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The Honda Prelude is a sports car derived from the Honda Accord and developed in five generations. The first generation started on 24 November 1978, featuring four-wheel independent struts, brakes, as well an engine, which were all adopted from the first-generation Accord and offered a moon roof as standard. The second generation was released, equipped with an A18A or ET-2, 1.8 L 12-valve twin carburetor engine, producing the power of 105 PS (77 kW), and later altered to a 2-liter DOHC 16-valve PGM-FI engine. The third generation included a 0.34 drag coefficient, roof pillars made of high-strength metal, and the world's first mechanical four-wheel steering system. The fourth generation had a weight distribution is 58% front and 42% rear with an electronic version four-wheel steering system. The engine boosts from 2.1L to 2.2L, along with a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. For appearance, the traditional pop-up headlights were banned, and the front fascia became wider with fixed headlights. The fifth generation contained an FF layout and a 63% front and 37% rear weight distribution. The body style was a return to the third generation and was refreshed in 1999, including the power raise and an additional front grille.
Despite its unique delicacy as a 2-door sports coupe, the Honda Prelude can develop common problems over time. The primary issue is premature engine failure, characterized by a burning oil smell, oil loss through the exhaust, knocking engine sounds, retarded ignition timing, and reduced engine performance. A lit Check Engine Light could suggest problems with the oil pump, crankshaft pulley, valve cover gasket, timing cover, oil filter, or timing belt. Suspension and transmission issues also plague Prelude owners, often causing excessive vibration, poor handling, clunking sounds when shifting from drive to reverse, and severe tire and brake damage. These issues might be due to a worn radius arm bushing, coil spring insulator, or control arm bushing. The shift cable in the transmission system deserves special attention as well. Other key components include the window regulator, which can wear down and need more presses to operate the windows or produce clicking sounds. Regular maintenance of this component can prevent issues like a power window that won't stay up or becomes crooked. The wiper blade, seat belt, and fog lights also require regular attention to ensure safe and comfortable driving.
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