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5.2 V8 Cruise control won't hold speed

5.2 V8 4x4 When setting Cruise control won't hold speed.

Also Fuel gage fluctuates

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What causes the speed to fluctuate when you set the cruise control?


if it just started to happen you may have lost a magnet off the drive shaft. If it is a front wheel drive then you would have two magnets on the flywheel if you lost one magnet it would cause problems.
The other possible cause if the sensitivity setting is set too sensitive then the cruise control will surge .
Setting it lower will allow it to slowly respond to speed changes but if going up hill it will take a while to increase the acceleration . Or going down hill it could accelerate too much before the cruise control realises it is going downhill
Also a very wet road can cause the wheels to spin and cause the cruise control to lose the plot and accelerate to dangerous speeds.
I have had this happen to myself once so be wary of cruise control use in wet conditions.

Jan 14, 2017 | 1992 Honda Accord

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TROUBLESHOOTING WHY YOUR CRUISE CONTROL DOESN'T WORK


There are many things that can cause your cruise control to act up or not work at all. This article will lead you in the correct direction on finding a solution to your problem. This article is for any type of vehicle.<br /> <br /> <b>If your cruise control won't hold proper speed, </b>you need to look at the following parts. <br /> <ol> <li>Faulty Cruise Control</li> <li>Faulty Speed Sensor</li> <li>Faulty Vacuum or Vent Valve</li> <li>Faulty Stepper Motor</li> <li>Faulty Transducer</li> <li>Incorrect Cable Adjustment</li> <li>A Binding Throttle Linkage</li> <li>Leaking Vacuum Tank</li> <li>Leaking Vacuum servo diagram</li></ol> <b>If your cruise control surges, </b>check the following parts.<br /> <ol> <li>Faulty Cruise Control Module</li> <li>Faulty Speed Sensor</li> <li>Binding Throttle Linkage</li> <li>Kinked Speedometer Cable</li></ol> <b>If your cruise control cuts out on you, </b>check the following parts.<br /> <ol> <li>Faulty Transducer</li> <li>Faulty Cruise Control Module</li> <li>Short or Open Circuit in Cruise Control</li> <li>Brake or Clutch Switch Adjusted too tight</li></ol> <b>If your cruise control doesn't work at all, </b>check these parts.<br /> <ol> <li>Faulty Cruise Control Module</li> <li>Short or Open Circuit in Cruise Control</li> <li>Faulty Clutch or Brake Switch</li> <li>Leaking Vacuum Circuit</li> <li>Faulty Stepper Motor</li> <li>Faulty Speed Sensor</li> <li>Faulty Transducer</li> <li>Faulty Cruise Control Switch</li> <li>A Blown Fuse</li></ol>

on Jul 20, 2011 | Ford F-150 Cars & Trucks

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Where is the fuse for cruise control on a 2003 envoy


It is HVAC 1fuse #39 in the rear fuse block ,this powers the on/off switch for cruise control ! Fuse Block - Rear Beneath the left rear seat. What engine does it have ? 4.2 L or 5.3 l There is no vacuum involved in the operation of the cruise control ! Your vehicle has electronic throttle control .
Cruise control is a speed control system that maintains a desired vehicle speed under normal driving conditions at vehicle speeds above 40 km/h (25 mph). Steep grades may cause variations in the selected vehicle speeds.
The following are the main components of the Cruise Control System:
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The powertrain control module (PCM)


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The On/Off switch


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The Resume/Accel switch


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The Set/Coast switch


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The TCC brake switch


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The stop lamp switch


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The throttle actuator control (TAC) motor


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The vehicle speed sensor


Cruise Control Engaged
The cruise control system will engage and adjust the vehicle speed based on the activation of the following cruise control switches:
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On/Off


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Resume/Accel.


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Set/Coast

The cruise control switches are located on the multifunction/turn signal lever.
The powertrain control module (PCM) monitors the signal circuits of the cruise control switches in order to determine when to capture and maintain the selected vehicle speed. The PCM uses the throttle actuator control (TAC) module motor in order to control the vehicle speed. For further information on the TAC System, refer to Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) System Description in Engine Controls - 4.2 L.
Ignition positive voltage is supplied from the 10 ampere HVAC 1 fuse to the cruise control switch via the ignition 3 voltage circuit. When the normally open cruise control On/Off switch is turned On, the switch closes and the PCM detects a high signal voltage on the cruise control on switch signal circuit. When the normally open Set/Coast switch is pressed, the switch closes and the PCM detects a high signal voltage on the cruise control set/coast switch signal circuit. To engage the cruise control system, turn the On/Off switch On and momentarily press the Set/Coast switch. The PCM will confirm that the cruise control enable criteria has been achieved. The PCM will engage the cruise control system and record the selected vehicle speed. The PCM sends a class 2 message to the instrument panel cluster in order to illuminate the cruise control indicator. Pressing the accelerator pedal, while the cruise control system is engaged, will allow the driver to override the cruise control system in order to accelerate the vehicle beyond the current set vehicle speed. When the accelerator pedal is released, the vehicle will decelerate and resume the current set vehicle speed. The driver can also override the current set vehicle speed via the Set/Coast switch and the Resume/Accel switch. When the cruise control system is engaged, pressing and holding the Set/Coast switch will allow the vehicle to decelerate from the current set vehicle speed without deactivating the cruise control system. When the Set/Coast switch is released, the PCM will record the vehicle speed and maintain the vehicle speed as the new set vehicle speed. When the cruise control system is engaged, momentarily pressing the Set/Coast switch will allow the vehicle to decelerate at 1.6 km/h (1 mph) increments for each time that the Set/Coast is momentarily pressed, with a minimum vehicle speed of 37 km/h (23 mph). When the normally open Resume/Accel switch is activated, the switch closes and the PCM detects a high signal voltage on the cruise control resume/accel switch signal circuit. Activating and holding the Resume/Accel switch, when the cruise control system is engaged, will allow the vehicle to accelerate to a greater vehicle speed than the current set vehicle speed. When the Resume/Accel switch is released, the PCM will record the vehicle speed and maintain the vehicle speed as the new set vehicle speed. When the cruise control system is engaged, momentarily activating the Resume/Accel switch will allow the vehicle to accelerate at 1.6 km/h (1 mph) increments for each time that the Resume/Accel switch is momentarily activated, with the maximum acceleration total of 16 km/h (10 mph) over the current set vehicle speed . Momentarily activating the Resume/Accel switch, after the cruise control system has been disengaged by pressing the brake pedal, will recall the previous set vehicle speed that is recorded in the PCM.

Sep 11, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a vs ute hsv v8 auto The digital speedometer and speed alert and cruise control are not working there is power to speed alert and cruise control but cruise doesn't engage or hold at all.


run the fault codes and look for a faulty VSS sensor as it works the speedo and gives information to the cruise control as to road speed to keep the vehivlr at the set speed

Aug 17, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Cruise control won't set speed.


on my 98 eldo the cruise control clips to a bracket if it has come undone the cruise might say it has engaged it cant engage. If the plastic piece on the cruise cable has broke use several zip ties to hold cable in place' Make sure it holds it in place proberly or idle will be to high. look under hood driver side there will be 2 cables. 1 eccelarator. 1 cruise controll

Mar 10, 2013 | 1999 Cadillac DeVille

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Cruise control on 1996 Chevy Silverado won't hold speed


Possibly a broken wire in the steering column. Wires goint through the steering column for the cruise are so fragile when the tilt is used alot causing the wires to brake. Part is $70.00 through advance auto. Cheapest I've found if you order online.

Feb 18, 2013 | 1996 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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How to use cruise control


Here are the steps in using cruise control:

  1. Get on a road you will be traveling at the same speed for a long period of time, such as a freeway.
  2. Reach your desired speed. Choose a speed that allows you to move with the flow of traffic and not go over or under the designated speed limit for that road.
  3. Locate the ON and SET buttons on your steering wheel. Press ON first and SET after. Your cruise control is now activated. Most vehicles must be traveling at least 30 miles per hour to set the cruise control.
  4. Press and hold the SET button if you wish to use cruise control at a higher speed. Hold until your desired speed is reached.
  5. Decrease speed by pressing the COAST button.
  6. Push the brake pedal to disengage the cruise control function. If you wish to return to the previous set speed, use the RES (resume) button. You must be traveling at least 30 miles per hour for this function to resume.
  7. Erase any previous speed by pressing the OFF button.

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Gages fluctuate


Faulty fuel gage causing otthers to fluctuate

Jun 21, 2009 | 1999 Ford Windstar

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Speedometer reading fluctuates


IMHO, I think that the broken cable is what is causing the problems. It "confuses" the programing of the CPU or computer.

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