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Cruise control stopped working...

Cruise control stopped working. Could it be a fuse? Control buttons on steeri

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

7.5 gas

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

1988 f250 XLT Lariat 4x4

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F250 yourself? What have you tried so far?

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Not a certified tech, but have base knowledge.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
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Hey ,how are you
I seen That your post been sitting for a long time without an answer ,I 'm sorry for your long wait without getting an answer till now
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hello- Yes, I still need help. What are the most common reasons for this failure?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
For a little while before it went completely out, I would have to push the cruise “on” button a couple of times before it would actually turn on. After that, it would sometimes kick off on uphill climbs (not hauling anything in either case). Don’t know if any of that helps.
Ford Mechanic: Shawn Few ,
 replied 7 months ago

OK MOST LIKLEY WE HAVE A VACUM LEAK ISSUE HERE SO CHECK VACUM SYSTEM FOR ANY LEAKS FIRST

READ BELOW HOW SYSTEM WORKS , IF VACUM GOO CHECK SERVO THEN GO TO SWITCH

1988 Ford Truck F 250 2WD Pickup V8-7.3L DSL

DESCRIPTION The speed control system is composed of On-Off, Set-Acc, Coast and Resume (if equipped) switches. The system contains vacuum hoses, servo (throttle actuator) assembly, speed sensor, amplifier, check valve assembly, and depending on model and year, a clutch switch, stop light switch or vacuum dump valve. Models with resume, also use a vacuum reserve tank.

OPERATION To operate speed control system, engine must be running and vehicle speed must exceed 30 mph. When On-Off switch is actuated, the system is ready to accept a set speed signal. With On switch engaged, vehicle speed exceeding 30 mph and stable, depress the Set-Acc button. The speed now set will be maintained until brake pedal is depressed, system is turned off or a new speed has been set.

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