Land Cruiser 200 Series V8 1VD-FTV Turbo Actuator Stepper Motor Problems and Solutions
Best Stepper Motor Replacement Solution
The Toyota V8 200 Series Land Cruisers run Left side and Right side turbochargers. Theses turbos have electronically-managed variable vane / geometry technology. As such, there is no ‘dump’ valve with a vacuum or pneumatic wastegate controller. Instead, a stepper motor or electric actuator does the job of actuating the vanes. The ‘motor’ changes vane angles inside the turbo to affect boost control.
And here is a secret to the Land Cruiser 200 Series V8 1VD-FTV Turbo Actuator Stepper Motor Problems and Solutions:
This Stepper is a separate component from the turbochargers and can be replaced without replacing the entire turbo.
If there is a general boosting issue, it MAY only be a faulty Stepper Motor causing the problem.
Often this is associated with the computer forcing limp mode, and /or a warning lamp for ‘engine’ comes on. In such case, rev range may be limited to below 1500 rpm as a result.
Check for physical problems or symptoms apparent in the turbo. Such as excess movement in the wheel (indicating wear with high pitch noise as a result) or oil leaks.
If none are apparent, it is more likely to be the stepper motor / actuator.
Stepper Motor Replacement – Check First
At such times, its a good idea to scan the vehicle with a scan tool.
Doing so can confirm if a code related to the Stepper / Actuator fault has appeared.
A typical code looks something like this: P1251(34)-Turbo stepper motor circuit(intermittent).
If it’s confirmed as a Stepper Motor issue, you can just replace the faulty component.
As it is most often the turbocharger OR just the stepper motor faulting, not both at once.
Therefore it doesn’t make sense to pay for an entirely new turbocharger, if just the electronic stepper needs replacing.
In the recent past, you were only able to purchase complete turbo units with actuator attached.
This is expensive and no longer required.
Below is a quick solution (entire turbo can remain on the vehicle) AND a solution that can save several thousand dollars!
Purchase and replace the stepper only!
Land Cruiser 200 Series V8 1VD-FTV Turbo Actuator Stepper Motor Replacement
Do you have a problem as described above?
Does your fault code indicate the issue is with the stepper motor?
If so, we have a very cost-effective, suitable aftermarket replacement. These are available for both Left and Right hand side V8 Toyota Land Cruiser electronic stepper motors.
The stepper motors come with a 24 month warranty which is twice the 12 month warranty of the original OEMs.
For the LEFT HAND SIDE turbo (Passenger side in RHS drive vehicles), you can find the VERY best priced Direct Replacement Stepper Motor HERE.
The RIGHT HAND SIDE turbo (Driver side in RHS drive vehicles), Direct Replacement Stepper Motor is HERE.
OR you can find our Direct Replacement Stepper Motors HERE for other turbocharger models.
If you have any other query on matching turbo parts for your vehicle, please feel free to contact our sales support on: 0490 059 316.