Car: 2006 Chrysler 300C
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: London UK
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Swirl Port Actuator Removal and Replacement
I've just recently experienced the dreaded swirl port actuator failure problem. Reading other threads on here and also speaking to an ex-Chrysler mechanic..this is a common problem on the 3.0 Diesel. After speaking with him, he told me that the part is about £155+VAT, and labour is 5 hours at about £100 per hour! Chryslers way is to basically remove everything at the engine top..injectors, inlet manifolds, turbo, etc. Well I can confirm this is not necessary. I managed to remove the swirl port actuator last nite in about an hour without removing any of these parts. It's a bit fiddly, but possible. I'm just waiting for the new one to fit now. Once the job is complete I will post step by step instructions and hopefully some photos so everyone else can do it them selves and save yourself hundreds of pounds.
Signing out for now.
Last edited by cormond; 07-19-2012 at 02:14 PM.