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

Warped Front Brake Rotors May Cause Vibration When Braking

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

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.

Water leak from cowl area
A leaking cowl (at the base of the windshield) can leak water into the vehicle's cabin. The cowl has to be resealed to stop the leak.

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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

The interior has aged quite well. There might be some slight fading of the upholstry but there has been otherwise no signs of wear. I did however wear through the driver's side floor mat, down to the backing. Also the windshield wiper arms paint is starting to wear off. But then the car has 187K on it. My husband keeps thinking this car will need to be replaced because it is 10 years o...
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.
Bought this car at 60,000 miles problems with it. Interior leak weather seal leak, A/C stopped working, Heater Blower motor, Rear trailing arms, transmission housing leak, Radiator cooling fan stopped, A/C cooling fan stopped, struts, strut bushings, engine mounts bad. When I purchased this car I thought it would be good on country gravel roads because it comes in a 4wheel drive package. I was ...

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