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My cruise control keeps cutting off. If I keep my foot on the gas pedal it stays engaged. If I pump the brake pedal repeatly the cruise control works for a while. I purchased a cruise/brake cutoff switch, the upper one. I am having problem getting to it to replace it. And suggestions and proper removal and replacement.

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  • laptopman586 Feb 08, 2010

    I was told that the switch was not making contact and the system interpeted it as the brake is on. By pumping the brake a unfrezze the switch until it slips again. If the problem is with the vacum hose where is ther hose located.

  • laptopman586 Feb 08, 2010

    I went to do that since that what I discovered. When I went to the FORD Dealer to get the part I was told that there was no such part on vehcile and needed he other switch. I have a 2005 freestyle limited 3.6Lengine. Who is right.

  • laptopman586 Feb 09, 2010

    Helpful in desasmble but not really point to the criuse control deactivation switch but just the braking light. Not sure it for my model since have a movable pedal system.

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There is a switch NOTE: If the cutoff switch does not contact the pedal arm, it will be necessary to slightly bend the switch mounting bracket (use a pair of pliers) until contact is made. The crusie control module will not activate unless the cutoff switch is fully depressed. click this link directly and check out the settings. its mentioned on page number 5. http://www.maximummotorsports.com/content/install/pdf/brakes/MMBAK-11r1.pdf check out.keep updated.thanks.

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This wont be anything to do with vacuum. the switch you purchased should be the one on the master cylinder. these were problematic for some time and would leak and cause cruise control issues. these switches are real easy to replace. undo the connector and unscrew. replace the switch. once youve done that go inside and pump the brake pedal about 10 times. then start and verify the problem has been corrected.

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When you press the brake the cruise should turn off. But if it's not staying on, then you have a leaky cruise control module. The vacuum/plunger piece that is made to hold pressure and keep the throttle at a certain position is leaking or the hose attached to it is leaking.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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    Nate Stansfield Feb 08, 2010

    Ford should be qualified to work on there own vehicles, but the info they are telling you is strange. From all the vehicles I have worked on, They all have a switch to activate the cruise control, some even have a seperate power switch and then then actual cruise control switch, they all also had a switch/sensor connected to the brake system that would deactivate the cruise control.
    This is a common problem with the freestyles.
    The switch tends to stick. It is called the: "brake disconnect switch" New switch $20. Labor $90

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