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#77 of 132 LOUD Noise in my Console (mid-chassis)
Dec 21, 2007 (12:09 am)
I own a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 6 cyl. 3800 which I absolutely love. I am wondering if any other Intrigue owners out have experienced a LOUD - high pitched squealing sound in, around or under the center console? It lasts only about 30 seconds upon start up. This noise is horrific, almost SCREACHING at me, then stops as suddenly as it starts. It does not seem to have any disabling effects, but is VERY unnerving!! I am so worried that something MAJOR is about to go out and leave me stranded.
#78 of 132 Re: LOUD Noise in my Console (mid-chassis) [marykins]
Dec 23, 2007 (8:44 pm)
Yes, my 2002 GL with the 3.5 does the same thing. I've been too lazy to et mine fixed. If you search this site you will find several other reports. Searching for "whinning" results in some hits. Here is one I found.
Engine Whine by mfd37
I've got a 2002 Intrigue and had a whine that lasted for about 30-45 seconds when the car was started cold and then it was never consistant enough to pinpoint. I took it to the dealer and they immediately identified it as a "second stage air intake motor". Seems the motor was binding and causing the whine. It was replaced under warranty and hasn't been a problem since.
#79 of 132 Re: LOUD Noise in my Console (mid-chassis) [marykins]
Jan 02, 2008 (11:23 am)
markb432 has got it right. This motor is only necessary at startup for emissions purposes. It shouldn't affect driving but you could fail the emissions portion of the annual inspection. Common problem with the Intrigues.
Is the Service engine soon light on in your Intrigue?
#80 of 132 Re: LOUD Noise in my Console (mid-chassis) [dtownfb]
Jan 02, 2008 (6:38 pm)
I'm not certain, but I don't think the 98/3.8 engine has the secondary air pump. See models below from TSB 04-06-04-037.
2000-2002 Buick Regal
2000-2002 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo
2000-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue
2000-2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
with 3.5L or 3.8L Engine (VINs H, K - RPOs LX5, L36)
#81 of 132 Re: 99 Intrigue GLS shake and shudder [gur1]
Feb 18, 2008 (12:32 pm)
I have a '99 Intrigue GLS with the 3800 series engine with 69,400 miles on it. Have used Mobil 1 from first oil change on and have changed the coolant regularly. Had the tranny fluid changed at the recommended intervals. However, I have exactly the same intermittant hard shifting as described by gur1 in post 65 of 80. Question is this: how do you change the PCS and/or EPC? Is this something I can do by dropping the pan, draining the fluid, and changing the filter? If not, what can I expect to pay (ballpark number) for this service? If I am able to perform this, can somone provide me instructions on how to do it. Thanks to all who can help. My wife got a new car so this is now mine for driving to work. I love driving this car and want to keep it for a long time.
#82 of 132 Re: 99 Intrigue GLS shake and shudder [surfman]
Feb 19, 2008 (5:59 pm)
Here is the very brief procedure from Alldata for a 2002. I think the hard part is getting access to the PCS. It's through the side access cover, not the bottom. My van needed a new one. It was $600 (USD) about 4 years ago. I've seen a couple of posts for W body cars that were a little more. The standard labor for this repair is 4.6 hours. You can do the math if you get the parts cost and the local labor rate. Don't forget to add the infamous shop supplies, environmental fees, boat payment, etc...
1. Remove the case side cover.
2. Disconnect the pressure control solenoid electrical connector.
3. Remove the retaining clip (314E).
4. Remove the pressure control solenoid (322).
#83 of 132 Re: 99 Intrigue GLS shake and shudder [indrgb]
Feb 20, 2008 (2:48 pm)
Thanks for the info. Do you or anyone else have drawings, photos, sketches, etc. for the replacement of the PCS. This would help me out alot. Also, where (which side) on the vehicle is this side cover located and is it easy to access? Thanks in advance for your help.
#84 of 132 Re: 99 Intrigue GLS shake and shudder [surfman]
Feb 21, 2008 (6:41 pm)
Sorry, I do not. I think it's on the drivers side facing the left front wheel. I think it's somewhat hard to get to that's why GM's labor rate is 4 1/2 hours for an experienced tranny technician.
#85 of 132 Transmission flush
Jun 19, 2008 (8:28 pm)
I went in to change the break pads and said "Oh, and flush the transmission" This was just for the sake of regular maintenance. The car was running like a dream and only had 40000miles on it. Big mistake. I am not sure what I should have said but what I wanted was for them to stick the clear hose down the tranny dipstick hole like they do at Valvoline and pump out the old stuff until it runs pink and clear in the tube. What they did was change the filter and the gasket. I looked at my bill, started to say something then thought, maybe its a good thing. Within a week my car was bucking into first. At five weeks I was in an intersection and the car just made a mush sound when I tried to accelerate. I got into a parking lot and got mush in drive and reverse. I towed it to a transmission shop and they said it was *%&^ed. I was shocked when they said this. I am not a mechnic. 1900$ later I have a rebuilt transmission on a car with less than 42k miles
#86 of 132 Re: Transmission flush [rosscm]
Jun 20, 2008 (5:03 pm)
I hate flushing. You can never trust the bozo doing it, procedure, pressures clealiness and fluid type .
That said, had you checked the fluid after you got it home.