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The indicator light goes on, but the cruise doesnt kick in. when it was working it was not working correctly. uphill it would not maintain speed and downhill it would increase in speed.

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First, there was a recall for many Ford Motor cruise controls. Have a dealer run your VIN number to see if you are included or the repair has already been made. If you look at the cruise control cable and trace it back from the linkage there should be a vacuum hose connected to the part that this cable originates from. If you have a vacuum source check both the vacuum line and the part to see if there are splits or holes leaking vacuum. Your cruise will not work properly with a leak. Any other loose vacuum lines can affect it too!

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