Injection problem Citroen C3 Aircross, what to do ?

Having a problem with your car is basic, because sadly recent vehicles are more and more difficult and therefore subject to more and more possible breakdowns. Today we’re going to try to help you to solve an injection problem on your Citroen C3 Aircross . This is a problem that is especially annoying because it can eventually bring your vehicle to non starting or broken engine unit. To achieve this, first we will find out how injection functions, then, what are the different problems that can exist on a Citroen C3 Aircross injectors , and finally, how to solve them.

What is the goal of the injection of a Citroen C3 Aircross?

So we commence our article by quickly explaining how an injection system functions so that you have all the information you need to understand the failure affiliated with it.
The injection system of a Citroen C3 Aircross handles the fuel intake into the engine unit , it replaces the old carburettors. It has the advantage to be far more precise and to come, under pressure, to discharge the fuel in the engine unit. The injection pump takes care of pressurizing the fuel and transferring it to the injectors, and the injectors will release the fuel in the form of micro-drops into the cylinders of your Citroen C3 Aircross. The advantage of fuel injection is to have a much more precise dosage than a carburettor and to enable a better air/fuel mixture and therefore a better combustion.

What are the different injection complications on Citroen C3 Aircross?

Now in this second component, we are going to see the different injection complications and their manifestations that you might confront on your Citroen C3 Aircross .

Injection pump complications Citroen C3 Aircross

To commence, we will find out the injection pump complications on your Citroen C3 Aircross, there are not many of them, they are generally frequent but we will outline them below:

  • Electronic problem of the high pressure pump: If you have an electronic problem, the pressure in your injection system may be too high or too low which will bring about a bad air/fuel mixture and therefore a bad combustion and thus alter the performance of the engine unit of your Citroen C3 Aircross.
  • Leakage from the injection pump of your Citroen C3 Aircross: If you have a major leakage problem, the result will be much the same as if you have a lack of pressure, you will not have enough pressure and therefore the combustion of your fuel will not be good

Regarding the results and manifestations of a fuel pump problem on a Citroen C3 Aircross , you will certainly feel, a lack of power, your engine unit grazing, dark smoke emissions…

Injectors complications Citroen C3 Aircross

Now we proceed to the injector problems on Citroen C3 Aircross . Injectors are the end of your injection system, here are the different complications you might encounter:

  • Dirty Citroen C3 Aircross injectors: This can happen because of poor fuel quality, they will let less fuel through or more if they are totally clogged. So you will potentially have one or more cylinders that are not working effectively.
  • Leaky Citroen C3 Aircross injector: It’s generally at the high pressure seals that an injector can leak, it can also, more rarely, be cracked or broken.
  • Injector Citroen C3 Aircross HS: This is the case when your injectors are totally clogged or when you have an electronic problem, it will not let anything go.

Concerning the symptoms of injector complications on your Citroen C3 Aircross it is about the same as for a defective injection pump. You might encounter problems with starting, throttle response, power loss, and smoke emission.

How to fix an injection problem on a Citroen C3 Aircross?

To finish our content on the injection complications on Citroen C3 Aircross , we will try to give you the solutions that exist to solve these complications.
If after a precise investigation it’s your injection pump that is the cause of your complications, it will sadly be very complicated to intervene on the trouble without changing the component, this change generally goes with the replacement of the injectors, and in some cases the tank, it will take between 2000 and 3000 euros for the whole, try to get some diagnostics and estimates before starting any repair.
Regarding a problem with an injector there are various solutions depending on your concerns, here they are:

  • Dirty injector: You can clean the injectors of your Citroen C3 Aircross, do not think twice to seek advice from our article on this subject to get the procedure. If it doesn’t work, you will have to replace them.
  • Leaky injector: The replace and the purchase of a joint kit will only cost you a few tens of euros, but you still need to be able to replace it, do not think twice to seek advice from our article on the injectors that leak on Citroen C3 Aircross, to have all the solutions available to you.
  • Injector HS: Finally, last solution, your injector is damaged or doesn’t work anymore, generally, the replacement of an injector costs around 500 euros labor included.

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