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cessna5354 05-16-2009 05:14 PM

Cruise Control Feedback Signal
 
My cruise on the '83 300D does not hold speed, but rather when engaging the cruise with the stalk, the cruise will engage take over the accelerator.
But, it is up to warp speed... It never levels off, just continues to increase speed. There is no hesitation and the resultant acceleration is steady. I must cut it off manually, both the stalk & brake will cut off the cruise.

Where is the speed feedback come from. I believe there is a signal generated within the speedo/instrument cluster. Is this the signal I am missing??

I have a line on a instrument cluster takeout and was thinking of getting the cruise operating once again.

Thanks,

DeliveryValve 05-16-2009 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by cessna5354 (Post 2201968)
My cruise on the '83 300D does not hold speed, but rather when engaging the cruise with the stalk, the cruise will engage take over the accelerator.
But, it is up to warp speed... It never levels off, just continues to increase speed. There is no hesitation and the resultant acceleration is steady. I must cut it off manually, both the stalk & brake will cut off the cruise.

If your speedometer needle is steady (you have a new cable or your cable is properly lubed), then I believe the mostly likely caused is by a faulty cruise amplifier.
Or the cruise actuator is worn at a certain speed and it is searching/hunting for a better contact point. As shown in this pic.
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/...1&d=1242510921
http://www.gdl-online.com/act_boards.html



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Originally Posted by cessna5354 (Post 2201968)
Where is the speed feedback come from. I believe there is a signal generated within the speedo/instrument cluster. Is this the signal I am missing??

I have a line on a instrument cluster takeout and was thinking of getting the cruise operating once again.
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Here is a shot of the speed sensor, the black box in the back of the cluster.
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/...1&d=1242510960
I don't think you need a whole new cluster. But there is a possibility the speed sensor could go bad.


Here are some helpful links in Dx it.

http://userweb.windwireless.net/~jimc/mamerepairs.html (look for the cruise control section.)

http://gdl-online.com/test024.html
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cessna5354 05-16-2009 07:24 PM

Delivery Valve,

Thanks for the info, When my cruise is engaged, it is quite firm and very steady in its acceleration. I can engage @ 40 mph and it will accel, right up and thru 75mph. No hunting, hesitation, or anything other than a steady acceleration. My speedo needle is very steady as well.
I know many times the amp is the culprit. Maybe I should scoop the amp, and instrument cluster. I should p/u the tach amp as well.

I have pulled my instrument cluster, but I never inspected the "wipe" areas of the circuit board. Possibly the job for next weekend.

Thanks,


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