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Hello, i have a citroen c3 pluriel 1.4 hdi,
i would like to replace the starter

I found this guide on the web:

https://www.auto-technique.fr/fiche-tech ... 1-158.html

do you think this guide is good,
specifically do you think its needed to remove the battery and battery box to access the front screw that holds the starter?

Thanks!
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Hi vicolodo
vicolodo wrote:do you think this guide is good,
It looks well written with photos. Bigger and less compressed photos would have been nicer.
The comments at the bottom are positive.
vicolodo wrote:specifically do you think its needed to remove the battery and battery box to access the front screw that holds the starter?
The person who wrote the post must have found it easier to access the starter by removing the battery tray. Haynes doesn't mention removing the battery tray, but it does mention moving other parts instead. Its going to be up to you which path you take, whichever way it sounds like a pain. The 16v and 8v HDi models have slightly different procedures.

The biggest warning from that forum post is that a pit or ramps are required to complete the job which seemed to bother people more than having to remove the battery box.

Good luck with your starter change, are you sure the starter is faulty?

The excellent Haynes manual for the HDi engine Citroen C3 is available here and will provide a useful insight into what is involved in the various jobs you need to tackle on the C3.
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C3driver52 wrote:Hi vicolodo
vicolodo wrote:do you think this guide is good,
It looks well written with photos. Bigger and less compressed photos would have been nicer.
The comments at the bottom are positive.
vicolodo wrote:specifically do you think its needed to remove the battery and battery box to access the front screw that holds the starter?
The person who wrote the post must have found it easier to access the starter by removing the battery tray. Haynes doesn't mention removing the battery tray, but it does mention moving other parts instead. Its going to be up to you which path you take, whichever way it sounds like a pain. The 16v and 8v HDi models have slghtly different procedures.

The biggest warning from that forum post is that a pit or ramps are required to complete the job which seemed to bother people more than having to remove the battery box.

Good luck with your starter change, are you sure the starter is faulty?

The excellent Haynes manual for the HDi engined Citroen C3s is available here:
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Thanks for the informations,
i dont know if its faulty...i know only that when i turn the ignition key, it does not start.
I checked that power arrives to the solenoid, but the starter does not start, i noticed only that when i turn the key the lights on the dashboard are fading, and no more...

The problems began after has been changed the alternator :
a day, when i was travelling with my car,battery went down suddenly:
so i stopped the car, and i was no longer able to start it:
turning the ignition key, only heard some 'tac tac tac' and no other

So i called the mechanic, that told me was a problem of the alternatore, and changed the alternator.

But, the day after, came out this new problem: sometimes the starter starts without problems, other times it dont start....

so i think its a problem of the starter, that has been damaged at that moment.

What do you think? can be another problem?

Thanks!
i tried to start many times
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