Q: Can we use cruise control if our rear shaft is removed?

asked by on

We removed a broken rear drive shaft to continue a road trip using 4WD- as instructed by multiple mechanics. Can we use cruise control?

My car has 102736 miles.

You should be able to use the cruise control without a problem if your driveshaft was removed. The real problem is that the front axle assembly is locked in 4 wheel drive and driving on the highway may cause a jerking in the steering when going into tight turns. You should not drive the vehicle this way for extended periods on the highway or transfer case damage may occur.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Can we use cruise control if our rear shaft is removed?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Starter removal

Hello. I would need to know which engine that you have in your truck to know the correct removal process for the changing of this starter. If the engine is not cranking, then it may indeed be the starter, as...

Q: Chirping rattling noise hood

The tensioner pulley is near the top center of the engine. It is easy to spot as the back of the belt rides on the tensioner pulley and not the ribbed side. Removing the belt to access the pulley...

Q: Fuel system, inertia relay, or pump will not start, never had problems in the past

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2007 Ford Explorer. The first thing to do is to have the fuel pressure tested to see if the engine has pressure. Make sure the Theft Light is not on or flashing....

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...