30 Mar, 16

Ford Fiesta 1.4 Clutch Actuator + Gear Actuator Repairs

Ford Fiesta Actuator FaultsHave 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 fully 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.

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28 thoughts on “Ford Fiesta 1.4 Clutch Actuator + Gear Actuator Repairs
  • Hi, i seem to be having the same issue as outlined in these comments Actuator has gone i think, are you able to help at all? Many thanks

    • Hi Rebecca

      Thanks for getting in touch,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards


  • i’ve a Ford Fiesta 1.4 Semiautomatic car 54 plate only done 34,000 miles its working fine but some time Slips Out of 1st and 2nd gears but it’s had this issue for a while now where if it’s in first gear and goes to secound when low revs in clonks into 2nd, you can feel the clonk as if it’s snapping into 2nd, it doesn’t always do it. It can change smooth 3rd to 4th to 5th but 1st to 2nd seems to always have this clonk.

    • Hi

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with more information about your enquiry.

      Kind Regards


  • Hi,

    Have 2003 Fiesta auto stuck in 4th. can hear motor trying to change gear. What price a recon

    • Hello Paul

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full details and pricing.

      Kind Regards


  • Hi
    I have a Ford fiesta 1.4 semi-auto 2003 reg that has a faulty actuator. When driving it at times slips out of gear. feels like clutch is gone at this point as I rev but no power. On other days car works perfectly. RAC told me its the actuator as it can’t electronically detect the neutral gear. How much to repair?

    • Hello Khalid

      Thank you for getting in touch with us,

      We have sent you an email with full details and pricing.

      Kindest Regards


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