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run the fault but all you describe is operated from the VSS sensor ( vehicle speed sensor)
it tells the cruise control the vehicle speed , tells the TCM the vehicle speed so that ratios can be changed, activates the speedo,and will report with a check engine light to report a transmission problem
run the fault codes first
You might have this problem: Recall 84V106000: Possible Accelerator Cable Wear
POSITIONING OF THE ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE IN THE
ENGINE COMPARTMENT COULD RESULT IN ABNORMAL WEAR TO THE CABLE. THE CABLE
COULD BEGIN TO FRAY AND UNWIND.
UPON INSPECTION, THE ACCELERATOR CABLE WILL BE REPOSITIONED, IF NECESSARY, AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED.
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HITACHI CRUISE
CONTROL SYSTEMS; TURBO AND NON-TURBO CHARGED MODELS.
SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; CRUISE CONTROL, ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE.
CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FRAYING OF THE ACCELERATOR CABLE MAY CAUSE THE CARBURETOR THROTTLE TO STICK OPEN; THE CABLE COULD BREAK. DRIVER COULD LOSE CONTROL OF VEHICLE SPEED AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.
Hello, sounds like you may have a engine miss, things like spark plugs, plug wires, fuel injectors can cause a engine miss. you will need to have the system scanned for trouble codes. once a trouble code has been pulled form the system you will have a much better idea what the problem might be
Most cruise controls are designed to disengage when you press the brake pedal. I always mention this first because people tend to try to press the clutch pedal while the cruise control is engaged and this startles them when the engine revs up all the way...
Anyway, to use your cruise control:
1) Press the Cruise control button to on.
2) Drive up to the speed you need to go.
3) Press the "Set/Coast" button.
4) let go of the accelerator pedal
If the cruise control system is operating correctly, your vehicle will continue to travel at the same speed until you either press the brake pedal or you cancel the cruise setting with the cancel button of the cruise control.
Remember: Your civic is not equiped with a radar system for your cruise control, so if you are aproaching an intersection or traffic in front of you, do not expect the car to know it needs to stop. Also, cruise control only operates the accelerator pedal i your car, it is not autopilot, so it will not steer your car for you.
(you think it sounds silly that I am writing this? You should see my friend's car... He thought Cruise control was like autopilot, so he smashed his brand new civic into a tree...)