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is this stuff cruise control or....?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I'm removing my dash and getting rid of all the extra wiring/hoses that I don't need. Im getting rid of my AC/heat, radio stuff, an alarm system, power accessories, tow controller, cruise control etc etc. Its a dedicated trail rig now and I don't need that useless crap. Anyway, I have a bunch of wires and a hose and I'm not 100% sure what they are for. The hose goes to the diaphram-looking thing that is connected to the throttle linkage... the attached bunch of wires attaches to a plastic thingy behind said diaphram...

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    The hose and wires run across the firewall and into the cab near the steering column...

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    bonus question... wth is that round bulbous looking thing in the far right of that pic? I have a vacuum line that ran from my old heat/AC system to it... no idea what it does or if I still need it...

    anyway, moving on... the hose connects to some goofy looking white plastic thing-a-majig and the wires to this black box under the dash right next to the steering column.

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    Can anyone confirm that this junk is in fact for cruise control? If not, what the fork is it? lol! if it is, is there any other CC related stuff I can yank? I remember seeing a "how to remove your entire CC system" page on the web, but can't find it anymore...

    much thanks in advance...

    j
     
  2. shane74

    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    Yep, that is the CC stuff. Also you can take out that bulb. It's the vacuum thingy for the heat/AC controls. You wont have it anymore. Just make sure to trace it all the way back to the source and plug it off or your eng. will run like crapola.
     
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    LongIslander26 1/2 ton status

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    What is it?

    Yes, that's your cruise control stuff. I know, because mine is in the back of my other pickup that's not running yet. The round bulbous thing is a vaccuum reserve canister. It may be part of the Cruise control, or for the blend doors in the heater/AC.
     
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    If you can remove each sub harness without messing it up , I may wannna get it to restore my cruise stuff . Half of mine is still on my old heads under my buddies workbench :D
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I think the diapram thing is the vaccum thing for the lock up in your stock 700r4.
     
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    Nope, 700r4 doesn't use vacuum for lockup, it has an electric TCC switch run by ecm and switch on brake pedal. That's the cruise, mine looks the exact same.
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I stand corrected :D
     
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    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    :Hijack: Enjoying the heat down there? :D
    Thought it would be different (Much cooler) when I moved up here, still hot, but not as humid...
     
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    Not entirely true , earlier 700r4's , in vehicles without computers , like mine , have a vacuum switch . Dealer item as well , had to buy one .

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    now I stand corrected :D
     
  11. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    thanks for the help guys. Its amazing how much wiring is in a rig after a few crappy stereo/alarm installs. Good grief! I've tore out a couple of hundred feet of wires already and there is still more to do! :eek1: Hopefully I don't trash anything I really need. lol! I have the chilton wiring diagrams, hopefully that will save me from that fate. ;)

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    I knew I totally wasnt loosing my mind :D
     

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