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Old 06-26-2003, 08:47 AM
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Cruise Control

Howdy guys, On my 82 300D, I would set the CC and it would last a mile or so and shut off...I have lubed all the ball ends and I cant see anything wrong , nice and smooth..I changed the CC unit under the hood with another unit from my parts car...same there another area I need to address or just not assume I have a good CC unit..thanks for your help
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Old 06-26-2003, 03:50 PM
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mine did the same, I even changed the controler under the dash, it would never keep a constant speed, I was told that diesels seem to have this problem because of the lag and slow throttle response. I gave up trying to use it. even the 86 300e I just got does the same, but it will work on flat ground but either surges or cuts out on up or downhills
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Old 06-26-2003, 04:33 PM
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Check the cruse control switch on the steering column. They get noisey and dont make good contact after a while.
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