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Re: cruise control ford escape 2002. ford escape
Also check if there are any open recalls on your escape. There was one involving the cruise control/throttle linkage binding up due to inadequate clearance under the plastic engine cover. This may or may not be the cause of your issue, but the recall repair is free at any Ford dealership.
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Before over thinking this have you checked under the hood to verify the cable is still connected. you will have to remove the engine cover (8mm socket). On top of the engine should be two cables that run to your throttle. Over time the cruise control cable snaps can fail and the cable will come loose. A cheap simple fix is cable ties if this keeps happening.
No coincidence Pal. That cutout switch is part of the brake light switch and is easy to replace. It just screws into a bracket at the brake pedal lever and has a jamb nut on it to lock in position. Just get one from a parts store and replace it yourself.
pull the plastic cover off the top of the engine and check where the cable from the cruise control connects by the throttle body. There is a plastic connector that might be broken. i had the same problem and a piece of tape fixed it for me but you can replace the part if your picky.
I had the exact same problem on my 2002 Escape. If you remove the engine cover (3 bolts), you will see where the cruise control links to the the throttle body. If your problem is the same as mine, you will see that it is not connected. I believe it is intended to snap on, but it just doesn't stay. I temporarily snapped it in and wrapped electrical tape to prevent it from unsnapping. Worked like a charm.
Hope this helps.
The valve your looking at is by the gas pedal that is the actuator it applies and releases the cruise control there's another unit under the hood that is the module it has a cable coming out of it on the end it maybe frozen from ice accumulated on it
cruise control on your escape will work at 30 mph and up. Press 'on 'button, then press gas pedal 'til u reach desired speed, press 'set acc' and you'll be cruisen. You can also do it this way, press 'on' button, then press and hold 'set/acc' button, car will accelerate, let go of button when u reach desired speed. Putting on brakes will deactivate cruise, u can then press 'RSM' to resume speed.