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Battery check Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1996 - 2010 Petrol 1.4

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Citroen
Berlingo Multispace
1996 - 2010  | 1.4 Battery check

  • time 5 minutes
  • difficulty 1
Locate the battery
Check the Negative (-) terminal clamp is tight
Check the Positive (+) terminal clamp is tight. CAUTION – if using a spanner to tighten terminal, be careful not to short it on the bodywork. Replace cover
Check battery is generally secure. If loose, tighten the battery retainer
Tighten if required, a 10mm socket or spanner is needed. Not too tight because you may damage the battery casing If you have to replace the battery or alternator, click below
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Alternator replacement

Removal

1 Disconnect the battery negative terminal.
2 Remove the auxiliary drivebelt.

Refitting

9 Refitting is a reversal of removal, tightening the left-hand (centraliser) bolts first, followed by the right-hand bolts.
3 On 1.9 litre DW series diesel engines, release the clip in the centre of the engine cover and undo the retaining screw on the right-hand side. Lift off the engine cover. On 2.0 litre diesel engines, turn the four plastic fasteners through 90° and lift off the engine cover (see illustrations) .
On 1.9 litre DW series diesel engines, remove the fasteners from the right-hand side . . .
. . . and top of the engine cover . . .
. . . then remove the cover from the engine
On 2.0 litre diesel engines, rotate each fastener through 90° to release it . . .
. . . then lift off the engine cover
4 For improved access to the alternator on models with power steering, unbolt the power steering pump from its location. Move the pump to one side, taking care not to lose the spacer (where fitted) from the rear mounting (see illustrations) . Support the weight of the pump by tying it to the vehicle body/engine to prevent any excess strain being placed on the hydraulic pipes/hoses. Note: There is no need to disconnect the pipes/hoses from the pump. Release the pipes/hoses from any necessary clips to prevent them being strained.
Slacken and remove the power steering pump front mounting bolts . . .
. . . and rear mounting bolt (arrowed) . . .
. . . then move the power steering pump to one side – petrol engine shown
5 Depending on engine and equipment fitted, either undo the three bolts and remove the auxiliary drivebelt tensioner assembly, or undo the bolts and remove the auxiliary drivebelt idler pulley bracket.
6 Remove the rubber cover(s) from the alternator terminal(s), then unscrew the retaining nut(s) and disconnect the wiring from the rear of the alternator (see illustrations) .
Remove the rubber cover then unscrew the nut (arrowed) . . .
. . . and disconnect the wiring from the alternator – petrol engine shown
7 Unscrew the alternator mounting bolts and, where applicable, the bolt securing the adjuster bolt bracket to the alternator (see illustration) . Note that on some models, the left-hand bolt(s) act as centralisers and incorporate a spacer and cone. To access the left-hand lower mounting bolt, unbolt the air conditioning compressor (where fitted) and move it to one side. Do not disconnect the refrigerant pipes.
Alternator front mounting bolts (arrowed) – petrol engine shown
8 Manoeuvre the alternator away from its mounting brackets and out from the engine compartment.
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Battery removal & replacement

Removal

Note: If a security-coded audio unit is fitted, and the unit and/or the battery is disconnected, the unit will not function again on reconnection until the correct security code is entered. Details of this procedure, which varies according to the unit fitted, are given in the vehicle owner’s handbook. Ensure you have the correct code before you disconnect the battery. If you do not have the code or details of the correct procedure, but can supply proof of ownership and a legitimate reason for wanting this information, a Peugeot/Citroën dealer may be able to help.
1 The battery is located on the left-hand side of the engine compartment.
2 Slacken the clamp bolt and disconnect the clamp from the battery negative (–) terminal (see illustration) .
Slacken the clamp bolt nut and disconnect the negative lead from the battery terminal
3 Disconnect the battery positive terminal (+) lead. The positive terminal attachment will either be of the clamp bolt type described in paragraph 2, or of the quick release type, whereby lifting the plastic insulation cover automatically releases the terminal clamp (see illustration) .
Lift the plastic insulation cover to disconnect the quick-release positive lead clamp from the battery terminal
4 On early models, undo the nut and bolt and lift the battery clamp off the retaining stud (see illustration) . Lift the battery out of the engine compartment.
Battery clamp retaining nut and bolt (arrowed) on early models . . .
5 On later models, undo the nut securing the battery clamp to the battery tray stud and lift out the clamp (see illustration) . Move the battery towards the engine slightly to disengage the lip on the battery case from the battery tray, then lift the battery out of the engine compartment.
. . . and clamp retaining nut (arrowed) on later models

Refitting

6 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but smear petroleum jelly on the terminals after reconnecting the leads, and always reconnect the positive lead first, and the negative lead last.
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