1998 Honda CR-V Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Honda CR-V

1998 Honda CR-V Problems

Groaning Noise on Turns Due to Differential Fluid Breakdown

A groaning noise from the rear differential heard while going through turns can be caused by differential fluid break down. Servicing the rear differential will generally correct this concern.

Engine Valves May Fail Prematurely and Cause Engine Problems

The engine valves can prematurely fail. The cylinder head will need to be replaced due to wear in the area where the valves seal. Intake or exhaust valve failure may illuminate the Check Engine Light. The car may have poor engine performance and fail emission tests.

Rear trailing arm bushings crack/break and need replacement
The rear trailing arm bushings tend to crack and break requiring replacement of the bushings.

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1998 Honda CR-V Questions

my driver window stop work, when engine cold can't shift or very hard shift (1 answer)

Can I just replace the cap on the distributor (1 answer)

Small sparks come from the distributor on my CRV. It won't start in the morning when it's really wet out side. I see that I can buy a distributor cap for it but I'm not sure if that would solve my problem or would I have to replace the whole distributor?

how many book hours to change automatic transmission? 4WD (2 answers)

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1998 Honda CR-V Recalls

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 1998-1999 CR-V Models Due to Improperly Routed Wire Harness

An improperly routed under dash wire harness could be damaged by contact with the brake light switch. This may result in a blown fuse, which can affect critical electrical components. Dealers will install a 70mm protective, corrugated plastic tube over the wire harness.

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1998 Honda CR-V Reviews

we bought the car new 1998 it reached 196000 no problems for the last 15 years average cost normal maintenace last year changed radiator my fault did not remembered to change antifreze,easy fixed did it myself thanks to you tube for info. love my honda ,people follow me to buy my honda will not sell even after 16 years ,it is paid off who wants to spend 36000.00 again convinced my husbend to...
I bought Honda CR-V 1998 a year ago. Overall, I am pretty satisfied with the car considering its age and mileage (over 130,000). However, I had to pay about $400 to replace both of my front lower arm controls. After some research I discovered that hondas do have that problem... But again, otherwise runs great.
clunking noise from frontend. auto locks not working.

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