Last post on Feb 13, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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Oldsmobile Intrigue, Sedan
#11 of 21 Re: starter solonoid [dieselissy]
May 18, 2009 (4:53 am)
Thank you for your detailed description on how to replace the crankshaft position sensor. I am about to replace it on my 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue, but I am concerned regarding this:
"The only problem with doing this repair yourself is that you will not be able to preform the crankshaft position variation learn procedure with out a factory scan tool. The vehicle may crank an run, but the timing advance curves will be wrong so the vehicle will probably cut off every time you remove your foot from the gas pedal."
(read from here http://www.fixya.com/cars/t940986-crank_position_sensor_location)
Do you know anything about this issue?
#12 of 21 Re: Climate Control Exterior Temp 32 or less [dtownfb]
May 22, 2009 (9:32 pm)
Found it, replaced it, works fine.
#13 of 21 Re: stalling intrigue [dukecebrelli]
Sep 16, 2009 (7:30 am)
I've got an '02 Intrigue and a problem that I suspect is related to either the starter or the crank sensor. Mine has never stalled while driving, but on rare occasions it won't try to start (it's as if the starter is disconnected, it doesn't even try to crank). I've got power to everything else... Wiring connections to the starter seem fine, I wiggle the connections to the starter and the leads off of the battery (in case there's a connection issue due to corrosion), disconnect the battery and reconnect, but nothing... Then usually about 12-24hrs later, try to start it up for the hell-of-it and it starts right up. works fine for months, then at random it will refuse to start again. Is there anything I should check out (voltage?) or replace (wiring, starter, sensor, other?) even though at the moment it's starting up fine?
#14 of 21 Re: stalling intrigue [bucknljake]
Sep 16, 2009 (2:35 pm)
Well, even if you had a bad sensor, the motor would still try and crank. I just found out recently that the ignition switch they used in these cars (and its sister cars) were known to have connection issues. Not sure, but next time it doesn't send power to the starter, try wiggling the key around while in the start position.
(The proper test would be to use a volt meter to see if power is making it to the starter solenoid from the ignition switch)
#15 of 21 Re: stalling intrigue [bucknljake]
Sep 25, 2009 (1:31 pm)
IF it makes no notion to start I would say Ignition switch.
If it was the crank sensor it would at least try to turn over.
Owned my intrigue for many years now.
Replaced it ignition switch twice.
Contactors get scorched and burnt inside.
I have actually repaired them but donít even mess with it.
They are about 80 dollars at AutoZone.
#16 of 21 Re: stalling intrigue [bucknljake]
Jul 14, 2010 (3:12 pm)
bucknljake, I am having the exact same issue as you described. Did you ever figure out what it was?
#17 of 21 weak battery or bad alternator
Aug 03, 2010 (6:41 pm)
Ok for 1 year i been having that stalling/engine cut out after 11 min (when engine warmed up), so when the check engine lite came on, my friend's code reader said crank sendor b. BUT i also noticed when I recharged my AC DELCO battery i didnt have that stall problem, but as the days pass, the stalling problem will slowly pop up. first as a studder but continues to drive, next day again, and the next it will stall but restart easy. I recheck the battery and the volts were about 12, I recherged and runs fine, then repeats the problem. Can a bad battery or alternator affect the Crank shaft sensor to fail or give a false code?
#18 of 21 Re: weak battery or bad alternator [kimphoto]
Aug 09, 2010 (7:41 pm)
change the crankshaft sensor. It is a very common problem with the Intrigue.
#19 of 21 Re: weak battery or bad alternator [dtownfb]
Feb 13, 2012 (4:36 pm)
yea i agree i been going to the shop now just about eveyweek to find out why my car is having a startin issue and that seems to be the conclusion had everything from a battery to a ignition switch changed! no light was on for the computer to read.
#20 of 21 Re: stalling intrigue [dukecebrelli]
Feb 13, 2012 (5:31 pm)
my intrigue had stalled about 4 weeks ago, prior to that i had startin issues.. sure enought the car rpms so idelin and the car completly shuts down. i got it towed to the shot and the engine light was on of course. and it came for a crankshaft sensor, however the mechanic had giving it a battery test and it was completyly dead. which tells me its a alternater problem. NOPE my mechanic tested that said"it was fine". now im gettin frustrated so i go back and there were no lights on. i hate having a feelin when i turn the car off that it possibly wont start. i had brought the car back to the shop again.(i had been there for numerous other intrigue issues aswell i wont get into) this prob has been the worst(btw) anyway. and he took a look at the sensor and said it looked fine. how can you tell i believe if it was in my code history then its probably bad.