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2007 Saturn Vue while driving, speedometer stops working and trans starts shifting funny

The electronics involved are unique to say the least .
The instrument panel cluster (IPC) displays the vehicle speed based on the information from the body control module (BCM). The engine control module (ECM) calculates the vehicle speed based on the controlled area network (CAN) serial data message indicating the wheel reference speed from the electronic brake control module (EBCM). The ECM sends a CAN serial data message to the BCM indicating the vehicle speed. The BCM sends a class 2 message to the IPC indicating the vehicle speed.
The speedometer defaults to 0 km/h (0 mph) when any of the following occur:
• The EBCM detects a malfunction in the vehicle speed sensor circuit.
• The ECM detects a loss of CAN communications with the EBCM.
• The BCM detects a loss of CAN communications with the ECM.
• The IPC detects a loss of class 2 communications with the BCM.

Is the ABS light lit ? Having the vehicle checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes would be the best first step to finding the problem . Could be a wheel speed sensor or ?????? .

May 14, 2017 | Saturn Cars & Trucks

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How to fix cruise control on a 2006 ford freestar, does not work at all, wont turn on

Note the diagram, at least check the fuse. Check trouble codes, related to cruise control. to check codes yourself, at least, you need an obd2 code reader that will read po codes as well as manufacturer specific codes. It is worth the investment, in my opinion. Make sure the brake lites work.
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Mar 05, 2017 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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How do I troubleshoot the cruise control of a 2003 Alero?

It's probably a problem with cruise control module , located under the hood in engine compartment . Or a bad connection somewhere . Do you know how to do electrical testing ? Is the air bag light lit on the instrument cluster ?

Could have DTC'S - diagnostic trouble code's stored .
DTC P1554
The powertrain control module (PCM) inhibits cruise control operation when certain conditions are not appropriate for cruise control operation. The PCM removes the ground from the cruise control inhibit signal circuit in order to disengage cruise control operation.
DTC P1585
Output driver modules (ODMs) are used by the powertrain control module (PCM) in order to turn on many of the current driven devices that are needed to control various engine and transaxle functions. DTC P1558 set indicates that an improper voltage level has been detected on the signal circuit which controls the cruise control inhibit circuit.
Action Taken When the DTC Sets
• The PCM will not illuminate the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL).
• The PCM will store the conditions present when the DTC set as Failure Records data only.

Cruise control is a speed control system that maintains a desired vehicle speed under normal driving conditions. However, steep grades may cause variations in the selected speeds. The electronic cruise control system has the capability to CRUISE, COAST, RESUME SPEED, ACCELERATE, and TAP-UP or TAP-DOWN.
The main parts of the cruise control system are:
• The cruise control module assembly
• The function control switches
• The cruise control release switch
• The clutch pedal position switch (CPP), if equipped
• The stop lamp switch assembly
• The vehicle speed sensor
The cruise control system uses the cruise control module assembly to maintain the desired vehicle cruise speed and operation. The cruise control module assembly has an electronic controller and an electric stepper motor to vary the throttle in each different cruise control mode. The electric controller monitors vehicle speed and operates the electric stepper motor. The stepper motor operates in response to the electronic controller, to maintain the desired cruise speed. The electric stepper motor moves a strap that is attached to the cruise control cable which moves the throttle linkage. The cruise control module assembly contains a low speed limit which will prevent system engagement below a minimum speed of 40 km/h (25 mph). The module assembly is not serviceable.

Dec 11, 2016 | 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

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Where is the speed sensors located on a 2001 Tahoe

Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) - Allison
On the left side of the transmission
Automatic Transmission Electronic Component Views in Automatic Transmission - Allison
Automatic Transmission Inline Harness Connector End View in Automatic Transmission - Allison
Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) - 4L60-E
On the left side of the transmission
Automatic Transmission Electronic Component Views in Automatic Transmission - 4L60-E
Automatic Transmission Related Connector End Views in Automatic Transmission - 4L60-E
Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) - 4L80-E
On the left side of the transmission
Automatic Transmission Electronic Component Views in Automatic Transmission - 4L80-E
Automatic Transmission Related Connector End Views in Automatic Transmission - 4L80-E
Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) - Transfer Case
On the top left side of the transfer case
Transfer Case Control Component Views in Transfer Case - NVG 246 - NP8 (Two Speed Automatic)
Transfer Case Control Connector End Views in Transfer Case - NVG 246 - NP8 (Two Speed Automatic)
Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Adapter (4WD Only) - 4.8L,5.3L,6.0L
On the left side of the transmission
Engine Controls Component Views in Engine Controls - 4.8L,5.3L,6.0L
Engine Controls Connector End Views in Engine Controls - 4.8L,5.3L,6.0L
Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Adapter (4WD Only) - 8.1L
On the left side of the transmission

Mar 07, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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2007 Ford five hundred cruise control turns off when you hit a bump

First off the cruise control is computer controlled , need to check for diagnostic trouble code's . Your vehicle has electronic throttle control also . If your don't have a factory or professional grade scan tool your odds of being able to fix this yourself is close to zero ! You could find a wiring diagram an do some voltage drop testing ,mite find lose connection .
Speed Control
The speed control system consists of the following components:
  • Speed control switches
  • Speed control deactivator switch
  • Speed control indicator
  • Powertrain control module (PCM)
  • Electronically controlled throttle body
  • Clockspring
The speed control system is controlled by the PCM. The speed control system is designed to maintain a selected vehicle speed between 48 and 200 km/h (30 and 124 mph). The speed control system is controlled by the steering wheel mounted switches (ON, OFF, SET+, SET-, CANCEL, and RESUME), and the brake pedal. The steering wheel mounted switches are hardwired to the PCM.
The speed control functions include:
  • Turning the speed control system on.
  • Setting and maintaining the desired vehicle speed.
  • Accelerating the vehicle speed.
  • Decelerating the vehicle speed.
  • Resuming the prior vehicle speed.
  • Turning the vehicle speed control system off.
  • Canceling the speed control.
The clockspring provides the electrical interface between the steering column wiring and the speed control switches in the steering wheel.
The inputs to the PCM are:
  • Output shaft speed (OSS) sensor
  • Speed control switches
  • Stoplamp switch
  • Speed control deactivator switch
  • SJB messages
The outputs of the PCM for the speed control system are:
  • Speed control indicator lamp
  • Throttle command
The throttle position is completely controlled by the PCM through the electronically controlled throttle body. Speed control electronics are contained entirely within the PCM.
When the speed control system is active, the PCM corrects for deviations in the actual vehicle speed by proportionally moving the throttle plate. The PCM modulates the throttle to minimize error between actual vehicle speed and the desired speed.
The PCM strategy uses the throttle control for smooth accelerations.
The PCM sends a serial message over the controller area network (CAN) to the instrument cluster whenever the speed control telltale should be turned on or off.
In the event of an OFF command or a deactivation request from the deactivator switch, the speed control system carries out a hard deactivation and immediately returns the throttle to the idle position.
In the event of a CANCEL command input, the system deactivates and the throttle returns to the idle position at a smooth and controlled rate.
The speed control system provides self-diagnostics. The speed control system is disabled anytime an error is detected in the system. No cluster telltale or message center messages are displayed when faults occur. Fault codes are logged by the PCM.
An electronic throttle control (ETC) system fault also causes the speed control system to be disabled. In this case, an ETC system warning indicator or message center message is displayed.
Additionally, the following conditions cause the speed control system to deactivate:
  • Transmission gear selector is put into a position other than D or OD.
  • Parking brake is applied.
  • Speed control set speed is over-ridden with the accelerator pedal for a period longer than 5 minutes.
  • Vehicle speed loss from set speed of greater than 16 km/h (10 mph) occurs.
  • Vehicle speed falls below the minimum allowable limit of 48 km/h (30 mph).
  • Speed control switch is pressed or stuck longer than 2 minutes.
  • Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index DTC Description Action P0579 Cruise Control Multifunction Input A Circuit Range/Performance Go To Pinpoint Test C . P0581 Cruise Control Multifunction Circuit High Go To Pinpoint Test C . P0720 Output Speed Sensor Circuit REFER to the Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual. P0721 Output Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance REFER to the Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual. P1500 Vehicle Speed Error REFER to Section 307-01A or Section 307-01B . P1501 Vehicle Speed Error REFER to Section 307-01A or Section 307-01B . P1703 Brake On/Off Failure Go To Pinpoint Test B .

    Transmission Control Module (TCM) Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index DTC Description Action P0720 Output Speed Sensor Circuit REFER to Section 307-01A . P0721 Output Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance REFER to Section 307-01A .

Mar 04, 2016 | 2007 Ford Five Hundred Limited Sedan

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2000 Toyota Corolla showing P/S on dash board then difficult steering wheel and then the speed only up to 60km/h

check if your power steering is belt controlled or electronic controlled.check If is belt controlled the see whether the belt still on the pulley not went off. If is electronic controlled then the motor might be the fault or the angle sensor is not working etc. Ask a qualified electrician to help. As regards the speed 60km/h is like safe mode comes on and allowed you to drive it slowly to the garage for repair.

Sep 15, 2012 | 2000 Toyota Corolla

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Heating fan not blowing.

The hear fan motor in Cadillacs after 1993 are controlled by a speed controller. This is an electronic device that changes the speed of the motor based on a series of electronic pulses sent to the motor by a computer. The speed controller is a round circuit card located in the fan motor itself. One of the components, probably a 15 cent capacitor, has probably fried itself and the speed controller no longer works. If you are knowledgeable in electronics, you can probably repair this yourself.

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Jan 18, 2011 | 1998 Cadillac DeVille

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Transfer case grinds truck only runs in 4wheel low nothing in 4wheel high or 2wheel drive

Manual or electronic t case?

Section 07-07: Transfer Case, 4x4 System, Service 1994 Bronco/Econoline/F-Series Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Electronic Shift Operation The transfer case is equipped with a magnetic clutch, similar to an air conditioning compressor clutch, which is located inside the transfer case adjacent to the lockup collar. The clutch is used to spin up the front drive system from zero to vehicle speed in milliseconds. This spin-up allows the shift between 2-high and 4-high to be made at vehicle speeds listed in the vehicle owner's guide. The spin up engages the front lock hubs. When the transfer case rear and front output shafts reach synchronous speed, the spring-loaded lockup collar mechanically engages the mainshaft hub to the chain drive sprocket and the magnetic clutch is then deactivated. Shifts between 4-high and 4-low can only occur with the transmission safety switches closed. The vehicle's speed must also be within specified limits as determined by the transfer case speed sensor (3 mph or under). Electronic Shift Control System
This system consists of a two-switch control system, an electronic control module, an electric shift motor (7G360) with an integral shift position sensor, and a speed sensor. Switch Control System
There are two control switches located on the upper right corner of the instrument panel for fingertip shift control. The two switches are mounted horizontally and are identified as "4x4" and "LOW RANGE". Two indicator bar lamps are located in the instrument cluster.


When either of the two switches on the instrument panel control are depressed, the first thing that happens is that the electronic control module receives input from the transfer case shift position sensor to verify what position the transfer case is in (2H, 4H or 4L). Next, the electronic control module looks at the speed sensor and the park/neutral position switch or clutch pedal position switch (depending on transmission type). If all conditions are correct to allow the desired shift, the electronic control module will tell the electric shift motor to execute the shift. After the shift has been made and the electric shift motor is off, the control module again looks at the shift position sensor to make sure the proper shift has been accomplished. Finally, the dash indicator light and the pushbutton light on the control panel will be illuminated by a signal from the electronic control module indicating the desired function has been completed.
Electronic Control Module
The electronic control module, located on the passenger side, controls the operation of the transfer case in response to inputs to the pushbutton control by the vehicle operator, the speed sensor, shift position sensor and the park/neutral position switch. Speed Sensor
The speed sensor, mounted on the rear of the transfer case , tells the electronic control module the speed of the vehicle to allow range shifts (in or out of 4L) to occur. Shift Position Sensor
The shift position sensor, an integral part of the electric shift motor , tells the electronic control module the shift position of the transfer case . Electric Shift Motor
The electric shift motor , mounted externally at the rear of the transfer case , drives a rotary helical cam which moves the 2W-4W shift fork and 4H-4L reduction shift fork to the selected vehicle drive position.

Nov 12, 2010 | 1994 Ford F250 Supercab

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2005gmc temp control fan only works on its highest setting

The fan speed control module is no good. There are two types of fan control. The rheostat kind which is more common on older cars. It is made up of series of resistors to bring down current for diffrent speeds, and uses nichrome wire. The other kind uses an alectronic circuit that has one large transistor, and works very similar to the speed control on a rechargable drill except the fan is speed set instead of variable continously like a rechargable drill. I have worked on one of these electronic fan speed control, and noticed that it has a thermal fuse in it for safety. The thermal fuse looks almost like resistor on the one I had fixed, and it is solder onto the circuit board. I replaced it with a regular thermal fuse of the same rating and saved the customer over a hundred dollars on a new electronic module. Good luck.

Nov 23, 2009 | 2005 GMC Canyon

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My fan control for A/C and heat

check blower motor resister in plenum housing if this is manual system.
If electronic, check blower motor speed controller.

Blower Motor Speed Controller


Mar 20, 2009 | 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis

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