18th Nov 2010, 20:58

I have a 2000 Intrigue 3.5L.

The battery light comes on. I replaced the alternator because when the light comes on, it would show about 11.7 volts charging, which is not enough to keep up with the battery. It is still doing the same problem. The light comes on, then goes off. Sometimes if you let it sit after it dies, it will start back up. Could I have a bad battery or maybe a problem with the wiring from the alternator to the battery? Email me at johhnyp6929@sbcglobal.net if you have an idea.

Thanks, John.

23rd Nov 2010, 11:15

I bought a 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue and have problem after problem:

-All four regulators went out.

-Gas gauge doesn't work.

-Blinkers fluctuate (anything from speeding up to not work).

-Same for hazard (if I hit the hazard lights a few times quickly, the blinkers will work, oh and they both buzz really loud).

-Changed battery twice in a year.

-Changed brakes and already need to again.

-A/C turns off and on.

-Low setting on A/C doesn't work.

-Guzzles oil.

-Just changed water pump and the temperature gauge is very problematic.

-Occasionally it won't start at all, not even turn over (I think this is a security issue).

-Trunk leaks due to placement of right tail light.

-Tie rods need replacing.

-Cruise control does not work.

-Sometimes the trunk won't open from the inside.

-Plus many many more issues!

Best part is, I called GM and they have no record of any of these problems occurring with customers.

I do not recommend this car.

1st Jan 2011, 17:34

Just changed the thermostat on my daughters 2000 Olds Intrigue, and yes, just like everyone else, the problem stayed. Not gonna change the water pump, as I think it will be a waste of money, which I don't have to dump into this car. I have read several times that it's air bubbles in the system, causing what feels like boiling in the system. Ahhhhhhhhh, starting to hate this car!!!

10th Feb 2011, 23:15

I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue that has 103,000 miles on it, and one day I went outside to go to the store, and the car would not start. Mind you, I did drive it a few hours prior with no problems. Anyhow, when I tried to crank it, ALL my dashboard lights kept flashing while making a clicking noise, then the car shuts off. SOMETIMES I can restart it after that without a problem. The main part is that my odometer reading gets totally erased and is at 0.0. It does start up fine on super cold days, but every now and then does that stuff. It can be turned on to warm up in my garage for 10-15 minute without a problem, but shortly after I go to drive somewhere, the dash lights will all flicker again, and the car shuts off to where I can't crank it for a few minutes to an hour.

Please, if anyone has any advice or knows what it could be, please e mail me at lisathorne29@yahoo.com

Thank you.

18th Feb 2011, 10:08

Only 60K on my 99 Intrigue but had lots of problems, most of them electrical like the passlock system which will leave you stranded, get you towed a lot and have mechanics scratching their heads. Don't try taking it to the GM dealership, no help there. One time the car just shut off on the highway, no power and no brakes, but luckily the steering still worked. The other strange problem is the oil filter which a lot garages have a problem removing if it's on too tight.

18th Apr 2011, 22:36

We all have the same problems with this car. The funny thing is that nobody knows how to fix them. So the coolant problem can't be fixed by bleeding the air out? I would imagine it would just build up again.

I fill my coolant, then turn my car on and it goes right down.

Same blinker problems, I also tap the hazard.

Takes a few turns to start, no security problem yet. Knock on wood.

Flickering headlights, which is a small problem compared to the others.

Just started to notice the oil consumption.

I bought the 2000 GL for $6 k with 115 k, and now at 140 k miles.

Thinking of buying a new car. Too much of a headache!

20th Apr 2011, 20:56

It is a fuel sensor in the engine that needs replacement.

30th Apr 2011, 19:47

My 2002 Intrigue is going thru the power steering stage. I replaced the pump, and it wasn't the problem, so now I have 2 power steering pumps and arm strong steering. I'm hoping it's not the rack and pinion. The next thing to do for me is check all the steel lines, 1 return, 1 supply, to see if they are bent or obstructed. It is harder to turn right than it is left, and if it's the rack, I'm gonna drive him till he's broke, as it's more of an inconvenience than a safety issue.

8th May 2011, 17:52

I own a 1998 Oldsmobile.

I also have a problem with my blower motor. It will only work on high there's no in between. Along with problems with wipers, with seat belts, lights that are always doing something that's not quite right. I had to replace my battery and alternator less than a year ago.

Today my car seems to be dying. I Looked down and all gauges were not functioning. I coasted into a parking lot. The car was barely moving. No gauges working at all. I started my car up all gauges working perfectly fine. What's happening? This could cause a very dangerous situation.

Does anyone know what's going on?

23rd Jun 2011, 14:19

I have a 2002 Intrigue and I also have the same problem. I replaced the thermostat twice and the problem is still the same. Make sure you check engine oil and your coolant.

28th Dec 2011, 13:41

Reply to the person with the starting problems, I was having issues with my 2000 GLS Intrigue. It needed spark plugs, which you need to turn the engine sideways to do. It would start in warm weather, and wouldn't in cold.

2nd Jan 2012, 08:15

I have a 00 Intrigue, and I was driving it yesterday when the heat just went out, and the lights won't come on or anything. Can anybody help me? It's winter; I don't need the heat going out with 2 kids!!!

11th Feb 2012, 10:34

I had the same issue some time back. The dealer fix for "knock" is approximately $100. You can do it yourself very easily and much less expensively. It is the intermediate steering shaft that is causing the sound. GM service uses a service pack that is a very small band-aid, and lasts about as long.

There is a small hole in the top of the universal in the steering linkage just before it leaves the interior through the firewall. Purchase a spray lithium grease such as Lubriplate, and spray it into the shaft with the red tube included for about 10 seconds. It may take a few tries at this over a couple of weeks, but the fix has lasted about a year for me. Good luck.

10th Mar 2012, 10:30

Has anyone figured out the overheating problem, along with clicking in the front end? If you have, please email me cassandrawilber@yahoo.com

4th Jun 2014, 20:30

We are having the same problem. What did it wind up being if you don't mind me asking. Need help please.

27th Aug 2014, 18:02

The overheating problem on mine ended up being a loose throttle body after replacing the thermostat, water pump, and radiator etc... I wish you all the best of luck.

14th Oct 2014, 19:09

I am having this exact problem also, it is my neighbor's car and I take care of it for her.

The constant clicking comes from the body control module, located next to the steering column, located just above the driver's legs. No rhyme or reason to this, dash warning lights flash off and on rapidly with NO click from the starter relay, much less the starter crank. If I continue to turn the key off on, it eventually stops clicking/flashing and it starts up as if nothing happened.

No codes, have removed and cleaned all the connections at the battery, at the starter, and removed and cleaned the harness connectors to the BCM and ECM. Any ideas? I am pretty good with cars, but this one has me stumped.

24th Oct 2014, 19:00

You cannot replace the thermostat with one from Autozone. It needs to be a dealership thermostat. I had the same problem till I bought one from GM.

28th Feb 2015, 18:11

Overheating could be caused by the wrong thermostat; make sure you buy a direct factory replacement. Auto parts store sometimes do not have the proper thermostat.

5th Jun 2015, 01:08

Did you ever find cause, my 2000 Olds is doing same thing. I suspect ignition switch or BCM. Please write me back at Us3barks@aol.com.