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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1998 Honda Prelude
1998 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.
On certain models one or both doors can be difficult to open from the inside due to an inner handle rod being too long. Replacing the rod with an updated rod from Honda will repair this problem.
1998 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.
1998 Honda Prelude Questions and Answers
when driving my car will slow down and stop. I put car in drive and it startsright up.
I need to know the location of the TPS on my prelude
always wears the front tires on inside
honda has v-tech motor and i have a 89 acura with a brand new engine which also has the same motor. is it possible to switch motors put the acura engine in the honda prelude?
D4 green light flashes
1998 Honda Prelude Reviews
Engine could have been the 3.2l vtec
Obviously, I love my 98 Prelude SH since I bought it new and put over 200K miles on it. It's fast and handles very well.
That said, I've experience the majority of the "common problems" listed by RepairPal... could be because I've had the car for over a decade though.