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    2004 F150 no cruise control and daughter is not happy.

    You are looking at some really sophisticated equipment. What I would love to have is a device that I could see inputs, outputs, and the code that acts on those inputs and outputs. I've been running into a lot of problems at work where the PLC's have been either trying to drive an output and the...
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    2004 F150 no cruise control and daughter is not happy.

    Time for an update, gentlemen. There are 2 brake pedal switches on this truck. I found the second switch entirely by accident looking into another problem with the truck. I now know that every external signal that the PCM needs to operate the cruse control is getting there as I can read them...
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    Bonded leather

    When Pa was still around, he used to like to get old brass and shine it up. He would find harness hardware from when he was a boy on the home place and buff it up. He would then spray it with Aqua-Net, a very cheap hair spray my mom used. Its primary ingredient was lacquer. It held up well...
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    Chain saw won't start hot

    I second Nick's diagnosis. Run the engine until it heats up and quits. Then, check for spark when you try to start it.
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    E10 fuel is a pain in the arse !!!!!!

    I was reading a while back here in a thread that Nickb2 was wondering how we handle E10 fuel here in the states. For me, it's pretty simple. I absolutely will not run E10 in anything but new vehicles. Modern cars and trucks have a fuel system that is essentially sealed so the fuel can't absorb...
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    Home theatre amp stuck in stand by

    Howdy. It's nice to be back. I haven't had a day off since April 3rd. I'm on tonight, but I guess everyone is leaving us alone so we can rest a bit. What you experienced has been the problem of the century for industrial electrical/instrumentation/control techs. In my line of work, we usually...
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    2004 F150 no cruise control and daughter is not happy.

    My daughter tells me that the truck stalled out on her the other day. I thought I had that fixed with the throttle position sensor. I saw the glitch on the signal with my ForScan program and thought I found the cause. Evidently, it wasn't the right solution. I need to dig into this again soon...
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    2004 F150 no cruise control and daughter is not happy.

    I didn't get a chance to look at the truck. This shutdown here barely started and it's already nuts. I'll keep you posted as soon as I can get another look.
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    Possible tranny problem

    Not necessarily. You could have a pending code in your PCM. When the PCM detects a fault, sometimes it will store it as a pending fault and not light up the MIL unless the fault remains for a period of time. You can read pending faults if you have the right scanner.
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    pictures from work

    The guy with the ECM hanging from his "warm air intake", now that's a real special kind of stupid.
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    2004 F150 no cruise control and daughter is not happy.

    Thanks again for all of the replies. So, I guess I should start by addressing them. Nickb2, you are right about the dongle. I bought a BBFly from Amazon and it has the switch to select the two comm protocols you had mentioned. My Forscan works really great so far, but I have only touched the...
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    2004 F150 no cruise control and daughter is not happy.

    Thanks for all of the good info, gentlemen. Just so you know, I did observe the brake pedal signal on my Forscan program. I knew that this was one of the signals that could disable the cruise control. That appears to be working as it should. I am working nights at my regular job this week, so I...
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    2004 F150 no cruise control and daughter is not happy.

    Cruise control on this truck will not work. No codes stored in any module. Watched cruise control switch signals come into PCM with Forscan on laptop. All signals are what would be expected to seen in the PCM. No ABS codes or faults. No obvious wiring problems with anything that I would suspect...