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TROUBLESHOOTING WHY YOUR CRUISE CONTROL DOESN'T WORK

There are many things that can cause your cruise control to act up or not work at all. This article will lead you in the correct direction on finding a solution to your problem. This article is for any type of vehicle.

If your cruise control won't hold proper speed, you need to look at the following parts.

  1. Faulty Cruise Control
  2. Faulty Speed Sensor
  3. Faulty Vacuum or Vent Valve
  4. Faulty Stepper Motor
  5. Faulty Transducer
  6. Incorrect Cable Adjustment
  7. A Binding Throttle Linkage
  8. Leaking Vacuum Tank
  9. Leaking Vacuum servo diagram
If your cruise control surges, check the following parts.
  1. Faulty Cruise Control Module
  2. Faulty Speed Sensor
  3. Binding Throttle Linkage
  4. Kinked Speedometer Cable
If your cruise control cuts out on you, check the following parts.
  1. Faulty Transducer
  2. Faulty Cruise Control Module
  3. Short or Open Circuit in Cruise Control
  4. Brake or Clutch Switch Adjusted too tight
If your cruise control doesn't work at all, check these parts.
  1. Faulty Cruise Control Module
  2. Short or Open Circuit in Cruise Control
  3. Faulty Clutch or Brake Switch
  4. Leaking Vacuum Circuit
  5. Faulty Stepper Motor
  6. Faulty Speed Sensor
  7. Faulty Transducer
  8. Faulty Cruise Control Switch
  9. A Blown Fuse

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what causes my cruise controll to not work intermittenly


cruise control starts working above 50kmh, so if your under that it wont work. the cruise servo may be at fault, or I have seen battery acid leak down on the vacuum lines causing cruise not to work correctly. cruise control works off of a vacuum so without it, it wont work. if the cruise light doesn't turn on when pressing the set/cruise button intermitantly it may be the switch itself that is starting to fail

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The first thing to check is the tail lights. The cruise control will not work if any lights are out. Changing to LED tail lights also causes the cruise to not work.

Apr 06, 2014 | 2005 Ford Taurus

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Blinker, cruise issues...electrical?


The problem is caused by the emergency flasher unit. This is a common problem and you can find a few youtube demos on replacing it. I did it in about 30 mins. I don't remember the cost but it was stocked at my local chevy dealership.
good luck.

Feb 10, 2012 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

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i had tried to use my cruise control on my 2002 pt cruiser and it wouldnt work what could it be


being that it is a 2002 I believe it will have electronic cruise and not vacuum power. so I would check your cruise control fuse and button. If all of those are OK, then its possible that the cruise control servo has gone out. That it the box that controls the throttle while engaged. You can find it by tracing the two cables coming from your throttle body. One leads through the firewall to your gas pedal, and the other will lead to you cruise control servo.

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There is a recall on the cruise control for the 2005 model. I wouldn't use it unless the problem has been attended to by the manufacturer. It may lead to other problems in the future.

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