Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1997-2000 Repair Guide

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The cruise (speed) control system is electrically actuated and vacuum operated. Two separate switch pods on the steering column cover all necessary functions: ON , OFF , RESUME , ACCELERATE , SETDECEL , and CANCEL . To operate the speed control system, consult your owner's manual.

The speed control system includes the multi-function switches on the steering column, the servo and solenoids, the speed control cable, and a vacuum reservoir. When the speed control servo receives a SET input from the switch, the vent solenoid is actuated while the vacuum solenoid is "duty-cycled". This action causes the diaphragm inside the servo to move, pulling on the speed control cable and opening the throttle. When the vehicle reaches its target speed, the vacuum solenoid is deactivated so that the diaphragm holds, and the cable is held. When the vehicle is above target speed, the vent solenoid is duty-cycled, while the vacuum solenoid is still deactivated to maintain the target speed.



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Fig. The speed control cable connection at the throttle body



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Fig. The vacuum reservoir is attached on the passenger side beneath the grille or on the firewall



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Fig. The servo motor assembly-typical



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Fig. A retaining clip secures the speed control cable to the servo



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Fig. Cruise control switches on steering wheel



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Fig. CRUISE CONTROL TROUBLESHOOTING

 
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