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Cruise control not working in '98 Impreza Outback Sport
Posted 15 August 2005 - 12:23 PM
Recently, I decided to have my mechanic look at the cruise control. He told me that he didn't have the equipment to diagnose the problem, so he told me to take the car to the local Subaru dealer. The Subaru shop told me that the ECU is the problem. The dealer gave me a quote of about $460 parts/labor to replace the ECU. They then informed me that they didn't have the part in stock, but that they would order it. They had me make an appointment for the next week.
Eight days later I show up for my appointment, and they tell me that the part isn't in. The shop manager tells me that he'll call me when the part comes in to schedule another appointment. That was a week ago.
I'm just wondering if the ECU could be the problem and if it's really this expensive. I'm also wondering if parts for my car are hard to come by in general, or does the dealer just not want to help me out. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
Posted 15 August 2005 - 08:11 PM
I don't see any reason why the car's computer would have anything to do with the cruise not working. It sends signals to the cruise computer to let it know what's going on....but the car's computer does not control the cruise.
Personally....it sounds like they're ripping you off.....but that's just me.
Posted 15 August 2005 - 08:43 PM
Posted 16 August 2005 - 01:57 AM
As far as diagnosing the problem, I don't know what they did. I don't think I'll be going back to my local Subaru dealer though.
Posted 16 August 2005 - 08:49 AM
My cruise went out in my 98 OBS with Manual tranny because the clutch pedal sensor was bad. Basically, the cruise thought the clutch pedal was being pressed and would not work. The part was a whopping $7 to replace.
Just a thought and something to check. My dealer found the problem and replaced for free.
Posted 16 August 2005 - 11:17 AM
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Posted 28 August 2005 - 10:26 PM
now my cruse control is fixed for $.01
Hmmm, total cost $.01. Guess you don't need my $.02 then!
Posted 27 March 2010 - 09:14 PM
Please help me out, got a 7hr drive coming up this week!
Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:18 PM
Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:25 PM
Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:18 PM
I have this problem too, and I looked at the clutch pedal.. there is a little sensor thing that sticks out like a button and when I let the clutch go, the little sensor goes through a hole where it looks like it shouldn't? I am going to try to tape it when Im not sick and see. ill let you guys know. and from my experience, if the ECU was bad, there would be a lot of other problems going on, no tjust the cruise control. try looking at your pedals, there are little sensor prod things above the pedals, check to see what yours are doing as you push the pedals and let them back in
That is the problem, there should be a little rubber grommet there, I just stuck a small bolt and nut and voila, cruise control worked:)
Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:18 PM
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