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.
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Overheated engines are prone to head gasket failures. An engine running hot is a symptom of a failed head gasket. The head gasket will need to be replaced to repair this issue.
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.
High mileage distributors can leak oil onto the heater hose below it and cause the hose to fail and loose coolant. The distributor will need to be replaced along with the heater hose to address this issue.
Oil in the distributor can cause an engine misfire. Replacing the distributor will stop the oil leak.
1998 Honda Odyssey Recalls (Recent)
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had transmission fuild changed 2months ago by transmission shop they said it checked out fine, just today it started to act up by not shifting into gear after car ran for awhile, was fine at the fi...
LX Model is 7 seater with middle two seats that fold-up. I wish to take them out; ideas please.
Except for a transmission oil leak about 2 years ago, my minivan has been reliable and low-maintenance. I usually get the engine oil change every 3500 miles or so. However, the last oil change su...
Tranny went out at 117k, previous owner apparently never serviced it. Had a complete rebuild and since then have had three separate occasions going up hill where the unit would seem to get stuck be...
1998 Honda Odyssey Reviews
After 165000 miles, the car still works well. Have never had anything go bad until recently. I always do my own maintenance; oil, filter and rotate every 5K miles. Except I had all belts and hoses replaced at 120K miles by the Honda shop . The "Check Engine" light came on. My OBD2 unit did not register anything, however, the unit used by the folks at my local Autozone showed a lean mixture present. This could be a number of things but more than likely a bad PCV. Autozone charges about $70. Have not done it yet as there has been no deterioration of performance.
Bought car new in 1998. Today I have 254,000 miles with very few problems. The most extensive repairs is three changes of the brake rotors, one starter (last month), couple new batteries, one oxygen sensor, and rear anti-lock brakes sensors. I am on my fourth set of tires, and 5 windshields replaced. I have the EX model so I pull mid-bucket seats out, fold down back seat and carry a large range of items. Moved friend and relatives. Mileage is good, with it's stingy four cyclinder, but pick-up is remarkably quick...even after 254,000 miles. It uses now about a quart of oil every 3,000 miles, which I find typical for a Honda.