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1998 Honda Prelude Problems

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Most Common 1998 Honda Prelude Problems

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.
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...
The 1990-2001 Honda Prelude 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...
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2 Known 1998 Honda Prelude Brakes Problems

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.
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 p...

1 Known 1998 Honda Prelude Drive Train Problem

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...

0 Known 1998 Honda Prelude Electrical & Lights Problems

2 Known 1998 Honda Prelude Engine Problems

The 1990-2001 Honda Prelude 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...
On certain models a flapping noise in the engine can occur due to an improperly tensioned timing belt.

2 Known 1998 Honda Prelude Exhaust & Emissions Problems

On certain models the primary heated Oxygen sensor heater can fail and cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. Replacing the Oxygen Sensor is will fix this problem.
On some models an overly sensitive transmission control module (TCM) along with contaminated transmission fluid can cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. Flushing the transmission and r...

0 Known 1998 Honda Prelude Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1998 Honda Prelude Maintenance Problems

1 Known 1998 Honda Prelude Miscellaneous Problem

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.

1 Known 1998 Honda Prelude Suspension & Steering 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.

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Known 1998 Honda Prelude Problems & Complaints

The 1990-2001 Honda Prelude 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...
On certain models the primary heated Oxygen sensor heater can fail and cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. Replacing the Oxygen Sensor is will fix this problem.
On some models an overly sensitive transmission control module (TCM) along with contaminated transmission fluid can cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. Flushing the transmission and r...
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 p...
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.
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...
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.
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 a flapping noise in the engine can occur due to an improperly tensioned timing belt.
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