checked out immediately. Whining noises coming from the floorboard are also a cause for concern. If caught early, many problems can be resolved without costly gearbox overhauls. Even if you feel that you can’t afford repairs at this time, you should at least have it checked. The technician may be able to give you some hints on what to do and not do to prolong the gearbox life until you can afford the repair.

If your car Citroen Xantia Gearbox is worn out or won’t go smoothly then you may need to replace it, call telephone support line on 0905 232 0099 for your gearbox part or check it out on our simple ‘Quick Find’.

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Carl Wilson

You won't believe it, I'm native Scotsman. Enthusiast. Car lovers. Almost finished rebuilding my Reliant Saber 🔥


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