Citroen C3 Petrol & Diesel 2002 – 2009 (Mol4890)


Citroen C3 Petrol & Diesel Repair Manual 2002 – 2009

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Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Citroen C3, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Citroen C3. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Citroen C3 can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

What’s covered

What’s covered:


Citroen C3 Hatchback 1.1L (1124cc) (2002 – 2009)
Citroen C3 Hatchback 1.4L (1360cc) (2002 – 2009)
Citroen C3 Hatchback 1.6L (1587cc) (2002 – 2009)
Citroen C3 First Hatchback 1.1L (1124cc) (2002 – 2010)
Citroen C3 First Hatchback 1.4L (1360cc) (2002 – 2010)
Citroen C3 First Hatchback 1.6L (1587cc) (2002 – 2010)


Citroen C3 Hatchback 1.4L (1398cc) (2002 – 2009)
Citroen C3 Hatchback 1.6L HDi (1560cc) (2002 – 2009)
Citroen C3 First Hatchback 1.4L (1398cc) (2002 – 2010)
Citroen C3 First Hatchback 1.6L HDi (1560cc) (2002 – 2010)

Includes XTR


Does NOT cover features specific to Pluriel Cabriolet, or models with SensoDrive transmission or ‘Stop and Start’ system. Does NOT cover new C3 range introduced 2010 or C3 Picasso.

Table of contents

Safety First! Roadside repairs Weekly checks
Chapter 1A : Routine maintenance and servicing – petrol models
Chapter 1B : Routine maintenance and servicing – diesel models
Chapter 2A : Petrol engine in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2B : 1.4 litre diesel engine (DV4 series) in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2C : 1.6 litre diesel engine (DV6 series) in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2D : Engine removal and overhaul procedures
Chapter 3 : Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
Chapter 4A : Fuel and exhaust systems – petrol models
Chapter 4B : Fuel and exhaust systems – diesel models
Chapter 4C : Emission control systems
Chapter 5A : Starting and charging systems
Chapter 5B : Ignition system – petrol models
Chapter 5C : Pre/post heating system – diesel models
Chapter 6 : Clutch
Chapter 7A : Manual transmission
Chapter 7B : Automatic transmission
Chapter 8 : Driveshafts
Chapter 9 : Braking system
Chapter 10 : Suspension and steering
Chapter 11 : Bodywork and fittings
Chapter 12 : Body electrical systems Wiring diagrams Reference

Online manual

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Part number: MOL4890
Language: English
UPC: 699414011445

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  • Conversion calculator – imperial and metric units


The Citroën C3 was introduced in early 2002. At its launch, the 5-door hatchback was offered with a choice of 1.4- and 1.6-litre petrol engines or a 1.4-litre HDi turbodiesel. Later that year a 1.1-litre petrol engine and a 16-valve version of the 1.4 HDi were added. In 2005 a 1.6 HDi was added to the range. All engines are fitted with a manual transmission as standard, with an automatic transmission being optionally available on some models. A wide range of standard and optional equipment is available, including air-conditioning, central locking, electric windows and front, side and curtain airbags. Provided that regular servicing is carried out in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, the Citroen C3 should prove economical, and most of the items requiring frequent attention are easily accessible. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Citroen repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Citroen C3 repair manuals will guide you through servicing and fixing your car.


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