1998 Acura CL Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Acura CL
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1998 Acura CL ProblemsAutomatic Transmission May Fail
The automatic transmission tends to fail more often than in similar models.
The car will sometimes not start because of a problem with the ignition switch. Some models may have been recalled by Acura for this issue, please check with your dealer to be sure.
1998 Acura CL QuestionsWhat causes omething to rub against the shield by the brake assembly? (1 answer)
Is the shield bent or has the mechanic done something when he replaced the wheel bearings?
It started happening today while driving home. I was about to take off from a dead stop and all of a sudden when I went to accelerate the RPM's went all the way up but it would not jump into gear it was like when I was stepping on the gas it was barely go in the RPM's were running b...
1998 Acura CL RecallsHonda Recalls 1998-1999 Vehicles Due to Ignition Cylinder Wear and Shift Interlock Issue
Honda has recalled 1998-1999 Accord and Acura CL, and 1999 Odyssey and Acura TL vehicles because the ignition cylinder body may be worn, which can cause the shift interlock not to function properly. If the vehicle does not securely lock in "Park" due to a worn ignition cylinder, the vehicle may roll, which can cause a safety issue. Dealers will inspect the cylinder body for wear and replace the cylinder body, collar, and latch plate if necessary. If there are no signs of wear and all is operating as designed, dealers will replace the latch plate.
The electrical contacts in the ignition switch may be worn. This may cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by June 14, 2002.
The ball joints in the front suspension may prematurely wear out. The ball joints could break in severe circumstances, which may cause an accident. Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints. This recall is expected to begin by May 17, 1999.