Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2000 mercury mountaineer cruise control stuck on. When I turn it on the has pedal gets stuck and keeps increasing speed, there's no way to get the vehicle to slow down unless I put the car in neutral, turn it off then coast to the side of the road and wait for the gas pedal to release.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Cheetah:

    An expert who has answered 20 or more questions within one hour.

    Night Owl:

    An expert who has answered 10 or more questions between 12 midnight and 6am on the same day.

  • Expert
  • 97 Answers

Sounds like the controller itself is bad it operates using vaccum or the switch in the steering colum could be sticking also

Posted on May 31, 2014

Ad

5 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
motor1258
  • 6674 Answers

SOURCE: 2000 Ford Taurus not getting gas

If your in gear (D) for example and you hit the gas, engine revs, but car doesn't speed up, it's a problem with your transmission, and the first thing you can do is have the fluid level checked, and add fluid if needed. If that's not the cure, take it to a transmission shop & have it diagnosed.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

  • 3230 Answers

SOURCE: Car bogs down when given gas.

Hi there,
This problem is most commonly caused by a weak fuel pump. It will need to be checked with a fuel pressure guage. If you can obtain a fuel pressure guage you will need to observe the fuel pressure while accellerating to see if it drops out.
good luck

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

machinist84
  • 25 Answers

SOURCE: 2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L engine. idle speed

dirty or bad idle air control valve i would at worst the egr valve but most likely the idle air control valve which controls the air and idle from the throttle body try taking it out and cleaning the tip as well as in the throttle body where the control valve goes in if that dosent work replace it and the check engine light does not have to be on for it to be bad.good luck to you.


10 year ford tech here.

Posted on Aug 26, 2011

  • 8 Answers

SOURCE: 2000 mercury cougar engine speed stays up when gas pedal is released, sometimes increases when pedal is releases to shif up gears, takes 3 seconds or more to come down to idle when gas pedal is releas

almost sounds like the cruise control is engaging

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I have a 1996 Chevy suburban 1500 when taking foot of the brake speed keeps increasing without touching the gas pedal at all. As soon as you take foot of brake it takes off. Can anyone please help I


does the engine seem to revving real fast in neutral or park??
two possible things the throttle cable may have frayed inside the sheath and is holding the throttle open , has someone been turning things under the hood on the throttle body ?? is the cable routed properly in its groove. or the coolant temp sender on the intake
has faulted and is dumping extra fuel (talks to computor works like a choke for a cold engine) did this just start ?? or been a long time issue??

Mar 07, 2015 | 1996 Chevrolet Suburban

1 Answer

What is the number for the fuse for cruise control in a 04 mountaineer


I have to say that the cruise have a fuse in works in since with the brake pedal. There will be two of them 1 will control the brake lights and the other the cruise control. I believe that the blue 1 is the cruise. Change that 1 and all should be fine. Hope this helps.

Dec 21, 2014 | 2004 Mercury Mountaineer

1 Answer

Cruise control indication appear but not enabled


There's a recall for the cruise control deactivation switch. This could be your problem. Contact yo

Feb 22, 2014 | 2002 Mercury Mountaineer

1 Answer

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?

Mar 27, 2017 | 2000 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

2004 Mercury Mountaineer cruise control only works intermittently.Could a weak ground be the problem?If so how do I find?


I had this problem it was the switch on the break pedal it would move just enough so the break light did not come on but the cruise would not work

Jan 13, 2013 | 2004 Mercury Mountaineer

1 Answer

CVT problem


Simple answer, no, it will not most likely cause any increased wear to your engine or transmission. Yes, it is normal for the engine to rev while climbing a hill while in cruise control.

The cruise is designed to be used on flat (or semi-flat) stretches of highway at 55mph or higher so you don't have to hold the fuel pedal the whole time and your foot doesn't get tired. The cruise control system will try it's best to keep your vehicle rolling at the set speed, increasing/decreasing the throttle to compensate for changes in engine load.

If you are driving with cruise on, try lightly putting your foot on the pedal and you might notice that the system will actually move the pedal itself. If you are in cruise, and you come up to a large hill, try putting your foot on the pedal and getting it up the hill on your own w/o cruise then resetting cruise once you are off the hill.

Also, cruise is not supposed to be used in moderate/ thick traffic or on country roads with a lot of rolling hills. The cruise control system is a "dumb" system meaning (not that it's pointless) but it will only change the pedal as the speed changes and it has no idea what's coming up next, even while you are already on the hill.

So, it is normal operation of the cruise control to try to compensate for a hill by constantly revving up the engine and letting it fall back down to try to keep moving at the exact same speed you set it for. If this is a bother, you can always use your foot to hold the pedal while climbing the hill normally.

Don't worry, it won't cause any increased wear and tear on your vehicle. I hope this helps. Good luck and don't forget to rate! Thank you!

Mar 01, 2009 | Mitsubishi Outlander Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

What is Cruise Control and O/D


Cruise control allows the driver to push a button thereby setting and holding the car's current speed. This allows you to take your foot off the acceleratot pedal and "cruise." Modern "Cruise" systems also have added feature like increasing or decreasing your speed, and coasting so that you can adjust your speed for traffic or road conditions without exiting the cruise function. Touching the brake pedal automatically turns the cruise function off; or you can exit by turning cruise button to "off" at the touch of your thumb or fingertips. Cruise helps on long trips by reducing fatigue, and keeps you from going over the speed limit by setting your speed to the posted limit.

Hope this helps. I will address overdrive in another post. Thanks, TaterTodd

Jan 28, 2009 | 2004 Toyota Corolla

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

72 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76673 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...