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    Icon14 XANTIA V6 `99 Gearbox troubles.

    Hey anyone can help. I`m new in frog car world. I had the car 2 mnths and the auto died. It just stopped working. I like the car but recon. box expensive. I read in a thread that an alternative might be an ML5T . I know diddly squat about that. I shouldn`t admit this but i got 2 xantias. The first one i bought with dud box intending to fix it. I didn`t. The rego ran out. The second one now same as the first .
    WHAT IS WITH THESE GEARBOXES!!! I like the car just for the exhaust note. I can do the removal/refitting.
    Any sympathetic ears welcome.Also are these cars prone to running hot.Do they need a radiator upgrade.
    ps. I remember my dads first car was a citroen with running boards and doors that opened backwards.I`m not sure they progressed that much.

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    German ZF 4HP20 box? Try a search on this, It has fewer problems than the AL4.

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    Yes it has the ZF 4HP20.It wont select any gears forward or reverse.Someone suggested changing the oil,I think its more complicated than that.

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    The pump has possibly failed due a blocked pickup, which is not readily accessible. You would have heard noise from the bellhousing area and changing the oil would not fix that. In some cases, replacing the pump may work and be less expensive than a full overhaul, but it depends on what has happened. You need someone to check it for other possible faults as it could be something electronic.
    The car shouldn't run hot, so maybe suspect the thermostat as a starting point. The water pump runs off the timing belt, so it's a fair job to get at it if it is failing.

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    Has Archrival got his manual shifted V6 Xantia going yet? I know he bought a gearbox off Ade (Bingham, the 406C breaker) about eighteen months ago.

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    How easy is to do a manual conversion with a 406c box.I really liked the auto.Has anyone done the recon.Anyone know a good citroen mechanic in perth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Has Archrival got his manual shifted V6 Xantia going yet? I know he bought a gearbox off Ade (Bingham, the 406C breaker) about eighteen months ago.
    Not that I've heard...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwi View Post
    Hey anyone can help. I`m new in frog car world. I had the car 2 mnths and the auto died. It just stopped working. I like the car but recon. box expensive. I read in a thread that an alternative might be an ML5T . I know diddly squat about that. I shouldn`t admit this but i got 2 xantias. The first one i bought with dud box intending to fix it. I didn`t. The rego ran out. The second one now same as the first .
    WHAT IS WITH THESE GEARBOXES!!! I like the car just for the exhaust note. I can do the removal/refitting.
    Any sympathetic ears welcome.Also are these cars prone to running hot.Do they need a radiator upgrade.
    ps. I remember my dads first car was a citroen with running boards and doors that opened backwards.I`m not sure they progressed that much.
    If it is a ZF box, I'd have thought the good end of the normal auto transmission specialists would be fine. How many km has it done and has it been serviced properly??

    Speak to Corrado at Eurocare perhaps for a contact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwi View Post
    How easy is to do a manual conversion with a 406c box.I really liked the auto.Has anyone done the recon.Anyone know a good citroen mechanic in perth.
    It's only a car, in the sense that there's nothing magical and unique about a ZF box in a Citroen. All of them have specific things to do correctly. There are very few folk who've done much work specifically on Xantias in Perth as they only sold 28 of them in total.

    I think there are a few top end auto transmission folk, but don't know who they are. Again, Corrado might well know.
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