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Loss Of Cruise Control

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running a 98 12v and my cruise is gone.
i brought it to the shop and they said it's a selonoid in the steering wheel and that a new steering wheel is required "1400.00"
i call b/s on that ,,because i heard dodge diesels are prone to lossing their cruise.
what would be the issue.
thanks
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First....does the button on the wheel power up the cruise? If you get the green light, you're getting power to the cruise. Check for vacuum.....do the HVAC controls work? When you have a vacuum loss, the HVAC will default to "defrost", and won't move to any other position. If this is the case, find the vac leak and fix it. If the cruise doesn't power up(no green light), check fuses first. If these check OK, it is possible that you have a bad clockspring. Turn the wheel left/right and listen, you may hear a "crinkling" noise, kind of like wadding up a piece of aluminum foil. Not an extremely difficult repair, though you must be careful, you'll have to remove the wheel and you won't want to set off the airbag. HTH
 

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Check the vaccuum lines on the firewall driverside and by the power steering pump. Thats what caused mine not to leak but i'm not sure how similar our trucks are.
 

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i get nothing on display,,i've checked the fuses on the inside cab,,,but not under the hood.
First....does the button on the wheel power up the cruise? If you get the green light, you're getting power to the cruise. Check for vacuum.....do the HVAC controls work? When you have a vacuum loss, the HVAC will default to "defrost", and won't move to any other position. If this is the case, find the vac leak and fix it. If the cruise doesn't power up(no green light), check fuses first. If these check OK, it is possible that you have a bad clockspring. Turn the wheel left/right and listen, you may hear a "crinkling" noise, kind of like wadding up a piece of aluminum foil. Not an extremely difficult repair, though you must be careful, you'll have to remove the wheel and you won't want to set off the airbag. HTH
 
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