Citroen GS and GSA All Models 1971-85 Haynes Repair Manual

Citroen GS and GSA All Models 1971-85 Haynes Repair Manual scr1

The aim of this manual is to help you get the best value from your car. It can do so in several ways. It can help you decide what work must be done (even should you choose to get it done by a garage), provide information on routine maintenance and servicing, and give a logical course of action and diagnosis when random faults occur. However, it is hoped that you will make full use of the manual by tackling the work yourself. On simpler jobs it may even be quicker than booking the car into a garage, and having to go there twice, to leave and collect it. Perhaps most important, a lot of money can be saved by avoiding the costs the garage must charge to cover its labour and overheads.

The manual has drawings and descriptions to show the function of the various components so that their layout can be understood. Then the tasks are described and photographed in a step by-step sequence so that even a novics can do the work.

Introduction to the Citroen GS and GSA

The Citroen GS was first introduced to the UK market in 1971 with the GS Confort model which was powered by a 1015 cc engine. Since then, additional models have been introduced and the engine size increased to 1130 cc (1977 to 1980), 1222 cc (1972 to 1980) and 1299 cc (from 1979 on).

The design gives maximum space and safety in conjunction with good appearance and smooth aerodynamics, always a feature of Citroen design.

From the outside it has tho looks of a medium sized (rather than small) car.

A feature of the car is the use of the well established Citroen self-levelling hydro-pneumatic independent suspension system whereby the vehicle height adjustment control can be manually set through three positions according to ground clearance requirements, (normal, intermediate and maximum). The intermediate setting provides additional clearance when driving over poor roads or in snow whilst the maximum setting is primarily designed for wheel changing or for driving short distances over extremely difficult conditions.

Originally fitted with a four-speed manual gearbox as standard, some later models are fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox. A three-speed semi-automatic transmission is8lso available as an optional fitting.


  • Acknowledgements
  • About this manual
  • Introduction to the Citroen GS and GSA
  • Quick reference data
  • Buying spare parts and vehicle identification numbers
  • Tools and working facilities
  • Recommended lubricants and fluids
  • Torque wronch settings
  • Chapter 1 Engine
  • Chapter 2 Fuel and exhaust systems
  • Chapter 3 Ignition system
  • Chapter 4 Clutch and manual gearbox
  • Chapter 5 Semi-automatic gearbox
  • Chapter 6 Hydraulic system
  • Chapter 7 Front axle and suspension
  • Chapter 8 Braking system
  • Chapter 9 Steering, wheels and tyres
  • Chapter 10 Electrical system
  • Chapter 11 Rear axle and suspension
  • Chapter 12 Bodywork and fittings
  • Chapter 13 Supplement: Revisions and information on later models
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Jacking and towing
  • Safety firstl
  • General repair procedures
  • Conversion factors

Language: English
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