Some models with the manual transmission can grind while shifting up into fifth gear due to the misalignment of the fifth gear shift fork. The transmission will need to be removed, and fifth gear, the synchronizer sleeve set, and the fifth gear shift fork will need to be replaced.
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Most reported 1998 Honda Accord problems
A rough idle and harsh transmission shift can be caused by a broken front engine mount. Replacing the broken mount will address these issues.
On some models moisture could make its way into the rear wheel bearing, which would lead to noise. Rear wheel bearing and dust cap replacement will be needed for this repair.
A poor electrical ground can cause the dome light not to work.
A Check Engine Light can come on because some models may misinterpret the ratio of air and fuel being burned for combustion. The powertrain control module (PCM) will need to be replaced to fix the problem.
On certain models, a transmission solenoid can short-circuit and illuminate the Check Engine Light.
Some models can have a problem with moisture entering the fuel pressure regulator and affecting the amount of fuel being burned in combustion. This would set a Check Engine Light.
Routine maintenance performed as recommended by manufacturer. Input shaft to oil pump failed. Replaced engine at the dealership for $4,500.00. Replacement short block engine = $750.00 ...the rest was installation.