1998 Honda Civic Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Honda Civic
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1998 Honda Civic ProblemsReplace AC Idler Pulley to Stop Growling Noise
The AC idler pulley can fail causing a growling noise from the engine. A new idler pulley will be needed.
On Certain models a faulty power window switch can cause the power windows to work or not work intermittently.
The shift control solenoid externally mounted on the automatic transmission (non CVT) can fail and causes a harsh 1-2 shift. Replacing the shift solenoid and flushing the transmission with genuine Honda automatic transmission fluid may eliminate harsh shifting characteristics. A broken internal spring can cause the same issue. If the shift control solenoid does not repair the problem, the transmission will have to be replaced.
1998 Honda Civic QuestionsAc wont turn on/blow any air at all, ac green light wont turn on. Need help very much appreciated thank you (2 answers)
Automatic 98 civic when starting to accelarate will make loud, long, continuous noise until shifts and when it does shift its very harsh
1998 Honda Civic RecallsHonda Recalls Certain 1998-2007 Civic CNG Vehicles to Add Insulation for the CNG Tank
Honda recalled certain compressed natural gas (CNG) Civic vehicles to add insulation to the rear seat back. In the event of an interior fire, the CNG tank could become compromised due to uneven heating, preventing the pressure relief safety device from functioning as designed. If the tank heats and does not vent the contents, the tank could rupture and explode. Dealers will install the insulation to help protect the tank from uneven heating.
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.
Honda has recalled certain 1996-1998 Civic accessory floor mats because they could become mispositioned on the floor, causing interference with the accelerator pedal. This could cause the accelerator pedal to stick. Dealers will install a positive floor mat retention system to secure proper fitment of the mats.