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1998 Honda CR-V

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1998 Honda CR-V Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

A faulty brake master cylinder reservoir filter can cause the brake system indicator to illuminate after a cold start and then go off. Replacement of the reservoir filter will commonly fix this problem.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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

Drive Train -- Verified

Use of incorrect oil in the rear differential on AWD models will cause a "chattering" sound and vibration on turns. Use only Honda-approved differential oil.

1998 Honda CR-V Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, June 14, 2002

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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.

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Electrical & Lights, November 4, 1999

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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 Questions and Answers

chicks, 1998 Honda CR-V, Falmouth, ME

With no consistency in speed or situation, my 1998 CRV is periodically shuts off while driving; have tried dry gas; jiggled key to determine is an ignition problem; it has good battery. This happe...

cfrankfc, 1998 Honda CR-V, Dallas, TX

transmission started slipping, check engine light came on, stopped vehicle and transmission completely failed....any insight from anyone would be greatly appreciated

tim1968, 1998 Honda CR-V, Oxford, ME

Could you please advise me on what would make a hollow sounding noise that seems to be coming from front right.The noise comes louder after eaching 35km/h and quiet at 30km/h. It is there when roll...

Shelby123, 1998 Honda CR-V, Salt Lake City, UT

My CRV steering wheel is really lose and turns over and over in a circle. Sometimes it catches and turns right slightly. It can't turn left at all. There's some sort of disconnect between...

Karyn, 1998 Honda CR-V, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Hobart, IN

Car randomly dies out when driving. Will start up again no problem after a minute. Mechanices replaced ignition coil and gave tune-up. Did not solve problem. Could it be the fuel pump or ignitio...

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1998 Honda CR-V Reviews

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.

what should I expect to pay to have rear bushings replaced in Iowa

clunking noise from frontend. auto locks not working.

Purchased 1998 CRV 2yrs ago unknown maint. history, now 150k miles use only mobile 1 in my cars. I accelerate gently avr 27 MPG ok not great 23-24 in town. adequate power, lots of engine noise, (really needs another gear) suspension bushings keep wearing out and sway bar knocks a lot annoying on irregular surfaces, after heavy breaking, sounds like chunks of metal are loose in front breaks. Clutch is just about finished and a/c has failed ( a 2200 repair estimate) Never gets stuck in winter. Over all satisfied with this little suv

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 sadly mistaken. I have kept up service and maintained the engine runs grate but have had loads of trouble with A/C and Suspension. If I were not a mechanic I would have spent a fortune on this car in labour. Trailing arm bushings replace by a dealer are about $600 a side. If you can do it yourself, look at spending $120 in parts and $100 for the tool to replace them. A/C system was not designed right. Makes for frequent mechanical problems after about 75,000 miles. If your a pavement only driver then this car would be ok if you can deal with no A/C half the summer. I would not buy another CRV but, that doesn't turn me against Honda cars.

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