03 Renegade Cruise Control not working, could this hose be the cause?

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  1. GitEmSteveDave

    GitEmSteveDave Full Access Member

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    So I went to drive to my family in Central NJ today, and was excited to pour some fuel treatment in and set the Cruise Control at 70-75 and let it do it's magic. But I turned it on, the cluster light came on, but it would not maintain speed, no matter how many times I hit SET or any other button.

    I googled it and found a post here about checking the cable near the throttle body. In between courses I went out and checked the cable. It was still connected, but there was a TON of play in the cable. I could pull it and hear the cable moving and traced it to what I now know through googling is the CC module:
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    I looked at it closer and found this broken line:
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    which is hollow, so I'm assuming it's meant to hold either air/vaccum or fluid and is directly connected to the module shown above.

    So if that is a vacuum line, could this be why my CC is not working? Could it also explain the hissing noise coming from my brake booster occasionally? Is it a item able to be bought alone? I'm gonna go to my mechanic tomorrow, because this broke line is directly above a bolt that holds in the UCA, which was done in July, and I also recently had to re-attach and secure the heater core lines. Thanks.
     
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    2" piece of vacuum hose and 30 seconds to repair.

    Why spend all that time and effort for a 30 second repair?
     
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    So you think that this is the cause of my CC problems?
     
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    The cruise control module(?) is right there. The device the hose goes to, to the left in the picture.

    I get that brake hiss when it's super cold out but it should be unrelated to the cruise control.
     
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    Brought it to the mechanic today. He said his guys might have hit the line while trying to break the UCA bolt. He slid a piece of flexible hose over the crack, and 1-2 minutes after I started driving, the cruise control was back in commission. Total time was 5 minutes, most of which was him finding a piece of hose.