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bad cruise control?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by VixTacom, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Aug 19, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    VixTacom

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    i'm curious as to if any one else is experiencing some problems with there cruise control. I have the 1999 2.7l 5spd Manual PreRunner. Every time i drive the truck for a long period of time, the cruise control wont activate if i'm doin 65mph unless i pull up on the brake pedal, but if i'm doin 75 - 80mph it activates fine. for me cruise control don't matter because i'd rather control the truck myself. I was just wondering if anyone had the same problems.
     
  2. Aug 20, 2009 at 7:09 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    You said "Every time i drive the truck for a long period of time ...".

    Do you mean you *can* set the cruise at around 65 on short trips, but somehow you lose the ability to engage cruise at this speed after you've been driving for a while?
     
  3. Aug 20, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    cadman

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    you might have a vacuum leak on one of the hoses. check all of them that operate the cruise system.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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  5. Aug 20, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    Cruise control is "USLESS" on any manual trans vehical. It's stuck in gear, so it can't down shift to hold speed when it needs to. I've had this problem with 3 other trucks, non Toyota. Trust me, your not missing anything. Even if it worked, it still wouldn't be effective.
     
  6. Aug 20, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    i use the cruise all the time on my manual... w/e to each their own i guess
    anyways, if you have to lift on the brake pedal to make it work, you might have a bad break switch. theres a switch somewhere (don't ask me where lol) that senses when the brake is pressed. turns the brake lights on and also send a signal to the cruise module to kill it.
     
  7. Aug 20, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    He said unless he pulls up on the brake pedal. I don't know if anyone else is like this but as soon as I lightly tap the brake my CC turns off. Could it be your brake pedal is loose and has some play in it?
     
  8. Aug 21, 2009 at 5:55 AM
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    Cruise Control is very effective in a manual on highways when you are able to maintain the same speed.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    the prob is even on short trips the truck still wont activate the cruise if i'm doin 65 wit out pullin up on the brake pedal
     
  10. Aug 21, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    happens to me too
     
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