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Oldsmobile Intrigue, Sedan
Jan 20, 2002 (2:47 pm)
lots of posts to keep up with. LOL!
redline65, what year?
This is the first TSB regarding noise in the steering I could find, but need to know what year vehicle we are dealing with.
Clunk Noise from Front of Vehicle During Turning Maneuver/Steering Wheel Rotation (Lubricate Intermediate Shaft) #01-02-32-001A
Clunk Noise From Front Of Vehicle During Turning Maneuver/Steering Wheel Rotation (Lubricate Intermediate Shaft)
2001-2002 Buick Regal
2000-2002 Cadillac Seville
1997-2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
2000-2002 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo
2001-2002 Oldsmobile Aurora
1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue
2000-2002 Pontiac Bonneville, Sunfire
Jan 20, 2002 (2:50 pm)
jg28 and redline65,
Steering Shudder or Vibration at Low Speed (Replace Power Steering Cooler Line) #01-02-32-002
Steering Shudder or Vibration at Low Speed
1998-99 Oldsmobile Intrigue
with 3.8L V-6 Engine (VIN K -- RPO L36)
Some customers may comment on a shudder/vibration condition while steering under low speed or stationary conditions, such as parking lot maneuvers. A low frequency vibration may be felt in the steering wheel and body of the vehicle. In addition, this vibration may be audible in the passenger compartment. This vibration will only occur while the steering wheel is being rotated.
This shudder may be caused by a mechanical vibration of the steering rack, tie rods and tires which is reinforced by hydraulic pressure in the power steering system.
Replace the power steering cooler line with a shortened and relocated cooler line.
Part number 26068573 Line, Power Steering Hydraulic Cooler
The power steering cooler line referenced in this bulletin should only be installed to correct vehicles which exhibit the above shudder/vibration condition. The original equipment power steering cooler line, as shown in the GM Parts Catalog, should be used as a replacement for any other concern.
Jan 20, 2002 (3:10 pm)
I posted pics in owner's club photo gallery. One of my car and four of the modified STB.
#5986 of 12345 Speakers
Jan 21, 2002 (6:58 am)
I did change the front door speakers.... The factory tweeters are now disconnected. To change them.. Remove the door trim by pulling on it to release the clips holding it on. There are 2 phillips screws on the underside of the door panel and 2 torx screws that have to be removed.
The factory speakers are easy to remove and you can get harness adapters at most car stereo stores. ( got mine a Circuit City) Over all not a hard upgrade and it made a big difference. I am going to change the rear speakers next but I am having the store install them. You have to remove the rear seat and the rear deck and at the $30 cost they are willing to do it for it's not worth the work for me to do it. I will not be changing the head unit but I do think that more amp power would be a good thing but I don't think I'll do that.
Jan 21, 2002 (8:27 am)
0patience - There's no shudder or vibration coming from the wheel, just a grinding noise when I'm in a left turn. I have a '99 GL with the 3.5L motor. I've already had the steering shaft replaced, which cured the clunking noises. Maybe I should check the torque on the lug nuts to make sure the dealer didn't over-tighten them at my last rotation.
Jan 21, 2002 (9:13 am)
When I changed my rears, I ended up with less bass (though cleaner sounding) as I went from a 1-way paper cone design to coaxial. Not an issue for me now as I have a sub.
#5989 of 12345 Cabin Filter Access?
Jan 21, 2002 (12:41 pm)
Anyone have any tips on how to remove the access cover to the cabin filter without breaking anything? I followed the manual of stopping the wipers at the top, but trying to loosen the 2 screws is hopeless - they just spin. Is there a "secret" to getting these off? I recall some time ago someone posted doing this. Thx.
Jan 21, 2002 (1:21 pm)
I haven't done it but I do remember reading those "screws" basically pull out, no screwing.
#5991 of 12345 #5778 of 5816 2002 by b4z
Jan 21, 2002 (3:56 pm)
Any 2002 owners on this thread?
My dealer has 5 '02's sitting on his lot.
I have a 2002 Intrigue GX Mist Bronze and currently have just over 7,000 miles on it. A problem that has been on going but I have only had it in once due to time restraints is the dimming light problem that has been an ongoing problem for many subscribers here. BTW, University Olds in Lansing Michigan couldn't find anything wrong and have heard of no known problems with the lights! LOL
My tilt steering wheel got locked down in the down position and wouldn't release. The dealer fixed that problem when I had it in and now the dash lights won't come on automatically when the lights turn on. I have to manually turn them on and off each time its dark. I took it to the same dealer this morning and was told they were too booked for the day and had to reschedule for this coming Friday. When its in I am going to have them check the dimming light problem again (LOL) and also see if they can adjust the top air vent at the top center of my dash. There is a gap there due to a poor quality fit. The SA didn't know if they could do anything about that so I will probably be calling GM on that.
Believe it or not, even after all my problems, I still love my Intrigue. A great handling car with great gas milage. What pushed me over the edge to buy the Intrigue was the 5 year 50,000 mile warranty being offered. I increased that to 100,000 miles. If not for the extended warranty being offered, I probably would have bought the Impala!
#5992 of 12345 Re: cabin filter access
Jan 21, 2002 (4:16 pm)
The best bet on the plastic screws is to spend a quarter or so and buy new replacements at any GM dealer. Or, if you can get something thin underneath the screw flange to pry upwards as you turn they will come out.