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Oldsmobile Intrigue, Sedan
Jan 12, 2005 (4:17 am)
Document ID# 537669
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Sealing Strip Replacement - Rear Door Window Belt Outer
Lower the rear door window.
Remove the outer belt sealing strip screw.
Remove outer belt sealing strip from the rear door pinchweld flange, by pulling the sealing strip upward.
Install the outer belt sealing strip to the rear door pinchweld flange align the sealing strip with the screw hole. Press the strip into place until fully seated.
Install the outer belt sealing strip screw.
Tighten the outer belt sealing strip screw to 1.5 N·m (13 lb in).
Raise the rear door window.
Document ID# 537671
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Sealing Strip Replacement - Rear Door Window Belt Inner
Lower the rear door window.
Remove the door trim panel. Refer to Trim Panel Replacement - Side Rear Door.
Remove the inner belt sealing strip, by lifting the sealing strip off the pinchweld flange.
Ensure the front end of the inner belt sealing strip is inserted into the gap formed by the weatherstrip and the door inner panel.
Ensure the rear end of the inner belt sealing strip is flush to the rear leg of the weatherstrip but not interfering with the path of the window.
Install the inner belt sealing strip to the pinchweld flange. Press the sealing strip into place until fully seated.
Install the door trim panel. Refer to Trim Panel Replacement - Side Rear Door .
Raise the window.
#372 of 1000 Re: [alcan]
Jan 12, 2005 (9:58 am)
Thanks everyone. You have been a great help. A salesman at a used car dealership told me he's seen alot of these turning brittle and cracking on a lot of used Intruigue's.
#373 of 1000 Engine cutoff
Jan 19, 2005 (10:15 am)
I post rarely, but read posts often.
This morning on the way to work, it started snowing. As I took off from a red light, my wheels (99 GL) began to slip in the snow and the "Low Trac" light came on, as it should. But not only did the power to the front wheels cut off, the engine cut off all together! Has anyone else experienced this?
This was a potentially dangerous situation as I was on a high traffic route. Luckily, the person behind me understood and did not honk the horn.
BTW, I have the 3.5 with just over 86K on it.
#374 of 1000 Re: Engine cutoff [akitadog]
Jan 19, 2005 (3:48 pm)
I can't say my experience was too similar, but my engine cut off once too. Traveling 65MPH, hit a bump in the highway and the engine shut off!! I have a 98 with the 3.8L and about 80K miles at the time. Kind of scary. After I pulled over, it started right up again.
#375 of 1000 Re: Engine cutoff [akitadog]
Jan 23, 2005 (8:50 pm)
During icy road conditions, I've experienced engine stalls when pulling away after a full stop with my 99 GLS. I've had this issue since the car was new. We don't get ice very often where I live and unfortunately, I've never been able to bring the car to the dealer while it was icy. The dealer has been unable to find a problem or find any tsb's for this issue. I turn the traction control "off" when driving in icy conditions (not desirable, but better than stalling). I recall seeing other posts for this issue somewhere, but have never seen a solution posted. Good luck!
#376 of 1000 Hard shifts in my 99 GL
Jan 25, 2005 (9:26 am)
With my engine stalling problem, I decided to drive with the traction control off as well when in icy conditions.
A new problem on the horizon, I find that my transmission decides to shift hard from time to time. I feel a real clunk when upshifting. Downshifting remains smooth. This happens only occasionally and only after driving a while. Could I need a tranny fluid change? I had one around 50K, could I need another one already? I'm at 86K.
Thanks all, and glad to see the Intrigue board still alive almost three years after the end of production of a not very well known car model.
#377 of 1000 Re: Hard shifts in my 99 GL [akitadog]
Jan 25, 2005 (6:06 pm)
I also have experienced the same thing. It doesn't happen all the time but it feels like the transmission is jerking hard between gears. Like letting out the clutch to quick. If you shut the car down for five or ten minutes and restart it goes away. I took it in to the dealer and they said that since the check engine light was not on, and the problem wasn't happening they could not diagnose. He thought it might have been some dirt from the bottom of the gas tank and suggested refueling before "burying the needle."
Frustrating because I have not had any problems with my GLS ('99, 3.5, 110,000 mi) until I hit 100,000 miles. Then all of a sudden the shifting problem starts and then it stalls two or three times while slowing into a turn. Also had to replace a couple fuel injectors. I've starting looking for a new vehicle which is too bad because the car is in great shape.
#378 of 1000 Re: Hard shifts in my 99 GL [kubby]
Jan 27, 2005 (6:09 pm)
Hard shifts are most likely caused by a periodic stuck solenoid in the transmission. My van does it once in a while after driving a lot. Unfortunately this is a fairly common problem on some GM transmissions. I took my Silhouette minivan to a dealer last year about this problem. There were no trouble codes, only the occasional hard upshifts. They suggested a tranny fluid and filter change. It did not help. I had previously done some research on the subject and found out about the stuck solenoid. The service manager said they replace a "few" of them. They quoted me $375 for my van, which is very difficult to work on. Most of that is labor.
Bad gas? I don't think I would go back to that dealer. If you do research you will find GM bulletins on this subject (no $$$ help).
#379 of 1000 Brake related rattle?
Jan 29, 2005 (8:25 pm)
Has anyone had a loud rattle coming from the front of the car that ceases when you just lightly apply some pressure to the brake pedal? The streets in our area make the car sound like it's coming apart, but near the dealer the streets are smooth and we get the "cannot duplicate" response. The fact that applying the brakes makes the noise stop is a big puzzle. Could it be another bad set of calipers or clips in the brake assembly?
On the positive side, the new injector seems to have cure the rough cold starts.
#380 of 1000 Minor problems since new
Jan 30, 2005 (4:12 pm)
I have a 99 GL with 3.5L, 92k miles. After six years, I've almost gotten used to feeling every pebble and undulation in the road. Rides much harder than the GLS I test drove (my mistake). Had most all the minor problems: Lived with the steering clunk two years, hasn't returned after lube 20k miles ago (what an improvement). Odd that the brakes would start pulsing almost exactly 10,000 miles after it was new and after each of 3 resurfacings, til I replaced the rotors. Still have original pads (I use the car in front of me to stop). 2 engine sensors replaced with no performance symptoms, just warning light. I only have the headlight dimming problem when driving my sister and her 400 lb husband on long trips, and then for a while afterward. VA dealer ripped me off for a $240 battery which didn't fix the problem. Glad to see the post on the water leak through the blower, my NC dealer ran the A/C for 30 minutes AFTER I told him it leaked after a hard rain. He never found the problem. Also had the sticky throttle, the non-sticky door trim, the intermittent rt rear window (now working), the blower motor squeal (WD40!). I tossed 6 cupped tires with plenty of tread before someone told me to rotate them left and right instead of front to back. It stopped that horrid sound on 2 tires already cupped.
Two small problems I've had since new that I haven't seen on this board:
1. Cruise control holds speed steady but not the throttle, which constantly changes a little bit--just irritating enough that I can't stand to use it. Am I too sensitive? I didn't want the dealer to mess with it when it was new--in my experience, after the dealer plays with the engine, something else breaks right afterward.
2. The rear suspension(?) makes a soft honking sound at takeoff and very low speed bumps, louder in warm weather (I don't think it's the trunk hinge problem). Just makes the normal shock hiss when I jump on the bumper. The dealer replaced something that squeaked loudly back there when it was new, I forget what.
After reading this board and some of the main one, I guess I've been luckier than some, but I've never liked the car as much as my old Bonneville SE, although it's better in all respects except ride comfort. For a few years I really hated it, but couldn't find anything much better. Now I might as well drive it into the ground. Does anyone know if GM is likely to extend the 12/05 expiration on the $1000 "Death of Olds" credit?