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Old 10-15-2003, 10:53 AM   #1
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Question Cruise Control Noise???

Ok when i engage crusie control it makes a wierd grinding noise kinda sounds like its coming from the column. It also does it when i disengege it. But here is the kicker when you dis-engage it with the clutch it makes a loud noise like a pop or somthing. Is this supposed to do this? I mean the the car still cruises its just annoying. Its a manual tranny btw

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Old 10-15-2003, 11:37 AM   #2
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My 03 QC3, manual, does NOT make any noises engaging or disengaging the cruise. It is totally silent.

Go get it checked out.

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Old 10-15-2003, 12:07 PM   #3
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Ok i'll call the dealer today and see when I can get it <b><i>checked</i></b> out.

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Old 10-15-2003, 02:03 PM   #4
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But here is the kicker when you dis-engage it with the clutch it makes a loud noise like a pop or somthing. Is this supposed to do this? I mean the the car still cruises its just annoying. Its a manual tranny btw
Ah...the good 'ol "gunshot cruise release" that has scared us manual owners once in a while. What happens is when you press the clutch, the gas pedal is released and snaps back very quickly. The noise is normal and I believe this is covered in the owner's manual. If you use the brake to disengage the clutch, the gas pedal is released much slower.

I suppose it was designed this way so that there's no chance of the cruise control revving the engine while you have the car in neutral.

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Old 10-15-2003, 04:07 PM   #5
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Everything you are experiencing is completely normal.

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Old 10-15-2003, 04:12 PM   #6
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All cruise-controls that I have used let the gas pedal "clunk" by releasing it when the cruise is disengaged. It's perfectly normal. I find it annoying, so I usually place my foot on the gas when I disengage so it doesn't do that.

I have another cruise-control noise question, though. With my cruise engaged on my 2003 QC3, it makes clicking sounds when I go from flat terrain to a steep hill. It kind of sounds like two surfaces stretching across each other when one of them is heated or cooled, like when a hot car makes clicking sounds just after it's parked and begins to cool. The sounds seems to be coming from under the dash near the steering column. It makes a "ckickety-click-click-clickety-click-click" sound.

Anybody heard this? I assume it's probably normal, but I've never heard a cruise control make this sound before.

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Old 10-15-2003, 11:46 PM   #7
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I had this same problem on my ION2. I posted it in a thread called "clicking cruise control".
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On my new ION2 Quad Coupe, I have a problem with my cruise control. When the cruise is engaged, and the car is going up an incline, there is a VERY loud, rapid clicking noise. It sounds like a woodpecker is inside my steering column! The dealer has looked at it. They told me they drove another ION identical to mine and it also made this clicking sound and it is "inherent to design, normal operation at this time". I even had the tech ride with me, he heard it also, but said that was normal. I told the manger it wasn't normal to me, so he agreed to order me a new cruise control module. The cruise works, it just makes the loud clicking noise on an incline. You can feel the steering wheel shake. Has anybody else experienced this?
I complained until they replaced my cruise control module which solved most of the problem. Every once and awhile, it would still click, but softer in volume.

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Old 10-16-2003, 02:52 PM   #8
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I had this same problem on my ION2. I posted it in a thread called "clicking cruise control".

I complained until they replaced my cruise control module which solved most of the problem. Every once and awhile, it would still click, but softer in volume.
Thanks! That sounds just like mine. I'll look into it.

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Old 10-17-2003, 04:06 PM   #9
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I haven't head any noise, but I did notice my cruise not working about a week ago. I was doing 130 (kmph) and I tried to engage and it flashed "cruise" in the display but would not engage. The next day everything was fine.

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