1998 Honda Civic Honda Civic 1998

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1998 Honda Civic repairs by problem area

Engine (45%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (8%)

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1998 Honda Civic transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (57%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (14%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 7 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

1998 Honda Civic

Engine not specified

142000 mi

US $1200
transmission completely died, got one installed used 40k on it 
142500 mi

US $1200
Completely died, replaced with used one. 
256000 mi

US $1600
Problem with wheel.. replaced both CV axles  

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1998 Honda Civic 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

128000 mi

US $200
Needed a whole new muffler and exhaust system. Did an oil change and tune-up. 

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1998 Honda Civic 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

165000 mi Hard gear change experienced for about a week. Whenever I moved from 0-20 and 20-40 as if I'm manually changing the gear and fail to use clutch. Eventually its fixed on its own. Visited the shop anyway as I've taken an appointment. 
170000 mi

US $1840
front left CV boot torn open 
188000 mi Both front axles replaced 

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1998 Honda Civic 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

111000 mi

US $700
Half-axle replaced (boot had cracked, which led to rusting & fatigue of the original axle).  

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1998 Honda Civic Transmission Problems

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