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Hello, I have a 2002 Toyota Avalon XL . My problem is my cruise control is intermitting lay working. It turns on and works . But then it stops working at times.the cruise lite stays on and I can reactivity it but it will only work for a short period of time and will drop out again. Your thoughts on the problem and any solutions.

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Ford exploder had a problem with the brake / cruise control will burn up. this is because it was wired right over the exhaust manifold and the other brake element heated up. so chek the wiring frum the unit and the cable. lol!

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SOURCE: MY cruise control on my 03 trailblazer ls works intermittingly

short , loose connection or relay --most likely ---those little green light flicker or come on when generally there is an intermittent short, loose connection or a relay or fuse going to fail soon
and nothing works without a good ground ---one could check if the correct voltage is reaching the cruise contol system and go from there

Just my 2 cents --wiggle the connections --gently ---the cruise control is a complicated sysytem somewhat --you may need another symptom to appear to narrow this down more
but then again --I hate Tow trucks it's a GM --SELL IT Buy a foreign car don't go to ford either

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SOURCE: cruise control not working

if no electrical problem with the switch check the Acutator it holds the throttle by vacuum check the vacuum lines the acuator...check the the switch just because the light on the panel never lights up on some cars does not mean the switch is broken...

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SOURCE: Cruise control on 98 chevy venture stops working

The Venture uses an electronic Cruise Control and doesnt require vacume. I would suspect the cruise module under the hood, or the lever on the steering colum to be bad.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

Testimonial: "You're right on the no vacuum part. I kind of suspected the unit under the hood myself, but was hoping there might be a cheaper fix. :-) Thanks 4 info"

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