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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1999 Honda Prelude

1999 Honda Prelude

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1999 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.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

1999 Honda Prelude Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, June 14, 2002

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The electrical contacts in the ignition switch may be worn. This may cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by June 14, 2002.

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Electrical & Lights, March 7, 2005

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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.

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1999 Honda Prelude Questions and Answers

Dohcvtec, 1999 Honda Prelude, Oakland, CA

i have a 1999 honda prelude, and i dont really know whats wrong with my car lately. my car sometime die on me when im driving on the streets and freeway. and when i start my engine and let it run ...

Dohcvtec, 1999 Honda Prelude, Oakland, CA

yes check engine light is on. but when it dies it dosen't restart itself. i have to turn my key and start it myself. how much would it cost me if it was the ignition switch?

madsmith22, 1999 Honda Prelude, 2.2L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Saint Petersburg, FL

When I start my car a weird sound starts. When I am driving the car jerks a bit. The check engine light is on. This is a five speed manual v-6.

Visitor, 1999 Honda Prelude, 2.2L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Sacramento, CA

what tools do i need to put on the belt

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