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James, Ford Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  Ford Senior Master Tech, Ford gas and diesel expert, ASE Certified
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My cruise control has stopped working, 4.6, 2001 super crew

Customer Question

My cruise control has stopped working
JA: Have you checked the fuse? What size is your engine?
Customer: 4.6
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2001 super crew f150
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I am trying
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I switched relays 4 to 5 and 5 to 4 and checked the fuses. My door lock hour has quite also.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

Hello, do you have your vin number available?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

ok I'm making sure the recall wasn't active on your vehicle. On this vehicle disconnect the switch on the master cylinder and see if its leaking brake fluid. If there is fluid inside it then you have an issue with the switch and need to replace it. That is what causes the cruise control to fail on these vehicles?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I went to Advance Auto. Bought a new switch. Installed it. Still no luck.
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

was there brake fluid in it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No brake fluid in the plug in. When I unscrewed it is got fluid.
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

did you inspect the fuses inside the cruise control harness? They are right next to the switch?