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Ford Cruise Control Problems

Cruise control is used to control the speed of an automobile. It is also referred to as the speed control or autocruise. It controls the throttle to maintain speed stability. Some common problems with cruise control are a faulty brake switch, a defective Set or Accel button or a bad servo. Contacting an Expert is recommended to resolve issues with cruise control. Below are frequently asked questions on issues relating to Ford cruise control problems that have been answered by the Experts.

What causes malfunction in Ford cruise control?

A faulty brake pressure switch could cause malfunction. The pressure switch may need replaced in order to repair the problem; however, it would be a good idea to contact an Expert to verify if the switch is the cause of the problem, prior to any replacement.

Why would Ford cruise control stop working?

The issue could be a faulty vacuum dump situated on the brake pedal or a defective cable that runs from the cruise servo to the throttle body. Perform troubleshooting with an Expert to determine cause of the problem.

Why would Ford cruise control to fail during a drive?

The cruise control switch on the vehicle may have become defective. If so, performing some electrical testing to find out the exact cause of the problem is one approach, however; an Expert may be better suited for this. One could also visit ‘do-it-yourself’ sites online for additional help.

Why would a Ford cruise control, a horn and an air bag on a steering wheel of a vehicle cease to function?

Cruise control, the horn and the air bag are controlled by the clock spring located behind the steering wheel. If there is any fault with this spring, these components can malfunction. Inspect the clock spring and replace if capable or seek an Expert opinion.

Why would Ford cruise control fail but the light indicates it is on?

A disconnected speed control cable can cause the issue described. Locate the throttle body under the hood to which the accelerator pedal is attached. Remove the plastic trim piece that wraps the two cables in the throttle and inspect the cables for any loose connections to the throttle body.

Car owners may need to consult an Expert to identify and correct cruise control problems. If you need clarification about your specific situation, you may need to ask a Ford Mechanic Expert to evaluate your case details and provide a mechanical insight.
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