Ford Transit Electronic Turbo Actuator Problems
The Ford Transit 2.2TDCi between 2008 – 2012 is fitted with an electronic turbocharger actuator manufactured by a company called HELLA. It replaces the conventional vacuum turbo actuators which were found fitted to earlier models and is controlled by the Engine ECU to regulate the output of the turbocharger. When correctly tuned, the electronic actuator can be adjusted to improve the power, performance and economy of the vehicle but at the same time this electronic part can be a very troublesome component and is a known common failure on modern turbocharged vehicles.
Common Part Numbers: G41752406 / 6NW009206
The most common symptoms relating to a failed electronic turbo actuator for the Ford Transit include a flashing glow plug light and limp mode. Other fault symptoms can also include the following:
- Loss of power under acceleration
- Intermittent loss of power under acceleration
- Smoking on acceleration
- Fault codes pointing to turbo actuator
- Fault codes pointing to turbo performance
- Actuator arm not moving
- Fault Code: P132A – Turbo Actuator Vane
- Fault Code: P132B – Turbo Boost Control ‘A’ Performance
- Limp mode
- Flashing glow plug light
When the turbo actuator fails, a replacement is not sold separately and you must purchase a replacement turbocharger which can typically cost upwards of £1200 + labour. The new part is very expensive and will only come with a 12 month warranty. The alternative option would be to have your turbo actuator remanufactured by a specialist like Sinspeed.
Ford Transit Turbo Actuator Repairs – By Sinspeed
We can fully strip down and remanufacture your electronic turbo actuator and by using new genuine OEM components, all remanufactured turbochargers are rebuilt to meet & exceed OE specifications. All of our turbo actuator repairs come with a Lifetime warranty as standard and will not require any programming when refitting to the vehicle.
Professional diagnosis & fitting services available.