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Oldsmobile Intrigue, Sedan
Dec 05, 2003 (4:57 pm)
There's no mention of a special socket required, but here's the R&R info. 3800's use studs with Torx socket heads in various locations.
Document ID# 445613
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement
Before servicing any electrical component, the ignition key must be in the OFF or LOCK position and all electrical loads must be OFF, unless instructed otherwise in these procedures. If a tool or equipment could easily come in contact with a live exposed electrical terminal, also disconnect the negative battery cable. Failure to follow these precautions may cause personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.
Disconnect the battery ground (negative) cable.
Drain the engine coolant from the cooling system.
Remove the drive belt.
Remove the generator.
Disconnect the heater hose adapters with heater hoses from the drive belt tensioner.
Remove the drive belt tensioner bracket bolts.
Remove the drive belt tensioner.
If replacing the drive belt tensioner, remove the heater water bypass inlet pipe and seal.
Lubricate the seal with coolant.
Install the heater water bypass inlet pipe and seal.
Install the drive belt tensioner.
Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
Install the drive belt tensioner bracket bolts.
Tighten the drive belt tensioner bracket bolts to 50 N·m (37 lb ft).
Connect the heater hose adapters with heater hoses to the drive belt tensioner.
Install the generator.
Install the drive belt.
Fill the cooling system with engine coolant.
Connect the battery ground (negative) cable.
Dec 07, 2003 (8:29 am)
Thank you again! You are very helpful.
Dec 07, 2003 (2:44 pm)
You're welcome. Let us know how it went.
#195 of 1000 Crankshaft Sensor
Dec 09, 2003 (9:32 am)
It went out in my Intrigue... Now, starting it requires cranking for 3 to 5s and the engine is not as powerful as it used to be, but no slouch either.
I went to an AutoZone store and the guy confirmed that the sensor is gone. Unfortunately, he didn't have the part and neither did the warehouse, so he couldn't even order it. It could be only a faulty connection, but I stopped at a Buick-Cadillac dealer and when I knew that it had only 2, I got one anyway (for about $100).
The dealer quoted the service as a $125 job, an independent shop, as a $75 job plus about $100 for "diagnostics"...
Knowing the history of the Intrigue, I'm leaning towards having the service done at the dealer. AFAIK, it can be replaced from under the car by removing the starter.
#196 of 1000 Excessive Battery Discharge on 2002 Intrigue
Dec 12, 2003 (2:06 pm)
I had recently driven approximately 1000 miles from my home in Eastern Canada,to Toronto. I left the car in my son's garage, and left for an European vacation for 9 days. When I came back, the battery was dead. I expect that the battery was fully charged when I left for Europe, because of the long drive on the car,just prior to it.If some light was accidentally left on, the "Rundown Protection System" should have shut it off after about 20 minutes. I took the car to the dealers, and they told me that there was nothing wrong with the car, and the parasitic current drains were normal, although they would not tell me what the normal value is. Olds, in their manual talk about taking battery ground leads off, only if the car is to be idle for 3 weeks. I was given a replacement battery by the dealer, but I am puzzled. Had anyone had similar experience? I only have 16000 miles on the car, which I bought new in July 2002.
Dec 12, 2003 (4:12 pm)
Ask your dealer whether they used the procedure specified in this GM TSB addressing battery parasitic loads:
Document ID# 1130254
2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Info - Battery Parasitic Drain #02-06-03-010 - (10/14/2002)
#198 of 1000 Alcan need another favor
Dec 14, 2003 (5:38 pm)
How do you reset the change oil reminder system. The light needs to be turned off after the oil is changed. It is a 98 Intrigue. Sorry to keep asking for help. I have been trying to buy a factory repair manual off Ebay, but not having any luck.
The accy. belt tension pulley replacement went very well, thank you for the helpful information.
Dec 15, 2003 (2:43 am)
No problem. Here you go, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3:
CHANGE OIL Indicator
The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) will determine the amount of oil life from various sensors and inputs within the engine control system. Oil life is calculated by the PCM and sent to the instrument cluster through the class II serial data link. When the PCM has determined that an oil life of 0 percent is present, it will inform the driver by turning on the CHANGE OIL indicator. After an oil change, the CHANGE OIL indicator can be reset by:
Turning the ignition switch on (engine off).
Fully press and release the accelerator pedal 3 times within 5 seconds.
The CHANGE OIL SOON indicator will flash 2 times indicating the CHANGE OIL indicator has been reset.
BTW, was it Torx head studs you were faced with when replacing the tensioner?
Dec 15, 2003 (7:17 am)
Yes, it was a Torx head stud.
Again, thank for the reset information!
#201 of 1000 Dimming Lights
Dec 15, 2003 (8:57 am)
I'm not sure if it's really related to cooler temperatures, as some have stated, or if it's because we do more night driving in winter, but I did start noticing the headlights and the dash lights dim intermittently.
The cause is believed to be the alternator, but some have reported that the OEM replacement eventually suffers from the same malady. However, others reported getting a 3rd party alternator with success. If this is still true, what brand would be a good replacement? How hard is it to replace the alternator on one's own?