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#208 of 232 98 Intrigue Problems...please help!
Mar 11, 2011 (7:33 am)
The car is a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue, with a 3.8 L V6 engine. In the last two years I have installed new heads from a Camaro due to an overheating issue because the radiator was leaking and as a result I replaced the cooling radiator and the heater exchanger. I also replaced the battery, the starter and installed new tires all around. I replaced the window control box in the drivers door and installed a serviceable R/H rear window motor and control system.
The problems I have found and trying to rectify are:
The A/C is working really good but it has a leak and it seems like its coming from the compressor.
The brights on the head lights stay on until the turn signal is used then they go off and when the turn signal is flashing they flash really fast and only blink at the rear of the car.
#210 of 232 Ignition Switch
May 27, 2011 (12:38 pm)
Can anyone point me in the direction of the step by step instructions of replacing an ignition switch on a 99 Oldsmobile Intrigue?
I KNOW I read it on here, and every time I think I've found the threadthrough a search, I click the link and it takes me back too the main page?
Not sure if this is a glitch, or what, but I really need the instructions, as I'm HOPING that the ignition switch is what is causing my car too misbehave. lol
ETA: If anyone would like too add any insight into what exactly this could be, if not the ignition switch, it would be greatly appreciated.
It's a 1999, Intrigue 3.5, the problems started with it, while driving the RPM's would drop and the car would feel like it was dying/shifting hard? It was never while it was actually shifting though. It then began not wanting too start, and then would die sometimes while braking. All the interior lights would stay on, the engine would just die.
Then the starting issue got worse, at first you could just hit the gas and it would usually start. It now SOUNDS like it's started, the engine is reving, but the RPM gauge doesn't move, sometimes it will kick on, and other times you have too repeat over and over again.
Took it too a garage, they said crankshaft sensor....pulled the CSS out of my old Intrigue and had machanic put that and fuel filter in.....now the weird RPM drop has dissappeared but it still doesn't want too start, and stalled on me again today......so am I right too think it's the Ignition Switch?? We're going too pull it out of my old car, and try too install ourselves once we have the instructions.
#211 of 232 2000 oldsmobile intrigue cranks over with key out
Jun 26, 2011 (8:54 am)
I have a 2000 oldsmobile intrigue GL and after flushing the coolant system the engine just cranks itself over with the key out of the ignition. Cleaned fuse box with electrical cleaner and compressed air. Found that the leg on the crank relay that engages the relay is getting voltage from some were the test light is really dim so its some sort of stray voltage. Shorted it to a ground through a 5amp fuse and it will not blow the fuse. Removed Ignition switch and the stupid thing still cranks over. I think it may be the body or ignition module wich ever one has the srank circut ran through it. "Can anyone help or have you heard of this also which module has the crank circuit ran through it?" Also if you start the car after you shut it off there a 5 to 10 second period every time to the second before it starts cranking over. And if you put the key in the run position with the engine off it doesnt do it. Also the starter acts normal when the engine is running thats why I think its a control module.
#212 of 232 Re: 2000 oldsmobile intrigue cranks over with key out [johneastwood]
Jun 26, 2011 (12:23 pm)
..after flushing the coolant system the engine just cranks itself over with the key out of the ignition.
.... Also if you start the car after you shut it off there a 5 to 10 second period every time to the second before it starts cranking over. And if you put the key in the run position with the engine off it doesn't do it. Also the starter acts normal when the engine is running that's why I think its a control module.
I'm confused...does this mean you hook up the battery and it cranks over and the car starts, idles normally and the starter stops cranking. You then shut the car off and after 5 seconds it starts cranking again and repeats?
If you hadn't said you unplug the key switch I would say its the key switches.
Removed Ignition switch and the stupid thing still cranks over
Does this mean you unpluged the electrical connectors (there are two of them) or just removed the mechanical key tumblers/cylinder assembly?
The under hood relay contact controls the solenoid. The relay gets 12 volts through fuses and the key switch when turned and the relay is grounded thru the neutral park switch and a contact in the PCM.
If the grounding contact in the PCM is stuck then it would only crank if you had the key turned.
Normally, So key switch or the starter relay is stuck or shorted.
But something weird is going on
1. Did you get coolant all over the place with this coolant flush?
2. This problem only occurred after flushing the coolant?
3. Did you disconnect any wiring 'plugs or get coolant in/on wiring harness or fuse block???
#213 of 232 blinking headlights
Jul 30, 2011 (4:17 am)
#214 of 232 blinking headlights
Jul 30, 2011 (4:17 am)
i have a 02 intrigue i bought with 27000 miles on it in 2004. the lights blink at night .started intermitent now every mim or so ONLY when its dark. any ideas?
#215 of 232 Re: Ignition Switch [tiffer420]
Aug 31, 2011 (9:17 am)
I have though about this ignition switch issue for sometime. The general feeling is a lack of voltage, blamed on the ignition switch and this seems to help. I have another theory.
IS IT ACTUALLY THE BATTERY? The battery supplies the voltage. If the voltage is down and not as high as it should be, the computer will then definitely not be getting enough voltage.
I am a firm believer in Delco batteries. I have never had one go less than the warranty period and they usually go much longer. The Delco's will never corrode a cable. They just work forever. I always buy the biggest one that will fit into the tray. Low voltage is a killer to a starter and the rest of the electrical devices. Can this be as simple as installing a high quality battery that will supply the correct voltage? Sears Die Hards are my second choice. The auto parts store batteries, and various others are just junk, in my book.
I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix and that has a Delco in it. It has no electrical issues. The 99 Olds Intrigue has these same issues as well as others. I will be replacing the off brand battery with a new Delco. Will see if this solves the issues with my Intrigue. After all, the engineers designed the electrical system with the optimum voltage to all systems. If that voltage drops, no wonder we are having problems.
Food for thought.
#216 of 232 Re: Ignition Switch [dieseldoctor]
Sep 23, 2011 (2:44 pm)
Well, I put in a new 6 year 700 amp Delco and am still having the same issues.
The heater control module will show 5 degrees in the summer sun. Drive it for awhile and the outside temp will start to rise. When it hits the correct outside temp, everything works, and fine. I found the outside air temp sensor ahead of the radiator. Pulled the plug, the wires are good and not corroded. Still gives the same problem.
The start issue is better with the new battery. When warm, you go to start it and it will, but then die. You need to shut off the key, start it again and give it a little gas. It then revs up and usually runs.
It appears the GM design team put a lemon together here. There are way to many electrical issues for a car this new.
#217 of 232 1998 olds Intrigue lighting issue
Oct 22, 2011 (8:36 pm)
I have a 1998 olds intrigue that the rear, insrument and side lights do not work. all of the fuses are good. when I check power at the fuse blck it is 11+ volts when I replace the fuse it drops to .5. I have created a jumper and everything works but when I put everything back to normal it stops working? any help would be appreciated.