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Old 09-27-2008, 11:34 AM   #16 (permalink)
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So, anyone following the Kammback thread ( knows the replacement cruise control quit working yesterday in the middle of ABA testing after less than an hour of use.

I had one more thought that I'll look at: I wonder if the problem could be a weak vacuum line between the "T" and the cruise unit. If the line is collapsing somewhere when the cruise actuator starts working, I wonder if it would shut down.

The tech guy on the Audiovox support line told me it required a minimum vacuum to work. I'm not sure if he meant the unit senses pressure and requires a minimum or it shuts off, or if he was just talking about a minimum needed for the diaphragm to physically pull in the throttle cable.
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods in progress...
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

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