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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1996 Honda Prelude
1996 Honda Prelude Problems
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.
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.
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.
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.
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1996 Honda Prelude Questions and Answers
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...
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...