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Oldsmobile Intrigue, Sedan
Jan 03, 2004 (4:54 pm)
check out this bulletin dated 01/16/2001
Higher than Normal Temp Gauge Reading/Overheat in Cold Weather #01-06-02-001
Higher Than Normal Temperature Gauge Reading or Overheat Condition in Cold Weather (Install Enhanced Thermostat)
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora
1999-2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
with 3.5 L Engine (VIN H -- RPO LX5)
Some customers may comment that their vehicle displays a higher than normal temperature gauge reading or may overheat in cold weather. This will generally occur while idling or driving slowly in traffic during colder weather, usually less than 0°C (32°F), with the heater control set to maximum heat and fan speed. If all published diagnosis from the appropriate applicable service manual has been performed without success then an enhanced thermostat may need to be installed.
The engine thermostat may not provide adequate coolant flow.
Perform all published diagnostics from the appropriate Service Manual and any repairs that may be indicated. If these have been performed without success, then an enhanced thermostat should be installed. A thermostat with improved coolant flow has been developed for the 3.5 L engine applications listed above. For complete detailed instructions on the proper installation of this thermostat, refer to the appropriate applicable GM Service Manual.
Thermostat - 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora with VIN H, RPO LX5
Thermostat - 1999-2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue with VIN H, RPO LX5
Parts are currently available from GMSPO.
For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:
Thermostat, Outlet and/or Gasket Replace
Use Published Labor Time
Jan 09, 2004 (7:34 pm)
1998 Intrigue blower motor only works on high speed. I have no other speeds in between. I believe that it is the blower motor resistor. Could you tell me if it has one resistor for all speeds or two resistors, one for low speeds and one for high only? Also, I would think that this resistor would be located by/on the blower motor, but could you tell me where to look.
Thanks again for your past help!!!
Jan 10, 2004 (3:20 am)
Manual AC uses a resistor network which provides all speeds except high. Automatic climate control uses a blower control module. Either is in the same location, behind the RH side of the instrument panel, in the right side of the heater-A/C module just below and to the left of the blower motor.
The resistor has a 7 wire connector:
tan, yellow, purple, light blue, black, and 2 orange
The control module has 3 wires in a 4 wire connector:
black, orange, grey/black
Jan 10, 2004 (1:26 pm)
Thank you very much, I will try to fix this with in the next few days.
Again, thank you!!!!
Jan 11, 2004 (6:46 am)
You're welcome. Good luck with it. Btw, it's been about -10F here for the last few days. High blower speed is all we use in this neck of the woods! LOL
#211 of 1000 RE: 2000 Intrigue gas gauge
Jan 13, 2004 (12:22 pm)
Well I finally purchased the 2000 Intrigue. The car is in great shape with a couple of minor problems. I mentioined before thea thte fuel guage is not working. The last few times I have been in the vehicle it has been reading full (which it should). But at times, it will drop to empty and the light comes on. I haven't been albe to pinpoint under what conditions it drops to empty. The initial diagnosis is the fuel sending unit but I'm not so sure anymore. BTW, I use the trip odometer to decide when i need gas.
The other minor problem is when the first turn in the morning which is normally when I come out of my parking space, I can feel a short "rubbing" either in the wheel or the steering column. it doesn't do it any other time during driving. Just after the car has been sitting for a while.
other then that it drives great!!! (Knock on wood)
#212 of 1000 Goodbye at last
Jan 14, 2004 (2:36 am)
We are finally getting rid of our 1998 Olds Intrigue at 60K miles. GM lost us as customers for all time. In fact, I can't imagine buying any American make car ever again.
Here is a partial list of the things that failed on this car:
- front rotors replaced twice. Not due to wear.
- rack and pinion replaced twice.
- entire dashboard replaced.
- driver's seat cover replaced.
- rear window replaced due to faulty antenna.
- air circulation motor replaced.
- water pump replaced.
- serpentine belt tensioner/idle pulley replaced.
- passenger grab handle replaced.
- both driving/front turn signal sockets replaced.
- generator replaced.
- engine speed sensor replaced.
- glove compartment latch adjusted several times, then replaced.
- trunk latch replaced.
- rear seat belts replaced (recall?).
- ignition switch replaced.
- driver door trim has to be pounded back into place about once a month.
We paid for many of these ourselves. This car has stranded my wife and child three times in the past year and a half.
Save your money and heartache and don't buy one of these beasts. What a waste of money!
#213 of 1000 Brake Noise Is Normal
Jan 14, 2004 (12:21 pm)
It is part of the ABS self test and described below:
The EBTCM performs the Initialization test once each ignition cycle when the vehicle speed reaches 6 Km/h (4 mph) and the EBTCM does not see a brake switch input. If the EBTCM sees a brake switch input, the initialization test runs when the vehicle speed reaches 15 Km/h (9 mph). The Initialization sequence cycles each valve solenoid and the pump motor (as well as the necessary relays) to check component operation. If any error is detected, the EBTCM will set a DTC. The Initialization sequence may be heard and felt while it is taking place, and is considered part of normal operation.
#214 of 1000 Re: goodbye at last
Jan 14, 2004 (1:52 pm)
i don't think I have ever read about one car having so many problems. What took you so long in getting rid of the ing?