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Old 08-05-2010, 10:27 AM   #1
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Cruise Control Problem

I have a 98 Acura CL 3.0 with a little over 100,000 miles.

So I decided to change the spark plugs and wires the other day. The car runs great, no problems.. except one. For some reason, the cruise control quit working after I did this (or at least I think it was after I did this). I don't know if I accidentally knocked something loose or what. I looked around and didn't see anything unusual.

It's a little weird though, the light turns on, but the car just wont hold the speed. Even if I let it slow down enough after setting the cruise control, it will downshift, but still not accelerate. However, if I physically push the gas pedal, it will shift back to 4th only when I get to the cruise control speed setting or cancel the cruise control.

Any ideas?
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Check the throttle cables on the throttle body, one of them goes to the cruise control, it may have gotten knocked loose
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Did that fix it? I have the same problem on a '99 3.0 CL. Will check tomorrow when there is light.
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On my 99 CL, it turned out that although everything looked normal, when my mechanic gave the cruise control cable just a slight pull at the throttle body, it popped out right in his hand. Moral of the story is check it carefully, don't just eyeball it.
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On my 99 CL, it turned out that although everything looked normal, when my mechanic gave the cruise control cable just a slight pull at the throttle body, it popped out right in his hand. Moral of the story is check it carefully, don't just eyeball it.
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Check the throttle cables on the throttle body, one of them goes to the cruise control, it may have gotten knocked loose
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