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1998 Caravan SE check engine light comes on when I push the cruise control button. It goes off when I turn the cruise control off. The cruise control does work. Any idea why the check engine light comes on?

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  • royt911 May 08, 2010

    I have a code reader and am not getting any code. The light turns off as soon as I turn the cruise control off. Thanks for the help and anymore advise would be appreciated.

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Check all the vacuum hoses, mainly the ones going to the cruise control actuator. Sounds like there is a bad hose that has a leak in it, or the rubber diaphram inside the actuator is leaking a little, but not bad enough to keep it from working.
If there is a leak, it's getting more air than it should and causing the light to come on.
All it takes is a pin hole in the vacuum hoses to screw up the whole system, including the emission system.

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The computer reads voltages from sensors throughout the car. when a voltage is outside the normal range the light is triggered. the cruise control may seem to be ok but something is wrong or the light would not come on. maybe a feature you don't use like resume or accelerate. if you want a parts store near you may be able to run a scanner on it and tell you exactly what the computer is reporting. most will do it free so you will hopefully buy the part from them. good luck

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