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Old 03-30-2020, 06:44 PM   #1
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2003 Winnebago Sightseer 30B Fixed Cruise Control!!!!

If you have any of the following 1999 to 2004 Ford F 53 and have cruise control Cruise control issues, I fixed mine and I was ecstatic!!! After taking it over to a Ford Fleet repair shop where they charged me $200 to look and tell me it may cost 1000 to fix, maybe change your clock spring, and that the servo was good! although this RV doesn’t have a normal cock spring, It three brush system behind that wheel, I ended up changing the Steering switches Nada, The switch behind the master cylinder, Nada! checked fuses etc..finally met someone that works at a Ford dealership and he is very smart and knows how to thoroughly test everything! in the head he tested everything, He came to the conclusion it was either the servo or the PCM for the RV, I located a servo which is really hard to find but I did. And Shazam!! I have Cruise!!!
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Awesome!

Did you find an exact replacement? I've often wondered about using a different one in my motorhome to change the feel. I use tap up/down a lot, and I think it could behave better.

And interesting you have a slip ring. I know they changed from a slip ring to a clock spring somewhere in the '99 -'04 years, but wasn't sure when. Mine is definitely a clock spring. Is yours an '03 chassis?
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Ok wheres the servo
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Top left (driver's) hand side of the radiator. Just behind the rubber air dam if you're looking from the front.

We've discussed it here at irv2.com ... looking for threads...

Looking from the inside. On a '99 chassis with EGR. You can just see the module past the EGR solenoid. Cable (to the throttle) is coming towards the camera.
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I’m wondering why a servo would stop working at less than 30.000 miles on the clock! I know there was foam covering mine ant my tech says it could have enough getting hotter than Normal maybe.
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Yes 03 chassis They probably went to clock after 04 if all compatible servos were from 99 to 04 my guess
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Yes Most Likely
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If you have any of the following 1999 to 2004 Ford F 53 and have cruise control Cruise control issues, I fixed mine and I was ecstatic!!! After taking it over to a Ford Fleet repair shop where they charged me $200 to look and tell me it may cost 1000 to fix, maybe change your clock spring, and that the servo was good! although this RV doesn’t have a normal cock spring, It three brush system behind that wheel, I ended up changing the Steering switches Nada, The switch behind the master cylinder, Nada! checked fuses etc..finally met someone that works at a Ford dealership and he is very smart and knows how to thoroughly test everything! in the head he tested everything, He came to the conclusion it was either the servo or the PCM for the RV, I located a servo which is really hard to find but I did. And Shazam!! I have Cruise!!!

I have a 2000 F53 chassis with no Cruise. Replaced switch on master cylinder and harness and it worked for a short while, then quit. Replaced steering wheel switches, brake pedal switch, and checked slip rings (OK). Checked all fuses, still nothing! Found servo, thinking to check it. How the heck do you get that out of there? Looks like you have to practically tear apart the radiator mounts to get it loose!
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Found servo, thinking to check it. How the heck do you get that out of there? Looks like you have to practically tear apart the radiator mounts to get it loose!
I was able to remove the bolts that go up through the bracket into the servo from the inside of my motorhome. Not easy. Torx head bolts. I put it back together with regular hex head bolts, much easier to get a ratcheting wrench on. (Cable snapped on mine, needed to replace the cable.)

If you are up for it, you can add, even temporarily, a "cruise on" indicator light. The servo has a pin for it. Once you do that you can run a self test on the servo. It will blink out codes that can aid in diagnosing issues. I've posted about adding the indicator, or there's others who have posted about it on other Ford products if you google a little.
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