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Yes to all your questions, except the gage cluster was not changed. I'm not sure what the difference is for auto to manual. The mechanic that did the change out told me all the electicial is working but that the system is losing vacuum. That is why he suggested that I change the solenoid switch. The swap is great except for the cruise control problem. I had major problems with the auto tranny. The dealer changed it once under warranty and the last rebuild was over $3500 which lasted less than 6000 miles. The 5 speed manual is great, more power and better mileage and it drives nice. Just have to shift down and use the clutch which I actually prefer. Please give me any more ideas you have for fixing the problem. I read one fix on the internet that suggested cutting the black wire under the the starter relay in the under the hood fuse box and then gounding the wire. What do you think? Thanks, Mel
It has vacuum at the solenoid switch. Any other ideas on checking the vaccuum system or anything that will help find the problem? Thanks for your help. Mel
The most common loss of vacuum is caused by battery acid seeping onto the servo or the supply lines. These are mounted under the battery. Acid damage can be almost unseen. I have a used a piece of vacuum line and connect it to the servo and simply suck on it - it should hold a vacuum . If not the there is a hole on then bottom of the servo-
If it holds - reconnect the line and test that at the next connection up line -continue until you find the leak.
Another consideration is the speed sensor signal- the cruise will not work if it does nor see a speed signal from the transmission output speed sensor- use a scan tool to read
VSS- vehicle speed sensor output. Please reply if you need more info or help. Thanks Scott.