Have you found that your Ford Fiesta 1.4 keeps getting stuck in gear when driving? Or does the gear fail to display on your dash? If this sounds familiar, this could be due to a failed Gear + Clutch Actuator.
The Ford Fiesta 1.4 is fitted with an automated manual gearbox which allows the user to interchange between either manual or automatic at the flick of a button, which is not normally the case with any other 5 or 6 speed automatics. As the gearbox operates using sensors and ECU’s, the clutch pedal is not required.
There are three main components that are used within this type of gearbox which includes the clutch actuator assembly, a gear shift actuator assembly and a gearbox ECU. Each actuator is then equipped with position sensors that allow signals to be sent back to the gearbox ECU informing it of what gear the vehicle is in as well as the position of the clutch. The gearbox ECU then uses this information along with the vehicle’s speed and other parameters to calculate which gear is required, when the next gear should change and when to engage / dis-engage the clutch.
Ford Fiesta Common Clutch & Gear Actuator Problems
The most common signs associated with a faulty clutch or gear actuator on a Ford Fiesta 1.4 are listed below:
- Slips Out of Gears
- Gets Stuck In a Gear
- Fails to Select Gears
- P0810, P1607, P1735, P1732, P1600 & P1608 Fault Codes
- Gear Display Light Fails
The list above is just some of the common issues that have been diagnosed in our workshop and is not an extensive list.
If you find any of the above faults with your vehicle, it is more than likely that your clutch or gear actuator has failed, if not both. Main dealers will usually recommend that you replace your whole unit, and can cost in the region of £700 + VAT, but the cost will usually increase as each actuator will need re-coding to the vehicle. This will normally only come with a 12-month warranty.
My Ford Fiesta 1.4 Actuator is Faulty – How Can SINSPEED Help me?
Here at Sinspeed, we have the facilities to full test and repair the Ford Fiesta Gear and Clutch Actuators. We fully bench test the actuators before repairing them, using only genuine OEM parts to ensure that each and every repaired Ford Fiesta Actuator is to the highest standard and meets and exceeds OE expectations. Not only this, but they will not require re-coding when fitting back to your vehicle and will come with a Lifetime Warranty!
If you have a Ford Fiesta 1.4 with a faulty gear or clutch actuator, then give us a call on 0203 815 9441 for a quote.