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#7067 of 12345 Chalky sideview mirrors TSB Details
May 03, 2002 (6:19 pm)
Outside Rear View Mirror Housing Turns Chalky/Dull (Color/Clear Coat Mirror) #00-08-51-001
Outside Rear View Mirror Housing Turns Chalky/Dull (Color/Clear Coat Mirror)
1998-2000 Buick Century, Park Avenue, Regal
1998-2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, Lumina, Malibu, Metro, Monte Carlo, Prizm, Tracker, Venture
2000 Chevrolet Impala
1998-2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue, Silhouette
1999-2000 Oldsmobile Alero
1998-2000 Pontiac Bonneville, Grand Am, Sunfire, Trans Sport
1998-2000 Chevrolet and GMC C/K, S/T Models and M/L Van
1998-2000 Oldsmobile Bravada
Some customers may comment that the black plastic housing around the outside rear view mirror turns chalky or is dull in color.
Sanding dust, solvents and paint are potential health hazards. Make sure to wear an approved mask or fresh air supplied respirator that is appropriate to the task being performed.
Refinish both mirrors (Black WA 8555 with a gloss of 30%) following the GM Approved Refinish Materials Booklet GM4901M-D-2000 (GM4901M-D-F-2000 (French)) under the flexible substrates section. Refer to your paint manufacturer for specific process and application process for plastics.
For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:
Labor Operation Description Labor Time
A1240 Mirror, Outside Rear View Color/Clear Coat - Right Side Use published labor operation time
A1241 Mirror, Outside Rear View Color/Clear Coat - Left Side Use published labor operation time
May 03, 2002 (6:24 pm)
It's good Buick is getting the Bravada(they should get the minivan too) but why not with the 4.2 liter inline 6 engine. Yes, the 5.3 liter is more powerful, but the inline 6 is no weakling and it is so smooth. That engine is one of the main reasons I would actually consider one of those SUVs.
#7069 of 12345 Tranny problems?
May 03, 2002 (8:19 pm)
Recently someone here posted about a Tranny rebuild done on there Intrigue. I was wondering what the symptoms were. I have a 99 with the 3800 that just turned 30,000 miles today. My wife is the main driver of this car, so I don't drive it everyday. But it seems to shift to quickly at times. Nearing the end of warrenty and was just wondering.
#7070 of 12345 Cruise Control & Creeking Noise problem
May 04, 2002 (4:35 am)
I have a 2002 Intrigue. Love the car but have a few problems which the dealership can not duplicate to fix.
1. Does anyone else have a problem with their cruise control not keeping the engine at stead RPM's? Mine goes up then way down then back up again just to maintain a steady speed. I have motion sickness and it is very noticable to me. Seems only driver can sense the sensation of it.
2. I have a creeking in the front left of the car when turning into parking spaces, etc. Dealer doesn't hear it. It's the type of noise that is hard to give exact location and is not real loud.
Anyone else have these problems, or any suggestions....would be greatly appreciated.
#7071 of 12345 lmacil air filter
May 04, 2002 (7:12 am)
filter is not right underneath either of the screens. It's more toward the middle of the car but still on the passenger half.
I notice that when I go through automatic car washes my mirrors turn chalky too. I think it's that liquid wax they use. I just buff it off with a towel and some of my own wax. I can't believe your dealer can't find the TSB. My dealer "couldn't find" the TSB about the air dam either until I found it for them either.
#7072 of 12345 Brake service=dealer profit
May 04, 2002 (8:03 am)
"Clean and adjust brakes" is another way of saying "give me some $ for some peace of mind." Disc brakes are self-adjusting and self-cleaning. The piston boot is designed to "retract" the piston just slightly away from the rotor when pressure is released. The piston seal is designed to hold the piston in place, yielding only to the "knockback" caused by the rotor irregularities. Knockback and retraction are standard disc brake tests that the manufacturers do the characterize the design. Our knockback/retraction machine cost $150,000 US.
As far as the cleaning part, what's to clean? There's nowhere for anything to collect. The spinning rotor is going to fling off anything loose that might adhere to it. It's conceivable that some rust flakes or lining dust might collect inside the hat section of the rear rotor but so what? Doesn't hurt anything.
The parking brake (being a drum brake) has a self-adjusting mechanism that automatically adjusts the shoes when you apply it.
One of my favorite repair shops pulled this on me once but it was on a minivan with drum brakes at the rear. I paid them and told them never again.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, if the caliper pin lube dries out, the caliper might stick and cause uneven pad wear. Maybe this is what they want to do. It's a 10 minute job per side so $40 is pretty salty. Lubing the pins should be part of the pad replacement service and the lube should certainly last as long as the pads.
#7073 of 12345 bjl3 re: tranny
May 04, 2002 (8:08 am)
I had my tranny rebuilt under warranty. There were no symptoms other than it didn't go into overdrive. First time I had it on the highway (I bought it used) and saw 2900 rpm at 70mph, I thought something was wrong.
Later I discovered there is a TSB out on the overdrive clutch burning out and that's what happened to mine (probably before I got it.) The dealer charged GM 18 hours plus parts so I suspect it would have been well over $1000.
May 06, 2002 (8:34 am)
My 98 Intrigue had a transmission problem which was the deciding factor in my trading it at 70K miles. It would accelerate and decelerate fine, 1-2-3-4 and 4-3-2-1. However, if you were in overdrive and wanted it to shift 4 to 3, the car would shake. On the highway it wasn't too noticeable. In town, say 30-40 mph, the shake was pretty bad.
#7075 of 12345 bjl3 re: tranny
May 06, 2002 (9:35 am)
My wife also has a 99 w/3.8. This motor makes very good torque at low rpms so the tranny is calibrated to take advantage of this and consequentially shifts very early. Parenthetically, this is one reason why the 3.8 is so fuel efficient. Unless you really put your foot into it, my wifes car often changes gears under 2000 rpm. From what you describe - this may be perfectly normal behavior for the 3.8s.
When I first got my 02 Intrigue, I did not like the way the tranny was calibrated because I was familiar with the way my wife's 99 shifted. It seemed to hang on to a gear forever before it would shift. I like it now that I have become accustomed to it and can feather the throttle back if I want it to shift earlier. The 3.5 does not make as much low-end torque so the tranny is calibrated to shift at a higher rpm. If you are used to driving something that revs higher (i.e. like a 4 banger), I can see where you would question something that shifts so early.
#7076 of 12345 perdnee re: cruise control
May 06, 2002 (9:45 am)
Does cruise control exhibit this rpm varience on level roads? It is normal to have the rpms go up (downshift) when going up a hill to maintain steady speed. It is not normal for rpms to vary on level ground. If this is the case, take it to the dealer.