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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Honda Prelude

1996 Honda Prelude

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1996 Honda Prelude Problems

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

On some models the manual transmission fifth gear can grind on upshift due to a misaligned fifth shift fork. The transmission will have to be removed and disassembled and  the fifth gear, the fifth sleeve set and the fifth gear shift fork will have to be replaced to repair this issue.

Engine -- Verified

A seal in the 4 cylinder engine around the balance shaft tends to fall out, causing a large oil leak. There is a retaining device available to prevent the seal from falling out, which can be put in place during routine timing belt maintenance.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

On certain models moisture can get into the rear wheel bearing and cause a noise. Replacing the rear bearing and hub will repair this problem.

Drive Train -- Verified

On certain models the clutch pedal can creak due to the assist spring rubbing against itself. Replacing the clutch assist spring with an updated spring from Honda will stop the noise.

1996 Honda Prelude Recalls (Recent)

Suspension & Steering, May 17, 1999

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The ball joints in the front suspension may prematurely wear out. The ball joints could break in severe circumstances, which may cause an accident. Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints. This recall is expected to begin by May 17, 1999.

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1996 Honda Prelude Questions and Answers

makerofsawdust, 1996 Honda Prelude, Monteview, ID

Does anybody else have problems with the air in their lude? My ac does not work in the first place but that doesn't bother me as much as the fact that just vent air is heated more than outside...

lori724, 1996 Honda Prelude, Sarasota, FL

I'll replace the driver's side, then a couple months later, the passenger side, then 6 months later, the driver's side again. It's never ending. I've had the car for 12 yea...

el1904, 1996 Honda Prelude, San Diego, CA

Swap the motor from an H22A1 to an H22A4

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