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Old 15 Aug 2006, 01:14 pm
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Default cruise control dropping

Has anyone had a problem with the cruise control dropping out? Mine will engage and then after a few minutes drop out- I can re-engage it but it will drop out quicker each time I try. Then the dash light "cruise" indicator will not light up. If I shut the engine off at a stop, the whole process repeats. Then occasionally it will work ok. Help!
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Old 15 Aug 2006, 05:16 pm
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you should check to see if you are getting any codes ??
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Old 15 Aug 2006, 07:59 pm
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Check the vacuum line you may have a leak. The cruise control module in on the passenger side obove the strut tower.
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Old 15 Aug 2006, 08:20 pm
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Had cruise control added to my wife's new car (not a PT and didn't come with CC) and after about 2 months it started to do the exact same thing. I thought it might have been some sort of vacuum leak but when I took it back to the place that installed it, they said it was a bad solinoid. Only took about 20 minutes to fix it.
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Old 15 Aug 2006, 10:05 pm
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Do they still use vacuum on the cruise control? I thought that it is all electronic now....
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Old 17 Aug 2006, 07:03 pm
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All electronic on models with throttle-by-wire (not PTs). Others use the PCM to actuate solenoids that open/close vacuum ports on a vacuum motor (PTs).
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