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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII Base 2dr Coupe

1997 Lincoln Mark VIII
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Rear Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Mid-Size
18 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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February 21, 2009, 8:40 am

Ashley H
 

Question: Can a cruise control mess up the transmission? Because my

Can a cruise control mess up the transmission? Because my car was driving good, then when I put the cruise control on for the first time, this to test it out and the car started to run slow while driving and when I took the cruise control off the car still was driving slow, it did'nt want to drive over 50 mph. And the only way I can drive over 50, is if I take off drive and put it on 2, but I don't want to do that, because it will put a strain on my tranmission. So can you tell me whats the problem, so I can start driving my car, because I got it park for now, until I take it to a shop. I hope its not the transmission.


February 24, 2009, 8:49 am

Tyler O
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Possibly a coincidental transmission failure. Check over the cruise control system first. There might be a vacuum leak or possibly a stuck component.

If it all checks out, it's probably the transmission.


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