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Oldsmobile Intrigue, Sedan
#12326 of 12345 Re: no one knows what it is [motorcity6]
Jun 05, 2010 (9:48 am)
GM parts support for these is already sketchy. Last year I needed some A/C work done which necessitated removal of the rad which in turn required trans cooler line removal. Tech had trouble, wasn't sure he could do it without ruining the line, but GM had discontinued it and none were available. Imagine many other parts are also discontinued. That was one reason why I traded it in. Liked the car but my Lacrosse shows substantial improvement in the platform.
#12327 of 12345 Re: no one knows what it is [motorcity6]
Jun 06, 2010 (12:33 pm)
motorcity6, glad to see you are still around. I missed your post back in March.
Baby due in 4 weeks. My first. Bought another SRX in February.
Found it in Melbourne florida 22miles on it and sittiing on the lot for 18months.
It has the Northstar. Still have the '06 GTO.
been 11.5 years since i bought my Intigue. Hard to believe.
#12328 of 12345 AC/Heating Problems
Sep 22, 2010 (7:25 am)
For a while now my ac/heat display panel has been working and then it will just go dead, but recently it has not even been lit up. Its getting much cooler outside now and it is very frustrating to not have any heat on a cold day. When the panel goes dead, i am not able to turn the fans on and nothing will work. Anyone have a clue with what might fix this?
#12329 of 12345 Re: AC/Heating Problems [husky21]
Sep 22, 2010 (9:48 am)
You will see this:
Remove the control unit, disconnect and you will see this:
Click here for instructions:
Follow at your own risk.
Oct 06, 2010 (11:58 am)
Well, after 11 years and 3 months I traded in my forest green '99 GL 3.5L last night. Got her with 6 miles on the clock and turned her in with just over 112K miles. Low oil pressure light started coming on a few months back and the engine developed a knock. I always stayed on top of my oil level since it did tend to consume/leak a quart or two between changes. She needed new shoes too, so I figured it was time to trade her in on a new car rather than put any more money into a car only worth a grand or two.
Had a few expensive repairs in her life, but if I had to do it over again I probably would. Replaced the A/C compressor, front wheel hubs, power steering hose, all four window motor regulators, and lots and lots of batteries. Other than that it was fairly problem free.
#12331 of 12345 Re: Goodbye old girl [redline65]
Oct 07, 2010 (4:41 pm)
I hear Taps playing in the back ground....
another one down.
Oct 07, 2010 (5:10 pm)
those close to me know that with only 52k on my odometer i might not outlive my intrigue.bestist funist car i've ever owned.now it's off to my new car,(76' corvette).ahh american cars are fun aren't they.
Oct 19, 2010 (10:51 am)
Got our '00 GLS with 90k on it years ago. Replaced a '00 Maxima, this is a better car in my respects. Have over 150k on it now.
Wife drives and drives it, she says she loves it. I have not had trouble with it outside of rusted brake lines and ps lines, one bad CV boot at about 135k. New plugs about 139k, tires, brakes, and fluid changes - been very reliable. Did have a condenser get holed by rock. Added rock guard. Just did the engine mounts, I was driving it hard and think I contributed to their demise.
Just got a used Honda Odyessy '06 with 58k, think I made a mistake, I researched it but not a lot of choices for minivan. In three months:
rear motor mount, at shop now for what I think is front motor mount under last gasp warranty claim.
rear shocks - typically need replacing about 50k
AC transistor went out - no blower, typical apparently.
alternator bearing noisy - same
some noise which I think is alternator bearing, but could be power steering after I've already replaced pump, tank and fluid. Seems typical.
power steering assist goes away in tight parking lots
100k maintenance is huge, timing belt, water pump, crank and cam seals, possible valve clearance. It also does not start usually until the second try.
Contrast with our low maintenance GM cars, and the trouble we've had, makes me wonder...
This is the Honda quality everyone is raving about?
I'm selling my Olds van after 200k. Had some issues but was a good van and got great MPG.
#12335 of 12345 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Feb 22, 2011 (8:31 am)
I have noticed that I am burning through A LOT of engine coolant but there isn't a leak! What could be causing this???