Landcruiser 200 Series V8 1VD-FTV Turbo Actuator Stepper Motor Problems and Solutions

Landcruiser 200 Series V8 1VD-FTV Turbo Actuator Stepper Motor Problems


Best Stepper Motor Replacement Solution

The Toyota V8 200 Series Landcruisers run Left side and Right side turbochargers with variable vane / geometry managed electronically. There is no ‘dump’ valve with a vacuum or pneumatic wastegate controller, a stepper motor or electric actuator does the job instead. The ‘motor’ changes vane angles inside the turbo to affect boost control.

This Stepper is a separate component from the turbochargers and can be replaced without replacing the entire turbo.

In general, if no physical problem or symptom is apparent in the turbo such as no movement in the wheel indicating wear (high pitch noise as a result) or oil leaks, or there is a general boosting issue, it MAY be a faulty Stepper Motor causing the problem. Often this is associated with the computer forcing limp mode, and /or warning lamp for ‘engine’ comes on. In such case, rev range may be limited to below 1500 rpm as a result.

At such times, its a good idea to scan the vehicle with a scan tool to see if a code for the Stepper / Actuator fault appears.
A typical code looks something like this: P1251(34)-Turbo stepper motor circuit(intermittent).

If it’s confirmed as a Stepper Motor issue, you will should just replace the faulty component.
It is most often the turbocharger or just the stepper motor faulting.
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!

Landcruiser 200 Series V8 1VD-FTV Turbo Actuator Stepper Motor Replacement

toyota-landcruiser-v8-electric-actuator-step-motor-problems 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 after market replacement for both Left and Right hand side V8 Toyota Landcruiser 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.