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#12337 of 12345 should I drive my 99 3.5 with 225k across the country?
Nov 25, 2011 (12:26 pm)
I am moving cross country from St. Louis to Phoenix and need my car. I have a 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue with a 3.5 v6 with 225,000 miles. I've had it since the car had 83k. Have had no engine or transmission problems. I've had the transmission fluid changed once at about 150k? The pan was not taken off rather Valvoline did a "transfusion" through the dipstick. I've heard rumors if you haven't changed the fluid regularly then don't change it at all. The fluid is a burgundy red with bubbles on it. It's been like this for a while. I am leaning more toward having the fluid, filter and gasket changed before I go. Most recently I've replaced the water pump, Oil cover gaskets, hub bearings, control arm bushings, alternator, spark plugs, and brake pads. Sometimes the car will stall at low speeds or sputter, but I believe that is due to $500 a piece coil packs that I cant afford to replace at this time. The car starts and drives smooth every time I turn the key. The only thing I would be worried about on such a long drive is the transmission (should I change the fluid and have the pan dropped before the drive or after the drive?) Oh, and also the fuel pump needs to be replaced - it functions fine but the floater is shot giving an incorrect fuel reading but i've been dealing with that for over a year now any advice/recommendations from dealers, car enthusiasts, mechanics, etc is greatly appreciated. As you can probably tell this is my baby.
#12338 of 12345 Re: AC/Heating Problems [husky21]
Jan 24, 2012 (12:00 pm)
I am having the same problem but are not sure what part to replace, I was wandering if you could tell me wheather you change the Ignition switch or the electrical parts. Will be waiting to hear from you NEED HELP ASAP please!! My email is judylemmsn.com
#12339 of 12345 Re: should I drive my 99 3.5 with 225k across the country? [bold_1]
Jan 24, 2012 (9:34 pm)
I cannot address the transmission, except to say if the fluid looks good but it has never been changed in years, from what I read that you should NOT drop the pan and change everything... too much risk there. But as for the fuel tank level, use your trip odometer to track miles per tank, resetting it when you fill up the tank. Figure 300 miles or so a tank around town, but on highway you should get more. You'll get an idea about your MPG and set your upper limit accordingly. I always have the trip odo displayed, and when it gets into high 200's, I fill it up and reset the trip odometer. This will also keep you aware of your trigue's MPG.
#12341 of 12345 after 12 years and 155,000 miles time to say good bye
May 09, 2012 (6:10 pm)
I purchased my 2000 Intrigue new in June of 2000. With my GM gold card rebate and another $2500 manufacturer's rebate the initial purchase price was an exceptional value. Over the 12 years there were too many repairs such as replacing alternator, master brake modulator, and driver window motor. The the the crank shaft sensor and intermediate steering shaft were each replaced twice. Nonetheless, the Intrigue has been a reasonable experience. After 12 years I took a step up and have purchased a new 2012 Volvo T6 S60. I am hoping that the Volvo will have fewer repairs. Time will tell
#12342 of 12345 Harsh ride
Jul 20, 2012 (11:50 am)
Olds intrigue used the chevy impala police heavy duty suspension to obtain the handling they were after. If you look at monroe quick strut, the front strut assembly complete with spring is the same part number as the impala police car. I was wondering if the standard chevy impala Monroe Quick strut assembly which comes complete with spring will fit the intrigue? This would give the intrigue a softer ride much like the chevy impala?
#12343 of 12345 Re: handling [b4z]
Jul 27, 2012 (11:06 am)
I have the same complaint. I have a 01 from new and it rides like a truck!
I did a little research and found the 01 Cadillac Deville uses the same front spring as the Intrigue but the strut is slightly different. However the strut has a B5 body so it should bolt right in.
The Monroe Quick strut is easy to install. I was wondering if anybody tried this
#12344 of 12345 blower motor won't turn on
Oct 04, 2012 (6:35 pm)
The blower motor in my 99 intrigue will not come on. I have replaced the blower motor and the blower motor resistor, but the motor still won't come. Running out of ideas. Any help?
#12345 of 12345 Re: Harsh ride [wsr4]
Jan 18, 2013 (7:07 pm)
The intrigue rides hard because of its huge front sway bar which is the largest of all of the wbodys. I believe the springs are too soft.
Keep in mind that the intrigue came out in 1998 My and the impala in 2000my.
The problem with putting a very large sway bar on a independent front or rear suspension is that the bigger the bar the less independent the suspension becomes.
I found that the intrigue handled small bumps horribly but big bumps and dips fairly well.