1995 Cruise Control issues


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1995 Cruise Control issues

Postby dpmath » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:21 pm



When I set the cruise, the speed drops off from 5-10 mph before gaining most of it back, but not all. I also notice its having a hard time maintaining any setting. :cry:



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Re: 1995 Cruise Control issues

Postby robb » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:11 pm

Most likely a vacuum leak. It is normal to drop 2 mph and quickly recover.

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Re: 1995 Cruise Control issues

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:33 am

I typically press the SET button, hold the throttle for a couple seconds while the cruise solenoid opens and applies vacuum to the cruise actuator, then relax the throttle - at which point it maintains the speed without dropping.

It doesn't have much trouble maintaining a setting, any time I notice the speed is off, it's usually due to my hand pressure on the throttle "encouraging" it one way or the other.

Is yours having trouble keeping the speed up, is it constantly going too fast, or a bit of both?

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Re: 1995 Cruise Control issues

Postby dpmath » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:25 pm

I could live with a small drop when setting but it can drop almost 10mph before beginning to catch up; it never reaches what I set...varies a few mph. It has a hard time keeping up. I too 'encourage' it.

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Re: 1995 Cruise Control issues

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:59 pm

dpmath wrote:I could live with a small drop when setting but it can drop almost 10mph before beginning to catch up; it never reaches what I set...varies a few mph. It has a hard time keeping up. I too 'encourage' it.


That definitely sounds like a vacuum leak, then.

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Re: 1995 Cruise Control issues

Postby dpmath » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:10 pm

considering its 16yrs old it probably has a leak. Guess I'll have to do some digging.
thanks.

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Re: 1995 Cruise Control issues

Postby vtxcandyred » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:22 pm

I have a 93SE with almost a hundred thousand and the cruise holds fine. When I set it it will drop quite a bit. I too hold it till it catches up. Try this. Set the cruise and let it catch up. Tap the brake to disengage it then push the resume button and see what happens. Mine will start almost right away and brings it back up to what I had it set at before.

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Re: 1995 Cruise Control issues

Postby robb » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:07 pm

Check the 90 degree fittings on heads, most vacuum originates there.




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