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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1997 Honda Prelude
1997 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 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.
A clunk noise can develop from the rear due to upper damper spacers compressing over time. Installing new damper collars is required to stop the noise.
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.
1997 Honda Prelude Recalls (Recent)
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Honda has recalled 1997-2001 Prelude, 1999-2002 Accord, and 1999-2000 Acura TL models because the ignition switch interlock may fail. If this happens, the key will be removable before the engine is in the "Park" position, which could cause the vehicle to roll and crash. Dealers will confirm interlock function and vehicles will receive an updated interlock lever free of charge.
1997 Honda Prelude Questions and Answers
new plugs,wires,air filter,new coil,distruber too
starts fine runs for about 2 seconds and turns rough, put timming light on and after the 2 seconds it starts missing and backfire/popback. compression is good. plugs 2,3 (I think)show wet. went in ...
I have been having uneven front tire wear for a long time. The inside edge is more worn out than the outside. It usually takes about 10,000 miles to notice this after putting new front tires on. S...
my car wont start after radiator replacement. whats the problem.