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    Can someone give me a place to start on the cruise control not working? Hit the cruise button and the set button and nothing happens at all. Thanks in advance

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    1986 cougar

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    See if the horn works.

    These cars predate clocksprings so there are contacts behind the steering wheel. If the car sits for a while they get corroded.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
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    1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
    1986 cougar.
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    there is a cruise cable that goes from the throttle body over and into the driver fender well.
    the end of the cable in the fender well at the cruise vacuum module has a tiny clip that holds the cable in place.

    up at the throttle body, pull on the end of the cable...
    if you ca pull it out and push it back in with easy, that tiny clip broke.

    update us...
    i am not really sure where to obtain a replacement clip but this cruise system did exist across many years of different application of cars.

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    If it is a Turbo Coupe with a manual trans, it could be the clutch switch.

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