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1997 Honda Odyssey Problems

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Most Common 1997 Honda Odyssey Problems

A brake pedal that pulsates under the foot while braking the vehicle has been noted by many owners of the Honda Odyssey. This issue spans many years, and multiple generations of the well-known mini...
A rear engine mount that is broken can cause an engine vibration felt in the vehicle. Replacing the failed mount will repair this problem.
The AC evaporator drain can clog and cause a water leak inside the vehicle, usually on the passenger floor. Cleaning the drain will fix this problem.
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1 Known 1997 Honda Odyssey Brakes Problem

A brake pedal that pulsates under the foot while braking the vehicle has been noted by many owners of the Honda Odyssey. This issue spans many years, and multiple generations of the well-known mini...

2 Known 1997 Honda Odyssey Drive Train Problems

There is an issue where the transmission can have a torque converter problem, or the computer monitoring the torque converter can misinterpret the information, and in either case this can cause the...
The front axles are prone to failure on the 1995-1998 Honda Odyssey. This will be evident as fast clicking or popping sounds will be audible while driving, most commonly when the steering wheel is ...

2 Known 1997 Honda Odyssey Electrical & Lights Problems

On certain models the fuel gauge will not read full due to excessive resistance in the sending unit. Replacing the sending unit in the fuel tank will commonly repair this issue.

11 Known 1997 Honda Odyssey Engine Problems

A rear engine mount that is broken can cause an engine vibration felt in the vehicle. Replacing the failed mount will repair this problem.
Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct t...
Overheated engines are prone to head gasket failures. An engine running hot is a symptom of a failed head gasket. The head gasket will need to be replaced to repair this issue.

0 Known 1997 Honda Odyssey Exhaust & Emissions Problems

4 Known 1997 Honda Odyssey Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

The AC evaporator drain can clog and cause a water leak inside the vehicle, usually on the passenger floor. Cleaning the drain will fix this problem.
An AC refrigerant leak may develop from the condenser. Replacing a leaking condenser will be required to restore proper AC operation.
A refrigerant leak may develop from the AC evaporator causing the AC to blow warm air. Verifying failure of this component is difficult. A good shop will use leak detection dye to verify a fail...

0 Known 1997 Honda Odyssey Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1997 Honda Odyssey Miscellaneous Problems

1 Known 1997 Honda Odyssey Suspension & Steering Problem

On certain models moisture can get into the rear wheel bearing and cause a noise. Replacing the rear wheel bearing is needed for this issue.

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Known 1997 Honda Odyssey Problems & Complaints

A rear engine mount that is broken can cause an engine vibration felt in the vehicle. Replacing the failed mount will repair this problem.
A brake pedal that pulsates under the foot while braking the vehicle has been noted by many owners of the Honda Odyssey. This issue spans many years, and multiple generations of the well-known mini...
The AC evaporator drain can clog and cause a water leak inside the vehicle, usually on the passenger floor. Cleaning the drain will fix this problem.
The 1995-1998 Honda Odyssey engine oil pressure sensor is known to leak from normal operation. More information about the oil pressure sensor here. To correct the leak, the sensor must be inspect...
There is an issue where the transmission can have a torque converter problem, or the computer monitoring the torque converter can misinterpret the information, and in either case this can cause the...
The Honda Odyssey has a known issue with engine oil leaking from the ignition distributor shaft seal. Leakage from the shaft seal coats the electrical components of the distributor with engine oil...
The front axles are prone to failure on the 1995-1998 Honda Odyssey. This will be evident as fast clicking or popping sounds will be audible while driving, most commonly when the steering wheel is ...
Smelling burning engine oil is common on the 1995-1998 Honda Odyssey 4-cylinder engine, and is associated with oil leaking from the valve cover. It is most common to smell the oil burning at a stop...
The camshaft seal, located at the end of the cylinder head, has a reputation for failure on the 1995-1998 Honda Odyssey van. This seal wraps around the camshaft to prevent engine oil from leaking ...
The 1995-1998 Honda Odyssey has a known issue with ignition distributor shaft bearing failure, which causes: Failure to start Engine randomly misfires Check Engine Light Illumination OBD Trou...
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...
A refrigerant leak may develop from the AC evaporator causing the AC to blow warm air. Verifying failure of this component is difficult. A good shop will use leak detection dye to verify a fail...
An AC refrigerant leak may develop from the condenser. Replacing a leaking condenser will be required to restore proper AC operation.
On certain models the fuel gauge will not read full due to excessive resistance in the sending unit. Replacing the sending unit in the fuel tank will commonly repair this issue.
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