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2001 Town and Country Cruise Control won't engage

As with the other person's problem, you can turn on the Cruise Control but it will not engage when you press "Set".

I replaced the On/Off and Set switch on the dashboard after a guy in the Chrysler Dealer told me "It is probably just the switch". Still no good.

I read about brake switches and vacuum hoses - is this a common problem with Town and Country? Can anyone suggest anything else I might try?


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  • nigel_fergus Aug 01, 2009

    Thanks, you are a legend! The rubber boot that connects the manifold to the Cruise Control disintegrated in my fingers. Looks like it had something corrosive spilled on it or something to make it fall apart like that.

    I did a temp fix on it and it the cruise control now works. I'll go by the part today.



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Check your vacuum lines. Most of the time it is the vacuum lines, or the cruise actuator. I have seen a couple of brake switches not allow the cruise to set also. If it feels like it sets, then loses speed, it is a vacuum/actuator problem. If it is not setting at all, it could be either the brake switch, or the actuator.

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