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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-24-2019, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Had a P00AF and a P0003A code yesterday. They cleared themselves after parking and shutting the truck off for a while. They came back on a short trip today and I cleared them with my Edge CTS. As soon as I pulled out of the parking lot they came back and the truck dropped to 1000RPM. I was able to get it off the road into a parking lot and now I'm sitting here waiting on a ride.

I've read that these codes indicate a bad turbo actuator. I'm assuming I'll need to replace the actuator and turbo. If that is the case, what is the best aftermarket turbo kit to replace the stock stuff with that won't break the bank?

Also, I'm reading posts from a few other guys that are experiencing the same codes/problems. Could this be a manufacturer's defect, and if so, would my deletes negate any warranty on the actuator?


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Not really a defect. Usage of the truck as a short trip commuter can contribute to soot building up. But it's not really limited to that.
You could grab a stock remain or a stock take off from someone who did a swap to a fixed blade turbo.
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Did some research and I'm gonna have it towed to the shop Monday and get BD Rumble B kit installed to replace the stock junk that is widely known to prematurely fail. BTW my truck only has 23k miles.

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the stock junk that is widely known to prematurely fail.
It is???

Well, don't tell my truck's engine about this!

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I'm sure I will catch flak for this but it sure seems there are a lot more actuator failures in tuned trucks then stock? I'm wondering if some of these tunes are doing something (or not doing something like exercising the actuator enough)?

As far as warranty? Pretty sure you are on your own there.


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As usual, you are the exception to the rule. Your truck is perfect in every single way. All of our trucks should be like yours, but unfortunately they're not. They are lesser trucks. I just cannot comprehend why our trucks aren't exactly like yours...
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From the posts I've read here and elsewhere on the web, it seems about 50/50 on the failures. That's what leads me to believe it's a manufacturer defect. I'm more than cool with it coming out of my pocket. I can put quality parts on it that way.

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From the posts I've read here and elsewhere on the web, it seems about 50/50 on the failures. That's what leads me to believe it's a manufacturer defect. I'm more than cool with it coming out of my pocket. I can put quality parts on it that way.


Curious for my own info.... do you use the exhaust brake lots? What is the trucks normal everyday life?
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Curious for my own info.... do you use the exhaust brake lots? What is the trucks normal everyday life?


Daily driver. About 80% in town. I rarely tow or have any real weight on it. I saw it squat for the first time a couple of weeks ago with a load of lumber in the bed. I run the EB if I'm on a divided highway. I do not run the truck for its intended purpose, but honestly that shouldn't matter. If I were running it harder than designed I could understand it. I believe the factory got a bad run of actuators and some buyers are the ones left holding the bag. I still look at it as and opportunity to upgrade, though. The cost of a reman VGT and the kit I'm gonna buy are about equal.

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What are you going to do about the eb

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What are you going to do about the eb
Ditch it. I drove plenty of tractor trailers in these mountains without one. A pickup truck shouldn't be a problem.

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Curious for my own info.... do you use the exhaust brake lots? What is the trucks normal everyday life?
what is the relationship between use of the EB and the turbo actuator?

How does the EB work in the 3500 anyway? Is it just gearing down or doing something else? I use my EB by default when I tow in tow/haul mode.

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