Cruise Control

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Cruise Control

Postby 08OR » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:37 pm

Howdy all: new to forum, first post.

Wondering if anyone has had the following CC issue: it disengages on steep uphill grades (well, one in particular; TX 118 just north of Study Butte, Terlingua).

It does not power off, only unsets. This is troubling when I'm motoring along at 70mph (the speed limit) and suddenly,... no gas/acceleration. I should note that this occurs at normal cruising RPMs, with no load or trailer in tow. Just prior, it seems the motor/trans ought to shift down, but doesn't. Pedals do respond.

I visited a dealership to have it checked out and: they could not duplicate said phenomenon, and rationalized that if it does indeed occur it is a 'safety mechanism' to protect the motor. Seems rather unsafe to suddenly lose all acceleration, no?

Anyone else experienced this?


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Postby me&pathy » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:11 pm

i know when driving up the grape vine the highest i have ever seen it wind out to is 4500 rpm then it will unset it self and it doesn't work anything past 100 in myn.

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