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Cruise control on 98 chevy venture stops working

Most of the time the cruise works fine, but on occasion it will just seem to shut off and won't come back on until the van has been shut off for some time.

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  • brojoe268 Nov 10, 2009

    Thanks for the tip Chucky, but my particular control unit has no vacuum running into it.

  • brojoe268 Nov 10, 2009

    I'll check this, but I kind of doubt it because once it decides to shut down it won't come back on until the van has shut down enough to cool off.

  • brojoe268 Nov 11, 2009

    Wow! Thanks Leslake! I was just thinking it would be nice to know what pins should be 'hot' when the unit is turned on so that I could test them when it wasn't working. Most helpful!!! Thanks again!


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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.

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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"

  • les lake Nov 10, 2009

    Might check the signals to the unit itself.....

    Harness Pinout:

    a-grey on/off
    b-dk blue set/coast
    c-grey/black resume
    d-brown release output
    e-black ground
    f-pink B+ feed
    g-white stoplamp
    h-dk green cruise inhibit
    j-white cruise engage
    k-dk green speed sensor 4k pulse/mi


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Also check your switch on the break pedal bracket that might be loose. It is a swich same like a switch for break lights.

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Check the vaccum for the cruise it sounds like a bad line maybe causing a pressure drop

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