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2008 dodge dakota 3.7 cruise control only works at certain speeds. 30, 50, and 70 miles per hour. Just changes the clock spring. No codes. Just had it on the snap-on diagnostics computer. Works okay at thos speeds but cannot set or decrease to 60 ish.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuse? What size is your engine?

3..7

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?

Changed the clock spring

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Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago
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Hi, I'm David, thank you for visiting the site. Please allow me a few minutes to review your question.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
how do I do that and where is it?
Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

please standby

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no thats fine. Just give me the basics of where the module is and how to align it. I do not have the truck here right now.
Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

ok. allow me a few minutes, thanks

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Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

I'm sorry, I cannot find the location of the module. I will open this up to the other techs to see if they can help out. Please do not reply back or it will take the question off of the board.

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Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago
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Was the cruise control issue happening before the clockspring was replaced?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am not sure of that. My son said his cruise wasn't working. I replaced the clock spring and when testing found it only worked at those speeds. It works well at those speeds thou.
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

Have you checked the fuse for the cruise control in the fuse box under the hood?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have not as the cruise works at certain speeds. I can thou. Also snapon scanner has no codes coming up. I will check that fuse.
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

Fuse 24, 20 amp fuse. Drivers side under hood

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Okay we checking the fuse
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Okay we checked the fuse and looks good but changed it anyway. Still the same problem. Certain speeds it works. 30, 50, 70 mph only.
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

Disconnect both terminals of the battery and hold the positive and negative cables together for 15 mins. Use a vise grips or cable tie to hold the cables together. Make sure they will not touch the actual battery terminals.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Did that. Still the same thing.
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

Check your brake pedal switch make sure your brake lights are working.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
they are. If I drive 70 mph all day the cruise works fine. Can't believe it would be a switch or power issue. How many speed sensors does this truck have? Could one of those be faulty?
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

A speed sensor would set a fault code. When you had the vehicle scanned, were all systems scanned and checked for codes?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
that is correct. No codes. This is also a high quality scanner.
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