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How much does Cruise Control Cable Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cruise Control Cable Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2007 Dodge Durango$227$132.24$94.995%$239.74
2012 Ford Focus$327$232.40$94.993%$339.90
2009 Ford Focus$327$232.40$94.993%$339.90
2006 Acura RSX$327$232.40$94.993%$339.90
2007 Acura TL$245$149.72$94.994%$257.22

Cruise Control Cable Replacement Service

What is the Cruise Control Cable all about?

The cruise control on most new models is operated by the drive-by-wire system, or the electronic throttle actuator. Before that, cruise control systems utilized a cruise cable that ran from the cruise control servo to the throttle body on fuel injected vehicles or the carburetor on non-fuel injected designs. The cruise control cable is a multi-strand wire inside a rubber-coated flexible metal sheath. One end of the cable is connected directly to the cruise control servo, and the other hooks into the throttle body pivot with a small metal ball on the end of the cable. When a cruise control speed is set, the vacuum-operated or electric servo pulls the cruise control cable and maintains the set speed with minute adjustments. The cruise control cable is routed in a wide arcing pattern so it does not become kinked, which would restrict the cable’s movement inside the sheath. If the cruise control cable is seized or kinked, it will not move freely inside the metal sheath. It can cause the engine to race when the cruise control is deactivated at the cable and doesn’t return to its unset position, instead holding the throttle open. If the ball on the end of the cruise cable breaks off, the cable will no longer attach to the throttle body and the cruise will not set at all.

Keep in mind:

  • If the cruise control cable becomes stuck or the throttle will not respond while cruise control is enabled, you can cancel the set speed by turning off the cruise control with the off switch.

How it's done:

  • The cruise control cable is verified that it needs to be replaced. The battery is disconnected. The throttle cable cover is removed to access the cable.

  • The defective cruise control cable is disconnected from the throttle and cruise control actuator.

  • The new cruise control cable is installed and connected to actuator then the throttle.

  • The throttle cover is reinstalled and battery is reconnected. The cruise control cable is checked for operation.

  • The vehicle is road tested to ensure proper operation of the cruise control.

Our recommendation:

The cruise control cable is prone to seizing and can be lubricated when it gets stiff. It would be prudent to include the cruise control cable lubrication in your older vehicle’s maintenance checks. Have one of our expert technicians check the cruise control system if you are having issues, and replace the cable if necessary.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Cruise Control Cable?

  • Throttle will not adjust while cruise control is set
  • Cruise control will not set at all
  • Engine may race if the cruise control cable gets stuck

How important is this service?

If the cruise control is not operating at all due to the cable, there is no urgency to have it repaired. However, if the throttle is racing due to a cruise control cable issue, have it repaired soon.


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Peter

25 years of experience
519 reviews
Peter
25 years of experience
Jeep CJ5 V8-5.0L - Throttle Cable Repair - Los Angeles, California
Peter is amazing. He was totally professional. And very trusting. He did the job in the time frame and gave me great tips for my car on how to care for it. I would use and recommend Peter for sure.

Jonathan

35 years of experience
484 reviews
Jonathan
35 years of experience
Lincoln Town Car V8-4.6L - Accelerator Cable - Tampa, Florida
He was right on time for his appointment and finished the job in a very reasonable time at a very reasonable price I would Definitely Use him again Was very pleased with the work. Edward K ISOSoNDI

Danny

11 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
11 years of experience
BMW 540i V8-4.0L - Accelerator Cable - Trenton, New Jersey
Did a solid job and was great to work with. Room for improvement: stick to scheduled appointment. My appointment was rescheduled 3 times.

Brandon

18 years of experience
275 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Ford Bronco V8-5.0L - Accelerator Cable - Loganville, Georgia
Brandon is a very knowledgeable mechanic, Looking forward to him doing more work for me.

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