1998 Honda Civic Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Honda Civic

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1998 Honda Civic
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649
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1,168
1998 Honda Civic
$
394
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821
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248
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486
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491
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999
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721

1998 Honda Civic Problems

Vibration, Roughness, and Rattle Due to Damaged Engine Mounts

Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct these issues.

Hood Release Cable May Break at Handle

On some models the hood release cable breaks at the hood release handle.

Harsh Shifting of Automatic Transmission

The shift control solenoid externally mounted on the automatic transmission (non CVT) can fail and causes a harsh 1-2 shift. Replacing the shift solenoid and flushing the transmission with genuine Honda automatic transmission fluid may eliminate harsh shifting characteristics. A broken internal spring can cause the same issue. If the shift control solenoid does not repair the problem, the transmission will have to be replaced. 

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1998 Honda Civic Questions

High RPM, low speed with CEL? (1 answer)

Just got this car about a month ago. When idle & driving my RPMs are high
but low speed & I have a CEL. When accelerating the car hesitates and
then "catches up". I'm assuming it's a vacuum leak or maybe a shift
solenoid. When I bought this car I had an oil change,...

My engine started then died out. I tried starting it again and it just turns ove (1 answer)

It turns over fine but just not firing.

Ac wont turn on/blow any air at all, ac green light wont turn on. Need help very much appreciated thank you (2 answers)

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1998 Honda Civic Recalls

Honda Recalls Certain 1998-2007 Civic CNG Vehicles to Add Insulation for the CNG Tank

Honda recalled certain compressed natural gas (CNG) Civic vehicles to add insulation to the rear seat back. In the event of an interior fire, the CNG tank could become compromised due to uneven heating, preventing the pressure relief safety device from functioning as designed. If the tank heats and does not vent the contents, the tank could rupture and explode. Dealers will install the insulation to help protect the tank from uneven heating.

The Ignition Switch May Fail

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.

Honda Recalls 1996-1998 Civic Accessory Floor Mats for Possible Accelerator Interference

Honda has recalled certain 1996-1998 Civic accessory floor mats because they could become mispositioned on the floor, causing interference with the accelerator pedal. This could cause the accelerator pedal to stick. Dealers will install a positive floor mat retention system to secure proper fitment of the mats.

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1998 Honda Civic Reviews

Rated
based on 4 customer reviews
I have had a 98 civic since 2000. It have just under 30,0000 miles on it when I purchased it. I have only had to do basic maintance work (oil changes, brakes, tires, tune up). Very good car.
its only good when its 2 years old. power windows is too slow, transmission feels a bit flimsy. engine oil leakage, power door locks doesn't work well. needs frequent maintenance. what a crap.
i have had a car like that last me for 8 years with only the usual mainents

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