Spent a couple hours yesterday trying to get my buddy's 98 SRX started. It was involved in the crank prob/bulletin, and has never been right since. It's always hard as hell to turn over. Yesterday, we finally got it going after several mechanic's tricks, but ran like ####...backfired, and felt like it was running on 2 cylinders. I want to know if anyone else had a 98 that was involved w/the crank issue, and did the sled run allright after they fixed it? My buddy's only has 1200 miles on it, and it's been a bear since day one. Please help, I don't want to have to be towing him home again this year!! JK No harm intended.