cruise control isn't working in a 740

Discussion in 'Volvo 740' started by katecat, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. katecat

    katecat Guest

    My cruise control started failing in my 1991 Volvo 740 wagon, at the
    end of last summer and by midwinter it seemed fully dysfunctional. I
    don't use it much since I do mostly short distance driving in the Volvo
    but since the car had to get a new ....something, not sure what- to
    make the windows go up and down, I asked to have the cruise checked.
    The mechanic said it's not the vacuum, they don't work on cruise
    control past that point since no one has ever asked for it- so she has
    no data on how much it might run.

    it doesn't matter a lot but cruise is a nice thing to have. I'm
    wondering if anyone has any ideas- basically it started working at only
    one speed last summer- generally 5 mph faster than I really wanted to
    be going. :-( It sometimes took repeated pushing of the set buttons
    to get even that. This persisted until this winter when it just didn't
    seem to register that I was pushing any set buttons-

    any easy diagnostics for a cruise control?

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    katecat, Apr 14, 2005
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