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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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car randomly accelerates without pushing down on pedal and cruise control is not working


It sounds to me like a problem with cruise control? Turn it off and/or unhook it, drive it a bit and see if accelerating problem goes away? If it does, you need to troubleshoot the cruise control. Any applicable trouble codes?
That sounds dangerous to me, I'd disable the cruise control till you find the problem.
I don't know what testing you have done?

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Hi Vada, I'm glad to help!

Vada, in the earlier years cruise control used to be very easy to find problems and repair the issue. NOW, with multiplex wiring and confusing calculated computer controlled cruise control its much harder to find what caused the issue are caused the cruise not to work at all. Most of the time though, when the computer gets confused about the calculations it also stops that component from working. SO, the first thing we do as technicians is to clear all codes with our scanner and see if the wipers start working again if they do this means the computer was simply confused. NOW, sense you don't have a scan tool you can try this: remove the negative battery cable for 20 seconds then reinstall it and see if the wipers are working. If they still are not working then they will need to be checked by a technician. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Vada.

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