So, I'm driving down the highway and I engage the
cruise control on my 84 300SD when suddenly I
have a loss of power--nothing. I get down to about
10mph and I can go again--get up to 15 or so and
then no power.
I pull off to the center lane off the highway and consider
limping home, but there's no way to get back on at 10mph.
I pop the hood, look around and notice the throttle
linkage looks funny.
Bottom line--the little circlip or eclip had come off the
front of the linkage that the cruise control pulls on
and that rod had pulled out of the little arm it goes into.
Shoved it back in, got home fine--not using the cruise
control and fixed it with a little eclip from Home Depot.
Just a tale to tell in case you experience
a loss of power some day while using the cruise control.